Panasonic announces its first micro four-thirds format pro camcoder -
AG-AF100. A blend of 4/3” Sensor with Superior Video Quality,
Inputs, Variable Frame Rates, SDXC Card Technology.
Its expected launch date is end of 2010, prices are not announced.
The design of the AF100’s micro 4/3-inch sensor will allow the kind of depth of field
and field of view similar to that of 35mm movie cameras in a less
expensive camera body.
Not to mention, the AG-AF100 is equipped with an interchangeable lens mount, allowing you to even equip lenses with fixed focal lengths and primes.
Technical-wise, the AF100 incorporates a 4/3-inch, 16:9 MOS imager. The camcorder
records 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) and 720/60p, 50p, 30p,
25p and 24p (native) in AVCHD’s highest-quality PH mode (maximum
24Mbps) and is 60Hz
and 50Hz switchable.
The interfaces supported include HD-SDI out, HDMI, time code
recording, built-in stereo microphone and USB 2.0. The AF100 features
two XLR inputs with +48V Phantom Power capability, 48-kHz/16-bit
two-channel digital audio recording and supports LPCM/Dolby-AC3.
You may check out the official press release here