Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Panasonic AG-HCK10

Panasonic AG-AC160
Panasonic AG-HCK10

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic AG-AC160 is 22xx (optical), but the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is only a 12xx (optical) camcorder (10x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

One hundred and fourteen times lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder. That's 272.6g lighter than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 (275gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Available from 5 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic AG-HCK10 is 2.51MPMP sensor. That's 0.31MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (2.51MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a digital zoom of 120xx, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 10xx (digital) camcorder (110x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller Edit
Panasonic AG-HCK10 is 123.8mmmm high. That's 56.2mm smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (123.8mmmm).
Cheaper by $2,279
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is $2,279.04 cheaper than the Panasonic AG-AC160.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
15% smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a sensor size of 2.2MPMP, however the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder (0.31MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

110x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 10xx (digital) camcorder. That's 110x smaller than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 (120xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

A lot bigger Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a height of 180mmmm, however the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 123.8mmmm high camcorder (56.2mm smaller).
$2,279 more expensive
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is more expensive than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 by $2,279.04.
Eight months older
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is older than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 by eight months.
3 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder. That's 10x smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (12xx). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

272.6g heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a weight of 275gg, whereas the Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder (272.6g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Fewer sellers
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Panasonic AG-AC160 is stocked by 6 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.2MP 2.51MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
22x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
10x 120x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
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Maximum Focal Length
616mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 43mm
Focal Length
28 - 616 40.8 - 490
Focal Length Range
3.9 - 86 4 - 48

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 SSD
 Memory card
 SSD
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Display

Screen Size
3.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
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 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,226,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
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Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
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Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 10 - 80

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg
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275g
Height
180mm 123.8mm
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Depth
438mm
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56mm
Width
195mm
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53.5mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
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 AC

Other Features

I/O Port
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
11.8W Unknown - Click to provide data
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