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Panasonic AGAC90AEJ Camcorder

8.04MP 1/4.7 1.8kg Nov 2012
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Panasonic's new AG-AC90 AVCCAM combines the high image quality, advanced functions and easy operation that professionals demand in a stylish, easy-to-handle design. The high-speed F1.5 lens... More
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21 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Panasonic is one of the superior video camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its medium sensor size video cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the AG-AC90 range from 1.5" to 4". The AG-AC90 has one of the larger screen sizes (3.5 inches) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The AG-AC90 has a quite long battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the AG-AC90. The battery lifes of video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.1h to 8,700h.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The AG-AC90 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the AG-AC90.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price] is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The AG-AC90 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the AG-AC90.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The AG-AC90 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the AG-AC90 also have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price].

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The AG-AC90 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of video cameras of this age and type range from 2GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an optical image stabiliser, which is the most commonly found image stabiliser on similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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Two Memory Card Slots

The AG-AC90 is a two memory card slot camcorder. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago only have one memory card slot.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The AG-AC90 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Panasonic camcorder supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the AG-AC90.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Very High Display Resolution

At 1,152,000 pixel, the AG-AC90 has a very high display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the AG-AC90. Similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the AG-AC90 have display resolutions of between 96,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the AG-AC90 has a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big AC Adapter Output

The average AC adapter output of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 8.5V, and the AC adapter outputs range from 5V to 12V. When compared to other camcorders that came out around the same time as the AG-AC90 that we have assessed, the AG-AC90's AC adapter output of 12 volts is one of the biggest.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The lowest minimum aperture of similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 1.1, the highest is 6.8, and the average minimum aperture is 2.2. The AG-AC90 has a quite low minimum aperture (only 1.5) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the AG-AC90.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the AG-AC90 is more than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of this type and age. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the AG-AC90, the Panasonic AG-AC90 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The AG-AC90 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The AG-AC90 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The AG-AC90 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the AG-AC90 are not waterproof. The AG-AC90 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The AG-AC90 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 2.8) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The lowest maximum aperture value of camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-AC90 is 1.8 and the highest is 34.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the AG-AC90 of 1.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst video cameras of a similar spec and age to the AG-AC90. The average weight of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320g, and the weights range from 76g to 2.8kg.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price] (1.6kg).

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the Panasonic AG-AC90 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. The average viewfinder screen size of medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the AG-AC90 is 0.36", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.52".

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Very High Typical Power Consumption

Camcorders of a similar spec and age to the AG-AC90 have typical power consumption of between 2.1W and 13W, and the average typical power consumption is 4.2W. When compared to other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the AG-AC90, the Panasonic AG-AC90's typical power consumption of 12.9 Watts is one of the highest.

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Very Big

Comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-AC90 have heights of between 17mm and 240mm. When compared to other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-AC90, the AG-AC90's height of 195 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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Very Big

When compared to other video cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed, the depth of the AG-AC90 of 350 millimeters is one of the biggest. The average depth of camcorders of this age and type is 110mm, and the depths range from 15mm to 460mm.

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Pricey

We checked 23 video cameras of a comparable spec and age and they range in price from £21 to £9,954. We think that this medium sensor size camcorder looks expensive compared to other video cameras of a comparable spec and age.

4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic AG-AC90

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Panasonic video camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

The AG-AC90 has a fairly standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the AG-AC90.

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1/4.7" Optical Sensor Size

The AG-AC90 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.7". That's 17% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/3.91".

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Average Digital Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Panasonic AG-AC90 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the AG-AC90.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
DV Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
XLR in Port
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Lens Hood Included
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
USB Connectivity
Extra/Smart Zoom
Recording Format
AV Output
Electrical Viewfinder
AC Adapter Output

Expert Reviews

2 January 2015

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Excellent image quality
Highly effective OIS
Very clean gain
Backup recording on second memory card
Obok standardowych trybw, jest take 50p, skuteczna stabilizacja optyczna, presety oraz moliwo ich modyfikowania
No magnified focus assist
Jako obrazu mogaby by lepsza, mao uyteczny piercie transfokatora, spory rolling shutter, brak filtra ND

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic agac90, panasonic agac90e, panasonic agac90a, panasonic agac90ej, panasonic agac90ap, panasonic agac90ae, panasonic agac90aen, panasonic agac90apj, circuit street agac90, circuit street agac90a, circuit street agac90ap, circuit street agac90apj, circuit street agac90pjpk1
Barcodes 00037915145212, 00060000027131, 00145865112045, 00617689592827, 00885170106307, 00885170208124, 00885170208131, 05025232703647, 05025232798254, 05025232798261, 05053460898897, 05053973959498

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