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With HC-X1000, Panasonic takes the lead in 4K and UltraHD camcorders. The huge zoom range and 50p recording makes it stand high above the crowd.
"4K 50p is a spectacular achievement for a camcorder running onto SDXC cards." HD Warrior
It's a small, very well built camera with a range of codecs and formats that puts other models to shame. UltraHD at 50/60fps, DCI 4K at 24fps and HD recording at 200Mb/s. Plus, it's got great professional features including ND filters, triple lens rings and a superb Leica 20x zoom. This is where the 4K revolution really begins.
"The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a great way to get into 4K shooting without breaking the bank. It puts a strong set of manual controls and settings into an economical chassis that has a good set of lenses in front of it. Intermediate-to-professional level video shooters will find its no-nonsense menus and controls quick, clean and efficient. Beginning enthusiasts shouldn’t despair though; with some good determination, you’ll be taking advantage of one of the easier paths into 4K and upping your production values, too." Videomaker.com
Panasonic HC-X1000 Cinema 4K test - One Sunday morning in Bramhall Park
4K Footage posted by Philip Johnson from HD Warrior
By Philip Johnston from HD Warrior
Sample shots using the HC-X1000
Richard Payne discusses the camera's lens, video specs and connectivity.
The HC-X1000 is a full-fledged 4K camcorder supporting various recording formats, like 4K/Cinema 4K/ Full-HD, frame rates including 60p/50p/24p and a host of professional functions. Its 4K resolution produces stunning, lifelike images, and its compact body adds agile mobility. Ideal for professionals shooting documentaries and events.
With four times the resolution of Full-HD, the HC-X1000 records in 4K (3840 x 2160) and Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) formats. This delivers true-to-life images for a wide variety of shooting situations, in extremely high detail.
Background Recording (Full-HD only)
One SD card can be set in Slot 2 to record continuously, and another SD card can be set in Slot 1 to record necessary scenes by turning REC on and off. This prevents important scenes from being missed when REC is turned off.
(The voice is interrupted for approximately one second during device switching)
When the first card reaches full capacity, the system automatically and seamlessly switches to the second card.
Two SD card slots allow to record data at the same time onto both SD cards, so you don’t have to worry about losing data.
Triple Manual Rings
In spite of the HC-X1000's compact body, features such as a focus ring, zoom ring, and iris ring on the lens barrel meet professional needs. This enables speedy and intuitive camera work.
Illuminating LED Ring
The illuminating LED ring allows people to verify more easily that recording is in progress, making the shooting smoother. The user can turn the illumination on or off.
20x Zoom with 4-Drive Lens System
Compact lenses and a space-saving drive range are achieved by driving each of the four lens groups separately, to fit a 20x optical zoom in such a compact body. This clearly shows in professional applications, such as sports scenes, captured in 4K detail with the 20x optical zoom.
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Panasonic is today launching the HC-X1000, its first prosumer camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p video images on an SD card. Featuring a LEICA Dicomar Lens alongside a new BSI Sensor, and Crystal Engine Pro 4K, the HC-X1000 produces stunning, lifelike images in Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, the camcorder packs a wide variety of professional features and functions and a 20x optical zoom lens into an extremely compact body, enabling the most nimble and mobile shooting as the scene unfolds.
Over the years, the industry has been turned upside down by the arrival of break-through digital camcorders. We can all make our own list of revolutionary, low cost cameras… Sony DCR-VX1000, Panasonic AF101, Canon 5D Mk2 etc.