Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder (PAL System)
Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder (PAL System)

Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder (PAL System)



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Key Features

  • 1/3" 2.2 MP 3MOS Sensor
  • Expanded Focus Assist
  • Turbo Speed One-Push Auto Focus
  • Integrated 22x Lens / 28-616mm Equiv.
  • 3.45" 1920 x 480 LCD
  • AVCHD Professional PH Recording
  • 1080i60 / p30 / p24 / 720p60 Formats
  • Dual SD / SDHC / SDXC Card Slots
  • Standard Definition DV Recording Mode
  • 2-Channel XLR Inputs

The Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder is an upgraded version of the AG-AC130. The upgrade consists of expanded focus assist functionality and a "turbo speed" one-push auto focus function.

With expanded focus assist you can zoom in on an image to check focus; and one-push auto focus affords the option of very quickly attaining focus in circumstances requiring on-the-go focusing.

As for other features, the AG-AC130A is a high-definition workhorse of a professional handheld camcorder. With an integrated 22x zoom lens and a 1/3-type 3MOS three-element imager, the camera captures AVCHD video to two SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots as 1080p30, 1080i60, filmic 1080p24, and 720p60.

Panasonic's professional-level PH implementation of AVCHD is the top-quality choice at a max rate of 24 Mb/s; several other data rates will conserve card space as you capture hours of HD video. For projects that require standard-def capture, the AC130A has you covered with DV recording, which can then be output via its 6-pin IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port.

The camera offers a bevy of professional-level features, including dual XLRs with phantom power, SMPTE time-code generation, gamma settings for seven different scenarios, and manual control rings for iris, zoom, and focus. To monitor the status of all settings, and to perform critical focusing functions, the AVCCAM camcorder features both a high-quality 3.45" LCD screen and a full-color LCoS 0.45" viewfinder with 1,226,000 dots (852 x 480 x 3 [RGB]) of resolution.

(Current owners of the AC130 can simply have the upgrades added to their cameras. The additions would include a hardware modification and are offered for a total of $300 at a Panasonic Authorized Service Center.)

