Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds Camcorder for Film Students and Arty Directors
The Micro Four Thirds market is growing enough for Panasonic to whip out the first Micro Four Thirds video camera!
The Panasonic AG-AF100 will be able to use any of the interchangable Micro Four Thirds lenses that are already out there – obviously lenses borrowed from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 as well as those from the Olympus Pen E-P2 and, with a mount adapter, the new camcorder will also be able to take lenses made by other companies like Nikon, Canon and Leica. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
The AF100 shoots 1080p at 24 frames per second which is recorded in H.264 format. You get an onboard stereo mic as well as a pair of XLR inputs for alternative mic’ing.
Your flicks are stored via memory cards shoved in the to two SD-card slots. The camera supports SDHC cards as well as the clever SDXC cards which can offer up a stonking 2TB of storage!
I’m guessing that this AF100 camcorder will be popular amongst those talented amateurs and film students out there as well as those filmmakers on tighter budgets or filming in tighter spaces.
If Panasonic follows the lead made by their still Micro Four Thirds offerings it’s safe to say that more pro video 4/3 cameras may well follow.
Let’s hope the real thing is priced as nice as the render looks 😉