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REVIEW: Panasonic AG-HMC80 On-Shoulder Camcorder

by IEBA on Feb.10, 2012, under Published Articles

In an era of ever-shrinking HD cameras, cell phone HD, and DSLRs, you might ask, why would anyone need an on-shoulder HD camcorder? Is it the copious amount of I/O jacks? The ergonomics? Or the easy access to numerous features in a big camera sort of way that enamor the Panasonic AG-HMC80 to its target end users? Let’s find out.
Read more at Streaming Media Producer.


REVIEW: The Panasonic AG-AC160 Prosumer Handheld Camcorder

by IEBA on Jan.24, 2012, under Published Articles

Panasonic has several camcorders with similar build, but different underlying core technologies — specifically, the AC160/130 and the HPX250. The key difference between them, respectively, is 4:2:0 MP4 GOP at 1920×1080 resolution and AVCCAM recording as high at 21Mbps, versus 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra 100 recording. For those who find AVCHD sufficient, but want a full-on camcorder solution without additional workarounds needed compared to more consumer cameras, the AC160 is meant to fit in your hand.
Read more at Creative COW.


REVIEW: Panasonic AG-AC7P Shouldermount Camcorder

by IEBA on Jan.09, 2012, under Published Articles

A physically similar follow-up to Panasonic’s more professional AG-HMC80 AVCCAM, the AC7P uses the more consumer AVCHD format, loses a few ports, and drops $1,200 from the price tag, making the $1,300 (MSRP) AG-AC7 the least expensive actual on-shoulder camcorder you can buy. But what do you get?
Read more at Streaming Media Producer.


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