New Upgrades over the AG-AC130
The AG-AC130A is an upgraded version of the AG-AC130. The upgrade consists of expanded focus assist functionality and a "turbo speed" one-push auto focus function. With expanded focus assist you can zoom in on an image to check focus; and one-push auto focus affords the option of very quickly attaining focus in circumstances requiring on-the-go focusing
Panasonic Optical Technology
The high-performance 22x zoom lens was designed specifically for professional HD video production. Sharing the wide-angle capability found in the DVX and HMC series, the lens offers some additional telephoto capability for a 28-616mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range. The lens combines 18 elements in 12 groups and adds an ultra-high refractive (UHR) glass element, a low-dispersion element, and aspheric elements – technologies that combine to raise the resolution. This 22x zoom lens covers a wide field of view, from wide-angle to telephoto, without a conversion lens
Manual Control Rings
Three manual rings – mechanical (cam-driven) zoom, focus, and iris – allow you to operate as if you've got an interchangeable-lens camcorder, for fine, tactile control over the parameters of the captured image
Optical Image Stabilization
To compensate for any shaking of the operator's hand, the AC130A features an optical image stabilizer (OIS)
High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise 3MOS Image Sensor
The 1/3-type 2.2 Mp 3MOS sensor features the same Ultra Luminance Technology (ULT) that's incorporated in Panasonic's shoulder-mount P2 HD broadcast camcorders. This sensor maximizes the performance of the lens and the signal processing circuit in standard conditions
Digital Zoom
This can be assigned to a user button for digital zooms of 2x, 5x, and 10x. In combination with the optical zoom, this function provides a telephoto capability up to 220x
ND Filter
The AC130A features a four-position (OFF, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel
18-Bit Digital Signal Processor
The AC130A's high-performance 18-bit DSP handles rendering processes such as gamma and detail-enhancement functions with uncommon precision
Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
The DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights in scenes that involve wildly varying contrast levels (such as indoor vs. outdoor elements in the same frame). DRS estimates a gamma curve and knee slope to match the contrast of each pixel and applies them in real time, producing excellent gradation for each shade and minimizing blocked shadows and blown highlights
Seven-Mode Gamma for Rich Gradation
Drawing upon the technology of the high-end VariCam line, the AC130A features gamma functions for seven shooting scenarios, including two cinema modes: HD NORM (for standard HD recording), LOW (flattens out a high-contrast scene); SD NORM (for standard SD recording); HIGH (softens contrast and expands the tone of dark parts, making an image brighter); B.PRESS (sharpens the contrast compared to LOW); CINE-LIKE D (prioritizes dynamic range); and CINE-LIKE V (prioritizes contrast)
Three-Position Gain Selection
There is a 3-position gain selector, with L, M and H settings. To each setting you can assign a gain value of 0, +3, +6, +9, +12 and +18 dB. There is also a Super Gain of +24 dB and +30 dB, accessible via a user button only
Other Camera Image Settings
Three values (A/B/Preset) of white balance are selectable with an auto-tracking white function. The preset can be set to 3200K, 5600K, and VARIABLE, which ranges between P2.4K and P9.9K. As with gamma, matrix setting includes a Cine-Like mode. H & V detail levels are adjustable, as are detail coring and skin-tone detail. That's not all: chroma level, chroma phase, color temperature, and master pedestal are all adjustable as well. The camera offers four settings for knee point: Auto, Low, Mid, and High
Focus Assist Function
A convenient Focus Assist button expands the center of the LCD screen, allowing you to check for correct focus quickly & easily. A Focus Bar that indicates the focus level can be displayed on the LCD, and the focus-in-red display shows the focus area. These two display functions help you to focus quickly and accurately. A face-detection function is also provided, and area auto focus and area auto iris are possible
High-Quality, Multi-Format Professional AVCHD PH Mode
The AC130A uses the AVCHD recording format and also supports the high-image-quality PH mode. AVCHD complies with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile motion-picture compression technology. Boasting a compression efficiency that is more than twice that of the MPEG-2 system (such as HDV), this advanced video file format delivers superb image quality and low data rates. The PH mode was developed for AVCCAM by Panasonic exclusively for high-quality professional video production. This mode boasts a maximum AVCHD bit rate of 24 Mb/s (average: 21 Mb/s) and records 1920 x 1080 Full-HD images. The AVCHD PH mode is also compatible with multiple HD formats, such as 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98p and 720/59.94p
DV Recording Mode
The camera records SD video as a DV-format file (AVI Type 2) for added flexibility. Standard DV output (FireWire/IEEE 1394) lets you ingest files to a PC or Mac
Double-Slot SD Card System
Not only can you record continuously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (up to 64 GB), relay recording lets you seamlessly record images onto two memory cards consecutively for added data security, and simultaneous recording records the same images onto two different memory cards to increase reliability when recording. The slot to be used can be switched during normal recording, and clips can also be copied between the 2 slots 1
SMPTE Time-Code Recording and Synchro
