The AG-AC130 features cutting-edge technology with its improved lens, camera, and recorder sections. The newly developed 22x zoom lens (28mm to 616mm in 35mm equivalent), boasts a wide field of view and capabilities much like an interchangeable lens, via a mechanical (cam-driven) zoom ring, a focus ring, and an iris ring. High-quality full-HD 1920x1080 is achieved with a combination of a high-sensitivity, low-noise, high-resolution 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) MOS image sensor and the professional AVCHD PH mode. Advanced functions like high-quality LPCM recording, HD slow/quick-motion recording, HD/SDI output compatibility, DV (SD) recording mode make this an ideal camera for almost any type of production.
While the camera employs the AVCHD recording format, it also supports the high-image-quality PH mode, featuring a compression efficiency that is more than twice that of the MPEG-2 system (such as HDV), delivering superb image quality and low data rates. While in PH mode, it also supports uncompressed 16 bit LPCM 2-channel digital audio recording.
Dual memory card slots allows Relay Recording, so you can seamlessly record images onto two SDXC/SDHC memory cards consecutively, while Simultaneous Recording records the same images onto two different memory cards to increase reliability. The slot to be used can be switched during normal recording, and clips
can also be copied between the 2 slots.
The color EVF uses a 11.43mm (0.45 inches), approximately 1,226,000 dot-equivalent (852 x 480 x 3 [RGB]) LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) display panel. It delivers bright, detailed, high-resolution images and a high response speed. The LCD monitor is comprised of a 87.63mm (3.45 inches), approximately 921,000-dot (1920 x 480) high-resolution panel.