Panasonic AG-AF101EJ Datasheet

Panasonic AG-AF101EJ Datasheet
AG-AF100 series
Memory Card Camera Recorder
A Professional HD Camera Recorder
Compliant with Micro Four Thirds Standards
AVCCAM 3-Year Warranty Repair Program*
*AG-AF100 series users qualify for a 3-year warranty on repairs.
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* This photo is intended only to show the general image of the product. Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all lenses that are mountable on the AG-AF100
series. Use a support system when mounting a lens weighing more than 1 kg (2.2 lb).
A New Story Is About to Unfold...
Micro Four Thirds Mount Professional HD Video Camera Recorder
The world's first*1 professional HD camera recorder
with a Micro Four Thirds mount*2
unleashes creativity in motion picture production.
The imaging area of the new camera recorder is almost the same as
that of 35mm cinema film and enables an exquisite film-like shallow
depth of field. The short flange back distance of the Micro Four Thirds
Mount allows the use of a wide range of lenses, including cinema
lenses. In the AG-AF100 series, Panasonic has brought shallow
depth of field control to a professional AVCCAM camera recorder.
The AG-AF100 series offers a new level of HD motion image
q u a l i t y w i t h e x t e n d e d re c o rd i n g t i m e , t h e v a r i a b l e f r a m e r a t e
function, and the operating system and system interfaces designed
natively for video production. This lets the AG-AF100 series record
high-quality images with greater operating ease than even a digital SLR
camera can offer. The AG-AF100 series can unleash your creativity.
*1: As of November 2010 (based on a Panasonic survey).
*2: The AG-AF100 series complies with the Micro Four Thirds standards, but compatibility with all Micro Four Thirds
standard lenses is not guaranteed.
Samples Recorded with the AG-AF100 series
A single frame captured from an HD video file (1920 x 1080) recorded with the AG-AF100 series.
Beautiful Shallow Depth of Field and CINE-LIKE Gamma
Samples Recorded with the AG-AF100 series.
Samples Recorded with the AG-AF100 series.
A single frame captured from an HD video file (1920 x 1080) recorded with the AG-AF100 series.
Superb Image Quality Free of Aliasing Noise
An example of an image with aliasing noise (from a DSLR camera).
An image without aliasing noise recorded with the AG-AF100 series.
Samples Recorded with the AG-AF100 series.
PL Mount 24mm
PL Mount 10mm
The Micro Four Thirds System Provides Rich Expression
with a Wealth of Interchangeable Lenses.
The 4/3-type image sensor has about the same imaging area as that of 35mm cinema film and
achieves stunning, film-like images. The short flange back distance enables the use of a wealth
of interchangeable lenses, including cinema lenses.*
In addition, the AG-AF100 series features high-performance image processing and correction
functions designed exclusively for HD motion images.
* Panasonic does not guarantee the
compatibility or performance of all lenses
that are mountable on the AG-AF100 series.
A sample 1080/24p image.
An example of an image recorded in undercrank mode
(quick motion effect).
An example of an image recorded in overcrank mode
(slow motion effect).
AVCCAM — Functions and Specifications Refined
Through Extensive Professional Video Use.
The AVCCAM HD recorder section has been improved and refined through extensive use
in broadcasting and movie production. The AG-AF100 series boasts superb image quality,
extended recording time, variable frame rate function like the VariCam, the operating ease and
mobility that you need for motion image acquisition.
* The photo shows one example of an applicable system. The
matte box is sold by Vocas. For details, visit the Vocas website
* Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance
of all lenses that are mountable on the AG-AF100 series.
Use a support system when mounting a lens weighing more than
1 kg (2.2 lb).
The Camera Section Features a Four Thirds Image Sensor and Design Especially for Video Use, Appro
Comparison of Image Sensor Standards
22 mm (7/8 inches)
35 mm Cinema Film
4/3-type Image Sensor
5.4 mm (3/16 inches)
16 mm (5/8 inches)
13 mm (1/2 inches)
17.3 mm (11/16 inches)
9.6 mm (3/8 inches)
2/3-type Image Sensor
* Numerical value shown are approximate.
World's First* to Adopt
Micro Four Thirds
4/3-type MOS Image Sensor
* The effective imaging area is trimmed to a 16:9 aspect
MOS sensor of AG-AF100 series
Receptor ratio 50%
CMOS sensor
Receptor ratio 35%
*1: As of November 2010 (based on a Panasonic survey).
CCD sensor
Receptor ratio 50%
Two signal leads
Lens Mount
Lens Mount
Image Sensor
Current Drive
Three signal leads
New Drive
Two signal leads
The AG-AF100 series is the
first professional HD camera
recorder to adopt the Micro
Four Thirds standards. These standards were
announced in 2008 as an extension of the
Four Thirds standards for DSLR (Digital Single
Lens Reflex) cameras. Panasonic and some
other manufactures have already released a
number of digital cameras and
interchangeable lenses based on the Micro
Fourth Thirds standards.
