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Re: Question for Jan Crittenden Livingston re: new Panasonic AG-AC160 upgrade to AC160A

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Jan Crittenden LivingstonRe: Question for Jan Crittenden Livingston re: new Panasonic AG-AC160 upgrade to AC160A
by on May 4, 2012 at 4:24:27 pm

Hi Steve,

Unfortunately during the time you have been testing and reviewing the camera on line, I have been out having surgery and going through recovery to repair a rotator cuff injury and a break in my humorus bone. Having just come back the other day, I saw your post to me on Linked in and thought before I respond, it would be better to take a look at a camera and refresh my senses on it before responding.

While I cannot argue your experience, and it may well be that you may have had a faulty camera, but the servo motor on the camera I tested in the lab while being audible close up, I could not hear nor record it from 6 feet away. The build quality is as robust as our AF100 or the DVX100 and is certainly comparable with the competitive cameras.

None the less, sorry I have not been on line for the last couple of weeks, and in fact this was the first NAB in 23 years I have not attended. That was truly strange. I am slowly on the mend.

I still feel that in comparison to the other cameras in its price range the AC160 is a viable contender, but each person has to weigh the features vs the needs and decide for themselves.

Best regards,


Jan Crittenden Livingston
Product Manager, AVCCAM, AG-3DA1, AG-AF100
Panasonic Broadcast & TV Systems

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