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Panasonic AG-HCK10 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

We checked 123 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its small sensor size camcorders.

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a fairly fast maximum frame rate compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The average maximum frame rate of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 38fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the AG-HCK10, the AG-HCK10 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Panasonic AG-HCK10 has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very High Video Capturing Speed

The average video capturing speed of small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-HCK10 is 37fps, and the video capturing speeds range from 25fps to 60fps. With a video capturing speed of 60 frames per second, the AG-HCK10 has one of the highest video capturing speeds amongst video cameras of this age.

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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. The video mode of all camcorders of this spec and age ranges from 540p (worst) to 1080p (best).

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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 the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small

The average depth of similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AG-HCK10 is 140mm, and the depths range from 27mm to 1,200mm. The AG-HCK10 is one of the smaller similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the AG-HCK10 (only 56 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Panasonic AG-HCK10 reviewer who purchased the Panasonic AG-HCK10 thought it was not good value for money. Videomaker.com wrote in their Panasonic AG-HCK10 review “High cost for limited budgets” .

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The AG-HCK10 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the AG-HCK10.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price], or the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the AG-HCK10, the AG-HCK10 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of camcorders of a similar age and type to the AG-HCK10 is 10x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. At only 12 times zoom factor, the Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] (32x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 120 times zoom factor, the AG-HCK10 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Video cameras of a similar type and age to the AG-HCK10 have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 800x.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the AG-HCK10 have a built-in display, however the AG-HCK10 does not have a built-in display.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display including the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price], or the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The AG-HCK10 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the AG-HCK10 are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

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

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-HCK10 are not waterproof. The AG-HCK10 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic AG-HCK10

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Weight

At 275 grams, the AG-HCK10 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a 3MOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 5% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/3.91".

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Specification

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Full HD
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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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