The "Four Thirds" name is derived from the
4/3-type (approx. 17.3 mm x 13 mm/ approx.
0.68 inches x 0.51 inches) image sensor. The
size of the image sensor, the standardized
lens mount developed for it, and
interchangeable lenses designed exclusively
for digital cameras form the core of the Four
Thirds standards. These standards were
established to offer an optimal solution for
digital cameras, breaking loose the confines
of film camera standards. In establishing the
Micro Four Thirds standards, the flange back
distance (the distance from the lens mount
surface to the image sensor) was reduced by
about half and the mount diameter was made
about 6 mm (0.24 inches) smaller than that of
the Four Thirds mount. The image sensor size
is the same as that of the 4/3 type used in the
Four Thirds standard. The Micro Four Thirds
standards have made it possible to reduce
the size and weight of cameras and lenses,
and to achieve greater interchangeability of
lenses together with video recording
The 4/3-type MOS image sensor in the
AG-AF100 series has about the same
imaging area* as that of 35mm cinema film.
The depth of field and the focal range are
also close to those of film cameras. With the
AG-AF100 series, you can record beautiful,
shallow depth of field, film-like images.
The MOS sensor has two control lines as
compared to the three lines required by a
conventional CMOS sensor, thus providing a
larger light receiving area. This has achieved
a high level of sensitivity rivaling that of a
CCD sensor. Extensive noise reduction
measures are also employed, such as
embedded photodiodes isolated from noise
sources and low-voltage operation. By
guiding more light to the pixels, the
AG-AF100 series achieves a wide dynamic
range and detailed gradation with minimal
blocked shadows or blown highlights in
high-contrast scenes, for true-to-life textures
and rich colors.
A Low-Pass Filter for High-Quality
HD Motion Images
The AG-AF100 series' optical low-pass filter
is optimized for HD motion images and
reduces the aliasing noise that often occurs
in motion images captured by an image
sensor with a high pixel density. In addition,
the MOS image sensor is scanned at a high
speed in order to minimize skew distortion.
High-Performance 18-bit DSP
The AG-AF100 series is equipped with a
high-performance 18-bit digital signal
processor (DSP) for image processing.
Optimized for HD video recording, the DSP
handles various image rendering processes,
such as dynamic range stretch
(DRS), gamma, 12-axis
oaching 35mm Cinematic Expression.
An example of an image with aliasing noise
(from a DSLR camera).
An image without aliasing noise recorded
with the AG-AF100 series.
Image with DRS OFF
Image with DRS ON
Image with VIDEO GAMMA
ND Filter
independent color correction* and detail
enhancement, as well as conversion to HD/
SD video formats − all with exceptional
precision and high image quality.
*12-axis independent color correction can’t be controlled
manually by a customer.
Internal Optical ND Filter
The AG-AF100 series has an internal neutral
density (ND) filter that is essential for video
recording. The dedicated dial on the camera
body lets you adjust the setting in three
steps (1/4ND, 1/16ND, and 1/64ND) with any
type of lenses.
Dynamic Range Stretch Function
DRS recognizes the average brightness of
highlight and shadow areas and then
automatically adjusts the aperture and uses
knee control to suppress blocking in the
shadow areas. In scenes with mixed dark
and light areas, DRS automatically
provides a wider dynamic range with
minimal blown highlights and
blocked shadows.
7-Mode Gamma for Richer Gradation
Drawing on technologies developed for the
VariCam, Panasonic has equipped the
AG-AF100 series with advanced gamma
functions that address seven different
shooting scenarios and enhance your
creative abilities. This includes the cinelike
gamma, which produces the characteristic
warm tone of film recordings.
AG-AF100 series Gamma Modes
Suitable for HD recording.
Works to flatten out a high
contrast scene.
Normal setting for SD (this was
available in the DVX100 series).
Expands the tone of dark parts
and makes a brighter image.
The contrast softens.
Makes the contrast sharper
than LOW
The Cine-Like mode shifted to
prioritize dynamic range.
The Cine-Like mode shifted
to prioritize contrast.
Advanced Image Adjustments
•Color setting with matrix table: Norm
1, Norm 2, Fluo and Cine-Like.
•Adjustable H detail level, V detail level,
detail coring and skin detail.
•Adjustable chroma level, chroma phase
and master pedestal.
•Adjustable color temp: 2400K to 9900K
(preset 3200K/5600K).
•Knee point settings: Auto, Low, Mid and
•Adjustable auto-iris level.
Full-HD (1080p) Variable Frame Rate Recording. An AVCHD Recording for Creative, High-Quality Imag
Normal cinematic shooting (at 24 fps, 25 fps or 30 fps) refers to the same rate as used in film cameras.
