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Panasonic AGAC130A

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Panasonic AGAC130A

$4,488.99
Panasonic AG-AC130A
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A good spec but only middle of the road value for money 22x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
22x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.2MP 1" Jan 2016
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Panasonic AG-AC130A Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic AG-AC130A number 196 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Average
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Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Larger than average display diagonal
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 utilizing the mpeg-4 avc/h.264 codec. in addition; the ag-ac130a features turbo-speed one-push auto focus to focus on objects in less than 0.5 seconds; and expanded auto focus assist that enlarges the center of an image. both advanced functions enable quick and accurate focus
Ring high-quality HD recording utilizing mpeg-4 avc/h.264 high-profile encoding; the ac130a records video in four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes at 60hz; including the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 mbps/max 24mbps); the HA mode (approx.17 mbps); the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 mbps); and a PM mode (approx. 8 mbps; 720p only). the ac130a is also able to record 480/24p and 480/
Ree independent adjustable rings for zoom; focus and iris<br>- HDMI output (avchd only); USB 2.0 (mini b-type); and IEEE 1394 output (dv only)<br>- two locking XLR inputs with switches for mic/line; two RCA audio outputs; and +48v phantom power capability<br>- pre-record; interval recording; shot marker and metadata capture<br>- waveform and vectorscope display; focus assists; auto focus with face detection<br>- white balance; mode display; zebra display; color bar; tally lamps; 4-position ND optical filter controls<br>- slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions<br>- built-in stereo microphone<br>- records dolby digital in all HD modes<br>- two wired remote control terminals (for zoom; focus; iris; REC start/stop controls)<br>- optical image stabilizer (o.i.s) for smooth stable shooting<br>- built-in SMPTE time-code generator/reader<br>- dynamic range stretch (drs) which helps compensate for wide variations in lighting<br>- widescreen 1;226;000-pixel LCOS color viewfinder<br>- widescreen 921;000-pixel 3.45-inch LCD color monitor<br>- weighs just over 5 lbs.<br>- power consumption is under 12 w
Very small total megapixels
Heavier than average

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Panasonic AG-AC130A In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $4,488.99 it is in the most expensive 7% of video cameras.

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Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Panasonic AG-AC130A of only 2.2MP is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 11% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera 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 AG-AC130A's optical zoom of 22x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 64% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Panasonic AG-AC130A of 2.4kg is very heavy compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 96% of all camcorders when sorted 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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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Panasonic AG-AC130A of 0.333" is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 59% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic AG-AC130A has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the AG-AC130A of 3.45" is larger than 76% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The AG-AC130A supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic AG-AC130A's digital zoom of only 10x is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 20% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Full HD

Full HD

The AG-AC130A is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The AG-AC130A has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The AG-AC130A has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic agac130pj, panasonic agac130a

Barcodes:

00617689594975, 00885170050723, 00885170095786

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