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Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Panasonic AG-HCK10

Panasonic AG-AC160 vs Panasonic AG-HCK10

Panasonic AG-AC160
Panasonic AG-HCK10

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic AG-AC160 is 22x (optical), but the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is only a 12x (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.

HDMI Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 supports HDMI, but the Panasonic AG-HCK10 does not support HDMI.
4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic AG-HCK10 is 2.51MP sensor. That's 0.31MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (2.51MP). 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 120x, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 is only a 10x (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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has an image stabilizer, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a weight of 275g, whereas the Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder (2.1kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
15% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 has a total megapixels of 2.2MP, however the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 2.51MP 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 10x (digital) camcorder. That's 110x smaller than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 (120x). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC160 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder. That's 2.1kg heavier than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 (275g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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 12x (optical) camcorder. That's 10x smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC160 (12x). 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.

Does not support HDMI Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 does not support HDMI, however the Panasonic AG-AC160 does.
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Date Released

55 months Ago 47 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.2MP 2.51MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
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 1/3
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
22x
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12x
Digital Zoom
10x 120x
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Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
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Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
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Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
616mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 43mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
28 - 616 40.8 - 490
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.9 - 86 4 - 48

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 SSD
 Memory card
 SSD
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Display

Display Diagonal
3.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
1,226,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
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3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolutions
 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
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
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 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DV Port
 DV port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
XLR in
 XLR in
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 (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 10 - 80

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
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 AC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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