The AG-AF100 series can record in 24 fps. 25 fps and 30 fps are the standard frame rates used in the
production of TV commercials, music clips and video software.
Frame rate and effect (59.94Hz)
Speed Effect
in 24p base
200% Quick
Speed Effect
in 30p base
250% Quick
Speed Effect
in 30p base
208% Quick
160% Quick
200% Quick
167% Quick
133% Quick
167% Quick
139% Quick
120% Quick
150% Quick
125% Quick
114% Quick
143% Quick
119% Quick
109% Quick
136% Quick
114% Quick
Lower-speed shooting (at under 22 fps*) lets you attain a fast-motion effect. This technique can be
combined with a warp-speed effect to give special emphasis to flowing water, fast-moving clouds, etc.
100% (Standard) 125% Quick
109% Quick
96% Slow
120% Quick
104% Quick
* When the standard speed is 24 fps in 59.94 Hz mode. For a standard speed of 25 fps in 50 Hz mode, anything under 24 fps
will be undercranked.
92% Slow
115% Quick
100% (Standard)
89% Slow
111% Quick
96% Slow
86% Slow
107% Quick
93% Slow
80% Slow
100% (Standard)
89% Slow
75% Slow
94% Slow
83% Slow
71% Slow
88% Slow
78% Slow
67% Slow
83% Slow
74% Slow
60% Slow
75% Slow
68% Slow
55% Slow
68% Slow
60% Slow
Higher-speed shooting (at over 25 fps*) produces slow-motion effects. This is especially effective for
high-action scenes like car chases or crashes, or to create a dramatic impact in a scene.
50% Slow
63% Slow
56% Slow
44% Slow
56% Slow
52% Slow
* When the standard speed is 24 fps in 59.94 Hz mode. For a standard speed of 25 fps in 50 Hz mode, anything over 26 fps will
be overcranked.
40% Slow
50% Slow
50% Slow
AVCHD PH Mode for the High Image
Quality Required by Professional
select 60 Hz or 50 Hz to support HD
systems used around the world. (For details,
see the video format table on the right page.)
The AG-AF100 series uses the AVCHD
recording format and also supports the highimage-quality PH mode. AVCHD complies
with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile, the
latest motion picture compression
technology. Boasting a compression
efficiency that is more than twice that of the
MPEG-2 system (such as HDV), this
advanced video file format delivers superb
image quality and low data rates. The PH
mode was developed for AVCCAM by
Panasonic exclusively for high-quality
professional video production. This mode
boasts a maximum AVCHD bit rate of 24
Mbps (average: 21 Mbps) and records 1920
x 1080 full-HD images.
* Actual recording is at 60 Hz = 59.94 Hz, 30 Hz = 29.97 Hz,
and 24 Hz = 23.98 Hz, respectively.
Uncompressed LPCM 2-Channel
Recording for High-Quality Sound
* Cannot be played in 1080/60p mode. 720p VFR not
supported. Class 6 or higher SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory
Card is required for VFR recording.
The PH mode supports uncompressed 16-bit
LPCM 2-channel digital audio recording for
high-quality sound in addition to Dolby Digital
2-channel audio. The HA/HE mode employs
Dolby Digital 2-channel audio recording only.
Multi HD Format Compatibility
The AVCHD PH mode is compatible with
multiple HD formats, such as 1080/60i,
1080/30p, 1080/24p and 720/60p.
Additionally, the AG-AF100 series lets you
1080p Variable Frame Rate
The AG-AF100 series has inherited and
further advanced the acclaimed functions of
the VariCam that is widely used in producing
movies, TV programs and TV commercials.
The new Variable Frame Rate (VFR) function*
supports full-HD (1920 x 1080) progressive
mode. Armed with a 20-step undercrank
(lower frame rate)/overcrank (higher frame
rate) function, the AG-AF100 series is
capable of producing cinematic images such
as a 1/2.5x slow-motion effect and 2x fastmotion effect when played in 24p mode.
SDXC Memory Card Supported
The AG-AF100 series
supports the new SDXC
Memory Card. The SDXC
Memory Card is a nextgeneration large-capacity
data storage device with
upgraded versions of the file
system (FAT) and physical specifications of
the SDHC Memory Card. Thanks to a large
storage capacity, which exceeds the 32 GB
limit of the SDHC Memory Card, the SDXC
Memory Card can handle large data volumes
of 48 GB or 64 GB. It also boasts a high
maximum data transfer speed of 22 MB/s*
and a wide operating temperature range of
-25° to 85°C (-13°F to 185°F).
The AG-AF100 series can also use the
SDHC and SD Memory Cards.
* The data transfer speed varies depending on the
operating system of the SD-compatible devices. The
indicated rate was measured at a maximum specification
point specified by Panasonic.
