If you are clued in to the photography world then you will know that Panasonic create some serious kit when it comes to hardware, with the likes of professional grade camcorders and still image capturing camera’s being top of the shopping list for any experienced professional.

Today we at 3D Broadcast Sales are going to take a look at the Panasonic AG-AC130AEJ Camcorder which is one of the latest additions to Panasonic’s range with this particular camcorder directly replacing the now defunct (but still rather excellent) AG-AC130.

An overview of the camcorder

The Panasonic AG-AC130AEJ Camcorder (a catchy name, for sure) is one of the latest additions to the professional Panasonic line up. A direct upgrade from the AG-AC130, this new professional and business grade camcorder features numerous new additions to it when compared to its predecessor making it a respectable upgrade over the camera of old.

Key selling points to this new camcorder include it featuring HDMI output, two locking XLR inputs, a 21 Mbps / 24 Mpbs PH mode and a 22X zoom lens which has been awarded the best in its class, making it not only a great camcorder but a winning one too.

Design wise the camcorder sports a solid build quality in a matt black design with a white Panasonic logo on the left hand side as well as Panasonic branding towards the top front. The large open format lens dominates the whole front of the camcorder with the black foam microphone dominating the top. Towards the rear of the camera you will find a vibrant LCOS colour viewfinder and a widescreen LCD colour monitor in order to make it easy to get the perfect shot.  Weighing in at a respectable near 5 pounds, the Panasonic AG-AC130AEJ Camcorder is a well balanced bit of kit offering a solid design for professional and business use.

Camcorder specifications

The Panasonic AG-AC130AEJ Camcorder is a solid camcorder ideal for any professional or business use you will need to throw at it. Key specifications of the Panasonic AG-AC130AEJ Camcorder are as follows:

HDMI output (AVCHD only), USB 2.0 (mini B-type), and IEEE 1394 output (DV only),

Two locking XLR inputs with switches for mic/line, two RCA audio outputs, and +48V Phantom Power capability

Pre-record, interval recording, shot marker and metadata capture

Waveform and Vectorscope display, focus assists, auto focus with face detection

White balance, mode display, zebra display, colour bar, tally lamps, 4-position ND optical filter controls

Slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions

Built-in stereo microphone

Records two channels of Dolby Digital in all modes

Built-in SMPTE time-code generator/reader

Two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls)

Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) for smooth stable shooting

Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) which helps compensate for wide variations in lighting

Widescreen 1,226,000-pixel LCOS colour viewfinder

Widescreen 921,000-pixel 3.45-inch LCD colour monitor

Weighs just over 5 lbs.

Power consumption is under 12 watts

Three-year limited warranty (one year plus two extra years upon registration)

Overall

Overall the Panasonic AG-AC130AEJ Camcorder is a well built professional camcorder offering up a specification that could very well be likened to a £5000+ camera. You can pick up the Panasonic AG-AC130AEJ Camcorder from 3D Broadcast for just £3,048 (inc. VAT).