At a list of $4795, the new Pansonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder features variable frame rate recording in 1080p, Linear PCM audio, and a HD-SDI output. Other features include a high-sensitivity 1/3″, full-HD 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3-MOS imager as well as 22X HD zoom lens (the longest in its class), to offer a wide field of view and operability much like an interchangeable lens. The camera records utilizing MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at bitrates from 24Mbps to 6 Mbps and can shoot at different frequencies to accommodate its use anywhere in the world. The AC160′s Variable Frame Rate (VFR) function provides overcranking for slow-motion and undercranking for fast-motion effects.