Panasonic AGAC90A


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Panasonic AGAC90A

Panasonic AG-AC90
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A fully featured but 5 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, representing only middle of the road value for money
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.04MP 1" Nov 2012
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Panasonic AG-AC90 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic AG-AC90 number 19 in shoulder camcorders, number 75 in best selling camcorders and number 199 across all camcorders.
Value for Money
5 Years Old
Overall Score
Very Good

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This camcorder has some great features:
Longer than average maximum battery life
Terval rec: records one frame at a time in set intervals (1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min). ideal for observation, surveillance and other applications.*<br>- pre rec: prevents missed shooting opportunities by storing about 3 seconds of video and audio data in memory prior to pressing the rec button.<br>- rec check: lets you check the end of the most recently recorded clip with one-touch ease.<br>- last clip delete: one-touch delete of the most recently recorded clip.<br>- the built-in SMPTE time-code generator lets you select the free run/rec run modes and preset. UB (user bit) is also provided.<br>- still shots with 3-megapixel resolution. (still shots can also be captured during video recordi
buttons one to three are hardware buttons, and user buttons four to seven are touch panel controls. seven functions out of a total of twelve (push AF, backlight compensation, spotlight compensation, black fade, white fade, ATW, ATW lock, digital zoom, histogram display, rec check, last clip delete, and menu) can be allocated to these butt
AVCHD ps/ph mode + SD recording
mode: records full-hd progressive (1080/50p) images compliant with the AVCHD progressive standard.<br>- PH mode: this AVCCAM professional mode supports 1920x1080 full-pixel images and switchable HD formats of 1080/50i and 1080/25p.<br>- SD image recording: enables SD (576/50i) recording in AVCHD SA m
Dual memory card slots
Slot to be used can be switched during normal recording. auto-switch recording*1 lets you record images onto two memory cards consecutively, and back-up recording*2 records the same images onto two different memory cards to increase reliabil
Simple relay recording. when switching recording media, audio is interrupted for maximum 0.8 sec.<br>*2: rec check and last clip delete do not operate during back-up record
Versatile recording functions
To a maximum of 12 hours, HA mode only, no audio record
BRA button: displays two zebra patterns (blown highlight warning) and a marker (brightness level percentage).<br>- BARS button: outputs a color bar image and test tone audio.<br>- disp/mode CHK button: shows mode settings at a glance.<br>- auto slow shutter: allows the shutter to automatically slow down to brighten dark scenes.<br>- high-speed shutter: adjusts up to a maximum speed of 1/2000 sec.<br>- white balance: allows selection of atw/3200k/5600k and two manual settings (a/b).<br>- ia mode: the ag-ac90 detects the shooting conditions and automatically switches to the optimal ia mode (portrait, landscape, spotlight, low light, norm
Slide-Retractable, high-definition LCD touch panel
Gh-definition 16:9 aspect ratio 8.8 cm (3.5 inches) LCD monitor with approx. 1,152,000 dots.<br>- slides into the handle front for storage. rotates 270 degrees for high-angle, low-angle and self-interview shooting (with mirror<br>- mode).<br>- menu settings and playback by touch panel operation.<br>- various playback functions can be selected on thumbnail display, such as pause, fast rewind, fast forward, slow, frame advance, skip, and repeat.<br>- SDXC memory card sup
SDXC memory card, which is more than 32 GB, can be used on the ag-ac90, as well as conventional SDHC and SD memory ca
sdxc/sdhc/sd memory cards with an SD speed class of 4 or hig
XLR input and other professional audio features
Ddition to a built-in 5.1-channel surround sound mic, the ag-ac90 features 2-channel XLR audio input terminals for external mic use. input (mic/line) can be selected for ch1/ch2 independently, and a 48 V phantom power supply (on/off) and level control are provi
Professional interfaces and design
Seven user buttons
Professional camera functions
Has an image stabilizer
Three manual rings zoom, focus, iris
Supports HDMI
Larger than average display diagonal
Sonic'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 extends from 29.8mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle to 12x optical zoom. BSI (backside illumination) type 3mos image sensors exhibit high sensitivity, full-hd resolution and a high s/n ratio. the AVCHD recorder section supports both PS mode, for full-hd progressive image production, and pro-use PH mode. they realize the versatile shooting angles, image quality, and recording formats you need for news gathering and image production. other professional operating features include triple manual rings (focus, zoom and iris), XLR microphone/audio inputs, and remote terminals to provide the system capabilities that professional applications requ
Shooting angles, image quality, mobility, operating ease no compromises in this professional handheld model
high-powered zoom lens covers from news gathering to image production field. it goes from 29.8 mm (35 mm equivalent) wide-angle to 12x zoom. panasonic's unique nano surface coating minimizes ghosts and flaring, and the high-speed f1.5 (at the widest angle) enables extremely clear image render
High-Sensitivity BSI type 3mos sensors
E (rgb) 1/4.7 type MOS image sensors have an effective pixel count of 2,680,000 pixels. in<br>addition to high BSI (backside illumination) sensitivity and excellent 3mos colour reproduction, 4x dense pixel shifting technology achieves high resolution. this lets you record high-quality full-hd (1920x1080) images even in dim lighting. the image processing circuit, which is tuned for professional use, produces highly natural gradation and det
Lens barrel is equipped with manual rings for focus, zoom and iris operation to enable the kind of speedy, intuitive camera w
S (dynamic range stretch): suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights by visually expanding the dynamic range.<br>- 7 mode gamma: allows selection from seven gamma curves: HD norm/low/sd norm/high/ d/ CINE-LIKE v.<br>- other settings: H detail level, V detail level, detail coring and skin tone detail, chroma level, chroma phase, colour temp and master pedestal, auto iris level, knee (low/mid/high), matrix (norm1/norm2/fluo/cine-li
5-Axis hybrid hand-shake correction
AG-AC90 features 5-axis hybrid OIS (optical image stabilizer/hand-shake correction). this powerful image stabilizer combines the advantages of both optical and electronic systems to ensure stable handheld shoot
Intelligent zoom and digital zoom
Lligent zoom gives you seamless zooming up to 25x magnification while minimizing decreases in resolution. and a 2x/5x/10x digital zoom is also featured. combining the optical zoom and intelligent zoom, this provides an ultra-telephoto range up to 2
Focus assist and push AF
Focus assist (focus in red) button shows when your subject is in focus by outlining subject edges in red on the LCD monitor. and push AF activates the AF function while in manual mode with the press of a button (allocated to a user button). this provides handy support for manual focus
Scene file function for
Six preset scene settings allow immediate response to a variety of shooting situations. the following settings can be freely changed and saved over the preset val
MI output: digital output of video and audio signals to a wide variety of HD devices.<br>- AV multi output: analog video and audio output. output analog component video (component terminal), analog composite video (pin jack), and analog audio (l/r pin jacks) through the bundled cable.<br>- USB 2.0 (device): for transferring files to a pc.<br>- remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and rec start/stop functions.<br>- the ag-ac90 has a well balanced center of gravity and a short body for nimble mobility.<br>- the upper part of the handle grip contains both the rec start/stop button and a zoom speed control (three speed steps).<br>- A front tally lamp is provided (on/off switchab

