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Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC8

Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC8
alaScore 87

61 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC8. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and price.

price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic AG-AC8 Camcorder-1080 pixelsPanasonic AG-AC8 Camcorder-1080 pixels

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the durability.

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic AG-AC8PJ Shoulder Mount Video Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black) + Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System, .43x Wide Angle Lens, 2.2x TelephoPanasonic AG-AC8PJ Shoulder Mount Video Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black) + Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF TwinMic System, .43x Wide Angle Lens, 2.2x Telepho

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Impartial (bhphotovideo.com)

VERY POOR IN LAW LIGHT

 

POOR IMAGE QUALITY

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: nirmal (bhphotovideo.com)

its okehhhhhhhhh

 

i often to use this product but in darkness is not so perfect ! it gets to much noise ! i don't know why ! but the panasonic hc x1000 4k is more much better then panasonic AG-AC8PJ AVCCAM ! one more thing this ag -ac 8pj camera record arched files ! if...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Delio Jacildo (bhphotovideo.com)

Just like kis toy almost 100% plsstic

 

I just ordered this Professional Camcorder on November 13, 2015 and I just received it today 11/18/2015. What a big disappointment for me because Panasonic made a Plastic Professional camera. Stay away ... don't be sorry if you do I am returning this...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: AV (bhphotovideo.com)

Best bang for the buck

 

Bought this in December and have been using this camera for a little over 9 months now, and it is way underpriced. Yes the camera does feel a little cheap but certainly not fragile. I usually stay away from the "auto" mode and use it in manual mode. It...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Videoboy56 (bhphotovideo.com)

Great event camcorder, with some drawbacks

 

I purchased this camera in late 2014 when I had to switch over from HDV tape on my Sony FX-7 to SD card media. Quite frankly, I was waiting for a camcorder like this. It has the same body as my old Panasonic AG-DVC-10, 15 and 60 mini-DV cameras. It...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Joan (bhphotovideo.com)

Bad auto white balance

 

Not bad camera, but the auto white balance is horrible, you have to use it manually. Also the video quality is not good, I use it 3 times then I sold it. I put a few more dollars and got the sony HXR-MC2500 that is much better in quality video, white...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Captain Video (bhphotovideo.com)

Perfect camera for weddings, Events and corporate work

 

I'm along time videographer and started way back with the first VHS when cameras and video recorders we're separate this camera is perfect for almost everything, unless you are doing super Bowl halftime commercials this camera it Is probably what...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Ryan Jones (bhphotovideo.com)

Wonderful camera for the price.

 

For the price, this camera gives great videos. I used it to shoot an outside event was surprised to see how it operated in auto mode. As the sun went in and out of the clouds it was able to adapt quickly to those changes. The weight of the camera is...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Vidlight (bhphotovideo.com)

All-show/All-go Form fit Camera

 

My pro gear is all now BMC HD-to-4K and I bought this camera for personal recording and webcast/event uses. I wanted a shoulder mount form and this camera is that with 5 star looks and feels (only it is soooo lightweight due to plastic modeling) when I...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Harley (bhphotovideo.com)

Awesome Camcorder

 

I used this cam to shoot the Good Guys Car Show in Scottsdale Az for the first time. Very easy to use and great quality..

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2

Camera

Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Shouldercam
Minimum illumination:2

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):20.4
Effective megapixels (movie):9.4
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.5
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:4.14

Lens System

Digital Zoom:50
Focal length range (f-f):2.82 - 59.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID / Optical
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):89.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.8
Optical Zoom:21

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV / AC, AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (video):1/60 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:6016 x 3384
Still image resolution(s):6016 x 3384, 4480 x 3360, 4752 x 3168, 4096 x 2304, 1440 x 1080 / 6016 x 3384\n4480 x 3360\n4752 x 3168\n4096 x 2304\n1440 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:2

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:480i, 576i, 1080i, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:47.9
Height :21.7
Weight:2.27
Width:20.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny