Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD vs Panasonic AG-AC8
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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HDvsPanasonic AG-AC8

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2kg camcorder
66
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2" 2kg No Sep 2014
Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Optical Sensor Size 2"
Weight 2kg
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Sep 2014
Panasonic AG-AC8

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC8

$1,273.95
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money 21x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good
21x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8MP 1" Dec 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 21x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Dec 2013
Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2kg camcorder
66
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2" 2kg No Sep 2014
Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Optical Sensor Size 2"
Weight 2kg
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Sep 2014
Panasonic AG-AC8

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC8

$1,273.95
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money 21x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good
21x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8MP 1" Dec 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 21x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Dec 2013

Top Prices

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
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$1,295.00
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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2
$1,495.00
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$1,495.00
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$1,273.95
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$1,273.95
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Reasons For

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
4 Reasons For
50% Larger Optical Sensor Size
The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is a 2/3" optical sensor size camcorder. That's 1" larger than the Panasonic AG-AC8 (1/4.5").

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

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

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better Brand
Blackmagic Design camcorders have an average rating of 85%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 72.8%.
2 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
The Panasonic AG-AC8 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

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$21 Cheaper
The Panasonic AG-AC8 costs $1,273.95, whereas the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is $1,295.00.

Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
No reviews found
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5 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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Average Brand Rating

Blackmagic Design has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Blackmagic Design is 85.03% based on 72 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 72.76% based on 568 reviews.
Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Blackmagic Design

85

85

Based on 72 reviews
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 568 reviews

Date Released

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
41 months old Best 51 months old

Key Features

Image Stabilizer

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Best
No
Yes

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 21x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 50x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 893mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate 60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
720 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
720 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Total Megapixels Unknown - Click to provide data 8MP
Optical Sensor Size 2"
BEST
1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) Unknown - Click to provide data 20.4MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 9.4MP
 
 
 
Storage Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
SSD HDD
Memory card
 SSD
 HDD
 Memory card
SSD HDD
Memory card
 SSD
 HDD
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Focus Adjustment
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
White Balance Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 
 
 
Display Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Display Diagonal Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Display Resolution (numeric) Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Still Image Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Maximum Image Resolution
6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Maximum Battery Life 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)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time 4h Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Weight 2kg 2.3kg
BEST
Height 194.68mm 217mm
Depth 113.57mm 479mm
Width 225.25mm 205mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Panasonic AG-AC8
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB AC
AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
USB AC
AV
 USB
 AC
 AV

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