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Panasonic AG-AC90

$1,888.00
Panasonic AG-AC90
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A fully featured but only average value for money 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.04MP 1" Nov 2012
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Panasonic AG-AC90 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic AG-AC90 number 160 across all camcorders.
65
Value for Money
Good
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Features
Fully-Featured
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

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 great features:
Longer than average maximum battery life
Terval rec: records one frame at a time in set intervals (1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min). ideal for observation, surveillance and other applications.*<br>- pre rec: prevents missed shooting opportunities by storing about 3 seconds of video and audio data in memory prior to pressing the rec button.<br>- rec check: lets you check the end of the most recently recorded clip with one-touch ease.<br>- last clip delete: one-touch delete of the most recently recorded clip.<br>- the built-in SMPTE time-code generator lets you select the free run/rec run modes and preset. UB (user bit) is also provided.<br>- still shots with 3-megapixel resolution. (still shots can also be captured during video recordi
buttons one to three are hardware buttons, and user buttons four to seven are touch panel controls. seven functions out of a total of twelve (push AF, backlight compensation, spotlight compensation, black fade, white fade, ATW, ATW lock, digital zoom, histogram display, rec check, last clip delete, and menu) can be allocated to these butt
AVCHD ps/ph mode + SD recording
mode: records full-hd progressive (1080/50p) images compliant with the AVCHD progressive standard.<br>- PH mode: this AVCCAM professional mode supports 1920x1080 full-pixel images and switchable HD formats of 1080/50i and 1080/25p.<br>- SD image recording: enables SD (576/50i) recording in AVCHD SA m
Dual memory card slots
Slot to be used can be switched during normal recording. auto-switch recording*1 lets you record images onto two memory cards consecutively, and back-up recording*2 records the same images onto two different memory cards to increase reliabil
Simple relay recording. when switching recording media, audio is interrupted for maximum 0.8 sec.<br>*2: rec check and last clip delete do not operate during back-up record
Versatile recording functions
To a maximum of 12 hours, HA mode only, no audio record
BRA button: displays two zebra patterns (blown highlight warning) and a marker (brightness level percentage).<br>- BARS button: outputs a color bar image and test tone audio.<br>- disp/mode CHK button: shows mode settings at a glance.<br>- auto slow shutter: allows the shutter to automatically slow down to brighten dark scenes.<br>- high-speed shutter: adjusts up to a maximum speed of 1/2000 sec.<br>- white balance: allows selection of atw/3200k/5600k and two manual settings (a/b).<br>- ia mode: the ag-ac90 detects the shooting conditions and automatically switches to the optimal ia mode (portrait, landscape, spotlight, low light, norm
Slide-Retractable, high-definition LCD touch panel
Gh-definition 16:9 aspect ratio 8.8 cm (3.5 inches) LCD monitor with approx. 1,152,000 dots.<br>- slides into the handle front for storage. rotates 270 degrees for high-angle, low-angle and self-interview shooting (with mirror<br>- mode).<br>- menu settings and playback by touch panel operation.<br>- various playback functions can be selected on thumbnail display, such as pause, fast rewind, fast forward, slow, frame advance, skip, and repeat.<br>- SDXC memory card sup
SDXC memory card, which is more than 32 GB, can be used on the ag-ac90, as well as conventional SDHC and SD memory ca
sdxc/sdhc/sd memory cards with an SD speed class of 4 or hig
XLR input and other professional audio features
Ddition to a built-in 5.1-channel surround sound mic, the ag-ac90 features 2-channel XLR audio input terminals for external mic use. input (mic/line) can be selected for ch1/ch2 independently, and a 48 V phantom power supply (on/off) and level control are provi
Professional interfaces and design
Seven user buttons
Professional camera functions
Has an image stabilizer
Three manual rings zoom, focus, iris
Supports HDMI
Larger than average display diagonal
Sonic'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 extends from 29.8mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle to 12x optical zoom. BSI (backside illumination) type 3mos image sensors exhibit high sensitivity, full-hd resolution and a high s/n ratio. the AVCHD recorder section supports both PS mode, for full-hd progressive image production, and pro-use PH mode. they realize the versatile shooting angles, image quality, and recording formats you need for news gathering and image production. other professional operating features include triple manual rings (focus, zoom and iris), XLR microphone/audio inputs, and remote terminals to provide the system capabilities that professional applications requ
Shooting angles, image quality, mobility, operating ease no compromises in this professional handheld model
high-powered zoom lens covers from news gathering to image production field. it goes from 29.8 mm (35 mm equivalent) wide-angle to 12x zoom. panasonic's unique nano surface coating minimizes ghosts and flaring, and the high-speed f1.5 (at the widest angle) enables extremely clear image render
High-Sensitivity BSI type 3mos sensors
E (rgb) 1/4.7 type MOS image sensors have an effective pixel count of 2,680,000 pixels. in<br>addition to high BSI (backside illumination) sensitivity and excellent 3mos colour reproduction, 4x dense pixel shifting technology achieves high resolution. this lets you record high-quality full-hd (1920x1080) images even in dim lighting. the image processing circuit, which is tuned for professional use, produces highly natural gradation and det
Lens barrel is equipped with manual rings for focus, zoom and iris operation to enable the kind of speedy, intuitive camera w
S (dynamic range stretch): suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights by visually expanding the dynamic range.<br>- 7 mode gamma: allows selection from seven gamma curves: HD norm/low/sd norm/high/b.press/cine-like d/ CINE-LIKE v.<br>- other settings: H detail level, V detail level, detail coring and skin tone detail, chroma level, chroma phase, colour temp and master pedestal, auto iris level, knee (low/mid/high), matrix (norm1/norm2/fluo/cine-li
5-Axis hybrid hand-shake correction
AG-AC90 features 5-axis hybrid OIS (optical image stabilizer/hand-shake correction). this powerful image stabilizer combines the advantages of both optical and electronic systems to ensure stable handheld shoot
Intelligent zoom and digital zoom
Lligent zoom gives you seamless zooming up to 25x magnification while minimizing decreases in resolution. and a 2x/5x/10x digital zoom is also featured. combining the optical zoom and intelligent zoom, this provides an ultra-telephoto range up to 2
Focus assist and push AF
Focus assist (focus in red) button shows when your subject is in focus by outlining subject edges in red on the LCD monitor. and push AF activates the AF function while in manual mode with the press of a button (allocated to a user button). this provides handy support for manual focus
Scene file function for
Six preset scene settings allow immediate response to a variety of shooting situations. the following settings can be freely changed and saved over the preset val
MI output: digital output of video and audio signals to a wide variety of HD devices.<br>- AV multi output: analog video and audio output. output analog component video (component terminal), analog composite video (pin jack), and analog audio (l/r pin jacks) through the bundled cable.<br>- USB 2.0 (device): for transferring files to a pc.<br>- remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and rec start/stop functions.<br>- the ag-ac90 has a well balanced center of gravity and a short body for nimble mobility.<br>- the upper part of the handle grip contains both the rec start/stop button and a zoom speed control (three speed steps).<br>- A front tally lamp is provided (on/off switchab

