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Panasonic AGHCK10GPJ Camcorder

2.51MP 1/4.1 275g Jul 2013
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The ultra-compact, mountable AG-HCK10 HD camera head (POVCAM) teams with the AG-HMR10 AVCCAM handheld recorder to offer a low-cost Full HD camera recording system for a wide range of applications.... More
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Small sensor size camcorders produced by Panasonic have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just small sensor size camcorders) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The AG-HCK10 has a quite fast maximum frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. Camcorders that came out around the same time as the AG-HCK10 have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 38fps.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

The AG-HCK10 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the AG-HCK10 also are Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56, or the JVC GZ-RX110.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the AG-HCK10, the AG-HCK10 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R56.

Alternative video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Canon Legria HF R56.

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Very High Video Capturing Speed

Camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-HCK10 have video capturing speeds of between 25fps and 60fps. When compared to other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the AG-HCK10's video capturing speed of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Across all small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the AG-HCK10 the worst video mode is 540p and the best is 1080p.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small

At only 56 millimeters, the AG-HCK10 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-HCK10. The depths of small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the AG-HCK10 range from 27mm to 1,200mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The AG-HCK10 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type do have an HDMI port.

Other video cameras which also have an HDMI port that you might want to look at include the Zoom Q4 ($129.99), or the Canon Legria HF R56 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic AG-HCK10 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-HCK10 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the AG-HCK10 is 31x. With an optical zoom of only 12 times zoom factor, the AG-HCK10 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the AG-HCK10.

If this Panasonic camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56 (32x and higher rated).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of camcorders of a similar type and age to the AG-HCK10 is 770x, and the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x. The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 120 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the AG-HCK10.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-RX110 (200x), or the Canon Legria HF R56 (1,140x).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The AG-HCK10 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec do have a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Zoom Q4 ($129.99), or the Canon Legria HF R56 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic AG-HCK10 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the AG-HCK10, the AG-HCK10 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to the AG-HCK10 do not have a built-in projector. The AG-HCK10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The AG-HCK10 is not waterproof. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the AG-HCK10 are also not waterproof.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic AG-HCK10

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Weight

The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a pretty standard weight (275 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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MOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a 3MOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the AG-HCK10 is 1/4.1". That's 30% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.88" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage Media Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

19 February 2010

If you're a one-person camera crew, or just need the versatility these products afford, the Panasonic POVCAM and AVCCAM HD Recorder/Player may be the right choice for you.Mark Holder is a video...

Excellent full HD recording
Versatile
Great for oneperson production crews
Port covers on the recorder are stiff and difficult to open
High cost for limited budgets

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