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Panasonic AG-AC130A Camcorder

2.2MP 1/3 2.4kg 3MOS Jan 2016
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The AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder offers a high-sensitivity 1/3; full-HD 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3-MOS imager to capture native 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 AVCHD... More
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Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 125 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range compared to other manufacturers.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The AG-AC130A has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last 12 months.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The AG-AC130A has an HDMI port, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the AG-AC130A.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the AG-AC130A is 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size across all comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last year.

A 1/5.8" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size amongst similar types of video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The AG-AC130A supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last 12 months. In addition, this Panasonic video camera supports an SD 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 in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all recently released small sensor size camcorders.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The AG-AC130A has a built-in display, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-AC130A.

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1080p Video Mode

The AG-AC130A has a better video mode than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic video camera has a 1080p video mode, whereas most newly released small sensor size camcorders have a 720p video mode.

A 1080p video mode is actually the best video mode amongst all latest small sensor size camcorders.

A 720p video mode is the worst video mode amongst similar types of video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The AG-AC130A supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the AG-AC130A.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-AC130A, the AG-AC130A is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the AG-AC130A do not have an interchangeable lens. The AG-AC130A is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the AG-AC130A has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-AC130A is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450 (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Panasonic AG-AC130A has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 22 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. Recently released comparable spec video cameras have optical zooms of between 20x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 32x.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450 (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The AG-AC130A is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most recently released small sensor size camcorders do not have a night mode. The Panasonic AG-AC130A is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a night mode which you might also want to look at including the Canon Legria HF R76 ($463.00).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other latest small sensor size camcorders, the Panasonic AG-AC130A is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other latest video cameras, the Panasonic AG-AC130A does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVC|AVI|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the AG-AC130A is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the AG-AC130A. The lightest video camera that has been on the market for the last year is 170g weight and the heaviest is 4kg.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Legria HF G40 ($999.99) (900g), or the XF205 ($2,908.20) (1.6kg) both from Canon or the JVC GY-HM600 ($2,743.99) (2.4kg).

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Very Big

The average width of latest small sensor size camcorders is 83mm. When compared to other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-AC130A, the AG-AC130A's width of 180 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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Very Big

The smallest similar spec camcorder that came out in the last year is 58mm deep and the biggest is 440mm. With a depth of 438 millimeters, the AG-AC130A is very big compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic AG-AC130A

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Panasonic released the AG-AC130A.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many recently released small sensor size camcorders.

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Average Screen Size

At 3.45 inches, the AG-AC130A has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the AG-AC130A.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Sony HXR-NX5R ($3,199.99) (8.8").

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic agac130, panasonic agac130p, panasonic agac130a, panasonic agac130ap, panasonic agac130pj, panasonic agac130apj, panasonic bts agac130, panasonic agac130apjb, panasonic agac130apjbt, panasonic bts agac130a, panasonic bts agac130ap, panasonic agac130apjbts, panasonic bts agac130apj, panasonic bts agac130apjb, panasonic bts agac130apjbt, panasonic bts agac130apjbts
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00885170050723, 00885170095786, 00885170095793

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