Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AF100 Micro 4/3's Professional HD Camcorder
The AF100 was one of the first digital cinema cameras and was called a DSLR killer when it hit the market in mid-2011. It features a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) sensor and allows for full 1080p HD recording along with essential professional specs like an HD-SDI Output supporting uncompressed 4:2:2 and 8-bit recording with an external recorder. The lens mount allows for most existing lenses to be added but be aware of the crop factor when dealing with an MFT sensor as it decreases the field of view.
Three built-in ND filters mean never having to stress about shooting in daylight but it’s not a great low light camera. The AF100 does reproduce colors and skin tones well and highlights roll off nicely making for a pleasing look outside of the underexposed areas.
Bottom line, if you’re looking for a cost-effective camera delivering solid images which hold up to some of its competitors, the AF100 is the choice for you.