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Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder

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Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder - Kit Includes AC Adapter/Charger, 2640 mAh Battery Pack, AC Cable, DC Cable, Wireless Remote Controller w/Battery, Shoulder Strap, Lens Hood & Cap, XLR Audio Adapter Cap, CD-ROM, AVCCAM Restorer (PC/Mac), 1-Year Warranty (Expands to 3-Years Once Camera is Registered)

Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder

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A professional AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder that features solid state DV as well as HD recording capabilities, making it ideal for customers who desire both formats. The HMC80 with its high-resolution 3-megapixel imager offers multiple AVCCAM recording formats and enhanced professional functions for stable, shoulder-mount shooting.

The HMC80 uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high profile encoding – which provides a doubling of bandwidth efficiency and improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression based formats (e.g. HDV) – so recordings look clean and crisp, even during fast motion, without image degradation or dropouts. The camera offers useful solid-state recording functions including pre-record, interval recording, shot marker and metadata capture. Additional features include waveform monitor display, focus assists such as focus bar display and enlarged display, auto focus with face detection, white balance, mode display, zebra display, color bars, tally lamps, slow smooth zoom and soft landing, slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions, and three programmable user buttons. A wireless remote is also included.

It can also take 10.6-megapixel still images and store them as standard JPEGs on the solid state card. AVCHD recordings and stills can be directly played back from the SD card on a wide range of low-cost players including Panasonic Blu-ray players, laptop PCs and advanced game consoles.

Using just one 32GB SDHC memory card, a user can record three hours of full resolution 1920x1080 video and audio in PH mode, four hours at HA mode and 5.3 hours at HG mode. In the HE mode, the camera can record up to 12 hours of 1440 x 1080 HD content on a 32GB SDHC card. Up to 2 hours of DV content can be recorded on a single 32GB SDHC card.

FEATURES

• Records stunning 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 AVCHD video with high sensitivity
• Four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes: HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), HG mode (approx.13 Mbps), the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps) and the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps).
• supports the following HD formats in PH mode at 60Hz: 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 1080/24pN, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24pN; in HA, HG and HE modes, it records in 1080/60i.
• records 480/60i, 480/30p, 480/24p in standard definition DV directly onto SD cards in the AVI Type 2 file format and offers squeeze, letter box and side crop options.
• User-assignable manual focus ring functions (Focus/Iris/Zoom) for added control; time code/UB recording; time/date stamp; and two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls).
• Lens system captures super sharp images at up to 12X optical zoom and features a 40.8mm (35mm lens equivalent) wide-angle setting
• Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) for smooth stable shooting
• Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS), which helps compensate for wide variations in lighting
• Cine-Like Gamma mode that gives recordings a more film-like look.
• Standard HDMI output (AVCHD only), USB 2.0 (mini B-type devices), composite output (BNC x 1), analog component (BNC x 3), IEEE 1394 output (DV only), and a built-in stereo microphone as well as a 3.5 mm external mic-in jack
• Features two locking XLR inputs with switches for mic/line, and +48V Phantom Power capability.
• Three-year limited warranty (one year plus two extra years upon registration).

Panasonic AGHMC80 camcorder Kit Includes AC Adapter/Charger, 2640 mAh Battery Pack, AC Cable, DC Cable, Wireless Remote Controller w/Battery, Shoulder Strap, Lens Hood & Cap, XLR Audio Adapter Cap, CD-ROM, AVCCAM Restorer (PC/Mac), 1-Year Warranty (Expands to 3-Years Once Camera is Registered)

AVCCAM 3-Year Warranty Repair Program
AVCCAM users can join this service program by simply registering on the following website after purchasing a system. There are no annual fees required. Membership benefits include 3-year limited warranty, AVCCAM product information, and integrated management and AVCCAM products by means of an equipment management system.
Image Sensor 3 x 1/4"
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Color Sampling 4:2:0
Video Codec AVCHD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
HD Record Mode 1080/60i, 1080/30p (over 60i), 1080/24p (native)
720/60p, 720/30p (over 60p), 720/24p (native)
HA, HG and HE mode: 1080/60i only
SD Record Mode AVI Type 2 file format and offers squeeze, letter box and side crop options.
Video Frame Rate AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
DV: AVI Type 2
Recording Modes
PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR)
HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
HG mode: Approx. 13 Mbps (VBR)
HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
Audio Recording Dolby Digital (2 ch)
Linear PCM (Digital/2 ch)
48 kHz
Lens 12x zoom, F1.8 to 2.8 (f=4.0 mm to 48 mm)
35mm equivalent (video): 40.8 mm to 490 mm (16:9)
35mm equivalent (still image): 41.3 mm to 496 mm (3:2)
40.8 mm to 490 mm (16:9), 45.0 mm to 540 mm (4:3)
43mm Filter Thread
Minimum Illumination 1 lux (Gain +34 dB, Slow Shutter: 1/2 sec.)
LCD Display 2.7", 230,000 Pixels (Flip-up for LCD)
Viewfinder 2.7", 230,000 Pixels (Flip-up for LCD)
Shutter Speed Preset
Video: 60i/60p mode: 1/60 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (7 steps)
30p mode: 1/30 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (8 steps) 24p mode: 1/24 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (8 steps)
Still Image: 1/2 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (16 steps)
Synchro Scan
60i/60p mode: 1/
ND Filter Automatic On/Off Interlock w/Iris
Gain Video: 0 dB to 24 dB (Variable in 1 dB step; USER button allocation; up to 34 dB using the High Gain setting)
Still Image: 0 dB to 18 dB (Variable in 1 dB step)
Recording Media SD Memory Card : 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card : 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
Video Output Component: BNCx3 (x1 Output)
Composite: BNC (x1 Output, shared w/Component)
HDMI: HDMI (x1 Output)
FireWire: 6-pin IEEE 1394 (x1 Input/Output)
USB 2.0
Audio Input XLR Input: XLR (3 pins) × 2 (INPUT1, INPUT2), LINE/MIC selectable, High impedance
LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: -50 dBu/-60 dBu (selectable in menu)
Audio Output Line Output: Pin jack × 2 (CH1, CH2), Output: 316 mV, 600 Ω
Headphone Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) × 1
Remote Connector Super Mini jack (2.5mm diameter) x 1, for zoom and rec start/stop operations
Mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1, for focus and iris controls
Power Requirements DC7.2V (using with battery), 7.3V (using with AC adaptor)
Power Consumption 11W
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 10.5 x 9.2 x 18" (26.7 mm × 23.3 mm × 45.8 cm)
Weight Approx. 7.06 lb. without battery
Warranty 1-Year Warranty (Expands to 3-Years Once Camera is Registered)