Two Card Slots for Relay Recording
The AG-AF100
series has two
memory card
slots. The active
slot for recording
can be switched,
and the internal
relay recording function enables continuous
recording by automatically changing the
recording card media. By using two SDXC
Memory Cards, the AG-AF100 series can
record up to 12 hours in PH mode or 48
hours in HE mode*. Video clips can be copied
between cards mounted in the two slots.
*When two 64-GB SDXC Memory Cards are used.
The maximum continuous recording time is 12 hours
regardless of the recording mode. A Class 4 or higher
SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card is required for recording in
PH or HA mode. For other recording modes, use a Class 2
or higher SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card. (The use of a
Panasonic SDXC Memory Card is recommended.)
ge Production.
Comparison of HD Recording Formats
Pixel (H x V)
1440 × 1080
1920 × 1080
Compression Method
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
HD image format of AG-AF100 series
Image Format
59.94 Hz
50 Hz
1080 (only PH mode)
720 (only PH mode)
Sample comparison: When a flash causes large
contrast differences and reduces depth
perception, HDV shows considerable block
noise, while AVCHD in PH mode minimizes
AVCHDHD Recording Mode of AG-AF100 series
Max. Recording Time
(64GB SDXC Memory Card x 2)
Bit Rate
Image Size
Approx. 21 Mbps (Average),
Max 24Mbps
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
LPCM 2 ch
Approx. 12 hours*
Dolby Digital 2 ch
HA Mode
Approx. 17 Mbps (Average)
1920 x 1080
Dolby Digital 2 ch Approx. 16 hours*
HE Mode
Approx. 6 Mbps (Average)
1440 x 1080
Dolby Digital 2 ch Approx. 48 hours*
PH Mode
* When two 64-GB SDXC Memory Cards are used.
The maximum continuous recording time is 12 hours regardless of the recording mode.
SMPTE Time-Code Recording and
Synchro Function
The built-in SMPTE time-code generator lets
you select the Drop Frame/Non-Drop Frame
and Free Run/Rec Run modes and preset.
User bits are also provided.
Connecting two cameras with a TC preset
in/out (video out) connector allows the
slave camera, to synchronize with the
master camera*.
*After synchronization, each camera’s time-code runs
separately and not be guaranteed to match precisely.
Still Image Capture (Still Picture)
A frame can be captured from HD video as a
still image equivalent to two megapixels
(1920 x 1080).
* Still images cannot be captured during motion image
recording or in Pre-rec mode.
Camera Metadata Recording
Camera settings for recording operation can
be saved as metadata in a clip file. By
loading a clip file, the saved settings can be
immediately applied.
Diverse Recording Functions
•Clip thumbnail display: You can preview a
clip and also quickly delete a clip from the
thumbnail list displayed on the LCD
•Interval Rec: Records one frame at a time
in set intervals (1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec,
1 min, 2 min). Only in 1080/24p and 25p
mode. Audio recording not possible.
•Pre-rec: While in standby mode, you can
continuously store, and subsequently
record, up to approx. 3 seconds. This
helps to ensure that you always get the
shot you want.
•Shot mark: Allows convenient OK or NG
marking, and can be added to each clip
during or after recording.
•Index: Scenes can be marked with up to
100 index flags per clip.
•Rec check: You can check the end of the
most recently recorded clip with one-touch
•Last clip delete: Only the most recently
recorded clip is deleted with this one-touch
function, adding practical convenience to
everyday operation. It can be assigned as
a User button function if desired.
SDI (24Psf) Output and Auto Rec
The HD/SD SDI output terminal can output
HD signals, including 1080/24Psf, or
down-converted SD video signals
(selectable from the menu). The terminal
also supports Auto Rec to enable backup
recording in link with Rec Start/Stop when
a Panasonic recorder equipped with the
same function, such as the AG-HPG20, is
used. Embedded audio is also supported.
*The 24PsF output recording is only possible on the
AJ-HPM200 or other third party recorders which support
24PsF input.
microphone, external microphone or line
input. Large, easy-to-use level dials are
also provided.
•Sensor marker/measuring hook: This
makes it easy to measure the distance
from the subject.
Down-Converted SD Video Output
Functions and Specifications
Designed for Professional Use
The AG-AF100 series has an internal
down-converter so that it can output SD
(480/576) signals from SDI, HDMI or VIDEO
OUT. The 16:9/4:3 aspect conversion
mode can be selected from three types
(side crop, letterbox, squeeze).
* Side crop output cannot be selected when an SDI/HDMI
output terminal is used.
HDMI Digital HD Output Terminal
Marker/Grid Display
The AG-AF100 series is equipped with a
next-generation HDMI (High Definition
Multimedia Interface) output terminal for
digital transferring of high-quality HD video
and audio signals.
