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Panasonic AGAC8EJ Camcorder

£995.00
8MP 1/4 2.3kg Dec 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Panasonic has excellent reviews for its video cameras
Good autofocus
Full HD
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Reviews

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of video cameras to determine an average rating for each video camera brand. On average Panasonic camcorders have excellent ratings from owners and experts.


Good Autofocus

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Videomaker.com mentioned in their Panasonic AG-AC8 review three years ago “Focus peaking” .


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the AG-AC8 in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic AG-AC8 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 400,000 pixels. At 460,800 pixels, the Panasonic AG-AC8 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic AG-AC8 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,156.32) which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the Panasonic AG-AC8 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic AG-AC8 has a pretty average digital zoom (50 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic AG-AC8 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this video camera and we think the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,156.32) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic AG-AC8 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Price

Pricey

We think this medium total megapixels video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of a similar age and type. The cheapeast camcorder of a similar age and type that we found costs £24 and the most expensive costs £4,074.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic AG-AC8 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,156.32).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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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 video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Panasonic AG-AC8 is a two memory slots video camera. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera only have one memory slots.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Panasonic AG-AC8 does not have a built-in light, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic AG-AC8 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic AG-AC8 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Still Image

Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic AG-AC8 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1440 x 1080. That's 25% less still image resolution than the most common still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this video camera support still image resolution(s)s of 6016 x 3384, 4480 x 3360 and 4752 x 3168 and 4096 x 2304. Comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic AG-AC8 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels. That's over two times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. Across all similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6784 x 3816 pixels (best).

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Image Sensor

Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

When compared to other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder, the Panasonic AG-AC8's effective megapixels (image) of 20.4 megapixels is one of the highest. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 7.6MP.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Panasonic AG-AC8 has one of the highest effective megapixels (movie) (9.4 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average effective megapixels (movie) of similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera is 4.6MP, and the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Panasonic AG-AC8 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the weights range from 50g to 3.3kg. With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Panasonic AG-AC8 is one of the heaviest medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder amongst camcorders of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232758340, 05054230121931, 05054230723425

Panasonic AG-AC8 Review Sources

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