AVCHD Format Recording: Superior Quality, Efficiency and Reliability and Exclusive PH Mode The AG-HMC41 features the image-enhancing PH mode that Panasonic developed exclusively for AVCCAM camcorders. It delivers a maximum AVCHD bit rate of 24 Mbps (average: 21 Mbps).
Designed for professional image production, this mode lets you record 1080/25p and 720 progressive images in addition to 1080/50i from the AG-HMC41's 1920 x 1080 full-raster HD images. Large-capacity SDHC Memory Card Unlike with videotape, there's no need for cueing with the SDHC memory card because recording automatically begins in a blank section of memory.
Nor do you have to worry about accidentally recording over important footage. You can delete unwanted clips instantly right on the spot to preserve memory capacity. Editing after shooting is smooth and easy, with no need for digitising. The tiny SDHC Memory Card is durable, too. Its operating range is from -25°C to +85°C, so you can stop worrying about harsh temperatures or condensation and just concentrate on your shooting. And of course, you never have to worry about problems with dropouts or clogged heads.
Leica Dicomar Lens Featuring 13 elements in 10 groups, the newly developed Leica Dicomar lens is ideal for full-HD recording. The new lens system uses low-dispersion glass and aspherical lenses to reduce colour aberration and boost resolution. Use of a special multi-coating process dramatically reduces flare and ghosts. The result: sharp, crisp, beautifully rendered pictures with vivid colours, delicate nuances, and exceptional shading.
This advanced lens also lets you capture 40.8mm wide-angle shots (35mm lens equivalent) - unusual for such a compact unit. Up to 120x Zoom Power Even at the 490mm zoom setting (35mm lens equivalent), this advanced 12x optical zoom lens is free of image degradation.
And the AG-HMC41 is also equipped with a digital zoom that instantly magnifies the image by any of three fixed values. 2x, 5x or 10x. Use it together with the 12x optical zoom lens, and you get super magnification equivalent to a 120x zoom, without the drop in light intensity that happens when using a lens extender.
Highly Nuanced Image Expression The progressive 3MOS image sensors record full-HD images with a total, 3.05-megapixel (approx.) resolution [effective motion-image resolution of 2.51 megapixels (approx.)]. This produces full-raster HD images with high resolution and superb image quality. Because each of the three separate image sensors receives one of the three primary colours of light (red, green and blue), they render more precise images and more faithful colours than the single light-receiving 1MOS sensor.
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|Power Supply||DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)|DC 7.3 V (when the AC adaptor is used)|
|Power Consumption||7.8 W (max. when the AG-MYA300G XLR microphone adaptor is connected)|5.8 W (in standalone condition)|
|Operating Temperature||0 ¡C to 40 ¡C (32 ¡F to 104 ¡F)|
|Operating Humidity||10 % to 80 % (No condensation)|
|Weight||Approx. 0.99 kg (camcorder only)|Approx. 1.4 kg (including SD Memory Cards, supplied battery, microphone and XLR adapter)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||136 mm x 135 mm x 304 mm excluding the projection part|
|Pickup Devices||3MOS (1/4.1-inch progressive modes supported)|
|Picture Elements||Total: Approx. 3.05 megapixels x 3|Effective (video): Approx. 2.51 megapixels x 3 (16:9)|Effective (still image): Approx. 2.32 megapixels x 3 (4:3),|Approx. 2.65 megapixels x 3 (3:2), Approx. 2.51 megapixels x 3 (16:9)|
|Lens||LEICA DICOMAR Lens with optical image stabiliser, motorised/manual mode switching,|12x zoom, F1.8 to 2.8 (f=4.0 mm to 48 mm)|35 mm equivalent (video): 40.8 mm to 490 mm (16:9)|35 mm 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)|
|Filter Diameter||43 mm|
|Optical Colour Separation||Prism system|
|ND Filter||Auto On/Off by IRIS|
|Minimum Shooting Distance||Approx. 0.9 m|
|Gain Settings||[Motion image] 0 dB to +24 dB (Variable in 1 dB steps;|USER button allocation; up to +34 dB using the High Gain setting)|[Still image] 0 dB to 18 dB (Variable in 1 dB steps)|
