When we first got wind of Panasonic's AG-AF100 micro four thirds camcorder back in April, it sounded more like the rough sketch of a good idea. Now that Panasonic's filled in some of the blanks, you can colour me excited.
Specifically, the AG-AF100 will shoot AVCHD at 1080p and 720p at frame rates of 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 or 23.9p and have two SDXC card slots on which you can record up to 12 hours of footage. It'll also come equipped with XLR and HD-SDI sockets standard.
The best news of all may be that you can also use any of Panasonic's G series micro four thirds still lenses with the AG-AF100. That gives you a huge range of lenses to choose from on a relatively - we're talking about $US6000 - affordable rig. Even though it's targeted for professional use, it looks like a treat for those semi-professionals with some money to burn. [Panasonic (pdf) via DP Review via Wired]