More Views


Panasonic AG-AC160AEJ 1/3" AVCCAM


  • High-Sensitivity, 1/3" AVCCAM Camcorder
  • 22x Zoom Lens with Wide Coverage from Wide-Angle to Telephoto
  • 1080 60p/50p Recording as a free upgrade
  • Selectable High-Quality AVCHD PH Mode and DV (SD)
  • High-End AG-AC160 with Even More Advanced Functions
  • A Wealth of Functions for Professional Use

Be the first to review this product

Exc VAT Price £2,466.64
Inc VAT Price £2,959.97
Cat no. AG-AC160AEJ

Available to order


The AG-AC160A and AG-AC130A Memory Card Camera Recorders offer a host of advanced functions. The lens, camera section and recorder section of these models have been significantly revamped by incorporating cutting-edge technologies. The AG-AC160 is a good fit for wedding videographers or those shooting events and documentaries due to the familiar handheld lightweight design and 22x zoom range.

The new 22x zoom lens boasts wide coverage, from wide-angle to telephoto, while individual zoom, focus, and iris rings let you make manual adjustments just like with an interchangeable lens. The high-sensitivity, low-noise, high-resolution 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3MOS image sensor and professional AVCHD PH mode ensure high-quality Full-HD (1920 x 1080) recording.

The high-end AG-AC160A model comes with advanced functions like HD slow-/quick-motion recording and also supports HD SDI output. Both the high-end AG-AC160A and the cost-effective AG-AC130A meet a broad range of professional needs, in both video production and news gathering. Both models also feature a DV (SD) recording mode for extra versatility.

Features and Highlights
  • Three independent adjustable rings for zoom; focus and iris
  • HD-SDI output; HDMI output (AVCHD only); USB 2.0 (mini B-type); and IEEE 1394 output (DV only);
  • Two locking XLR inputs with switches for mic/line; two RCA audio outputs; and +48V Phantom Power capability
  • Pre-record; interval recording; shot marker and metadata capture
  • Waveform and vectorscope display; focus assists; auto focus with face detection
  • White balance; mode display; zebra display; color bar; tally lamps; 4-position ND optical filter controls
  • Slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • Records two channels of LPCM audio in the PH and DV modes; and Dolby Digital in all HD modes
  • Two wired remote control terminals (for zoom; focus; iris; REC start/stop controls)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) for smooth stable shooting
  • Built-in SMPTE time-code generator/reader
  • Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) which helps compensate for wide variations in lighting
  • Widescreen 1;226;000-pixel LCOS color viewfinder
  • Widescreen 921;000-pixel 3.45-inch LCD color monitor
  • Weighs just over 5 lbs.
  • Power consumption is under 12 watts

