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Panasonic AG-AC8

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Panasonic AG-AC8

$1,273.95
Panasonic AG-AC8
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A good spec but only average value for money 21x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
21x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8MP 1" Dec 2013
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Panasonic AG-AC8 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic AG-AC8 number 166 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Good
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Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Heavier than average
Very small digital zoom

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Panasonic AG-AC8 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,273.95 it is more expensive than 70% of video cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic AG-AC8 of £1,001.99 ($1,001.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $271.96.

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Features

Average Total Megapixels

The Panasonic AG-AC8's total megapixels of 8MP is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 59% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Panasonic AG-AC8 of 0.222" is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 64% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic AG-AC8's optical zoom of 21x is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 37% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder 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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Heavier Than Average

The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The Panasonic AG-AC8's weight of 2.3kg is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 6% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic AG-AC8 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Panasonic AG-AC8 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 46% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic AG-AC8 of only 50x is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 28% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic AG-AC8 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Panasonic AG-AC8's effective megapixels (movie) of 9.4MP is in the highest 13% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average effective megapixels (movie) of all camcorders is 4.7MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 17MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic AG-AC8 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The Panasonic AG-AC8's effective megapixels (image) of 20.4MP is higher than 98% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic AG-AC8 of only 28mm is shorter than 71% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 33mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic bts agac8pjbts, panasonic agac8pjbts, visipax pragac8pj, visipax agac8pj

Barcodes:

00008.8517E+11, 00779184097839, 05025232758340, 05054230121931, 05054230723425

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