Panasonic AG-AF100 preliminary brochure at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic AVCCAM Camcorders

Panasonic AVCCAM Camcorders
AVCHD for pro applications: AG-AC160, AC130 and other AVCCAM gear.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 21st, 2010, 11:00 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 234
Panasonic AG-AF100 preliminary brochure

Panasonic released and then pulled the preliminary brochure on the AG-AF100 from their website but if you act fast there's still a copy floating around here.
Dave Eaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2010, 08:02 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Posts: 1,142
Some of it reads as though it has been translated from another language... perhaps it is the Japanese brochure roughly translated and accidentally released before editing?

It sounds as though Panasonic will make a 35mm cinema lens adaptor and sell that as their 'solution' for 'proper' video/film lenses. I'm sure this will delight some people while dissapointing those who can't afford to buy or can't be bothered to rent cinema lenses for each shoot.

Also I'm sure it's a typo, but the brochure did not mention 720p60, only 50p, 30p, 25p & 24p.
John Wiley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 234
Yeah, still, errors and all, it's nice to see something beyond the 3D mockup body.
Dave Eaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2010, 10:12 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 42
This looks awesome. I love that it has 2 XLR inputs, maximum AVCHD bit rate recording, and 1080/24p. Hopefully it will be under $7,000. I can see many indie films using this camera with GH1/2s as b-cameras.
Kyle McConaghy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd, 2010, 08:32 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 234
I heard $6,000 was the price point but someone else said more like $4,000. With the coming small Sony with interchangeable lenses, soon, non-interchangeable lens video cameras will restricted to cell phones. :-)
Dave Eaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd, 2010, 01:57 PM   #6
Barry Wan Kenobi
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,863
The only official comment on price from Panasonic so far is "under $6,000."
Barry Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 202
Great step Panasonic, glad to see a big-manufacturer ready to offer large-chip and interchangeable lenses at a sub-$10k price point. I hope Sony and Canon respond accordingly, which will give us even more options at a lower price.
Christopher Ruffell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2010, 01:50 AM   #8
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sydney.
Posts: 2,569
The price will upset some Canon XF300 waggons.
__________________
30+ years with our own audio and visual production company and studios.
Allan Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2010, 09:07 AM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher Ruffell View Post
Great step Panasonic, glad to see a big-manufacturer ready to offer large-chip and interchangeable lenses at a sub-$10k price point. I hope Sony and Canon respond accordingly, which will give us even more options at a lower price.
Sony's already announced one. Smaller...

Sony Global - News Releases - Sony Develops an Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder equipped with the powerful "Exmor
Dave Eaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #10
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 287
...This is a Sony consumer camera, not prosumer. I am sure it will be a great consumer camera, but it's not aiming for the same market territory as the Panasonic AF100.
Guy McLoughlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #11
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guy McLoughlin View Post
...This is a Sony consumer camera, not prosumer. I am sure it will be a great consumer camera, but it's not aiming for the same market territory as the Panasonic AF100.
Oh, agreed. Then, I don't think the GH1 or most of the Canon DSLR's were targeted for the market territory they're now in. Since the Sony material on-line is still showing rough drawings there's no telling what the final camera will be, do, or look like. The fact that it's an interchangeable lens videocam, consumer of prosumer, is a game changer, as is the AF100.
Dave Eaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #12
Sponsor: TapeWorks Texas
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 15
Correct - the Sony, has none of the pro features of the AF100.

The Sony vs the Panasonic is not really a fair comparison in my book as it's meant for two complete different crowds.
__________________
Brad Parler | http://TapeWorksTexas.com
Sales & Extended Warranty Specialist
Brad Parler is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic AVCCAM Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:07 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network