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Panasonic AG-456U

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Item #:MO13132
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Model Description:
1/3-inch CCD S-VHS Hi-Fi Camera/Recorder

Model Details

The AG-456U S-VHS camera/recorder offers advanced recording and playback functions plus versatile special effects for demanding applications. It has a lightweight body, powerful editing functions and a 12X power zoom that can also be controlled by hand for precise zooming. Its ease of use and advanced functions make the AG-456U ideal for desktop video and many other business and education applications.


  • 2-hour S-VHS camcorder
  • 400 lines horizontal resolution
  • 12:1 2-speed power zoom lens with manual zoom lever
  • Hi-Fi audio with stereo zoom mic
  • Built-in VITC generator with reset
  • Built-in monitor speaker
  • Variable high-speed shutter (1/60-1/8000 sec.)
  • Full-range auto focus
  • Auto tracing white balance system
  • Program auto exposure
  • Manual iris control
  • Auto button for temporary auto focus in the manual mode
  • Sensitivity switch (AGC +10dB, +20dB)
  • Audio out select switch (Hi-Fi/normal/mix)
  • Audio/video insert editing and audio dubbing capability
  • Versatile editing facilities with variable terminals
  • Audio/video fade in/out
  • Digital functions: mix, tracer, still, strobe and wipe
  • 4 rotary heads
  • 1 track (normal) audio and 2-channel Hi-Fi audio
  • Auto/manual iris
  • 0.7" electronic viewfinder
  • Mic-in
  • Audio/video/S-VHS outputs
  • Modulation System: Luminance: FM azimuth recording
  • Color signal: Converted subcarrier phase, shift recording
  • Audio Track: 1 track (Normal), 2 channels (Hi-Fi)
  • Input Level: Mic In (M3): -70dB, 47k ohms or more, unbalanced
  • Audio Output (Phono): -8dB, 47k ohms, loaded
  • Video Output (Phono): 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced
  • S-Video Output: 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced
  • Image Sensor: 1/3" CCD image sensor
  • Lens: 12:1 variable speed control; power zoom lens with digital AI auto focus; F1.6; 5.7-67mm focal length; auto iris/manual iris; 49mm filter diameter
  • Standard Illumination: 1400 lux
  • Standard Minimum Required Illumination: 1 lux (Digital Gain Up Mode)
  • Operating Humidity: 10%-80%

  • Viewfinder : 2/3" electronic viewfinder
  • Power Requirements : 12 VDC
  • Power Consumption : Recording Mode: 9.8W (battery operation)
  • Operating Temperature : 32°F-104°F (0°C-40°C)
  • Minimum Illumination : 1 lux
  • Accessories (included) : AC adaptor, battery pack, system carrying case, head-phone connector, shoulder strap, A/V cable, S-Video cable, DC cable
  • Television System : EIA Standard NTSC color signal 525 lines, 60 fields
  • Video Recording System/Format : 4 rotary heads, helical scanning system
  • Tape Speed : 33.35 min./sec. (SP)
  • Tape Format : S-VHS/VHS tape
  • Recording/Playback Time : 160 min. with NV-T160
  • FF/REW Time : Less than 12 min. with NV-TI20
  • Horizontal Resolution : Video:S-VHS: More than 400 lines (S-Video Out); VHS: More than 250 lines;
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio : Video: More than 45dB (VHS); Audio: Hi-Fi: 50Hz-20kHz, Normal: More than 41 dB
  • Frequency Response : Hi-Fi: 50Hz-20kHz; Normal: 80Hz-8kHz
  • Weight : 2.8 kg
  • Width : 13 cm
  • Height : 24.5 cm
  • Depth : 47.6 cm

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