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Panasonic AG-AC8 AVCCAM Camcorder

Shoulder Mount Full-HD 1080P

Panasonic AG-AC8 AVCCAM Camcorder

Shoulder Mount Full-HD 1080P

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SKU: 33096

Cat no: 8393

  • Simultaneous/Relay (Auto Switch) Recording on Dual Memory
  • Ergonomically Designed
  • Functional Design
  • New High Sensitivity Sensor
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Estimated Delivery 2 to 3 days

£896.00 (ex vat) £1,075.20 (incl vat)

Panasonic AG-AC8 Shoulder Mount Full-HD 1080P AVCCAM Camcorder


Shoulder Mounted Full-HD 1080P

Panasonic's AG-AC8 is shoulder mount Full-HD 1080P AVCCAM camera recorder that features exceptional ergonomics and functionality, simultaneous recording to dual SD Cards, 21x optical zoom and intelligent auto mode (iA) with up to 50x zoom.

The AG-AC8s exciting feature set make it perfect for a range of professional and semi-pro users that require the best performance in applications such as weddings, business seminars and conferences, education, documentaries and nature films, sporting events and other events and shows.

With dual SD card slots and the capability to record simultaneously, the AG-AC8’s new relay Auto Switch functionality means extended recording is made possible and signature Panasonic reliability and dependability is ensured so precious moments are continuously captured. Relay scene uses an external hard disk drive to enable continuous recording of audio, without voice loss when the file recording destination SD card swaps during Auto Switch continuous recording.



The AG-AC8 comes equipped with a lens for wide 28mm/F1.8 recording, which delivers excellent recordings even in the most compact settings with the camera situated close to the subject. With this lens, every important aspect of in the scene is within shot also making the camera suitable for professional shooting at sports events, weddings and documentaries, and films where flexibility and convenient ease of use is often required.
With a highly stable and ergonomic form factor that ensures the operator is in control, iA Intelligent Auto mode helps in situations where there is limited setup time for dialling in the cameras professional manual settings. An optical zoom of 21x is available whilst using iA mode and up to 50x zoom is possible. A 1/4.5 type high sensitivity sensor specified with 4.14M S-FS ensures bright and sharp images even in the most dimly lit scenes.

Input control commands can be made by the integrated 3.0 type touch panel LCD with 460,800 dots and Smart Touch. AVCHD progressive recording modes range from 1920x1080/50p max. 28Mbps, 1920x1080/50i max. 24Mbps through 1280 x 720 8Mbps (PM mode) with a steady shot assisted by a powerful 5-axis hybrid OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser). Rushes can also be quickly offloaded to external hard disks for backup peace of mind plus flexibility and speed in post-production. Moreover, the AG-AC8 is Eye-Fi™ SD card compatible making the transfer of recordings to networked devices fast, simple and convenient.

Key Features:

  • Shoulder mount Full-HD 1080P AVCCAM camera recorder
  • Dual SD Cards
  • 21x optical zoom and intelligent auto mode (iA) with up to 50x zoom
  • 5-axis hybrid OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser)
  • Eye-Fi™ SD card compatible
  • Interfaces

Product Specification

Power Supply: DC7.2V/9.3V
Power Consumption: Max. 6.7W (Recording), 10.7W (Charging)
Weight (w/o Battery): approx. 2,270g (5.00lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 205 x 217 x 479 mm (8.07 inches x 8.54 inches x 18.85 inches)
Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

Image Sensor: 1/4.5-type MOS
Effective Pixels -
Motion Image: 3.11 megapixels
4.14 mgeapixels (* with Level Shot off)
Still Image: 3.24 megapixels 4.14 megapixels 3.24 megapixels

Camera Section -
Standard Illumination: 1,400 lx
Minimum Illumination: 2.0 lx (Low Light scene mode) 1 lx (Color Night View)
Image Stabilizer: HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer)/Level Shot
Focus: Auto/Manual
White Balance: Auto/Indoor1/Indoor2/Sunny/Cloudy/White set

