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Panasonic AG-AC90
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Panasonic AG-AC90 Camcorder

8.04MP 1/4.7 1.8kg Nov 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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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12 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Panasonic has good average ratings for its medium sensor size camcorders as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other brands.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic AG-AC90 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the AG-AC90 which do not have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic AG-AC90 is Full HD. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-AC90 also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic AG-AC90 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the AG-AC90 also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Camcorders of a similar age and spec to the AG-AC90 have screen sizes of between 2.7" and 3.5", and the average screen size is 3.1". At 3.5 inches, the Panasonic AG-AC90 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the AG-AC90.

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1/4.7" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Panasonic AG-AC90 is 1/4.7". That's 23% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all video cameras that have been around for more than a year the worst optical sensor size is 2/3" and the best is 1/2".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC 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).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst 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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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The AG-AC90 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. Most of the camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the AG-AC90 only have one USB 2.0 port, however this Panasonic camcorder has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago, the AG-AC90 has a built-in display.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

At only 1.5, the AG-AC90 has a fairly low minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. Video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-AC90 have minimum apertures of between 1.5 and 4.

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Has One Cable Included

The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this Panasonic camcorder. The cables included USB,AC,AV are also found on this video camera.

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Electronic Viewfinder

This camcorder has an Electronic viewfinder, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that came out around the same time as the AG-AC90 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic AG-AC90 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this type and age 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 3D Compatible

The AG-AC90 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the AG-AC90 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to the AG-AC90 do not have a night mode. The AG-AC90 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the AG-AC90 are not waterproof. The Panasonic AG-AC90 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the AG-AC90 has one of the lower maximum aperture values amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than a year ago the maximum aperture values range from 2.7 to 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 8.2.

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Very Low Viewfinder Resolution

The lowest viewfinder resolution of video cameras that have been around for more than a year is 150,000 pixels and the highest is 1,600,000 pixels. The Panasonic AG-AC90 has one of the lower viewfinders resolutions (only 263,000 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very Heavy

The lightest comparable spec camcorder that came out more than a year ago is 91g weight, the heaviest is 1.8kg, and the average weight is 690g. With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the AG-AC90's weight is one of the heaviest amongst video cameras that are a comparable age to the AG-AC90.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal length of the AG-AC90 of 29.8 millimeters is one of the longest amongst comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the AG-AC90. Similar spec video cameras that were released one year ago have minimum focal lengths of between 26mm and 30mm.

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Very Big

With a width of 160 millimeters, the AG-AC90's width is one of the biggest amongst medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the AG-AC90 the widths range from 20mm to 160mm.

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Very Big

The average height of medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year is 90mm. With a height of 195 millimeters, the AG-AC90 is very big compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-AC90.

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Very Big

The depths of video cameras of this age and type range from 48mm to 350mm, and the average depth is 150mm. At 350 millimeters, the AG-AC90 is very big compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the AG-AC90.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic AG-AC90

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the AG-AC90 over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the AG-AC90 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you would prefer a video camera with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Sony HXR-NX100 ($1,698.99) (7.42h).

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Panasonic AG-AC90 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the AG-AC90.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the AG-AC90 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a fairly standard digital zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to 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
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
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out 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
Cable Included
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Extra/Smart Zoom
Recording Format
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

Barcodes 05025232703647, 05025232798254, 05025232798261, 05053460898897

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