Panasonic AG-AC90 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 417 expert and user reviews (including 132 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,499.00 it is in the most expensive 22% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic AG-AC90 and the United Kingdom price of £1,499.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,888.00 (£2,618.47).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Panasonic released the AG-AC90 in November 2012.


Average Total Megapixels

The Panasonic AG-AC90's total megapixels of 8.04MP is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 39% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the AG-AC90 of 12x is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 54% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The AG-AC90's optical sensor size of 0.213" is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 64% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the AG-AC90 of 1.8kg is heavier than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 91% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of video cameras is 0.16h, the longest is 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The Panasonic AG-AC90's maximum battery life of 6h is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 9% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic AG-AC90 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI


The Panasonic AG-AC90 supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The AG-AC90's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 11% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The digital zoom of the Panasonic AG-AC90 of only 10x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic AG-AC90 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of camcorders range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB. The AG-AC90's maximum memory card size of 64GB is in the largest 30% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of video cameras range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm. The AG-AC90's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 384mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 75% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The Panasonic AG-AC90's minimum aperture number of only 1.5 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 95% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The Panasonic AG-AC90's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 21% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The AG-AC90 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

circuit street agac90pjpk1, circuit street agac90apj, panasonic agac90apj, panasonic pncagac90, panasonic agac90ej


00060000027131, 00145865112045, 00617689592827, 00885170208131, 05025232703647, 05025232798254, 05025232798261, 05053460898897, 05053973959498

Panasonic AGAC90A

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