Shutter Speed -
Motion Image: Auto Slow shutter ON: 1/30-1/8000 OFF: 1/60-1/8000 Auto Slow shutter
ON: 1/25-1/8000 OFF: 1/50-1/8000
Still Image: 1/2-1/2000
Iris: Auto/Manual
Backlight Compensation: Yes

Lens Section -
Lens Brand: Panasonic Lens
F Value: F1.8 /F3.5
Optical Zoom: 21x
Intelligent Zoom OFF: 26x
Intelligent Zoom: 50x
Digital Zoom: 60x/1500x (The maximum value of zoom magnification)
Focal Length: 2.82-59.2mm
35mm Film Camera Equivalent: 28.0-729.6mm , 36.2-893.0mm (* with Level Shot off) 33.2-697.6mm , 28.0-729.6mm , 33.9-712.6mm

Monitor EVF: Yes
LCD: 7.5cm (3 inches) Wide LCD (460,800 dots)

Still Image Section -
Recording Format: JPEG

Recording Image Size -
Still Picture: 20.4 megapixels 15.1 megapixles 15.1 megapixels
Simultaneous Recording: 9.4 megapixels 1.4 megapixels

Recording Section -
Signal System: 1080/60i, 480/60i 1080/50i, 576/50i
Compression: AVCHD;MPEG4-AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant)
Recording/ Playback Mode: 1080/60p , (1920x1080/60p) PH , (1920x1080/60i) HA , (1920x1080/60i) HG , (1920x1080/60i) HE , (1440x1080/60i) PM , (1280x720/60p) SA , (720x480/60i) 1080/50p , (1920x1080/50p) PH , (1920x1080/50i) HA , (1920x1080/50i) HG , (1920x1080/50i) HE , (1440x1080/50i) PM , (1280x720/50p) SA , (720x576/50i)
Audio Compression: Dolby Digital (2ch)
Microphone: 2ch Stereo Microphone
Speaker: Dynamic Type
MediaRemainingIndication: Yes

  • AG-AC8
  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack [2900 mAh/Lithium-ion]
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • External Stereo Microphone
  • Lens Cap
  • Eye cup

Broadcast & ProAV Warranty/Register Your Product

All Panasonic Professional AV Products come with a market leading 'Premium Service' warranty which includes:-

  • A 1 year parts, labour and logistics warranty for product failure which if you register your product with us - you benefit from a FREE UPGRADE to 2, 3 or 5 years warranty (depending upon product)
  • A super quick Repair time of 5 days at our European Repair Centre in Cardiff, UK (from collection to return).
  • Loan unit (in case of longer repair time)
  • On-site investigation from European CS field engineer team
  • Technical support & Product Maintenance training.
  • European call centre, covering main European languages
  • Ability to purchase warranty extensions to further safeguard your investment.
  • PASS (web based) system for asset management, FAQs, engineering information and repair service booking.



View more information and register your Panasonic warranty.

Bags & Cases Click to expand

Quick View E-image Oscar S70 Shoulder Mounted Camera Bag

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£90.00 (ex vat) £108.00 (incl vat)
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£75.00 (ex vat) £90.00 (incl vat)
Quick View E-image EB-0919 Harmony C30 Camera Bag

E-image EB-0919 Harmony C30 Camera Bag

£135.00 (ex vat) £162.00 (incl vat)
Quick View PortaBrace Panasonic AG-AC8 Carrying Case

PortaBrace Panasonic AG-AC8 Carrying Case

£120.00 (ex vat) £144.00 (incl vat)

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Panasonic AG-B23P AC Battery Charger

£137.00 (ex vat) £164.40 (incl vat)

Camcorder / DSLR Lights Click to expand

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LS LED209AS Bi-Colour On Camera LED Light

£95.00 (ex vat) £114.00 (incl vat)
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LS LED312DS On-camera Bi-colour LED Light

£145.00 (ex vat) £174.00 (incl vat)
Quick View LS LED312AS On-camera Bi-colour LED Light

