Panasonic AG-DVC153 Panasonic Ag-dvc15 3-CCD Mini-DV PROLINE Camcorder

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Item Includes
Shoulder Strap, AC cable, Large eye cup, Lens cap, DC cable, Battery (1.6Ah), AC Adaptor, Wireless remote controller, Battery for Wireless remote controller, Cleaning tape
The AG-DVC15 camera/recorder places digital picture quality and easy convenience into an extremely mobile package. Designed for professional usage, this featherweight unit uses a large-diameter lens and 3-CCD image sensor to deliver the high recording quality that advanced applications demand. Its lightweight and shoulder-type design ensure excellent mobility and stable shooting, while a number of manual functions offers full creative control. An IEEE1394 (Firewire) terminal lets you upload images to a PC and digitally dub onto a DV recorder. If needed, you can also add high performance options like a wide-angle conversion lens and large-capacity, long-lasting battery, for even more versatile field use.

The 3-inch LCD monitor rotates a full 270 degrees for convenient low-angle, high-angle, and self recording, as well as easy menu setting.

XLR-type audio input terminals (line/mic switchable) are located on the rear panel, allowing CH1 and CH2 audio to be switched separately to either line or front mic input. Separate audio level meters and dials let you set the recording level independently for each channel, a handy function for interviews and narration.

The AG-DVC15's 3-CCD camera section matches the high performance of the VTR section. A large light-collecting area for each of the 270,000 pixels gives the camera a high S/N ratio, outstanding sensitivity, and wide dynamic range. Double-density pixel distribution and a gapless dichroic prism help assure razor-sharp images with extremely faithful colors. Even subtle differences between lighter and darker reds are clearly distinguished.

The AG-DVC15 uses the DV format, with an 8-bit digital compression recording system that delivers professional-quality pictures. Its advanced error correction function virtually eliminates dropouts and improves recording reliability. Using conveniently small mini-DV cassettes, it offers a recording time of up to 123 minutes (on the AY-DVM83XB mini-DV Master videotape, LP mode).

The DV format's 16-bit digital audio system rivals CDs in quality. Choose PCM sound in either a 48-kHz/16-bit, 2-channel, or a 32- kHz/12-bit, 4-channel mode during recording. The AG-DVC15 is also equipped with built-in stereo microphones and accepts external microphones.
Mini-Shoulder-Style & All Digital DV Camcorder
Digital Signal Processing produces attractive color, realistic sharpness and natural contrast for every event
Three high performance Interline Transfer (IT) CCDs are used to capture images with minimum noise, maximum dynamic range and minimum smear.
IEEE 1394 interface permits digital dubbing and direct downloading to many non-linear editing systems
Automatic and manual operational functions ensure optimum audio and video recording even in the most uncontrolled conditions
XLR Audio (Mic/Line) Inputs
3.0" Color LCD monitor panel
Handy Mini-DV cassettes provide up to 120 minutes of non stop, lifelike recording
Spectacular, CD like 16-bit audio recording quality

Audio/Video 2-Channel; 16-bit, 48 kHz or 12-bit, 32 kHz
4:1:1 (Y Sampling 13.5 MHz/ Pr, Pb Sampling 3.375 MHz) 8 bit Component Digital
Television System 2:1 interlaced NTSC system
Tape Format/Speed Mini-DV
Image Sensor IT type 3-CCD Pixels Approximately 270,000
Optical Zoom 12x optical zoom
Digital Zoom na
Lens F1.6
Focusing System na
Min. Focus Distance na
Shutter Speed 1/60 sec - 1/8000 sec in 14 steps
Illumination Minimum Luminance 5 lux (Digital Gain-up mode)
Filter Size Optical Filter 1/8 Neutral density & Clear
Viewfinder 0.5" Color LCD
LCD Screen 3.0" Color LCD monitor panel
Manual Controls Focus, Iris Control
Special Effects na
Fader na
Titler na
A/V Dubbing na
Input terminals DV In/Out Terminal (compliant with IEEE1394, 4-pin)
XLR Audio (Mic/Line) Inputs
Output terminals Composite 1V p-p NTSC (phono connector)
S-Video 1Vp-p Y, 0.286V p-p (4-pin S-Video connector)
Digital Photo Mode na
Microphone yes xlr input
Headphone Jack na
Flash na
Built-In Light na
Power Requirements 7.2/7.9 VDC Approximately 6.6 W
Dimensions 7-1/8" x 8-13/16" x 16-3/4" (221 x 224 x 431 mm)
Weight Approximately 4.8 lbs.