Image Sensor1/3 type progressive, 3MOS, 2.2 million pixels
Effective Pixels1920 x 1080
LensPanasonic lens with optical image stabilizer, motorized / manual mode switching, 22x zoom, F1.6 - 3.2 (f=3.9 mm to 86 mm / 35 mm equivalent: 28 mm to 616 mm, 16:9)
Filter Diameter72 mm
Optical Color SeparationPrism system
ND FilterOFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum Shooting DistanceApprox. 3 ft (approx. 1 m)
Gain Selection0 / +3 / +6 / +9 / +12 / +15 / +18 / +24 / +30 dB (+24 and +30 dB are to be allocated only for USER SW)
Color TemperatureATW, ATW LOCK, preset 3200K, preset 5600K, preset VAR, Ach, Bch
Digital Zoom2x / 5x / 10x (to be allocated on USER button, switching by pushing the button)
Minimum Luminance0.4 lx (when F1.6, +30dB of gain, and 1/30 sec. of shutter speed)
Shutter SpeedPreset:
50i/50p mode: 1/50 sec.(OFF), 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
25p mode: 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec.(OFF), 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
60i/60p mode: 1/60 sec.(OFF), 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
30p mode: 1/30 sec., 1/50 sec(OFF)., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
24p mode: 1/24 sec., 1/50 sec(OFF)., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
Synchro Scan:
50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
All mode: 3.0 deg. to 360.0 deg. (by 0.5 degree step selectable) (default = 180.0 deg.)
(VFR on SCENE FILE need to be "OFF".)
50i/50p mode: 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec. and 1/25 sec.
25p mode: 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.
60i/60p mode: 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec. and 1/30 sec.
30p mode: 1/8 sec. and 1/15 sec.
24p mode: 1/6 sec. and 1/12 sec.
File FormatAVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
DV: AVI Type2
Recording MediaAVCHD:
SD memory card: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC memory card: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
SDXC memory card: 48GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)
*PH/HA mode requires Class4 or faster Card / VFR recording requires Class6 or faster
SD memory card: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC memory card: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
SDXC memory card: 8GB, 64GB, up to 2TB (exFAT)
*DV recording requires Class6 or faster
Recording Video Format50 Hz mode:
PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 720/50p and 720/25p (over 50p)
HA, HE mode: 1080/50i only
PM mode: 720/50p
59.94 Hz mode:
PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p (over 59.94i), 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p (over 59.94p), and 720/23.98p
HA, HE mode: 1080/59.94i only
PM mode: 720/59.94p
The AG-AC160A features 1080/60p and 1080/50p HD recording formats in new PS mode at max of 28Mbps
Transmission RatesAVCHD:
PH mode: approx. 21 Mbps (VBR, max 24 Mbps)
PM mode: approx. 8 Mbps (VBR)
HA mode: approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
HE mode: approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
Interval RecordingAVCHD:
OFF / 1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1min. / 2 min.
*Recording mode needs to be set in "PH 1080/25p" or "1080/23.98p"
Maximum continuous recording duration is 168 hours (7 days)
Frame RateAVCHD:
50 Hz mode:
1080/25p: 2 (0 dB gain fixed, manual focus) / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 37 / 42 / 45 / 48 / 50 fps
59.94 Hz mode:
1080/23.98p or 1080/29.97p: 2 (0 dB gain fixed, manual focus) / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 30 / 32 / 34 / 36 / 40 / 44 / 48 / 54 / 60 fps
Video OutAVCHD:
SDI x1, .8Vp-p, 75 O, HD/SD auto-detect, but none-converting between HD/SD
HDMI x1, type A (1080i / 720p)
Pin jack x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 O, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
SDI x1, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
Pin jack x1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 O, 480/60i (59.94Hz) or 576/50i (50Hz)
FireWire IEEE 1394 6-pin x1
Audio CompressionAVCHD:
PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM switchable
PM/HA/HE mode: Dolby Digital/2ch
Linear PCM (Digital 2ch)
Audio Sampling FrequencyAVCHD / DV: 48 kHz
Audio QuantizationAVCHD / DV: 16 bit
Audio Bit RateAVCHD:
PH mode: 384kbps PM/HA/HE mode: 256kbps
Built-In MicrophoneStereo microphone
Audio In3-pin XLR x2 (Input 1, Input 2)
Line / Mic switchable, high-impedance
Line: 0 dBu
Mic: -40 / -50 / -60 dBu (selectable in menu)
Mic Power: +48V ON/OFF switchable
Headphone: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack x1
Headroom 12dB
Audio OutPin jack x2 (ch 1, ch 2), output: 316 mV, 600O
SDI: 2 ch (linear PCM)
HDMI: 2 ch (linear PCM)
5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
Built-in SpeakerRound built-in speaker: .78" (2 cm) x1
RemoteCamera remote:
2.5 mm super mini jack x1 for ZOOM and recording START/STOP
3.5 mm mini jack x1 for FOCUS and IRIS controls
INDEX remote:
2.5 mm super mini jack x1
TC PresetIn: 1.0 to 4.0 Vp-p, 10 kO
Out: 2.0±0.5 Vp-p, low impedance
They double as video out
USB 2.0Mini B type connector
LCD Monitor3.45" LCD color monitor (8.76 cm)
Approx. 921,000 pixels (16:9)
Viewfinder.45 inches, LCD color viewfinder (1.14 cm)
Approx. 1,226,000 pixels (16:9)
Power SupplyDC7.2 V (using battery)
7.3 V (using AC adaptor)
Power Consumption11.8 W (when recording)
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating Humidity10% to 80% (no condensation)
Dimensions7 x 7.69 x 17.25" (18 x 19.5 x 43.8 cm) excluding protrusions
WeightApprox. 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg) excluding battery and accessories
AC Adapter/Battery Charger
AC Cord
DC Cord
Lens Cap
Lens Hood
Hand Strap
CGA-E/625 7.2V 5800mAh Battery
Wireless Remote Controller with Battery
Microphone Holder
4 x Microphone Holder Screws
Microphone Holder Adapter
Eye Cup
Shoulder Strap



Term of finance
Monthly paymentAdmin charge
(paid with first payment)
Add To cart
60£56.73  +VAT£100.00  +VAT
48£66.63  +VAT£100.00  +VAT
36£83.33  +VAT£100.00  +VAT
24£117.06  +VAT£100.00  +VAT
12£224.75  +VAT£100.00  +VAT

How finance works:
1. Add products you would like to purchase to the basket (min total of £1000.00 without VAT).2. In payment method choose “Finance your order with Azule finance”3. Fill in the form (it takes less than 3 minutes) and choose a suitable term of finance.4. Once submitted you will receive an instant decision with further instructions

About Azule:
Affording Creativity, that’s our moto. We strive to help our customers achieve their true, creative potential and take risks with those willing to grow their business. For over 10 years we’ve been financing equipment for film, stills and broadcast specialists in the UK and across Europe. We’re here to offer fast reliable funding solutions to match your equipment requirements.1. WE are a friendly, approachable team; happy to offer you help and advice whenever you need it2. YOU only need to fill out a very quick and simple online form that takes 3 minutes3. YOU will either receivean instant application decision, or a response within 24 hours4. WE have 25 years of specialist industry experience covering broadcast, media, AV and photography5. WE will always do our best to find a solution to even the most complicated deals6. YOU can apply for finance through Azule from anywhere in Europe

Benefits of a lease
You use the kit over an agreed period Your payments can be offset against tax You pay VAT on each monthly instalment