Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds AVCCAM

Panasonic has outed some more images and details on its new AG-AF100 camcorder, which teased earlier this year.  As part of the AVCCAM camcorder line-up, many of the specs for the new AG-AF100 are predictable.  However, the interchangeable lens format, and larger format sensor on the AG-AF100 suggest it might be another game changer.

The AG-AF100 features an HD-SDI output, XLR audio 2 channel inputs with +48V phantom power, 48-kHz/16-bit two-channel digital audio recording, built-in stereo mic, time code recording, HDMI, remote control terminals and support for LPCM/Dolby-AC3.

Additionally, the new camcorder features 2 SD card slots compatible with the SDXC format.  Current SDXC cards go as high as 64GB in capacity; however, the SDXC standard provides for a formatted capacity of up to 2TB on a single card.  Even with the current 64GB max capacity cards, the AG-AF100 will be able to record up to 12 hours of video to those cards in its highest-quality PH mode (at 24Mbps), and up to 48 hours in the lower quality HE mode.

The AG-AF100 offers a number of recording options, which include the following:

1080 Resolution

  • 59.94i
  • 50i
  • 29.97p
  • 25p
  • 23.98p

720 Resolution

  • 59.94p
  • 50p
  • 29.97p
  • 25p
  • 23.98p

The 60p/50p frame rates will allow you to over-crank the frame rate for some nice slow motion sequences when played back at 30p or 24p.  No word yet on price or availabilty; however, Panasonic had previously said that the AG-AF100 would be available later this year.  You can check out the full brochure via the PDF link below.

Panasonic AG-AF100 PDF Brochure

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