Review: Panasonic AG-HMC150
The AG-HMC150 handheld is Panasonic’s exciting new introduction to the AVCCAM series. Representing a major step forward in affordable HD video capture, the HMC150 utilizes highly efficient AVCHD recording, the industry’s new long GOP standard based on MPEG-4, to provide stunning image quality and longer record time.
The new handheld incorporates three 1/3-inch progressive CCD imagers to produce stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution picture quality far exceeding older Long GOP formats like HDV. It’s equipped with a high-performance wide-angle* Leica Dicomar™ 13x zoom lens and 24- and 30-frame progressive capture in a full range of HD formats, making it well suited for all types of projects. With an exciting range of professional video and audio features and a compact, well-balanced design, the HMC150 is a “must have” for video professionals and enthusiasts looking for the best in affordable HD.