Panasonic AG-HMC40-KIT
Professional 3MOS AVCCAM Handheld HD Camcorder with AG-MYA30G 2-Channel XLR Mic Adapter


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Panasonic's handheld AG-HMC40 combines full HD AVCHD video recording with high-resolution 10.6-megapixel still photo capture.  It is a compact and lightweight (2.16 lbs.) camcorder that has an easy-to-use SD card workflow and a full resolution 3-megapixel, 1/4" 3MOS imager that produces stunning 1920x1080 video in AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264).  The camera can also be connected directly to a PictBridge photo printer (no PC required).

The camcorder's advanced Leica Dicomar lens system offers 12X optical zoom, wide-angle setting (40.8mm) and an optical image stabilizer feature for precise shooting.  The compact camera is also packed with professional video and audio features (HDMI out, date/time stamp, remote zoom, XLR option, etc.)

Using high-capacity SD memory cards, the HMC40 provides hours of high definition recordings at professional level bit rates.  It records in a range of 1080 and 720 formats with all four professional AVCCAM recording modes: PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), the HG mode (approx.13 Mbps), HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps).

Additional Features:

  • HD formats: 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 1080/24p (Native); 720/60p, 720/30p,720/24p (Native)
  • 12x Leica Dicomar lens (13 elements in 10 groups), 43mm filter Ø, zoomrange of 40.8 - 490mm* (*35mm equivalent)
  • Extremely slow, smooth zoom for the precise control needed for dramaticsequences
  • Time Date Stamp enables shooting Legal Depositions or Surveillance
  • Long record time: 3 hrs. with included battery (7 hours continuous with5,800mAh Battery)
  • Remaining battery time readout in minutes so shooter is warned (Info DataSecure Battery)
  • 3-second pre-record function captures the shot from the beginning
  • Shooting assist functions: focus expand, focus bar and Face Detectionfeature in Auto Mode
  • Waveform monitor helps with luminance for green screen where lighting hasto be evenly distributed
  • Professional interface with HDMI out, Component Out (mini D terminal),Composite Video Out and RCA Audio Out
  • Additional features include: three user set buttons, Time code (DF, NDF,REC RUN, FREE RUN) and USER BIT, two scene files, auto functions (Auto Focus,Auto White Balance and Auto Neutral Density)
  • 2.7" 16:9 Touchscreen LCD display (Just touch the thumbnail for playback)
  • Manual and remote control connection for Zoom, Focus, Iris, Start/Stopfunctions (similar to HMC150). Focus ring can also be used for Iris and Zoom
  • Min. Illumination: 1 lux, (F1.8, Gain: +34dB, Slow Shutter: 1/2 sec.)
  • Syncro Scan Shutter, 60i- 1/60-1/250, 30p- 1/30-1/250, 24p- 1/24-1/250
  • Selectable Gammas & DRS Dynamic Range Stretch
  • Lightweight, yet durable, design with removable handle
  • Optional AG-MYA30G Professional XLR adapter available (features audioinputs with +48V Phantom Power, Mic/Line, Attentuation, Ch 1&2 or Ch2,Level Controls and Mic Holder (8-pin push on precision connector)
  • Edius Neo 2 edit software included in carton (Through March 2010)
  • 3-Year limited warranty (1 year + 2 extra years upon registration)

General Specifications:

  • Power Supply:
    - DC7.2V (using with battery)
    - DC7.3V (using with ACadapter)
  • Power Consumption:
    - 7.8 W (max., when the AG-MYA30G XLR microphoneadapter is connected)
    - 5.8 W (in standalone condition)
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 80% (No condensation)
  • Weight:
    - Approx. 2.16 lb. (Approx. 0.98 kg) camcorder only
    -Approx. 3.08 lb. (Approx. 1.4 kg) including SD memory cards, supplied battery,microphone and XLR adapter
  • Dimensions: 5-11/32" W x 5-5/16" H x 11-31/32" D (136 × 135× 304 mm) excluding the projection part

Camera Specifications:

  • Pick-up Device: 3MOS (1/4.1-inch progressive modes supported)
  • Picture Elements:
    - Total: Approx. 3.05 megapixels x 3
    - Effective(video): Approx. 2.51 megapixels x 3 (16:9)
    - Effective (still image):Approx. 2.32 megapixels x 3 (4:3),
    - Approx. 2.65 megapixels x 3 (3:2),Approx. 2.51 megapixels x 3 (16:9)
  • Lens: LEICA DICOMAR lens with optical image stabilizer, motorized/manualmode switching,
    - 12x zoom, F1.8 to 2.8 (f=4.0mm to 48mm),
    - 35mmequivalent (video): 40.8mm to 490mm (16:9)
    - 35mm equivalent (still image):41.3mm to 496mm (3:2),
    - 40.8mm to 490mm (16:9), 45.0mm to 540mm (4:3)
  • Optical Color Separation: Prism system
  • ND Filter: Auto On/Off by IRIS
  • Minimum shooting distance: 35.43" (0.9 m)
  • Gain Selection:
    - <Motion Image> 0 dB to +24 dB (Variable in 1-dBsteps; USER button allocation; up to +34 dB using the High Gain setting)
    -<Still Image> 0 dB to +18 dB (Variable in 1-dB steps)
  • Shutter Speed (Preset):
    - <Motion Image> 60i/60p mode: 1/60 1/2000 sec. (7 steps)
    30p mode: 1/30 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (8steps)
    24p mode: 1/24 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (8 steps)
    - <StillImage> 1/2 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (16 steps)
  • Shutter Speed (Synchro Scan):
    - 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/250.0sec.
    - 30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec. 24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to1/250.0 sec.
  • Slow Shutter Speed:
    - 60i/60p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15sec., 1/30 sec.
    - 30p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec.
    -24p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
  • Minimum Luminance: Approx. 1 lx (Gain: +34 dB, Slow Shutter: 1/2 sec.)
  • Digital Zoom: 2x/5x/10x (Assigned to the USER button, only available for1080/60i, 720/60p)
  • Filter Diameter: 43 mm

