Professional 3MOS AVCCAM Handheld Camcorder

Product Code: AG-HMC41E
Newly developed 1/4.1-inch 3.05-megapixel, progressive 3MOS sensors
12x Leica Dicomar zoom lens with Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS)
Professional-quality PH mode and reliable SD memory card recording
Smooth, easy operation with a manual focus ring and touch panel
Outstanding mobility with a small body that weights just 0.98 kg (camera-recorder only)
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Panasonic's latest introduction to its popular AVCCAM line, the AG-HMC41 handheld, combines full HD AVCHD video recording with high-resolution 10.6-megapixel still photo capture, giving you the benefits of two professional cameras in one affordable package. 

Compact and lightweight at 980g, the HMC41 is a versatile HD camcorder offering high-quality AVCHD recordings, high-resolution still photo capture, an easy-to-use SD card workflow, and professional audio capabilities for a wide range of applications and markets including schools, government agencies, event videographers, web designers and more.

Full HD Video & 10.6-Megapixel Stills -- All in One Compact Camera

With a full resolution 3-megapixel, 1/4-inch 3MOS imager, the HMC41 produces stunning 1920x1080 video in AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), delivering images far superior to HDV. When used for digital still photography, the camera captures photos with 10.6-megapixel resolution directly onto the SD card as a JPEG image. The camera can also be connected directly to a PictBridge photo printer (no PC required). And unlike HDV tapes, video and photos can be accessed randomly and immediately from the SD cards and played back on a number of consumer devices.

The camcorder's advanced Leica Dicomar lens system offers 12X optical zoom, wide-angle setting (40.8mm) and an optical image stabilizer (O.I.S.) feature for precise shooting. The compact camera is also packed with professional video and audio features (HDMI out, date/time stamp, remote zoom, XLR option, etc.)

High Definition Performance, Standard Definition Price

Using high-capacity SD memory cards, the HMC41 provides hours of beautiful high definition recordings at professional level bit rates. It records in a range of 1080 and 720 formats with all four professional AVCCAM recording modes: PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), the HG mode (approx.13 Mbps), HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps). AVCCAM offers the benefit of a fast, file-based workflow using widely available and reasonably priced SD memory cards. 

HD formats: 1080/50i, 1080/25p; 720/50p, 720/25p

Three newly designed 1/4.1" Progressive 3MOS Imagers for full HD resolution

12x Leica Dicomar lens (13 elements in 10 groups), 43mm filter Ø, zoom range of 40.8 - 490mm* (*35mm equivalent.)

Extremely slow, smooth zoom for the precise control needed for dramatic sequences

Time Date Stamp enables shooting Legal Depositions or Surveillance

Long record time: 3 hours with included battery (7 hours continuous with 5,800mAh Battery)

Remaining battery time readout in minutes so shooter is warned (Info Data Secure Battery)

3-second pre-record function captures the shot from the beginning

Shooting assist functions: focus expand, focus bar and Face Detection feature in Auto Mode

Waveform monitor helps with luminance for green screen where lighting has to be evenly distributed

Professional interface with HDMI out, Component Out (mini D terminal), Composite Video Out and RCA Audio Out

Additional features include: three user set buttons, Time code (DF, NDF, REC RUN, FREE RUN) and USER BIT, two scene files, auto functions (Auto Focus, Auto White Balance and Auto Neutral Density)

Connects directly to PictBridge photo printers

2.7-inch 16:9 Touchscreen LCD display (Just touch the thumbnail for playback)

Manual and remote control connection for Zoom, Focus, Iris, Start/Stop functions (similar to HMC150). Focus ring can also be used for Iris and Zoom

Min. Illumination: 1 lux, (F1.8, Gain: +34dB, Slow Shutter: 1/2 sec.)

Selectable Gammas & DRS Dynamic Range Stretch

Lightweight, yet durable, design with removable handle

Optional AG-MYA30G Professional XLR adapter available (features audio inputs with +48V Phantom Power, Mic/Line, Attentuation, Ch 1&2 or Ch2, Level Controls and Mic Holder (8 pin push on precision connector)

3-Year limited warranty (1 year + 2 extra years upon registration)


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Power Supply: 

DC7.2V (using with battery)
7.3V (using with AC adapter)

Power Consumption: 

7.8 W (max., when the AG-MYA30G XLR microphone adapter is connected) 5.8 W (in standalone condition)

Operating Temperature: 

0°C to 40°C

Operating Humidity: 

10% to 80% (No condensation)


Approx. 0.98Kg, camcorder only
Approx. 1.4Kg, including SD memory cards, supplied battery, microphone and XLR adapter

Dimensions (W x H x D): 

136mm × 135mm × 304mm excluding the projection part

Pick-up Device: 

3MOS (1/4.1-inch progressive modes supported)

Picture Elements: 

Total: Approx. 3.05 megapixels×3
Effective (video): Approx. 2.51 megapixels×3 (16:9)
Effective (still image): Approx. 2.32 megapixels×3 (4:3),
Approx. 2.65 megapixels×3 (3:2), Approx. 2.51 megapixels×3 (16:9)


LEICA DICOMAR lens with optical image stabilizer, motorized/manual mode switching,
12× zoom, F1.8 to 2.8 (f=4.0mm to 48mm),
35mm equivalent (video): 40.8mm to 490mm (16:9)
35mm equivalent (still image): 41.3mm to 496mm (3:2),
40.8mm to 490mm (16:9), 45.0mm to 540mm (4:3)

Optical Colour Separation: 

Prism system

ND Filter: 

Auto On/Off by IRIS

Minimum shooting distance: 


Gain Selection: 

Motion Image: 0 dB to +24 dB (Variable in 1-dB steps; USER button allocation; up to +34 dB using the High Gain setting)
Still Image: 0 dB to +18 dB (Variable in 1-dB steps)

Minimum Luminance: 

Approx. 1 lx (Gain: +34 dB, Slow Shutter: 1/2 sec.)

