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New Panasonic Lenses Announced

Written by: on 21st September 2010 |
New Panasonic Lenses Announced  | read this item

Panasonic has come up with a professional camcorder with consumer Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens technology, thus creating the first Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camcorder.

The AG-AF100 lens, with an estimated body price of $6,000, is designed to duplicate the look and feel of 35mm film. This announcement comes as the company has also released three new lenses for the Lumix G system.

The Micro Four Thirds lens mount will give videographers more options by allowing them to attach other low-cost MFT lenses to the device.

Panasonic is one of the two founders of the Micro Four Thirds format and has a pretty broad range of MFT lenses available. As with still cameras, an optional lens adapter will enable videographers to mount other types of lenses on the AG-AF100.

The full 1080 and 720 production camera offers native 1080/24p recording in the AVCHD format with Dolby Digital sound, as well as he PH mode for professional quality video at a bit rate of 24Mbps.

The camcorder has dual SDXC memory card slots and features a “relay mode” that enables you to shift recording from one card to another to stretch the video recording time to as long as 12 hours (with two 64-gigabyte SDXC cards) in the highest-quality PH mode.

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