Panasonic AG-AC90 Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • Three 1/4.7" Full HD 2.19MP MOS Sensors
  • Fixed Lens with f/1.5 and 12x Zoom Ratio
  • Native 1920x1080 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p
  • Nano Surface Lens Coating Reduces Flare
  • Dual SD Memory Card Slots
  • Five-Axis OIS Improves Handheld Shooting
  • Pixel Shifting Technology
  • AVCCAM HD Recording Modes
  • Intelligent 25x Digital Zoom Function
  • Two-Channel XLR Audio Inputs
  • Release Date: 2012-11-20
  • Final Grade: 92 4.6 Star Rating: Recommended


Panasonic AG-AC90
Preview of the Panasonic AG-AC90.
By Admin, Last updated on: 3/19/2015

The Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCCAM Handheld Camcorder features 1/4.7" 3MOS sensors, with 2.19MP each, to capture Full HD 1920x1080 resolution video. Variable frame rates record HD video at 60p, 60i, 30p, and 24p. The camera's fixed lens has a 12x zoom ratio, up to f/1.5 brightness, a 35mm equivalent of 29.8-357.6mm and manual control rings for focus, zoom and iris. In addition, Nano Surface Coating works to reduce ghosting and flare. The AG-AC90 has two SD card slots for expanded memory or simultaneous recording to both cards for an instant back-up. A five-axis image stabilizer improves stabilization for handheld shooting, and 4x pixel shifting technology helps to create a sharper image. An Intelligent 25x digital zoom function makes automatic adjustments of edge, gradation and detail.  Professional AVCCAM HD recording modes include PS mode, which records 1080/60p at 28 Mbps. Additionally, PH mode averages 21-24 Mbps, and HA mode clocks in at approximately 17 Mbps. Finally, for extended recording times, HE mode uses approximately 6 Mbps. The AG-AC90 is compatible with Panasonic's ultra high-speed UHS-1 series of memory cards, as well as SDXC and SDHC cards. In addition to the built-in microphone, two XLR audio inputs provide an interface for professional grade, external microphones. Audio Channel 1 and Channel 2 feature individual level controls and input selection.


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