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Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD HD 24fps Camcorder

March 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Digital Camcorders

Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD 24fps Camcorder

Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD 24fps Camcorder

Rated 4 1/2 Stars

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Panasonic’s Pro Camcorder, the AG-HMC150 Flash Memory HD Camcorder is highly rated and feature rich. Panasonic’s AVCCAM line has features usually only seen on pro camcorders that are much more costly. Pro features include: (HDMI out, SMPTE Time-Code generater/reader, date/time stamp, remote zoom, XLR inputs, Waveform and Vectorscope displays, etc.). Unlike many Professional Camcorders which record to MiniDV Tape, this camcorder records to SDHC memory cards. Also included is a fast ( f1.8- 2.8 ) 13x 28mm wide angle lens. The imaging sensor consists of three 1/3-inch CCD Progressive Imagers which can provide up 1080p of HD resolution. At full resolution the camcorder records to AVCHD records video at up 24mbps bit rate. Record from 3 and 12 hours of video (depending on the recording quality chosen) to a 32gb SDHC memory card.

The Panasonic AG-HMC150 has an HDMI Connector (output) for best quality when hooking this camcorder directly to an HDTV. Cold Accessory Shoe to add an external light or microphone. Features a 3.5-inch Wide LCD with (210,000 pixels) and an electronic viewfinder with (235,000 pixels). Built in speaker. Time Date Stamp feature enables shooting Legal Depositions or Surveillance.

AG-HMC150 Dimensions: 6.1″ x 6.5″ x 15.6″ (3.7 lbs. w/o battery).
Camcorder HD Recording Modes: 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 1080/24p (Native); 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p (Native)
Focus Modes: Auto and Manual, Focus Assist Button, Switch to Focus Ring
Lens Specifications: 13X Wide angle 28 mm lens 28 – 368mm f/1.6 – f/3.0 ( uses 72mm filter).
Imager Specifications: Three 1/3-inch progressive 3CCD imagers.
Microphone Built-in: Records Dolby Digital 2-channel audio
External Microphone Inputs: XLR two-channel audio input (48V phantom power), auto/manual level, mic/line switchable.
Controls: Manual and remote control connection for Zoom, Focus, Iris, Start/Stop functions.

Smart-Review Commentary: The Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 camcorder is feature rich, but relatively low in cost for a professional camcorder. It is one of the lightest pro cams with three 1/3-inch imagers. One of the best features is its wide angle lens (28mm) which will allow you to get more of the scene in tight situations. The HMC150 is loaded with pro features (manual controls, XLR audio inputs, Time Stamp, Date stamp feature, and Waveform and Vectorscope displays). The Pro AG-HM150 uses cheap and available SDHC memory cards (much cheaper than P2HD cards). The Pro AG-HMC150 offers full HD 1080p at 24p and 30p frame rates. The camcorder has received excellent owner reviews and for its price range is an excellent buy. This model is a Smart-Review Top Pick for Professional Camcorders.

Panasonic AG-HMC150 AG-HMC150
Pro Camcorder
Panasonic Battery
For AG-HMC150
Azden SGM-PDII
Shotgun Microphone
    Camcorder Features

  • *Latest Model
  • 1080p Full HD Recording
  • 13x Optical Zoom
  • 28mm Wide Angle Lens
  • XLR Audio Input
  • AVCHD Compression
  • Manual Controls
  • 24p Progressive Mode
  • 30p Progressive Mode
  • HDMI for HDTV
  • Uses SDHC Memory Cards
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Three 1/3-inch imagers

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Accessories for the Panasonic AG-HMC150 Pro Camcorder

Panasonic MIC150
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Kata CC-193
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Sandisk Extreme 64GB
SDHC Card


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