Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD vs Panasonic AG-AC8

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD
Panasonic AG-AC8

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is 10.1" screen size. That's 7.1" larger than the Panasonic AG-AC8 (3"). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD has a weight of 2kg, but the Panasonic AG-AC8 is a 2.3kg weight camcorder (252g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

2 Reasons For
$820 cheaper
The Panasonic AG-AC8 costs $1,175.00, whereas the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is $1,995.00.
Available from 3 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
More expensive by $820
The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is $820 more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC8.
Not as many stockists
The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Panasonic AG-AC8 is stocked by 4 retailers. 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.
3 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Panasonic AG-AC8 is only 3" screen size, but the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is a 10.1" screen size camcorder (7.1" larger). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC8 is a 2.3kg weight camcorder. That's 252g heavier than the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD (2.3kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Nine months older
The Panasonic AG-AC8 is older than the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD by nine months.

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Image Sensor

Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
 1/4
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Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.4MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.4MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 21x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 50x
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
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Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 893mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.82 - 59.2
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Four Thirds

Storage

Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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Camcorder Media Type
 SSD
 HDD
 Memory card
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 SSD
 HDD
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light

Display

Display Diagonal
10.1"
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3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
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 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
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 1080p
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 4752 x 3168
 4096 x 2304
 1440 x 1080
 4752 x 3168
 4096 x 2304
 1440 x 1080
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
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Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,900mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Battery Recharge Time
4h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2kg
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2.3kg
Height
194.68mm 217mm
Depth
113.57mm 479mm
Width
225.25mm 205mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Blackmagic Camera Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
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AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
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