|Shutter Speed (Preset)||[Motion Image] 50i/50p mode: 1/50 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (7 steps)|25p mode 1/25 sec. to 1/2000 sec (8 steps)|[Still Image] 1/2 sec. to 1/2000 sec (16 steps)|
|Shutter Speed (Synchro Scan)||50i/50p mode: 1.50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.|25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.|
|Slow Shutter Speed||50i/50p mode: 1/2 sec.., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25 sec.|25p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.|
|Minimum Luminance||Approx. 1 lx (Gain: +34dB, Slow Shutter: 1/2 sec.)|
|Digital Zoom||2x/5x/10x (Assigned to the USER button, for switching zoom levels.|Only available for 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i)|
|Recording Media*1||SD Memory Card: 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12, FAT16)|SDHC Memory Card: 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB (FAT32)|
|RecordingVideo Format||PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p (OVER 50i), 720/50p, 720/25p (over 50p)|
|Transmission Rate||PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR, Max. 24 Mbps)|HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR), HG mode: Approx. 13 Mbps (VBR)|HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)|
|Interval Recording*2||1sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1 min. / 2 min. / OFF|
|SD Memory Card||Max. recordable clips per card: 900 (after formatting, without removing/inserting the card)|Max . Playable clips: 1,000 (up to 1,000 clips displayed)|
|Thumbnail View||Selectable from 20 frames/page, 9 frames/page, and 1 frame/page|
|Editing Functions||Delete, write-protect|
|Recording Media||SD Memory Card: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512 MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)|SDHC Memory Card: 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB (FAT32)|
|Recording Pixels||[4:3] 9 megapixels / 8 megapixels / 5 megapixels / 0.3 megapixels |[3:2] 10.6 megapixels / 7 megapixels / 4.5 megapixels|[16:9] 10 megapixels / 6 megapixels / 3.5 megapixels|
|Number of Recordable Still Pictures*3 (Approx.)||[4:3] 6030 (9M 3520 x 2640 pixels)*4|[3:2] 5300 (10.6M 3984 x 2656 pixels)*4|[16:9] 5580 (10M 4224 x 2376 pixels)*4|
|Video Signals||1080/50i, 720/50p|
|Component Output||Mini-D x 1, Y: 1.0 V [p-p], 75 ½, PB/PR: 0.7 V [p-p], 75 ½|
|A/V Output||1.0 V [p-p], 75 ½|
|Sampling Frequency||48 KHz|
|Compression Bit-Rate||PH mode: 384 kbp, HA, HG and HE mode: 256 kbps|
|Internal Microphone||Stereo microphone|
|XLR Input||Exclusive terminal for AG-MYA30G|
|AV Output||Output: 316 mV, 600 ½, 2 ch|
|Headphone||Stereo mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1|
|Built-in Speaker||20 mm (round) _ 1|
|External Microphone Input||-70 dBV (Mic sensitivity: -50 dB equivalent, 0 dB=1 V/Pa 1 kHz)|Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) (not compatible with plug-in power microphone|
|USB||Type B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)|
|Camera Remote||Super mini jack (2.5 mm diameter) x 1, for zoom and rec start/stop operations|Mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) x 1, for focus and iris controls|
|LCD Monitor||2.7 inch, wide LCD colour monitor, Approx. 230,000 pixels)|0.26 inches, wide LCD colour viewfinder, Approx. 113,000 pixels|
|Accessories||AC adaptor/charger, 2640mAh battery pack (secure type), AC cable, DC cable (catch type)|Wireless remote controller with button-type battery, Eye cup, Shoulder Strap,|Component video cable, AV cable, PIN-BNC conversion plugs, Handle, Touch pen, CD-ROM, AVCCAM Restorer (Windows PC/Mac)|The following accessories are attached to the unit:|Lens hood cap and XLR adapter, terminal cover|*1: SDHC/SD Memory Card (8 MB to 32 GB) can be used for storing/reading scene file and user file, and reading metadata|*2: Records only in PH mode 1080/25p. The maximum recording interval is 24 hours.|*3: The number of recordable still pictures varies depending on the subject and whether both Fine and Normal mode pictures are included.|*4: Fine mode, using a 32 GB SDHC Memory Card.|
|View Finder||0.26 inches, wide LCD colour viewfinder, Approx. 113,000 pixels|