LS LED312AS On-camera Bi-colour LED Light

£130.00 (ex vat) £156.00 (incl vat)

Camera Care Click to expand

Quick View Proactive Cleaning Cloth

Proactive Cleaning Cloth

£4.00 (ex vat) £4.80 (incl vat)
Quick View Proactive Cleaning Kit

Proactive Cleaning Kit

£5.00 (ex vat) £6.00 (incl vat)

Headphones Click to expand

Media Click to expand

Quick Release Adapters Click to expand

Rain Covers Click to expand

Quick View PortaBrace Panasonic AG-AC8 Quick Rain Slick

PortaBrace Panasonic AG-AC8 Quick Rain Slick

£140.00 (ex vat) £168.00 (incl vat)

Shotgun Microphones Click to expand

Quick View Rode VideoMic Pro-R Condenser Microphone

Rode VideoMic Pro-R Condenser Microphone

£124.00 (ex vat) £148.80 (incl vat)

Tripod Kits & Systems Click to expand

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Manfrotto 504HD,546GBK Tripod Kit

£495.00 (ex vat) £594.00 (incl vat)
Quick View E-image EG05A2 Two Stage Aluminium Tripod Kit

E-image EG05A2 Two Stage Aluminium Tripod Kit

£260.00 (ex vat) £312.00 (incl vat)
Quick View E-image EG03A2 Tripod Kit

E-image EG03A2 Tripod Kit

£185.00 (ex vat) £222.00 (incl vat)

Wireless Microphones Click to expand

Quick View Sennheiser EW 112-P G3 GB Wireless Mic Set

Sennheiser EW 112-P G3 GB Wireless Mic Set

£415.80 (ex vat) £498.96 (incl vat)
Quick View Sony UWP-D11/K33 Wireless Microphone

Sony UWP-D11/K33 Wireless Microphone

£405.00 (ex vat) £486.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Rode Link Filmmaker Kit

Rode Link Filmmaker Kit

£235.00 (ex vat) £282.00 (incl vat)

Questions & Answers

1 Question

Can the battery be left in my camcorder or does it have to be removed when not in use I've got the Panasonic ac8 1 Answer

Posted on: Friday, 18 March 2016
Posted by: John Day

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1 Answer

Posted on: Friday, 18 March 2016

Posted by: Steve Gover

Hi,
 
It depends on how long you plan to leave it. It’s fine to leave it in as long as the camera is off and if it’s over 6 months then I’d take it out.
 
Regards,
 

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16/04/2014

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10/04/2014

As a semi-pro its a great camera - and it will be better when I have mastered the controls even more - first video fantastic and I was only playing

4 / 5

26/01/2014

Good value for money camcorder, does what it says on the box.

4 / 5

04/01/2014

A brilliant entry-level shoulder-mount camcorder with lots of professional features. The product is very light - which is very useful if you're shooting all day, but also comes with a drawback - because it's so light, it can feel a little bit too plasticky. Because of this - if you're not careful, on-camera microphones will easily pick up the noise of your hands moving or buttons being pressed. Image quality is very good - recording at up to 1080P 50 frames progressive-scan, with plenty of AVCHD formats to choose from. The included stereo microphone is of good quality - but it might be worth investing in a better quality microphone with a shock-mount (such as one of the many Rode on-camera microphones) if you're set to purely record on-camera audio. Lots of professional-grade features are included, which is fantastic for this price range - including zebra-striping to highlight blown-out exposure, focus peaking (highlighting in red parts of the image that are in focus), and manual Iris / Gain control. All in all - I would strongly recommend this camera to anybody looking to take a big step up to a professional grade rig, without wanting to break the bank.

5 / 5

02/12/2013

Pro / Semi pro filming of Elite league ice hockey, including provision of game footage to Premier Sports channel and provision of game DVDs. Live internet streaming of sports events.

4 / 5

13/11/2013

Camera for semi pro work Product has too much plastic feels like a toy

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