Panasonic AG-HCK10 1/4.1" 3.05 Megapixel 3-MOS POVCAM Full HD Camera Head

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About Panasonic AG-HCK10

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.

Connected to the HMR10 recorder with a detachable cable, the HCK10 captures 1920 x 1080 high definition video using three 1/4.1" 3.05 megapixel 3-MOS imagers for recording by the HMR10 recorder inthe AVCHD format, which provides double the recording time and higher quality than older MPEG-2 compression used in HDV formats.

The camera head features a 12X optical zoom lens with 10X digital zoom,(up to 120X), optical image stabilizer (O.I.S.), a built-in 2-channel microphone and a range of advanced tuning functions, including matrix, knee point, adjustable detail and chroma, white balance and zebra settings. Iris, focus and zoom are remotely controlled by the HMR10 recorder. It is powered by the HMR10 recorder.



Panasonic AG-HCK10 Features

  • Sleek, pocket-sized design (2.1" W x 2.2" H x 4.8" D)
  • Allows POV-style image capture from a long distance
  • Features 1/4" 20 socket for easy mounting (when mounted upside down, camera image automatically flips to appropriate angle)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) function ensures shots remain clear while walking or zooming
  • Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) feature suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights
  • Slow shutter and synchro scan functions
  • Color control and skin tone detail functions
  • Cine-like Gamma Curves (seven different gamma modes)
  • HD focus assist functions and slow shutter and synchro scan
  • It has endless point-of-view applications for use in nature observation, video production, newsgathering, law enforcement, surveillance, sports, healthcare, education and much more.
  • 43mm lens filter size (lens options available)
  • Net Weigh: approximately .61 pound
  • Cables are detachable (from recorder and from camera head) for total flexibility
  • The cable connecting the HCK10 to the HMR10 is required
  • Available optional cables include a 9-foot, 8-inch cable (model AG-C20003G), and the optional 65-foot cable (model AG-C20020G) for longer distances.

Panasonic AG-HCK10 Specifications

Power Supply:
DC8 V-9 V (Supplied from the AG-HMR10 Series)
Power Consumption:
3.5 W
Operating Temperature:
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity:
10 % to 80 % (No condensation)
Weight:
Approx. 275 g (Approx. 0.61 lb.)
Dimensions (W x H x D):
53.5 x 56 x 123.8 mm (2.11 x 2.20 x 4.87 inches) excluding the projection part
Pick-up Device:
3MOS (1/4.1-inch progressive modes supported)
Picture Elements:
Effective: Approx. 2.51 megapixels x 3 (16:9)
Lens:
Lens with optical image stabilizer, 12x zoom, F1.8 to 2.8 (f=4.0 mm to 48 mm), 35 mm equivalent: 40.8 mm to 490 mm (16:9)
Filter Diameter:
43 mm
Optical Color Separation:
Prism system
ND Filter:
Auto On/Off by IRIS
Minimum shooting distance:
35.43 inches (0.9 m)
Gain Selection:
0 dB to +34 dB (Variable in 1-dB steps)
White balance:
ATW, preset 3200 k, preset 5600 k, W.set
Shutter Speed (Preset):
[59.94 Hz] 60i/60p mode: 1/60 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (7 steps)
30p mode: 1/30 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (8 steps)
24p mode: 1/24 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (8 steps)
[50 Hz] 50i/50p mode: 1/50 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (7 steps)
25p mode: 1/25 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (8 steps)
Shutter Speed (Synchro Scan):
[59.94 Hz] 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
[50 Hz] 50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
Slow Shutter Speed:
[59.94 Hz] 60i/60p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec.
30p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/4 sec., 1/8 sec., 1/15 sec.
24p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
[50 Hz] 50i/50p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec., 1/25 sec.
25p mode: 1/2 sec., 1/3 sec., 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
Minimum Luminance:
Approx. 1 lx (Gain: +34 dB, Slow Shutter: 1/2 sec.)
Digital Zoom:
2x/5x/10x (When set to 59.94 Hz: 1080/60i, 720/60p only; when set to 50 Hz: 1080/50i, 720/50p only)
Recording Video Format*5:
[59.94 Hz] PH mode: 1080/60i, 1080/30p (over 60i), 1080/24p (native)*, 720/60p, 720/30p (over 60p) and 720/24p (native)*
Recording with the AG-HMR10 Series
HA, HG and HE mode: 1080/60i only
[50 Hz] PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i),
720/50p and 720/25p (over 50p)
HA, HG and HE mode: 1080/50i only
Output:
AG-HMR10 Series 20-pin dedicated terminal (connection with the AG-HMR10 Series)
Audio Input: Internal Microphone: Stereo microphone
Standard Accessories
Lens cap (mounted to the AG-HCK10G)
Note:
When the system frequency has been changed, turn the unit's power off and then back on so that the setting takes effect.
Note
In the Native mode, AG-HMR10 Series record only active frames

Panasonic AG-HCK10 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extremely versatile camera

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from USA  -  Pro Videographer

BIG abilities in a SMALL package! It's basically a 3MOS full featured camera in a miniature package which means you can use it to get all kinds of shots you couldn't otherwise manage with a traditional video camera. That means you can essentially have a virtual camera man in places you can't physically put a camera man due to space limitations, danger or distractions while the operator is either 10 or 65 feet away. That is a HUGE plus. NOTE: The AVCCAM recorder HMR10 is required to be connected to this camera as it records the video and controls ALL cameras functions. Whether shooting weddings, medical procedures, events, etc... this thing can be remotely controlled from up to 65 feet away (using the optional cable). It can be mounted on a vehicle, pole, remote head, jib, tripod, or by hand. The possiblities are huge. While in good light and outdoors it produces a phenonominal image, but indoor in low light it struggles (like the AG HMC40). The stock lens has a great smooth zoom, but doesn't start out wide enough for certain POV type shots, so I bought a cheap wide angle lens adapter that solved that problem. Go ahead and plan on getting the optional and expensive LCD hood for the HMR10 recorder so you can see it outside and also the optional stand which is is basically an adapter that gives the recorder a standard 1/4-20 tripod mount that it otherwise lacks. The camera itself has a atandard 1/4-20 tripod mount. Besides all the special uses, we also pair it up with our HMC150s during normal shoots as an extra camera and the footage intercuts nicely with the other Panasonics. Paired with the HMR10 recorder, it's got built-in zebras, waveform, ND, WB settings and can do 1080 24P, 30P, 60i and 720 24P,30P 60P.

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David C  It's an extremely versatile camera. It gives you a full raster HD camera in a small package which means you can use it/mount it/hide it in places you can't put a normal camera and can remotely control everything just like you had a dedicated camera person there.
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