The LCD monitor and viewfinder can
display a safety zone marker of 90%, 4:3,
14:9, 1.85:1, 2:1 or 2.35:1, or a 3x3 grid
similar to the one in a digital SLR camera.
Professional System Design
* A separately purchased cable may be required for
connecting the AG-AF100 series to a professional
monitor via HDMI.
XLR Input for Pro-Quality Audio
In addition to the internal highperformance stereo microphone, the
AG-AF100 series comes equipped with
two-channel XLR audio input terminals
with a 48 V phantom power supply. Each
channel can be selected from the internal
•Grip: The large grip is easy to hold and is
also detachable. The grip allows
comfortable use in any shooting situation.
•Handle: The large handle is designed for
professional use. It has a shoe adaptor
and threaded holes for mounting various
peripheral accessories. The handle is
also detachable.
Handle and Upper
Control Button
XLR Audio Input
•Scene file: Saves six sets of camera
settings and allows for a quick change of
•Mode check: Displays a list of the
camera settings on the viewfinder and
•Zebra: Select any two levels from among
50% to 105%, in 5% steps.
•Color bar: Outputs a color bar signal.
•Remote terminal: Enables remote
operation of iris, focus, Rec Start/Stop
and index functions.
•USB 2.0: Type mini-B USB port for
connection of a PC in DEVICE mode.
•Tally lamps: Provided on the unit's front
and rear.
Measuring Hook
Detachable Handle and Grip
Memory Cards
Shoulder Strap
Battery Pack
DC Cable
AC Adaptor/Charger
Micro Four Thirds Lens*
Four Thirds Lens
Cinema Lens
(Include 24PsF)
Mount Adaptor
Mount Adaptor
HD Recorder or HD Monitor
AG-AF100 series
SD Monitor
35 mm Film Lens
Compatible Lens Adaptor
HDMI Monitor
Other Lens
Other Lens Adaptor
USB 2.0
Supplied Accessories
* Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all lenses that are mountable on the AG-AF100 series.
Windows PC or Mac
Ideal Controls for Image Production. Unique System Design and a Wealth of Interfaces.
FILM CAM Mode for Movie
Wide ISO Sensitivity (Gain)
Setting Range
The AG-AF100 series features switchable
FILM CAM and VIDEO CAM modes. In
FILM CAM mode, the variable frame rate
can be used. In addition, the synchro scan
and shutter can be indicated and set with
the opening angle, instead of seconds,
while the sensitivity can be indicated and
set in ISO, instead of dB. This makes
operation easier for users who are familiar
with film camera operation.
The sensitivity can be set between ISO 200
and ISO 3200 (in FILM CAM mode), or the
gain can be adjusted between 18 dB and
-6 dB (in VIDEO CAM mode). The 3-position
(L, M, H) gain switch can be assigned with
three desired settings for quick switching.
The negative gain (-3 dB, -6 dB) is effective
for reducing sensitivity and reducing noise.
Slow/Synchro/High-speed Shutter
The shutter speed can be set from a slow
1/2 sec to a fast 1/2000 sec in VIDEO CAM
mode. The AG-AF100 series is also
equipped with a synchro scan function to
allow setting from 10° to 360° in 0.5° steps
(including 172.8°) in FILM CAM mode.
When combined with the variable frame
rate, this function enables detailed settings
for a blurred or time-lapse effect.
Screen displayed in FILM CAM mode.
New Functions: Area Focusing and
Area Iris Functions
(Compatible lens only)
Using the newly provided function knob
(cursor key), you can select a desired area
in the frame and set it as a target zone for
focusing, iris adjustment and YGET
(brightness measurement). This new
function facilitates the recording of images
in which the subject is not in the center of
the frame. In addition to the above three
modes, there are two other modes:
simultaneous focusing/iris adjustment and
simultaneous focusing/YGET. You can
select and set any of these five modes.
Screen displayed when the area function is in use.
Focus Assist Function
The AG-AF100 series is equipped with an
HD focus assist function. The focus bar
indicates the focus level and the focusin-red display shows the focus area. These
two display functions help you to focus
more smoothly. A face detection function is
also provided, and area auto focus and
area auto iris are possible.
Focus assist ON
Simplified Waveform and
Vectorscope Display
The AG-AF100 series has waveform and
vectorscope display functions as well. A
single touch of the WFM key displays the
waveform or vectors of the captured video
signal on the LCD monitor.
Three User Buttons
Three user buttons are provided for
one-touch operation of frequently used
functions. Two buttons are located on the
control panel, and one button is placed at
the upper part of the grip handle. Each
button can be assigned with any of the
following 14 functions.