Digital Zoom: 

2x/5x/10x (Assigned to the USER button, only available for 1080/50i, 720/50p)

Filter Diameter: 


Recording Format: 


Compression Method: 

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Recording Media*1: 

SD Memory Card : 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card : 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)

Recording Video Format: 

PH mode: 1080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 1080/24p (native),
720/50p, 720/25p (over 50p) and 720/24p (native)
HA, HG and HE mode: 1080/50i only

Transmission Rate: 

PH mode: Approx. 21Mbps (VBR, Max. 24Mbps)
HA mode: Approx. 17Mbps (VBR), HG mode: Approx. 13Mbps (VB
HE mode: Approx. 6Mbps (VBR)

Interval REC*2: 

1 sec. / 10 sec. / 30 sec. / 1 min. / 2 min. / OFF

SD Memory Card: 

Max. recordable clips per card: 900 (after formatting, without removing/inserting the card)
Max. playable clips: 1,000 (up to 1,000 clips displayed)

Thumbnail View: 

Selectable from 20 frames/page, 9 frames/page, and 1 frame/page

Editing Functions: 

Delete, write-protect

Formatting Function: 


Still Picture - Compression Method: 

JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2 standard), DPOF
- Recording Media:
SD Memory Card: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB (FAT12, FAT16)
SDHC Memory Card: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB, 32GB (FAT32)
- Recording Pixels:
[4:3] 9 megapixels / 8 megapixels / 5 megapixels / 0.3 megapixels
[3:2] 10.6 megapixels / 7 megapixels / 4.5 megapixels
[16:9] 10 megapixels / 6 megapixels / 3.5 megapixels
- Quality: Fine/Normal
-Flach Function: No
- Number of Recordable Still Pictures*3 (approx.):
[4:3] 6030 (9M 3520 x 2640 pixels)*4
[3:2] 5300 (10.6M 3984 x 2656 pixels)*4
[16:9] 5580 (10M 4224 x 2376 pixels)*4

Video Signals: 

1080/50i, 720/50p

HDMI Output: 

HDMI x 1 (HDMI Type A terminal), 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p (Not compatible with VIERA Link)
2 ch (Linear PCM), 5.1 ch (Dolby Digital)

Component Output: 

Mini-D x 1, Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, PB/PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75Ω

A/V Output: 

1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
Output: 316 mV, 600 Ω, 2 ch

Audio System- Compression Method: 

Recording/Playback: Dolby Digital/2 ch

Sampling Frequency: 

48 kHz


16 bit

Compression Bit-rate: 

PH mode: 384 kbps, HA, HG and HE mode: 256 kbps

XLR Input: 

Exclusive terminal for AG-MYA30G

Internal Microphone: 

Stereo microphone


Stereo mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1

Built-in Speaker: 

20mm (round) x 1

External Microphone Input: 

-70 dBV (Mic sensitivity: -50 dB equivalent, 0 dB=1 V/Pa 1 kHz) Stereo mini jack (3.5mm diameter) (Not compatible with plug-in power microphone)


Type mini B connector (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)

Camera Remote: 

Super mini jack (2.5mm diameter) x 1, for zoom and rec start/stop operations
Mini jack (3.5mm diameter) x 1, for focus and iris controls

LCD Monitor: 

2.7 inches, wide LCD colour monitor, Approx. 230,000 pixels


0.26 inches, wide LCD colour viewfinder, Approx. 113,000 pixels

Accessories (attached to the unit): 

Lens Hood Cap, XLR Adapter Terminal Cover

Standard Accessories: 

AC Adapter/Charger, 2640mAh Battery Pack (secure type), AC Cable, DC Cable (catch type), Wireless Remote Controller with button-type battery, Eye Cup, Shoulder Belt,
Component Video Cable, AV Cable, PIN-BNC Conversion Plugs, Handle, Touch Pen, CD-ROM, AVCCAM Restorer (Windows PC/Mac)


*1: SDHC/SD memory card (8MB to 32GB) can be used for storing/reading scene file and user file, and reading metadata.
*2: Records only in PH mode, 1080/24p. The maximum recording interval is 24 hours.
*3: The number of recordable still pictures varies depending on the subject and whether both Fine and Normal mode pictures are included.
*4: Fine mode, using one 32GB SDHC Memory Card.
*Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. Specifications are subject to change without notice.



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Where to Buy

  • A2Z Technologies Ltd.


    29 Sale St
    Freemans Bay


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    400B Great North Road
    Grey Lynn

    Ph 09 525 0788
    Fax 09 579 6029


  • Protel

    76 Paul Matthews Rd. Albany
    Phone: +64 9 414 0477
    Fax: +64 9 414 3117
    Freephone: 0800 PROTEL

    15 Walter Street
    Phone: +64 4 801 9494
    Fax: +64 4 384 2112
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  • Rubber Monkey

    Level 1
    80 Adelaide Road
    Wellington 6021
    Ph: (04) 385 8405

  • Gencom Technology


    7 Airborne Rd