Panasonic AG-AC90 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,888.00 it is in the most expensive 27% of video cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic AG-AC90 of £1,499.00 ($1,499.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $389.00.

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Features

Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Panasonic AG-AC90 of 8.04MP is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 61% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The AG-AC90's optical sensor size of 0.213" is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 36% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The AG-AC90's weight of 1.8kg is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 9% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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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 the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

The AG-AC90's optical zoom of 12x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 54% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

Across all the camcorders the battery life (max) range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The AG-AC90's maximum battery life of 6h is in the longest 8% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic AG-AC90 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic AG-AC90 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the AG-AC90 of 3.5" is larger than 82% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The AG-AC90'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 sorted by this feature. The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Full HD

Full HD

The AG-AC90 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 930mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the AG-AC90 of only 384mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 76% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of all camcorders is 2.3, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22. The minimum aperture number of the AG-AC90 of only 1.5 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 93% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The AG-AC90's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is lower than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 19% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Has a Microphone in

The AG-AC90 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Panasonic AG-AC90 of 64GB is larger than 71% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 64GB.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

circuit street agac90pjpk1, circuit street agac90apj, panasonic agac90apj, panasonic pncagac90, panasonic agac90ej

Barcodes:

00060000027131, 00145865112045, 00617689592827, 00885170208131, 05025232703647, 05025232798254, 05025232798261, 05053460898897, 05053973959498

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