Assignable Functions
INH: No assigned function
REC CHECK: Recording check
FACE DETECT: Face detection function
FOCUS ASSIST: Displays edge in red
CAPTURE: Records the image as a
JPEG file on an SD card
ATW: ATW (auto-tracking white
balance) on/off
ATW Lock: ATW lock on/off
SHOT MARK: Adds shot marks to the clip
INDEX: Scene indexing
LAST CLIP: Deletes the most recently
recorded clip
BACKLIGHT: Automatic aperture correction
for scenes with backlighting
SPOTLIGHT: Automatic aperture correction
for scenes with spotlights
BLACK FADE: Fade-in/fade-out from
and to black
Large Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
The large, high-quality viewfinder (11.43
mm (0.45 inches), approx. 1,226,000-dot
equivalent [852 x 480 x 3 (RGB)]) can be
tilted up to a 90° angle. The variable
angle color monitor features a color LCD
panel (87.63 mm (3.45 inches), approx.
921,000 dots [1920 x 480]) with an aspect
ratio of 16:9, and facilitates low-angle/
high-angle shooting, viewing and menu
Fade-in/fade-out from
and to white
PC Software and a Wealth Of Options to Support Professional Workflows
AVCCAM Restorer
(download free*1)
(supplied with CD-ROM*1)
AVCCAM Viewer for Windows® PC/
Mac*2 makes it easy to preview
AVCCAM files. Files can be played
from an SD Memory Card, Blu-ray
Disc, or hard disk, and saved to a PC
(hard disk) from an SD Memory Card
or Blu-ray Disc. Files can also be
copied to an SD Memory Card or
Blu-ray Disc*2 or deleted and meta
data can be displayed and input.
AVCCAM Restorer software can also be used to restore files that
were damaged, for example, by a power interruption during
Viewing Software for AVCHD files
HD Content File Restore Software
AVCCAM Restorer System Requirement
[for Windows PC] • Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4 GHz or higher CPU is recommended.
• OS: Microsoft Windows7 (32bit), Windows Vista (32bit), Windows XP SP3 (32bit)
• RAM: 1GB or more (2GB or more recommended)
[for Mac] • CPU: Intel® Core™ Duo 2.0 GHz or faster (including compatible CPU)
• OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.4 (Tiger) • RAM: 1 GB or more
(2 GB or more recommended)
AVCCAM Viewer System Requirement
[for Windows PC] • CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo (2.4 GHz or faster) • OS: Microsoft®
Windows7 (32bit), Windows Vista® (32bit), Windows XP SP3 (32bit) • RAM: 1GB or more
(2GB or more recommended)
[for Mac] • CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.6 GHz or faster • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow
Leopard), 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.4 (Tiger) • RAM: 1 GB or more (2 GB or more
*1: AVCCAM Viewer software can be downloaded for free from the following Panasonic
website. PASS registration is required. For details, please visit the following website and
click on “Support and Downloading Information.”
*2: Copying and playing data on Blu-ray Discs (BD-RE Ver 3.0) are not supported by Mac
OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Do not insert a disc [DVD (AVCHD)] produced with the provided HD
Writer 2.5E software into a device that does not support the AVCHD standard. If it is
inserted into such a device, the disc may not eject. Also, do not play the disc with a device
that does not support the AVCHD standard.
*1: AVCCAM Restorer is included in the supplied CD-ROM. This software can also be
downloaded free. For details, please visit the following website and click on “Support and
Downloading Information.”
AVCCAM SD Card File Recovery
File Recovery Software
(download free*1)
This application recovers accidentally deleted video data on an SD
Memory Card recorded by an AVCCAM camera recorder.
AVCCAM SD Card File Recovery System Requirement
[for Windows PC] • Intel® Pentium III 1.0 GHz or higher CPU ( PC/AT PC) is
recommended. • OS: Microsoft Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3
• RAM: 1GB or more (2GB or more recommended)
[for Mac] • CPU: Intel® Core™ Duo 2.0 GHz or faster (including compatible CPU)
• OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.4 (Tiger)
• RAM: 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
*1: AVCCAM SD Card File Recovery can be downloaded for free from the following
Panasonic website.
Optional Accessories
As of November, 2010
647.7mm (25.5 inches) Wide
HD/SD LCD monitor
Battery Pack
• 7.2 V, 5,800 mAh
431.8 mm (17 inches) Wide
HD/SD LCD monitor
Micro Four Thirds Lens
Four Thirds Lens
45-200mm/F4.0-F5.6/MEGA O.I.S.
14-45mm/F3.5-F5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH.
14-140mm/F4.0-F5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
20mm/F1.7 ASPH.
FISHEYE 8mm/F3.5
14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
14-50mm/F3.8-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
14-150mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
*These options are not available in some areas.
213.36 mm (8.4 inches)
HD/SD LCD monitor
XLR Microphone
• Sensitivity: -40 dB ±3.5 dB
(0dB=1V/Pa, at 1kHz)
• Maximum Input level: 127 dB
(1000Hz, Distortion within 1%)
• S/N: More than 69 dB
200.66 mm (7.9 inches) Wide
HD/SD LCD monitor
25mm/F1.4 ASPH.
