Camera Will Ship Later This Month at $1,450
Panasonic announced fairly aggressive pricing this week for the shoulder-mounted AVCCAM AG-AC8, which it debuted at IBC. Aimed at event videographers and documentarians, the AG-AC8 will ship later in October at a suggested list price of $1,450, the company said. At that price, it looks to be a competitive player in the sub-$2,000 camcorder market.
The camera has a wide-angle 28mm f1.8 lens with a 21x optical zoom and a 1/4.5-inch sensor. Recording can take place simultaneously to two SD cards for back-up purposes, or the recording can be daisy-chained across cards to extend recording times.
Panasonic Professional Video: www.panasonic.com/broadcast
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