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Old October 29th, 2011, 04:37 AM   #1
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Panasonic AG AC 160, test shoot

no color correction on a mixed light, the sound recorded in the camera microphone with auto function on.

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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:17 AM   #2
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Old October 30th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #3
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Oleg... very nice footage.... what is your overall impression of this camera so far ?

Its on my wish list... but trying to decide if I want to go down the avchd road...

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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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Nice footage too!!

We have it listed at $4500 over here but that's an import so we have to add 10% tax as well!!

I am surprised they kept the 6mbps and 8 mbps record modes??? Wonder why ??? Surely with something at this price you wouldn't bother to shoot anything at 6 mbps??? It's pretty much an updated HMC150 from the outside.
It's very sad to see that they kept the miserable 0.45" EVF .... Panny have integrated the LCD into an EVF on the HMC80 and Sony have done the same on the EX3 ....they are truely a joy to use!!! Sadly the tiny EVF on the 160 will be the same as the 150...like looking down a tunnel with a minute picture at the end!!!

For those that don't need SDI and variable frame rates .... when is the 120 arriving????

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Old October 31st, 2011, 11:20 AM   #5
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Dave, I really enjoyed the camera, easy to use, reliable AF, (the third clip coming) good colors, lots of details, with sharpness set to 0.
22x zoom helps, if 1/3 sensor is acceptable, the cam is a way to go. AVCHD, I like it as a matter of fact, after HDV and Canon DSLR's mpeg, I find it much more robust.

Chris, thanks for your input.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 12:26 PM   #6
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Third clip, testing the cam.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 03:32 PM   #7
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Dave, I really enjoyed the camera, easy to use, reliable AF, (the third clip coming) good colors, lots of details, with sharpness set to 0.
22x zoom helps, if 1/3 sensor is acceptable, the cam is a way to go. AVCHD, I like it as a matter of fact, after HDV and Canon DSLR's mpeg, I find it much more robust.

Chris, thanks for your input.
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thanks for the various posts.

it is wonderful that good people like yourself make the effort to share footage from an updated/new camera.

i was very disappointed to learn that the 160 does not have any magnified focus assist.

(panasonic if you are reading these threads-that was a BIG mistake!)

i do know there are other focusing tools on the 160.

which focusing tools did you rely upon and perhaps you can share the experience of finding focus on the 160?

thanks in advance.

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Old October 31st, 2011, 03:33 PM   #8
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I am surprised they kept the 6mbps and 8 mbps record modes??? Wonder why ??? Surely with something at this price you wouldn't bother to shoot anything at 6 mbps???
I disagree - uses might range for shooting directly for web use, (where the small file size is paramount) to such as unattended long term recording. (Think wildlife - leaving a camera running in a fixed location.)

And having these modes is unlikely to add anything to the cost - so surely better to just leave them on?
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Old November 1st, 2011, 12:40 AM   #9
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Nice pictures. Looks like a much more expensive camera. I love the rich colours the Panasonic cameras produce.

And no P2 cards to pay for! What's not to like? No magnified focus is a bummer i agree.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 12:25 PM   #10
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I saw some vignetting on the second video. Approximately at 01:50:00. Did you add that?
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Old November 1st, 2011, 12:29 PM   #11
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thanks for the comments, for focus, I let AF do the thing and it was pretty accurate, the camera was focusing pretty quickly to the spots, the face, faces where is is supposed to, I've tried focus assist ring, a bit, it was helpful, I looked at the side viewfinder at all times! Hope this helps.

Really liked the colors too. IMHO, colors reminded me some experience with 422 DVCPRO HD cameras, full and rich.

..possibly vignetting or the shadow from the ladder? I have not added anything to it.. I believe the cam is preproduction, test model in Russia. Try it yourself, Sanjin!

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