Video Recording Specifications:

  • Recording Format: AVCHD
  • Compression Method: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Recording Media*:
    - SD Memory Card : 512MB, 1GB, 2GB(FAT12, FAT16)
    - SDHC Memory Card : 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB(FAT32)
    *SDHC/SD memory card (8MB to 32GB) can be used forstoring/reading scene file and user file, and reading metadata.
  • Recording Video Format:
    - PH mode: 1080/60i, 1080/30p (over 60i),1080/24p (native), 720/60p, 720/30p (over 60p) and 720/24p (native)
    - HA,HG and HE mode: 1080/60i only
  • Transmission Rate:
    - PH mode: Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR, Max. 24 Mbps)
    -HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR), HG mode: Approx. 13 Mbps (VBR)
    - HE mode:Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
  • Interval REC**: 1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1 min. / 2min. / OFF
    **: Records only in PH mode. Max. recordinginterval is 24 hrs.
  • SD Memory Card: Max. recordable clips per card: 900 (after formatting,without removing/inserting the card)
    Max. playable clips: 1,000 (up to1,000 clips displayed)
  • Thumbnail View: Selectable from 20 frames/page, 9 frames/page, and 1frame/page
  • Editing Functions: Delete, write-protect
  • Formatting Function: Yes

Still Picture Specifications:

  • Compression Method: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2 standard), DPOF
  • Recording Media: SD Memory Card: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB,512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
  • SDHC Memory Card: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
  • Recording Pixels:
    [4:3] 9 megapixels / 8 megapixels / 5 megapixels /0.3 megapixels
    [3:2] 10.6 megapixels / 7 megapixels / 4.5megapixels
    [16:9] 10 megapixels / 6 megapixels / 3.5 megapixels
  • Quality: Fine/Normal
  • Flach Function: No
  • Number of Recordable Still Pictures***(approx.):
    ***:The number of recordable still picturesvaries depending on the subject and whether both Fine and Normalmode
    pictures are included.
    [4:3] 6030 (9M 3520 x 2640pixels)****
    [3:2] 5300 (10.6M 3984 x 2656pixels)****
    [16:9] 5580 (10M 4224 x 2376pixels)****
    ****: Fine mode, using one32GB SDHC Memory Card.

Video System Specifications:

  • Video Signals: 1080/60i, 720/60p
  • HDMI Output: HDMI x 1 (HDMI Type A terminal), 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60p(Not compatible with VIERA Link)
  • Component Output: Mini-D x 1, Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, PB/PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75Ohm
  • A/V Output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm

Audio System Specifications:

  • Compression Method: Recording/Playback: Dolby Digital/2 ch
  • Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
  • Quantization: 16 bit
  • Compression Bit-rate: PH mode: 384 kbps, HA, HG and HE mode: 256 kbps

Audio IN/OUT Specifications:

  • XLR Input: Exclusive terminal for AG-MYA30G
  • Internal Microphone: Stereo microphone
  • A/V Output: Output: 316 mV, 600 Ohm, 2 ch
  • HDMI Output: 2 ch (Linear PCM), 5.1 ch (Dolby Digital)
  • Headphone: Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) x 1
  • Built-in Speaker: 20 mm (round) x 1
  • External Microphone Input: -70 dBV (Mic sensitivity: -50 dB equivalent, 0dB=1 V/Pa 1 kHz)
    Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) (Not compatible withplug-in power microphone)

Other Connector Specifications:

  • USB: Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
  • Camera Remote: Super mini jack (2.5mm diameter) x 1, for zoom and recstart/stop operations
    Mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1, for focus and iriscontrols

Monitor Specifications:

  • LCD Monitor: 2.7", wide LCD color monitor, Approx. 230,000 pixels
  • Viewfinder: 0.26", wide LCD color viewfinder, Approx. 113,000 pixels

Standard Accessories:

  • AC adapter/charger
  • 2640mAh battery pack (secure type)
  • AC cable
  • DC cable (catch type)
  • Wireless remote controller with button-type battery
  • Eye cup
  • Shoulder Belt
  • Component video cable
  • AV cable
  • PIN-BNC conversion plugs
  • Handle
  • Touch pen
  • CD-ROM
  • AVCCAM Restorer (Windows PC/Mac)

The following accessories are attached to the unit:

  • Lens hood cap
  • XLR adapter terminal cover

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