Panasonic is going to sell its latest brand Panasonic AF105 Micro Four Thirds camcorder in Japan. Panasonic was one of the first companies who offered a Four Thirds-sized sensor and provides 1080/60i or 1080/30p AVCHD video recording skills as well as some interchangeable lens, memory expansion via SD/SDHC/SDXC.
Panasonic AF105 is also known as AF100 in Europe which comes with the capability to support “cinema” lenses via an adapter. The price of Panasonic AF105 Micro Four Thirds camcorder will be ¥837,900 (about $9,960). It is expected to launch in this December worldwide. The camera has a LCD screen with a resolution of 852 x 480 and the camera measures in at 163.4 x 209.4 x 195mm and weighs 1.2kg.
Panasonic AF105 have image quality and interchangeable lenses like a DSLR, but in a smaller size. That smaller size is thanks to no mirror box. Users can squeeze up to 12 hours of recording time in high-quality PH mode or even 48 hours when shooting on the lowest setting, HE mode, when using two 64GB SDXC cards. The camera has a HDMI output for viewing movies directly on a big screen. Panasonic declares that this camcorder is the “world’s first” Micro Four Thirds-standard HD professional camcorder.
Video of Genus IBC 2010 Video Diary: Panasonic AG100 from YouTube: