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.To receive updates from WWNN.co.uk directly to your e-mail, you can subscribe to us for free by entering your e-mail address here and confirming your subscription by clicking the link that will be sent to your e-mail address.