Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCCAM Camera

Featuring a stylish, easy-to-handle design, the AG-AC90 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder captures native 1920 x 1080 resolution images and records in 1080/60p, 60i, 30p and 24p, as well as in standard definition (480/60i) in 60Hz.


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Featuring a stylish, easy-to-handle design, the AG-AC90 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder captures native 1920 x 1080 resolution images and records in 1080/60p, 60i, 30p and 24p, as well as in standard definition (480/60i) in 60Hz.

The AC90 debuts a premium professional AVCCAM HD recording mode, the PS mode (28 Mbps, 60p only), and also records video in the PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), and the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps) as well as SD (at 9 Mbps.) Shooters will find invaluable its wide 29.8mm to 357.6 mm (35mm equivalent)12X optical zoom lens with three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris for a wide viewing angle, and Panasonic's exclusive Nano Surface Lens Coating that reduces ghosting and flares.

The AC90 includes; a five-axis image stabilizer that dramatically improves stabilization for hand-held shooting; a 4K2K pixel shifting technology for a sharper image; and an Intelligent Zoom Auto that provides seamless digital zooming up to 25X magnification while minimizing decreases in resolution. The standard zoom length is 12X.

With two SD slots for continuous recording, the AC90 can record up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDB cards in PS mode,. (There will be a skip in the video as it changes to the second card) The two slots can also be utilized for simultaneous back-up recording. Additionally the camera can be set up to record video on one card and the Stills on the second card.

The AC90 is compatible with Panasonic's ultra high-speed UHS-1 Memory Card series (in addition to providing SDXC and SDHC card support), with transfer rates of 90MBs, 4-1/2 times as fast as the previous generation of SDHC media.

The AC90 includes such desirable professional features as SMPTE time code/User Bite recording; and two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls). Standard professional interfaces include an HDMI output, USB 2.0 (mini B-type), Multi-AV output, and a built-in stereo or 5.1 Dolby Digital microphone. The camcorder features two locking XLR audio inputs with switches for mic/line, two RCA audio outputs. The camera can also record 2 channels of uncompressed audio.

For editing or playback, professionals can transfer content by inserting the SD Memory Card into Mac or PC computers or by connecting the camera directly via its USB 2.0 interface. Panasonic's AVCCAM Importer software, a QuickTime plug-in component that eliminates the need to convert AVCHD files to ProRES422 files before editing in Final Cut Pro, is available as a free download from the company's web site.

  • 3-year limited warranty (one year plus two extra years upon registration).
  • BSI (backside illumination) type 3-mos image sensors have an effective pixel count of 2,190,000.
  • Audio CH1/CH2 with individual level controls and input selection.
  • Focus in Red button shows when your subject is in focus by outlining subject edges in red.
  • Remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom and Rec Start/Stop functions.
  • Handle grip contains both the Rec Start/Stop button and a zoom speed control for the lens.
  • Still shots with 3-megapixel resolution. (Still shots can also be captured during video recording.).
  • Six present scene settings that can be freely changed to meet your shooting style.
  • Seven programmable user buttons, three are actual buttons and the other four are on the LCD.
  • 2x, 5x and 10x digital zoom function.
  • Versatile pro recording functions, including Interval Record, Pre-Record, Record Check, Last Clip Delete.
  • Widescreen 1.15-million pixel 3.5-inch LCD color monitor that rotates 270 degrees.
  • F1.5 lens offers rendering good lowlight performance.
  • HD/SD Multi-Formats: 60 Hz mode & 50 Hz model.
  • Large-capacity 5,400 mAh battery provides about 6 hrs. of continuous shooting in PH mode.


General Specifications -
Power Consumption:  12.9 W
Operating Temperature:  0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity:  10% to 80% (no condensation)
Weight:  Approx. 1.50 kg (Approx. 3.3 lb/main unit only)
Approx. 1.78 kg (Approx. 3.9 lb/with battery and an SD card)
Dimensions (W X H X D)::  160 mm x 195 mm x 350 mm excluding protruding parts
(6-5/16 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 13-1/16 inches)
Camera Specifications-
Pickup Devices:  1/4.7 type 3MOS image sensor
Effective pixels:
Approx. 8,040K (Approx. 2,630K x 3)
Lens:  Auto Iris optical zoom (Full range AF)
F value (focal length):
F1.5 to F2.8 (Focal length; 2.84 mm to 34.1 mm)
35 mm equivalent:
Motion picture/Still picture; 29.8 mm to 388.8 mm (16:9)
Minimum focus distance:
Approx. 3.5 cm (1.4 inches) (Wide)
Approx. 1.2 m (3.9 feet) (Tele)
Filter Diameter:  49 mm
Zoom:  12x optical zoom, 25x i.Zoom, 2x/5x/10x digital zoom
Shutter Speed:  60i/60p/50p:
1/30 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (auto slow shutter ON)
1/60 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (auto slow shutter OFF)
1/24 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (auto slow shutter ON)
1/50 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (auto slow shutter OFF)
at motion picture recording, manual mode
Image Stabilizer Function:  Optical (hybrid optical image stabilizer, active mode)
Minimum Illumination:  Approx. 5 lx (iA mode, auto slow shutter ON)
Memory Card Recorder Section -
Recording Format:  AVCHD version 2.0 compliant, AVCHD Progressive
Motion Picture Compression:  MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Compression:  Dolby Digital (5.1ch/2 ch)
Recording Mode:  Please see the table below.
Still Picture Recording Format:  JPEG corresponding (Design rule for Camera File
system, based on Exif 2.2 standard)
Recording Media:  SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card,
SDXC Memory Card
Video Output-
AV Multi Output:  Component video output level:
Y: 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω
PB: 0.7 V [p-p], 75Ω
PR: 0.7 V [p-p], 75Ω
AV video output level:
1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω
HDMI Output(Video):  HDMI™ 1080p/1080i/480p
Audio Input/Output-
LINE:  2 ch (AV Multi terminal)
HDMI Output (Audio):  Dolby Digital
Headphones Output:  3.5 mm stereo mini jack
XLR Input:  XLR (3 pin) x 2 (INPUT1/INPUT2),
LINE: 0 dBu