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Panasonic 4/3 Sensor AVCCAM Camera (AG-AF102AEN)

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Panasonic 4/3 Sensor AVCCAM Camera (AG-AF102AEN)


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On Sale until 31 May 2015

The Panasonic AG-AF102AEN is an AVCCAM Professional Camcorder

  • 4/3-Type MOS large image sensor

  • Micro 4/3’s lens mount with optical ND filter function (1/4ND, 1/16ND, and 1/64ND)

  • High-performance 18-bit DSP optimized for video processing

  • PS mode 1080/50p recording and playback

  • Two channel XLR audio inputs (MIC/LINE/+48V selectable)

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The AG-AF102AEN is a micro four thirds imager cinema camcorder featuring full-HD progressive recording, 24psf 10 bit* 4:2:2 camera output. It delivers the shallow depth of field and wider field of view of a large imager, with the flexibility and cost advantages of a handheld camcorder. Additionally, the AG-AF102AEN is equipped with the popular expand focus assist function, which enlarges the center of the displayed image for greater ease in focusing; and a 2.39:1 (cinema scope size) safety zone marker. It is also equipped with the full range of cinematic controls including exposure, adjustable zebras, pedestal and detail, a vectorscope and waveform monitor, and much more. The AG-AF102AEN can use a wide range of lenses, including Micro Four Thirds compatible DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) lenses, 35mm DSLR lenses and Cinema lenses with appropriate lens mount adapters.

The AG-AF102AEN complies with the AVCHD ver. 2.0 (AVCHD Progressive) standard with a new PS mode (average approx. 25Mbps, maximum 28Mbps) for recording, playing and outputting Full-HD progressive (1080/59.94p, 1080/50p) images (via HDMI only). With its two-channel XLR audio input terminals, the AG-AF102AEN also supports uncompressed 16 bit LPCM 2-channel audio recording in PS/PH modes.

In all, the AG-AF102AEN offers more than 50 professional features that other models in its class do not offer:

  • Large 4/3" "Best-in-Class" MOS imager with fast image scanning and optical and low pass filters that eliminate aliasing and moiré while minimizing skew
  • Records in 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p native) and 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p native, utilizing AVCCAM's highest-quality PH mode (maximum 24Mbps)
  • Built-in optical neutral density filters -- 2 stops, 4 stops and 6 stops. A tremendous time-saver, facilitating many more shots in a production day.
  • 20 Variable Frame Rates for fast-motion or slow-mo work. These are higher-resolution Variable Frame rates in1080P in 20 steps, from 12-60 frames. Variable frame rates in 24P, 30P and 25P in1080, up to 60P or 50p dependent on 60Hz or 50Hz mode.
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2, 8 Bit HD-SDI Output
  • NTSC/PAL Switchable for worldwide use
  • In-Camera microphone
  • Industry-leading 3-year limited warranty (one year plus two extra years upon registration on PASS)
  • Packaged with a copy of the highly-regarded AF100 Book by Barry Green
  • HD Video and Full Audio monitoring during record and playback with high-quality audio pre-amps at the input
  • Two professional XLR audio inputs, line/mic selectable with phantom power with full manual audio level control and the ability to disable all Audio Gain
  • Uncompressed 48KHz 16 Bit audio recording capability in PH mode
  • Small size and low weight allows it to be mounted it on sliders, camera stabilizers, small dollies, as well as to fit into small places
  • Six built-in, customizable Scene Files that can be utilized for instant, easy matching between multiple cameras
  • Built-in gamma curves including HD Norm, HD Low and High, Cine-like D, Cine-like V, B.Stretch
  • Four selectable color matrices including Norm 1 and Norm 2, Fluorescent and Cinelike
  • Color Phase and Saturation, Pedestal and Detail image control
  • Two card slots that support continuous (relay) recording. Relay recording means that with two 32GB SDHC cards you can record for 6 hours with automatic clip spanning across the two cards
  • HDMI output
  • SDXC Card compatibility -- with a 64GB SDXC card, you can record for 12 hours in PH Mode, and 48 hours in HG Mode
  • Timecode and timecode synchronizing for simple multiple-camera shoots via video out connection
  • Dynamic Range Stretch in all modes and frame rates
  • Focus assist that can be used while recording (color on peaking and focus bar)
  • Two sets of zebras settable for your style of shooting
  • Two manual black-and-white balance choices and preset White Balance at 3200 or 5600K
  • Waveform monitor and Vectorscope for more accurate monitoring of Broadcast Safe Levels
  • Spotmeter "marker" for instant feedback on key subject exposure value
  • Black and White Recording Mode
  • Syncro-scan shutter in Video Mode (1/24.0, dependent on frame rate, to 1/250; in Film Mode variable shutter angles from 1 to 360 degrees)
  • Pre-record and an intervalometer function for up to 24 hours
  • Different aspect ratio markings in the viewfinder/LCD -- 90% "safety zone" against the 16:9 for making sure your framing will be visible on all TVs, and 2.35, 1.85, 14:9, and 4:3
  • High quality AVCCAM PH mode, full production codec, I frames B frames and P frames, also has HA Mode and HE Mode (HA and HE modes are 1080i only)
  • Autofocus during record with the H-VS014140 Lumix Lenses, including face recognition technology
  • Marker ability to mark clips "good" or "no good"
  • Programmable User Buttons with options including delete last clip, Focus Assist, Rec Check, Capture, ATW Lock and Shot Mark
  • Smart Battery interface -- record times up to 4 hours with 5400mA battery
  • Metadata - assign user clip names to the clips that get shot
  • Downconverted standard definition composite output
  • Wireless infrared remote controller
  • Professional Color bars and 1000Hz tone for communicating levels to the edit suite
  • Remote iris/stop/start control interfaces, standard communication protocol as with all Panasonic professional camcorders
  • Standard accessories in the box include 5400mA Battery, AC Adapter and Charger
  • Operations Instructions on CD and Printed Quick Start Guide Manual


