Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Panasonic AG-AC90

Panasonic AG-AC160
Panasonic AG-AC90

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic AG-AC160 is 22x (optical). That's 10x bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (12x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A lot longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a maximum focal length of 616mm, however the Panasonic AG-AC90 is only a 383.7mm maximum focal length camcorder (232.3mm shorter).
A lot larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.45", but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is only a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.21" smaller).
963,000 pixels higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a viewfinder resolution of 1,226,000 pixels, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is only a 263,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (963,000 pixels lower).
Lower typical power consumption Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is an 11.8W typical power consumption camcorder. That's 1.1W lower than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (12.9W).
Cheaper by £853
The Panasonic AG-AC160 costs £386.40, whereas the Panasonic AG-AC90 is £1,239.00.
5 Reasons For
5.84MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is an 8.04MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 2.2MP sensor camcorder (5.84MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

A bit larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a screen size of 3.5", however the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 3.45" screen size camcorder (0.05" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a display resolution of 1,152,000 pixels, but the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (231,000 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder. That's 620g lighter than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (1.8kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
3x smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a sensor size of 2.2MP. That's 5.84MP smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (8.04MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 3.45" screen size camcorder. That's 0.05" smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (3.5"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

26% lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 231,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (1,152,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

620g heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a weight of 2.4kg, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder (620g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is only stocked by 4 stores, however the Panasonic AG-AC90 is stocked by 6 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by one month
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is one month older than the Panasonic AG-AC90.
6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has an optical zoom of 12x, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 22x (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

61% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 383.7mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 232.3mm shorter than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (383.7mm).
88% smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.21" smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (0.24").
Vastly lower viewfinder resolution Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 263,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 963,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (263,000 pixels).
Marginally higher typical power consumption Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a typical power consumption of 12.9W, but the Panasonic AG-AC160 is an 11.8W typical power consumption camcorder (1.1W lower).
£853 more expensive
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC160 by £852.60.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.2MP 8.04MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
22x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
10x 10x
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
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Maximum Focal Length
616mm
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383.7mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Filter Size
72mm 49mm
Focal Length
28 - 616 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.9 - 86 2.84 - 34.1

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/2000

Display

Screen Size
3.45" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,152,000 pixels
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Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45"
BEST
0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
1,226,000 pixels
BEST
263,000 pixels
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
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Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
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Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
DV Port
 DV port
 DV port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 10 - 80

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg 1.8kg
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Height
180mm 195mm
Depth
438mm 350mm
Width
195mm 160mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 USB
 AV
 AC
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
 Lens hood included

Other Features

I/O Port
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
11.8W
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12.9W
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 25x
Recording Format
Unknown - Click to provide data AVCHD 2.0
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
AC Adapter Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 12V
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