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I’m a little late to this discussion, but thought I should add a comment considering the level of the other comments. Firstly, your question is not very specific. Are you talking about input or output? Secondly, AVCHD is a file based format for recording and playback of HD digital video and H264 is the video compression standard used by AVCHD when encoding the video.
If you were asking about output then you would most likely have mentioned container formats, so am guessing you are referring to input. Many cameras offer a choice between MP4 and AVCHD, so that is most likely the question you meant to ask. If so, then the answer is also not clear cut, as it depends on the implementation by the camera. However, AVCHD will usually offer higher bit rates and therefore potentially better quality.