Power Supply: DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used) DC 7.3 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
Power Consumption: 12.4 W (when recording)
Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity: 10 % to 80 % (No condensation)
Weight: Approx. 1.3 kg (Approx. 2.9 lb.) (Excluding the handle, grip, battery and accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 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)
Lens: Not included
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds system Lens mount
ND Filter: Clear, 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 (Preset): [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 (Syncro Scan): [VIDEO CAM mode/ 59.94 Hz] 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/ 50 Hz] 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)
Normal Sensitivity: F8.0 normal (2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflex, 1080 59.94i)
Horizontal Resolution: 800 TV lines (at center standard)
Recording Format: AVCHD ver.2.0 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264/AVCHD Progressive)
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 at VFR recording and in PS mode.
Recordíng Format: [59.94 Hz] PS mode: 1080/59.94p, PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98p HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i [50 Hz] PS mode: 1080/50p, PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p, 720/25p, HA/HE mode: 1080/50i
Transmission Rate: PS mode: Approx. 25 Mbps (VBR) PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR) HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR) HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
Recording Time: Approx. 12 hours (PH mode 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 with two 64GB SDXC memory cards)
Interval Recording: 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.
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.
SDI (HD/SD): BNC x 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75Ω [59.94 Hz] 1080/60i, 1080/24PsF, 720/60p, 480/60i [50 Hz] 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i
HDMI: HDMI x 1, (HDMI TypeA terminal), VIERA Link not supported [59.94 Hz] 1080/60p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60p [50 Hz] 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p
VIDEO: RCA pin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω [59.94 Hz] 480/60i [50 Hz] 576/50i
Recordiņg Format: PS/PH mode: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM digital/2ch switch
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
Encoding: 16 bit
Compressed Bit Rate: Dolby Digital: PS/PH mode: 384 kbps, HA/HE mode: 256 kbps
Built-in Microphone: Stereo microphone
Audio Input: XLR (3 pin) x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2) LINE/MIC selectable, high impedance LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: -50 dBu/-60 dBu (menu selectable)
AUDIO Output: RCA pin jack × 2 (CH1, CH2), 316 mV, 600 Ω
SDI Output: 2ch (linear PCM)
HDMI Output: 2ch (linear PCM)/5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
Headphone: 3.5mm diameter, stereo mini jack × 1
Speaker: 20 mm (round) × 1
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)
TC PRESET IN/OUT (also used for VIDEO OUT): IN: 1.0 V to 4.0 V [p-p], 10 KΩ OUT: 2.0 V ±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
USB: Card reader function (no copyright protection support) Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
LCD Monitor: 3.45 type, wide LCD color monitor (Approx. 920,000 dots)
Viewfinder: wide 0.45 type LCD color monitor (Approx. 1,226,000 dots equivalent)
  • 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

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