The built-in SMPTE time-code generator lets you select the Drop Frame/Non-Drop Frame and Free Run/Rec Run modes and preset. User bits are also provided. Connecting two cameras with a TC preset in/out (video out) connector allows the slave camera to synchronize with the master camera
Other Recording Modes
Pre-Rec continuously stores in standby mode up to 3 seconds of HD video, and this pre-record cache is only recorded to the P2 card once you press Record. This helps you get the shot every time, even if you "miss" the crucial moment by a couple seconds. Interval Rec gives you automatic intermittent recording based on a set interval and recording time (1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min) only in 1080/24p. Rec Check checks the beginning and end of the last recorded clip. If you don't like it, Last Clip Delete enables one-button delete of that last clip. Scenes can be marked with up to 100 Index flags per clip (AVCHD mode only). Time Stamp appends the date and time onto recorded images, which is a crucial feature for evidential images
Area Focusing and Area Iris Functions
Using the function knob (cursor key), you can select a desired area in the frame and set it as a target zone for focusing, iris adjustment, and YGET (brightness measurement). This increases shot-composing flexibility. In addition to the above three modes, there are two other modes: simultaneous focusing/iris adjustment and simultaneous focusing/YGET
Scene File / User File
The AC130A features a Scene dial that allows you to choose an appropriate matrix of settings instantaneously. You can modify the six preset files if you'd like, one set of which can be stored internally in the camcorder. Four more sets can be stored on an SD memory card. As for user files (camera setting values), one file can be stored internally, and four more sets can be stored on an SD card
Simplified Waveform & Vectorscope
The AC130A has waveform and vectorscope display functions for analyzing a captured video signal on the LCD
Three User Buttons
A total of three user buttons can be set to trigger any selection of 16 different camera functions: INH, FACE DETECT, WFM, EVF DTL, D.ZOOM, DRS, S.GAIN, ATW, ATW LOCK, SHOT MARK, INDEX, LAST CLIP, BACKLIGHT, SPOTLIGHT, BLACKFADE, and last but not least, WHITEFADE
High-Quality Color Viewfinder and LCD
The AC130A's color EVF uses a 0.45", approximately 1,226,000 dot-equivalent (852 x 480 x 3 [RGB]) LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) display panel. It delivers bright, detailed, high-resolution images and a high response speed. The AC130A's LCD monitor has a 3.45", approximately 921,000-dot (1920 x 480) high-resolution panel. Various markers and grids can be displayed on the monitor/viewfinder, and with Mode Check, a list of the camera's settings can also displayed on the viewfinder and monitor
Stylish Design Boosts Mobility
Even with the high-powered zoom lens, the integrated camera and recorder sections are compact and stylish. Shifting the handle grip and LCD position forward (toward the lens) compared to the design of previous generations has improved the weight balance and visibility for handheld shooting, enabling a comfortably wide view. The magnesium-alloy die-cast chassis also excels in ruggedness and durability
Low-Angle Shots and Interviews
The upper part of the handle grip contains both the Rec Start/Stop button and a lens zoom speed control (three speeds). This design assures easy shooting even at low angles. The LCD monitor's mirror mode is convenient for shooting interviews that need to be monitored by one of the subjects of the shot
XLR Input for Pro-Quality Audio
In addition to the internal high-performance stereo microphone, the AC130A comes equipped with two-channel XLR audio input terminals with a 48V phantom power supply. The internal microphone, external microphone, or line input can be selected for each channel. Large, easy-to-use level dials are also provided
HDMI Digital HD Output Terminal
The AC130A is equipped with an HDMI output terminal for digital transfer of high-quality HD video and audio signals
Down-Converted SD Video Output
The AC130A has an internal down-converter so it can output SD (480/576) signals from VIDEO OUT or HDMI (progressive only). The 16:9/4:3 aspect conversion mode can be selected from three types (side crop, letterbox, squeeze)
Workflow Versatility
The Panasonic AVCCAM family enables tapeless recording, which means faster-than-real-time transfers to Windows & Mac computers for nonlinear editing – whether via a USB 2.0 connection or by offloading SD/SDHC/SDXC cards via a card reader. This allows for a speedy workflow and no time-consuming digitizing. For DV editing, simply connect the camcorder to a computer via the IEEE 1394-compliant (FireWire) 6-pin output terminal
Select any two zebra levels from 50% to 105% (in 5% steps)
USB 2.0
The type mini-B USB port allows for connection to a PC in device mode
Remote Terminal
Enables remote operation of iris, focus, Rec Start/Stop and index functions
Color Bar
Outputs a color bar signal and test tone
Tally Lamps
Tally lamps are provided on the front and rear of the AC130A
General Speciication
Supply Voltage: DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
DC 7.3 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
Power Consumption: AG-AC130A: 11.6 W (recording)
Operating Temperature: 0°C - 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity: 10% to 80% (no condensation)
Weight: Approx. 2.4 kg (5.3 lb), excluding the battery and accessories
Dimensions (W X H X D): 180 mm x 195 mm x 438 mm (7 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 17-1/4 inches), excluding protruding parts
Camera Section
Pickup Devices: 1/3-type progressive, 2.2-megapixel, 3MOS sensors
Effective Pixels: 1920 (H)×1080 (V)
Lens: Optical image stabilizer lens, 22x motorized zoom, F1.6 – 3.2 (f=3.9 mm – 86 mm), 35 mm conversion: 28 mm — 616 mm (16:9)
Filter Diameter: 72 mm
Optical System: Prism color separation
