R26 501.97
(R30 477.26 incl VAT)
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Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-In LED Light


Panasonic's AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-In LED Light is at home shooting corporate, event, and indie projects. It features a 1/3.1" BSI MOS sensor for improved low-light performance and incorporates a 20x zoom lens with 5-axis hybrid image stabilization. The lens also features electronically linked geared iris rings for manual control of focus, zoom, and iris. Built-into the top handle is an LED light for illuminating your subject in dim light.

Two viewfinders provide you a choice when operating the camera with either a traditional tilt up color EVF, or a pull out LCD high resolution touchscreen. The LCD touchscreen is positioned above the lens for a more natural viewing experience when shooting handheld. Slow motion recording functionality is included, allowing you to record in Full HD up to 120 fps. The camera records in MP4, MOV, or AVCHD codecs, and features dual SDXC media card slots. allowing you to use relay recording or simultaneous recording.


Product Highlights

  • HD Camcorder with Built-In LED Light
  • 1/3.1" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 Up to 59,94p
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings
  • 0.24" EVF / 3" LCD Touch Screen
  • FHD Up to 120 FPS
  • Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards
  • Dual SDXC Card Slots


  • A built-in LED light illuminates your subjects with a bright (300 lux at 1 meter) beam of daylight balanced light. If the beam is too harsh, an included diffusion filter covers and softens the light. If you need tungsten balanced light, a color conversion filter is included as well.
  • The integrated 20x optical zoom lens provides sharp images and an equivalent 35mm focal length range of 29.5 to 612mm (16:9). The lens also features a 49mm filter thread.
  • The camera employs 5-axis hybrid O.I.S. compensating for side-to-side, up-down, forward-back handheld shake.
  • The AG-AC30 features electronically linked zoom, focus, and iris rings on the lens. The rings are textured for better tactile feel.
  • The camera shoots and records HD at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94i, and 59.94p in MP4/MOV at 50Mb/s. AVCHD recording at 59.94p averages 25Mb/s for FHD, and as well at 59.94i and 23.98p at lower data rates. You can also shoot in 1280 x 720 or 720 x 480i, although that signal is cropped and squeezed.
  • A selection for super slow motion allows you to shoot FHD (1920 x1080) at 120 fps.
  • The camera records in either MP4, MOV, AVCHD, or AVCHD Progressive.
  • The sensor features a design that moves the circuitry normally found in front of the photosites to the back of the sensor's substrate. this allows more photons to strike the photosites, increasing the sensitivity of the sensor.
  • An illuminated ring lets your subject know when you are recording by changing from blue to red. Although this is pleasant in appearance, this feature can be disabled in the camera's menu.
  • You can activate a level indicator overlay, which can be useful to check the camera is level when shooting handheld or with a stabilizer.
  • The camera incorporates a built in microphone, and two 3-pin XLR audio inputs for line or mic level input.

Building an LED light into the front of a camcorder seems obvious, and you can expect more cameras to follow suit, but it is a bit revolutionary - similar to building a mic into the camcorder’s top handle. The Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder captures and records Full HD at up to 60i/p, as well as 23.98. This camcorder is well suited for ENG, houses of worship, and even independent products. The 20x zoom lens features electronically linked zoom, focus, and iris rings that provide manual control when desired. The lens also incorporates 5-axis Hybrid image stabilization, which means it can compensate for small movements in the roll axis, shakes in the pan and tilt axis, as well as up/down and lateral movement. This can be very useful for handheld shooting.

The touch panel LCD view screen follows Panasonic’s recent design trend and pulls out from above the camera instead of opening from the body; this allows you access to the camcorder’s hard controls without obscuring the view screen. The 3" touch panel provides generous real estate for menu navigation and composing your frames. In addition to the standard frame rates, a super slow-motion mode allows you to shoot FHD at 1920 x 1080 at 120 fps. The camera records in either MP4, MOV, AVCHD, or AVCHD Progressive and uses a BSI-style sensor that moves the circuitry normally found in front of the photosites to the back of the sensor's substrate. This allows more photons to strike the photosites for improved low-light performance. Packed with innovation and performance, Panasonic’s AG-AC30 is a worthy choice for your next small-format professional camcorder.



Approx. 300 lux @ 3.3' / 1.0 m
Approx. 70 lux (with diffusion)

Beam Angle

Approx. 30°

Color Temperature

Native: Approx. 5000K
With Conversion Filter: Approx. 3000K



1/3.1" BSI MOS Sensor

Effective Pixels

6.03 MP (16:9)


Focal Length

4.08 - 81.6 mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

29.5 to 612mm (16:9)

Maximum Aperture

f/1.8 - f/3.6


Optical: 20x 
Intelligent: 40x (in HD) 
Digital: 2x, 5x, 10x

Filter Size

49 mm




Recording Media


Still Image Resolution

1920 x 1080: 2.1 MP
640 x 360: 0.2 MP
640 x 480: 0.3 MP



Audio Format

Dolby Digital 2-ch 



3.0" / 7.6 cm touchscreen LCD 
460,000 pixel count 
270° rotation 

0.24" / 0.61 cm Viewfinder 
1,555,000 pixel count


Shutter Speed

60p / 60i: 1/8 - 1/8000 23.98p: 1/6 - 1/8000 Super Slow: 1/120 - 1/8000


Image Stabilization

5-Axis hybrid O.I.S.


1.4 (Super Gain 30 dB, Shutter 1/30)

Built-in Mic


Built-in Speaker


Accessory Shoe

1 x cold shoe

Tripod Mount

1/4" - 20



2 x XLR microphone 
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini jack (Zoom S/S) 
1 x 2.5 mm super mini jack (Focus/Iris)


1 x A/V 
1 x HDMI A (Full Size) 
1 x USB 3.0 Type A (Host) 
1 x USB Micro-B USB 3.0

Microphone Input


Headphone Jack




Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC

Charging Method

AC Adapter


6.7 x 6.7 x 13.2" / 17.0 x 17.0 x 33.5 cm


3.31 lb / 1.5 kg (without battery or SD card)


  • Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-In LED Light
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • 2900 mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • AV Cable
  • Microphone Holder
  • 2 x Microphone Holder Screws
  • 2 x Input Terminal Caps
  • EVF Eyepiece Cup
  • Lens Cap
  • LED Light Diffusion Filter
  • LED Light Color-Conversion Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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