Mount adaptor
(for Four Thirds Lens)
Other Manufacturers’ Products
Memory Card
45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
431.8 mm (17 inches) Wide
HD/SD LCD monitor
14-35mm f2.0 SWD
Power Supply:
Power Consumption:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
DC 7.3 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
12.4 W (when recording)
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
10 % to 80 % (No condensation)
Approx. 1.3 kg (Approx. 2.9 lb.)
(Excluding the handle, grip, battery and accessories)
163.4 mm × 195 mm × 290.4 mm
(6-7/16 inches × 7-11/16 inches × 11-7/16 inches)
(Including the handle and grip)
Pick-up Device:
4/3 MOS fixed pickup device, single panel (primary color filter)
Picture Elements:
Effective picture elements: Approx. 12,400,000 pixels
Single panel (16:9)
Image Size:
Valid image range: Approx. 17.8 mm (H) × Approx. 10.0 mm (V)
Not included
Lens Mount:
Micro Four Thirds system Lens mount
ND Filter:
1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Gain Settings:
[VIDEO CAM mode] −6dB to 18dB (3dB step)
[FILM CAM mode] ISO200 to ISO3200
Color Temperature settings:ATW, ATW LOCK, preset 3200K, preset 5600K,
preset VAR, Ach, Bch
Shutter Speed:
[59.94 Hz]
60i/p mode: 1/60 sec. 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/500 sec.,
1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
30p mode: 1/30 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
24p mode: 1/24 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
[50 Hz]
50i/p mode: 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.,
1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
25p mode: 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec.,
1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec.
Shutter Speed:
[VIDEO CAM mode/ 59.94Hz]
(Syncro Scan)
60i/p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/250.6 sec.
[VIDEO CAM mode/ 50Hz]
50i/p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
[FILM CAM mode]
10.0 d to 180.0 d to 360.0 d (0.5 d step)
Shutter Speed:
60i/p mode:1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec.
VIDEO CAM mode only 30p mode:1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec.
24p mode:1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
50i/p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25 sec.
25p mode:1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
Normal Sensitivity:
F8.0 normal (2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflex, 1080 59.94i)
Horizontal Resolution: 800 TV lines (at center standard)
Recording Format:
AVCHD compliant (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Recording Media*:
SD Memory Card: Up to 512MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card: 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB,
32 GB (FAT32)
SDXC Memory Card : 48 GB, 64GB (exFAT)
*However, above Class4 is supported in PH and HA modes,
and above Class6 is supported during VFR recording.
Recording Format:
[59.94Hz] PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p,
1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98
HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i
[50Hz] PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p,
720/25p, HA/HE mode: 1080/50i
As of November, 2010
Transmission Rate:
Interval Recording:
PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR)
HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
Off/1 sec. /10 sec. /30 sec. /1 min. /2 min.
* Recording mode is fixed to PH 1080/24p (59.94 Hz) and
PH 1080/25p (50 Hz) and the maximum shooting time is 24 hours.
Recording Time: Approx. 12 hours (PH mode 1920 x 1080 or
1280 x 720 with two 64GB SDXC memory cards)
VFR Recording:
[1080/24p, 30p] 12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/
27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 frame/sec.
[1080/25p] 12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/
27/28/30/32/34/37/42/45/48/50 frame/sec.
Maximum Number of Clips:Continual recording: 900 Clips (SD Memory Card x 1)
(Record after memory card is formatted and without
removing the SD Memory Card.)
Playback: 1000 Clips (up to 1000 clips displayed)
Still Image Capture Function:Recording Format: JPEG
9 thumbnail displays, Clip deletion, Protect, Format
[Video Output]
BNC x 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75Ω
[59.94Hz] 1080/60i, 1080/24psF, 720/60p, 480/60i
[50Hz] 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i
HDMI x 1, (HDMI TypeA terminal), VIERA Link not supported
[59.94Hz] 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60p
[50Hz] 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p
RCA pin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω
[59.94Hz] 480/60i [50Hz] 576/50i
[Audio recording playback]
Recording Format:
PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM digital/2ch switch
HA/HE mode: Dolby Digital/2ch
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
Encoding: 16 bit
Compressed Bit Rate: Dolby Digital: PH mode: 384 kbpsHA, HE mode: 256 kbps
[Audio Input/Output]
Built-in Microphone:
Audio Input:
AUDIO Output:
SDI Output:
HDMI Output:
Stereo microphone
XLR (3 pin) x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2),
LINE/MIC selectable, high impedance
LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: −50 dBu/−60 dBu (menu selectable)
RCA pin jack × 2 (CH1, CH2), 316 mV, 600 Ω
2ch (linear PCM)
2ch (linear PCM)/5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
3.5mm diameter, stereo mini jack × 1
20 mm (round) × 1
[Other Connectors]
Camera Remote:
Super mini jack (2.5 mm diameter) (S/S)
Mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) (FOCUS, IRIS)
INDEX Remote:
Super mini jack (2.5mm diameter)
IN: 1.0 V to 4.0 V [p-p], 10 kΩ
(also used for VIDEO OUT)OUT: 2.0 V ±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
Card reader function (no copyright protection support)
Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
LCD Monitor:
Viewfinder 3.45 type, wide LCD color monitor (Approx. 920,000 dots)
wide 0.45 type LCD color monitor
(Approx. 1,226,000 dots equivalent)
[Standard Accessories]
Battery, AC adaptor/Battery charger, AC power supply cable/DC cable,
Wireless remote control and battery, Eye cup, Microphone holder,
Microphone holder screws, Microphone holder adaptor, Cable clamper.
