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Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Panasonic AG-AC90

Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Panasonic AG-AC90

Panasonic AG-AC160
Panasonic AG-AC90

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Reasons For

5 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 Edit
Panasonic AG-AC160 is 1,226,000 pixels viewfinder resolution, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is only a 263,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (963,000 pixels lower).
Cheaper by £1,013
The Panasonic AG-AC160 costs £417.60, whereas the Panasonic AG-AC90 is £1,430.95.
7 Reasons For
5.84MP bigger total megapixels 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has an image stabilizer, but the Panasonic AG-AC160 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

A bit larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
Panasonic AG-AC90 is 1,152,000 pixels display resolution, 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.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 only has one USB 2.0 port.
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 3 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

7 Reasons Against
3x smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a total megapixels 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 display diagonal Edit
Panasonic AG-AC160 is only 3.45" screen size. 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 (numeric) 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic AG-AC160 is one, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
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 2 shops, however the Panasonic AG-AC90 is stocked by 5 stores. 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 over two years
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is two years older than the Panasonic AG-AC90.
5 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 (35mm film equiv) 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 Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a viewfinder of 263,000 pixels. That's 963,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (263,000 pixels).
£1,013 more expensive
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC160 by £1,013.35.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
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 Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
616mm
BEST
383.7mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Filter Size
72mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
28 - 616 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.9 - 86 2.84 - 34.1

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.45" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,152,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45"
BEST
0.24"
Viewfinder
1,226,000 pixels
BEST
263,000 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
DV Port
 DV port
 DV port
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
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

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables 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
 Lens hood
 Lens hood

Other Features

I/O Ports
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
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 Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 12V
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