Great news, techies: Panasonic has just introduced its newest camera, the AG-AC7PJ. This lightweight, low-cost, professional AVCHD shoulder-mount camcorder is perfect for independent moviemakers on-the-go and on a budget. Weighing under four pounds and retailing for around $1,300, the AG-AC7PJ boasts some great features, including an easy operation touch screen, full HD and SD memory card recording, a wide angle 38.5.8mm lens, Intelligent Zoom, six recording modes, MPEG-4 encoding and an intelligent auto function that can determine shooting conditions and program the camera’s settings to capture the clearest image possible. The AG-AC7PJ is also compatible with Macs and PCs and Final Cut and Adobe editing software.

But that’s not all: Panasonic sells a VW-VBG6 battery that upgrades the battery life from 4.5 hours to more than 11 hours, allowing for maximum shooting time.

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