The AG-DVC80 DV camcorder is built to meet the demands of field acquisition professionals. It's small, lightweight design and rugged magnesium alloy chassis make it an excellent choice for those demanding shooting needs. Full manual and customizable automatic features are built-in for the ultimate convenience.
The DV format utilizes 8-bit component digital recording at 25 Mbps, with Intra-frame 5:1 compression and 4:1:1 color sampling. A 10-micron track pitch provides superior picture quality, superb multi-generation capability and production flexibility.
The AG-DVC80 is built for the field. Panasonic started with a diecast magnesium alloy chassis and built in to it professional circuitry in order to ensure optimal reliability and durability.
The advanced lens built into the AG-DVC80 incorporates fifteen individual elements, which are arranged in eleven groups and work together to produce breathtaking images. Four lens surfaces on three aspherical lenses combine to render an ultra-precise image with minimal chromatic aberration. Flaring is minimized by a special multi-coating that is applied to the critical parts of six of the lens elements. This allows for a uniform, high picture quality under even difficult shooting conditions.
The built-in Leica Dicomar zoom lens was designed to cover the wide-angle capabilities that professionals require. Allowing for an extremely wide-angle of 4.5mm (equivalent to 32.5mm on a 35mm lens), the Leica lens virtually eliminates the need for a wide-angle adapter. The 10:1 optical zoom capabilities of the lens can be manually set with the zoom ring on the lens or via one of two zoom "rockers" located on the camera. One zoom rocker and Rec Start/Stop switch is located in a recessed area of the cameras top handle, and one is located above the cassette door for a balanced feel when shooting. Zoom speed can be set to any of three levels or off.
By using three separate super-dense 1/3" IT (Interline Transfere) CCD's for the red, green and blue colors that compose an image, this system greatly improves color reproduction and resolution. Delicate tones are reproduced faithfully. Images enjoy greater depth and presence. Overall, the picture is rich, vivid, and remarkably true-to-life. The high quality of the CCD imagers greatly reduce noise in the video signal for an improved signal-to-noise ratio. A new on-chip lens design achieves an F11 sensitivity, perfect for exterior evening shooting.
Features dual XLR audio inputs for connecting professional microphones. The input level is selectable between Mic or Line positions. A +48V DC power (Phantom Power) can be supplied to either or both inputs via a side mounted switch. Input 1 audio can be recorded on either CH1,or CH1 and CH2 audio tracks (selected by switch).