ND Filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum Shooting Distance: Approx. 1 m
Gain Settings: 0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24*/+30* dB *Assigned to the USER button (S.GAIN)
Digital Zoom: 2X/5X/10X, assigned to the USER button
Minimum Illumination: 0.4 lx (F1.6, gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 seconds)
Shutter Speed: [59.94 Hz*1 mode of AG-AC130AP]
[50 Hz mode of AG-AC130AEJ/EN]
Preset Shutter: •60i/60p: 1/60*, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
•30p: 1/30, 1/50*, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
•24p: 1/24, 1/50*, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
* Indicates value when shutter is OFF
Slow Shutter: •60i/60p: 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec.
•30p: 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec.,
•24p mode: 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
*Only when the VFR MODE is OFF in the SCENE FILE screen
Synchro Scan: •60i/60p: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
•30p: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
•24p: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
Opening Angle: 3.0 degrees to 360.0 degrees, 0.5 degrees step
Preset Shutter: •50i/50p: 1/50*, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
•25p: 1/25, 1/50*, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
* Indicates value when shutter is OFF
Slow Shutter: •50i/50p: 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25 sec.
•25p : 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
*Only when the VFR MODE is OFF in the SCENE FILE screen
Synchro Scan: •50i/50p: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
•25p: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
Opening Angle: 3.0 degrees to 360.0 degrees, 0.5 degrees step
Memory Card Recorder Section
Recording Format: AG-AC130A: AVCHD standard (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AG-AC130A: DV standard (AVI Type2)
Recording Media: SD memory card (FAT12, FAT16 formats supported) 512 MB, 1 GB, up to 2 GB SDHC memory card (FAT32 format supported) 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB SDXC memory card (exFAT format supported) 48 GB, 64 GB, up to 2 TB
*However, memory cards above Class 4 is supported in PH/HA mode, memory cards above Class 2 is supported in PM/HE mode, and memory cards above Class 6 is supported for VFR recording and DV mode.
Video/Audio Recording Speciication (AVCHD)
Recording Video Signals:
[59.94 Hz*1 mode of AG-AC130AP] •PS mode (AG-AC160A only): 1080/59.94p*1
•PH mode: 1080/59.94i*1, 1080/29.97p*1, 1080/23.98pN*1*3, 720/59.94p*1, 720/29.97p*1, 720/23.98pN*1*3
•PM mode: 720/59.94p*1, •HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i*1
[50 Hz mode of AG-AC130AEJ/EN] •PS mode: 1080/50p
•PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p, 720/25p
•PM mode: 720/50p, •HA/HE mode: 1080/50i
Video Bit Rate: •PS mode (AG-AC160A only) : Approx. 25 Mbps (VBR)
•PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR)
•PM mode: Approx. 8 Mbps (VBR)
•HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
•HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
Interval Recording: 1 sec. /10 sec. /30 sec. /1 min. /2 min. interval, maximum 168 hours (1 week) recording
*For the recording mode, PH 1080/24p (AG-AC130AP), or PH 1080/25p (AG-AC130AEJ/EN) ixed
Audio Recording Signal: 48 kHz/16 bit
Digital Audio Format: [PM/HA/HE modes of AG-AC130A] Dolby Digital 2 ch
Audio Bit Rate: PS/PH mode: 384 kbps, PM/HA/HE mode: 256 kbps
DV Recording Speciication
Recording Video Signals:
[59.94 Hz*1 mode of AG-AC130AP] 480/59.94i*1, 480/29.97p*1, 480/23.98p*1
[50 Hz mode of AG-AC130AEJ/EN] 576/50i, 576/25p
Audio Recording Signal: 48 kHz/16 bit, linear PCM (digital 2 ch),
Video Output
HDMI OUT (AVCHD mode only): HDMI Type A, VIERA Link not supported
VIDEO OUT: Pin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
Audio Input/Output
Built-in Microphone: Stereo microphone
XLR Input: XLR (3-pin) x 2 (INPUT1, INPUT2), LINE/MIC/+48 V switchable, high impedance LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: –40/–50/–60 dBu (menu)
SDI OUT: 2 ch (linear PCM)
HDMI OUT (AVCHD mode only): 2 ch (linear PCM), 5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
Headphones: 3.5 mm diameter, stereo mini jack x 1
Speaker: Round, 20 mm diameter
Other Input/Output
Camera Remote: 2.5 mm diameter, super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM S/S)
3.5 mm diameter, mini jack x 1 (FOCUS/IRIS)
INDEX Remote: 2.5 mm diameter, super mini jack x 1
TC PRESET IN/OUT: VIDEO OUT terminal dual-purpose
IN: 1.0 V - 4.0 V [p-p], 10 kΩ
OUT: 2.0 V±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
USB2.0: Type mini B connector (USB2.0 compliant)
DV OUT (DV mode only): 6 pin (IEEE1394 compliant), digital output only
LCD Monitor: 87.63 mm (3.45 inches) color LCD monitor with approx. 921,000 dots (16:9)
EVF: 11.43 mm (0.45 inches) color LCD monitor with approx. 1,226,000 dots (16:9)
Included Accessories
Included Accessories AC adaptor*2, Battery charger*2 AC cord, DC cord, 5800/5400 (typ./min.) mAh battery pack, Wireless remote controller with button-type battery, Microphone holder, Eye cup, Shoulder strap, CD-ROM
    *1: The frame rates in the setup menu are 60p, 60i, 30p, and 24p.
    *2: Only AG-AC130AEJ include AC adaptor and Battery charger separately. The AC adaptor ofAG-AC130AP/ EN has both AC adaptor and Battery charger functions.
    *3: Native recording mode. Weight and dimensions are approximate. Speciications are subject to change without notice.

Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder
  • AC Adapter/Battery Charger
  • AC Cord
  • DC Cord
  • CGA-E/625 7.2V 5800mAh Battery
  • Wireless Remote Controller with Battery
  • Microphone Holder
  • Eye Cup
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM

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