Screws for cable clamper, Manuals, CD-ROM
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. Specifications are subject to change
without notice.
SD Memory Card Recorder: Lower Operating Costs, Better for the Environment
SD Reduces Total Cost of Ownership
(1) Faster, easier editing because digitization is not necessary
(2) Lower media costs because memory cards are reusable
(3) Lower maintenance costs because there is no moving mechanism
By reducing editing, media and maintenance costs,
AVCCAM can help improve your bottom line. Users can
also take advantage of a special 3-year free-repair service
program that Panasonic offers for AVCCAM equipment.
The SD Memory Card Helps Preserve the Environment
with Its Reusability and Low Power Consumption
The SDHC/SD Memory Card media for the AVCCAM camcorder is totally free from
abrasion and dropout. There is no drive mechanism required, as there is for tape
and disc-based recorders, so power consumption is low and size and weight are
reduced. Malfunctions are less likely to occur, and
there is no need to replace heads or transport
components. This translates into lower costs and
easier maintenance, greater energy savings, and less Recording
SD Memory Card
waste when the unit is eventually disposed of. All of
these features help to conserve the environment.
*AVCHD and the AVCHD logo are registered trademark of Sony Corporation and Panasonic Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbols are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. HDMI and the
HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. SD Logo is a trademark. SDHC logo marks are a registered trademark.
SDXC logo marks are a registered trademark. Apple, Macintosh, Mac OS, Quick Time and Final Cut Studio are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Pentium,
Core and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Micro Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Logo marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Imaging Corp., in
Japan, the United States, the European Union and other countries.
Please refer to the latest Non-linear Compatibilty Information, AVCHD
Support and Downlord and Service Information, etc. at panasonic web site.
[Countries and Regions]
Panasonic Corporation
Systems Business Group
2-15 Matsuba-cho, Kadoma, Osaka 571-8503
Phone +81 6 6901 1161 Fax +81 6 6908 5969
+54 1 308 1610
+61 2 9986 7400
+973 252292
+32 (0) 2 481 04 57
+55 11 3889 4035
+1 905 624 5010
+86 10 6515 8828
Hong Kong
+852 2313 0888
Czech Republic +420 236 032 552/511
+45 43 20 08 57
+20 2 23938151
Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia
+358 (9) 521 52 53
+33 (0) 1 55 93 66 67
Germany, Austria+49 (0)611 235 0
+30 210 96 92 300
+36 (1) 382 60 60
+91 120 247 1000
+62 21 385 9449
+98 21 2271463
(Panasonic Office)+98 2188791102
+39 02 6788 367
+962 6 5859801
+7 727 298 0891
+82 2 2106 6641
+96 522431385
+96 11665557
Malaysia +60 3 7809 7888
+52 55 5488 1000
+31 73 64 02 577
New Zealand
+64 9 272 0100
+47 67 91 78 00
+92 5370320 (SNT)
+972 2 2988750
+507 229 2955
+51 1 614 0000
+63 2 633 6163
+48 (22) 338 1100
+351 21 425 77 04
Puerto Rico
+1 787 750 4300
+40 21 211 4855
Russia & CIS
+7 495 6654205
Saudi Arabia
+96 626444072
+65 6270 0110
Slovak Republic +421 (0) 2 52 92 14 23
Slovenia, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia,
Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro
+36 (1) 382 60 60
South Africa
+27 11 3131622
+34 (93) 425 93 00
+46 (8) 680 26 41
+41 (0) 41 259 96 32
+963 11 2318422/4
+886 2 2227 6214
+66 2 731 8888
+90 216 578 3700
U.A.E. (for All Middle East)
+971 4 8862142
Ukraine +380 44 4903437
+44(0)1344 70 69 13
+1 877 803 8492
+848 38370280
Factories of Systems Business Group have received
ISO14001:2004-the Environmental Management
System certification. (Except for 3rd party’s peripherals.)
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