Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan), best known for its Panasonic brand products, introduced today the AG-DVC30, a new multi-style mini-DV camera-recorder that is debuting at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE), held November 19 - 21 in Japan.
This compact, multi-function camera-recorder has the high picture quality and high sensitivity demanded by professionals, and offers a range of options that can be added to permit different shooting styles. The AG-DVC30 employs three 1/4-inch, 410,000-pixel CCDs (NTSC)(PAL version has 470,000-pixel CCDS) to provide exceptional picture quality of 480/60i, 4:3 aspect in NTSC (576/50i, 4:3 aspect in PAL), outstanding sensitivity, and mobility needed for demanding professional use. It has a 16x Leica Dicomar™ lens with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), removable handle (standard), IR filming function and an XLR audio input as option.
The AG-DVC30 will be available in Spring 2004.

1. With standard removable handle and optional XLR Audio input, you can have your own shooting style to suit the location.
2. The World’s first professional DV to have an infrared filming mode. It also has a slow-shutter function.
3. Wide-angle, 16x optical zoom (maximum 32x with 2x digital zoom) Leica Dicomar™ lens.
Optical Image Stabilizer, F=1.6 f= 39.5 mm to 632 mm (35 mm conversion), Low-dispersion glass reduces chromatic aberration
4. 410, 000-pixel:NTSC,(470,000-pixel:PAL) 1/4-inch 3CCD for high picture quality.
380, 000 active pixel :NTSC(440,000:PAL) CCD optimal for the lossless conversion of DV filming. Picture quality at the top of its class: high-sensitivity, high S/N ratio, and refraction along the horizontal axis ensures high resolution.
5. Professional specifications like in the highly-acclaimed AG-DVX100. (Design and shooting assistance features)