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Panasonic AG-AC30PJ Full-HD AVCCAM Handheld Camcorder


The AG-AC30, a handheld camcorder with superb low-light functionality and many professional-level features and tools, is the ideal camera for any prosumer. With a list of features that includes a powerful 20X optical zoom, wide-angle 29.1mm lens, LED light for low-light shooting, two-channel XLR audio inputs, simultaneous record or relay record with hot swap, and full HD (1080p) recording, the entry-level AC30 is ideal for shooting weddings & other events, web videos, business conferences, exhibits and more! The camcorder's advanced functionality is defined by its 29.1mm/F1.8 lens that allows the operator to fit more people and background into the frame, especially useful in narrow spaces. Its powerful 20X optical/40x super-high resolution zoom facilitates shooting scenes that are difficult to access.

The effective area of the AC30's 1/3.1-inch Back Side Illumination (BSI) sensor has been increased to achieve the high-image quality of 6.03M effective pixels, producing bright, beautiful shots even in dark places. The sensor's processing speed is advanced to approximately 1.5 times conventional speed, and a new Noise Reduction function reduces noise for crisp, vibrant FHD images. The built-in LED Light - featuring color conversion and diffusion filters and an average illumination of 300 lux at three feet -- is ideal for shooting events like nighttime weddings. The AC30 weighs just over three pounds. A lightweight, durable magnesium-alloy frame is used for the camcorder handle, increasing strength, and a large lens hood blocks light more effectively to reduce lens flare while permitting subjects to be seen from behind the hood.

With dual SD card slots and the capability to record on both cards simultaneously, the AC30's Relay Auto Switch functionality provides dependable back-up recording or the ability to switch from one card to the other for extended recording times. The AC30 records in AVCHD to 28Mbps and MP4/MOV to 50Mbps. The camcorder incorporates Intelligent AF (Auto Focus) with improvements in speed, tracking and stability. Focus assist functions include Focus Expand, Focus Peaking and Area Mode, which enables focusing in any desired area. Professional assist functions include a histogram display, color bar monitor and zebra pattern.

Other key features encompass powerful 5-Access Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) that thoroughly suppresses blurring all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots, and a three-manual, multi-purpose lens ring that provides fine adjustments and precise control of Focus, Zoom and Iris. An illuminating LED ring allows recording verification and serves as a tally light to make shooting smoother. The AC30 offers a new 0.24-inch, 1.55 million-dot EVF, which can be tilted for added convenience. The versatile three-inch, slide-retractable LCD can serve as HD monitor and menu-setting touch panel. The two-channel XLR audio inputs enable the use of professional, high-performance microphones for recording high-quality sound, including connection to mics requiring a +48V phantom power supply and to audio equipment with +4dB output. The camcorder is also equipped with an HDMI interface.


  • 3.0-inch (type) Slide-Retractable LCD with Touch Operation
  • Tiltable Viewfinder with Eyecup
  • Sturdy Handle
  • 3 Manual Rings
  • Illuminating LED Ring
  • 2-Channel XLR Audio Input Terminals
  • Dual SD Card Slot - Relay Recording/Simultaneous Recording
  • Built-in LED Video Light
  • 1/3.1-inch (type) BSI Sensor
  • Optical 20x Zoom
  • 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +
  • 29.5mm Wide-Angle


  • Camera
  • Image Sensor: 1/3.1-type BSI MOS Sensor
  • Effective Pixels: 6.03 megapixels [16:9]
  • F Value: F1.8 - F3.6
  • Optical Zoom: 20x
  • Focal Length: 4.08 - 81.6 mm
  • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image/Still Image): 29.5 - 612 mm [16:9]
  • Filter Diameter: 49 mm
  • Lens Brand: Panasonic Lens
  • Standard Illumination: 1400 lx
  • Minimum Illumination: 1.4 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/30) (AG-AC30PJ/PB); 1.2 lx (Super Gain 36dB, Shutter 1/25) (AG-AC30EJ)
  • Focus: Auto / Manual
  • White Balance: ATW / ATW Lock / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K-15000K) /AWB Ach / AWB Bch
  • Iris: Auto / Manual
  • Image Stabilizer: 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Level Shot Function

  • Recording Media: SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
  • Recording Format: MOV / MP4 / AVCHD: AVCHD Progressive
  • Video Compression Method: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Audio Compression Method: MOV: LPCM (2ch) / MP4: LPCM (2ch) / AVCHD: Dolby Audio (2ch)
  • System Frequency: 59.94Hz (AG-AC30PJ/PB) / 50.00Hz (AG-AC30EJ)
  • Thumbnail Display: 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
  • Microphone: Stereo Microphone
  • Speaker: Dynamic type

  • Power Supply: 7.2V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption: 11.7W (Recording) / 27.4W (Charging)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.69 x 6.69 x 13.2 inch
  • Weight (w/o Battery and SD Card): 3.31 lb
  • LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch (3.0 type) Wide LCD monitor (Approx. 460K dots)
  • Viewfinder: 0.24-inch (0.24 type) Wide EVF (Approx. 1,555K dots equivalent)
  • Manual Ring: Focus / Zoom / Iris

Item Includes:

  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (2,900mAh)
  • AV Cable
  • Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Holder Screws (2 Screws)
  • Input Terminal Cap (2 Caps)
  • Eye Cup
  • Lens Cap
  • LED Light Filter (Diffusion Filter / Color Conversion Filter)