Panasonic AG-HCK10G POVCAM


Full Broadcast HD minicam head

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 in the 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.

HD SDI Output to full HD recorder

The battery-powered HMR10 can be teamed with the optional ultra-compact AK-HCK10 Full HD camera head (POVCAM) to form a versatile, point-of-view camera/recorder system. And because its equipped with an HD-SDI in/out, the HMR10 can also serve as standalone recorder for any HD-SDI-capable camera, switcher and deck or output to a larger solid state recorder such as a Cinedeck.

The handheld unit records in HD formats including 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 720/60p and 720/50p. With input from the AG-HCK10 camera head, the HMR10 will also record 1080/30p, 1080/25p and 1080/24p. The handheld unit gives users instant access to content in thumbnail clips and offers a variety of playback functions and solid-state recording modes. It features a built-in 3.5″ LCD screen, flexible operation controls, and offers professional interfaces including HD-SDI input/output, HDMI output and USB 2.0.

Recording to SDHC Memory Card

The HMR10 records stunning full HD 1920×1080 resolution images onto low-cost SD memory cards in three recording modes – the highest quality PH mode* (average 21 Mbps/max. 24 Mbps), HA mode (approx.17 Mbps) and HG mode (approx.13 Mbps). The fourth recording mode, HE (approx. 6 Mbps), records at 1440×1080. On a single 32GB SD card, the HMR10 can record for up to 3 hours in PH mode and up to 12 hours in HE mode.


  • • 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.

    • 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)

    • 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.

 1/5″ Exmor™ CMOS sensor with ClearVid™ array
Pixel Gross: Approx. 2,360K Video Actual: Approx. 1,430K (16:9)
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 – Recording with the AG-HMR10 Series: [59.94 Hz] PH mode: 1080/60i, 1080/30p (over 60i), 1080/24p (native)*6,

720/60p, 720/30p (over 60p) and 720/24p (native)*6

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

AG-HMR10 Series Output: 20-pin dedicated terminal (connection with the AG-HMR10 Series)
Internal Microphone: Stereo microphone
Standard Accessories: Lens cap (mounted to the AG-HCK10G)
 : Footnotes

*5: When the system frequency has been changed, turn the unit’s

power off and then back on so that the setting takes effect.

*6: In the Native mode, AG-HMR10 Series record only active frames.

* Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Optics/Lens Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®, Optical Zoom: 10x (Digital Zoom: 120x)f/3.2 – 32.0mm35mm Equivalent: 43 – 507mm (16:9 Camera Mode)F1.8 – 2.3Filter Diameter 30mm
Microphone Stereo Microphone
Splash-proof performance IEC60529 IPX2* *Only the camera head conforms to IEC60529 IPX2. Never use the camcoder under water. The control unit is not designed for splash-proof performance. Do not get the main body of the camera wet.
Control Unit
Video Signal PAL colour, CCIR standards 1080/50i specification
LCD Screen 2.7″ wide touch panel ClearPhoto LCD Plus™ display (211K Pixels)
Minimum Illumination 5 lx (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/25 Shutter Speed )
White Balance AUTO, INDOOR(3,200K), OUTDOOR(5,800K), ONE PUSH
Video Format(s) Supported HD: AVCHD Video codec: MPEG 4 AVC / H.264, Audio codec: Dolby® Digital 2chSD: MPEG 2-PS Video codec: MPEG 2, Audio codec: Dolby® Digital 2ch (Video aspect ratio 16:9 or 4:3)
Video recording average bitrate/VBR (Resolution, Frame rate) HD – AVCHD:FH mode: Approx. 16Mbps (1920×1080, 50i), HQ mode: Approx. 9Mbps (1440×1080, 50i)SP mode: Approx. 7Mbps (1440×1080, 50i), LP mode: Approx. 5Mbps (1440×1080, 50i)SD: MPEG 2-PSHQ mode: Approx. 9Mbps (720×576, 50i), SP mode: Approx. 6Mbps (720×576, 50i)LP mode: Approx. 3Mbps (720×576, 50i)
Still Format Supported Exif Ver.2.2**Exif is a metadata format for still images, established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association). Files in this format can have additional information such as your camera’s setting information at the time of recording.
Still Resolution Still Mode:Approx. 4 megapixel 4:3 (2,304 x 1,728), Approx. 3 megapixel 16:9 (2,304 x 1,296), Approx. 1.9 megapixel 4:3 (1,600 x 1,200), Approx. 0.3 megapixel 4:3 (640 x 480)Movie Mode:Approx. 2.3 megapixel 16:9 (2,016 x 1,134), Approx. 1.7 megapixel 4:3 (1,512 x 1,134)Playback Mode:Approx. 2.1 megapixel 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), Approx. 0.3 megapixel 4:3 (640 x 480), Approx. 0.2 megapixel 16:9 (640 x 360)
Supported Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ (1GB or larger)
Inputs and Outputs
A/V R* COMPONENT OUT: Component A/V cable > Pin plug x 3 (576i or 1080i)AUDIO OUT: Component A/V cable > Pin plug x 2COMPOSITE OUT: A/V connecting cable > Pin plug x 1 (576i or 1080i)AUDIO OUT: A/V connecting cable > Pin plug x 2*Only one A/V R terminal exists. Optional remote commander, supplied Component A/V cable or A/V connecting cable can be attached to this terminal. It is impossible to use these simultaneously.
HDMI OUT HDMI Connection x 1
USB Port Mini B / USB2.0 Hi-Speed
Remote Control Terminal
A/V R* When using optional remote commander, it is possible to control via this terminal. If used as COMPONENT or COMPOSITE output , control is not available.
Power Requirements DC6.8V,7.2V battery pack,DC8.4V AC Adaptor
Power Consumption 3.8W AVCHD recording, LCD back light ON, Recording mode: Initial condition
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature 20 °C to 60 °C
Dimensions (w/h/d) Including the projecting parts (excluding cable bush):Control unit: 81 x 107 x 42mmCamera head: 37 x 42.5 x 86.5mmIncluding the projecting parts and supplied battery and controller hook attached (excluding cable bush):Control unit: 81 x 122 x 47mmCamera head: 37 x 42.5 x 86.5mm
Cable Length 2.8m (between control unit and camera head, non-detachable)
Mass Approx. 500g (Including control unit, camera head and cable. Excluding battery, controller hook and recording media)
Mass (with accessories) Approx. 580g (including supplied battery, controller hook and recording media)
Supplied Accessories
AC Adaptor
Component A/V Cable
A/V Connecting Cable
USB Cable
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FH60)
Controller Hook
Cable Clamper
CD-ROM (Video Camera Application Software)
CD-ROM (Manuals For Digital HD Video Camera Recorder)
Power Cord
Operating Guide