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Panasonic HC-X1000

Panasonic HC-X1000



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Be Ready for 4K

The HC-X1000 is the world's first* camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p images onto an SD card. It features a Leica Dicomar Lens, a new BSI Sensor, and the Crystal Engine Pro 4K. All in a compact, go-anywhere body.

4K DCI & UHD Video/ 8.8MP Stills
1/2.3" MOS Sensor
2 x Venus Image Processing Engines
Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens
Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings
Power O.I.S, & Hybrid O.I.S.
0.45" EVF / 3.5" LCD Touch Screen
Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards
Simultaneous/Relay/Background Recording
Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity

Caught in between HD and 4K, Panasonic's HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder can help ease your transition, or allow you to jump right into 4K. The camera shoots and records cinema 4K at a true 24p, and UHD at broadcast compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow. The HC-X1000 features a 1/2.3" MOS sensor that is always shooting at 4K resolution, and uses its two built-in Venus processing engines to scale the 4K image for Full HD delivery.

The built-in 20x Leica Dicomar lens features four lens groups, and electronically linked geared iris rings for manual control. The camera supports two optical image stabilization modes, one for 4K, and a different mode when shooting in HD, Two viewfinders provide you a choice when operating the camera with either a traditional tilt up color EVF, or a pull out LCD high resolution touch screen. The LCD touchscreen is positioned above the lens for a more natural viewing experience when shooting handheld.

The camera records in .mp4, .mov, or AVCHD codecs, and features dual SD media card slots. Please note that Panasonic recommends using SDXC cards rated as UHS-1 U3 for recording at the highest bit rates. The camera incorporates two SD card slots, allowing you to use relay recording, simultaneous recording and when recording HD you can use Panasonic's background recording mode.

In 4K recording mode the camera utilizes Power O.I.S., checking and compensating for handshake up to four thousand times a second. In HD mode the camera employs 5-axis hybrid O.I.S. compensating for side-to-side, up-down, forward-back handheld shake.
The HC-X1000 features electronically linked zoom, focus, and iris rings on the lens. The rings are textured for better tactile feel, and the movement and control of the rings simulate the feel of mechanically linked lenses.
The camera features built-in selectable physical filters, a clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64th ND for exposure control when shooting outdoors.
The camera records in either MP4, MOV or AVCHD Progressive. It will only record in 4K/UHD using the mp4 codec, however, all codecs support recording in full HD. MP4 & MOV recording support a 200 Mb/s all intra frame codec, which requires less computing power to playback.
A built-in IR emitter and IR recording mode allow you to shoot at 4K, and HD, in complete darkness without any visible light, although your images will have that familiar greenish IR look to them.
An illuminated ring lets your subject know when you are recording by changing from blue to red. Although this is pleasant in appearance, this feature can be disabled in the camera's menu.

Camera Assist Functions:
Histogram: Displays the image as a brightness graph.
Zebra: indicates areas of overexposure by overlaying a striped pattern on the overexposed portion of the image.
The built-in electronic color bars allow you to calibrate your monitors, and can be recorded for playback.
You can activate a level indicator overlay, which can be useful to check the camera is level when shooting handheld or with a stabilizer.
Intelligent Auto: Two modes, iA and iA Plus allow the camera to select the appropriate scene mode for the scene you are shooting. In iA Plus mode you can adjust the brightness and color, while allowing the camera to control the other settings.
The camera incorporates a built in microphone, and two 3-pin XLR audio inputs for line or mic level input. Manual adjustments are via dials set into the side of the camera so you can adjust the levels during the shot without having to pull up a menu function. The dials are inset, making it less likely to accidentally change the settings.
Control and monitor the HC-X1000 in real time from a distance by using the Panasonic Image App on a smartphone or tablet device. With the camera's NFC capabilities you can easily connect to your NFC enabled smartphone or tablet. If your smartphone or tablet is not NFC enabled, you can use QR codes to make the connection.
The 4K images that are taken by the HC-X1000 are compatible with a wide variety of nonlinear editing software, such as Apple Final Cut Pro X, that are available separately. Plus, the included HD-Writer XE2.0 software also supports the 4K video files for editing and file management, and is available for download.

Image Sensor  1/2.3-type MOS Sensor (For Europe)  
Total Pixels  18.91 megapixels  
Effective Pixels (Motion Image)  8.85 megapixels [17:9], 8.29 megapixels [16:9]  
Effective Pixels (Still Image)  8.85 megapixels [17:9], 8.29 megapixels [16:9]  
Standard Illumination  1400 lx  
Minimum Illumination  4 lx (Super Gain 30dB, Shutter 1/30, 1/25)  
Focus  Auto / Manual  
Intelligent Zoom OFF  20x  
Intelligent Zoom ON  40x  
Digital Zoom  2x / 5x / 10x  
White Balance  Auto / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2400K9900K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed  
Shutter Speed   
Motion Image  60p / 60i / 30p: 1/8 1/8000 50p / 50i : 1/6 1/8000 25p: 1/6 1/8000 24p: 1/6 1/8000  
Iris  Auto / Manual  
ND Filter  1/4, 1/16, 1/64, OFF  
Image Stabilizer  C4K/4K: POWER O.I.S. Full-HD or lower: 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode  
F Value  F1.8 F3.6  
Optical Zoom  20x  
Focal Length  4.08 81.6 mm  
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image)  29.5 600 mm [17:9], 30.8 626 mm [16:9]  
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Still Image)  29.5 600 mm [17:9], 30.8 626 mm [16:9]  
Filter Diameter  49 mm  
Lens Brand  Leica Dicomar Lens  
Recording Media  SDHC/SDXC Memory Card  
Video Compression Method  MPEG-4 AVC/H.264  
Recording Format  MOV (LPCM) / MP4 (LPCM) / MP4 AVCHD: AVCHD Progressive  
Audio Compression Method  MOV: LPCM (2ch) MP4: LPCM / AAC (2ch) AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch)  
System Frequency  59.94Hz / 50.00Hz  
Recording Mode/ Playback Mode   
MP4  4096x2160 24p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR), LPCM 3840x2160 60p/50p 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR), LPCM 3840x2160 30p/25p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR), LPCM or AAC 3840x2160 24p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 60p/50p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 60p/50p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 60p/50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM or AAC 1920x1080 30p/25p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 30p/25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 24p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 24p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM  
MOV  1920x1080 60p/50p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 60p/50p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 60p/50p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 30p/25p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 30p/25p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 24p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR), LPCM 1920x1080 24p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR), LPCM  
AVCHD  PS 1080 60p/50p: 1920x1080, Max. 28Mbps (VBR) PH 1080 60i/50i: 1920x1080, Max. 24Mbps (VBR) HA 1080 60i/50i: 1920x1080, Average 17Mbps (VBR) HE 1080 60i/50i: 1440x1080, Average 5Mbps (VBR) PM 720 60p/50p: 1280x720, Average 8Mbps (VBR)  
Thumbnail Display  20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page  
Microphone  Stereo Microphone  
Speaker  Dynamic type  
Recording Format  JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)  
Recording Image Size   
Still Image  [17:9] 8.8megapixels (4096 x 2160) [16:9] 8.3megapixels (3840 x 2160), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)  
Power Supply  7.2V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)  
Power Consumption  15.4W (LCD Monitor) / 14.3W (Viewfinder)  
Dimensions (W x H x D)  Approx. 160 x 170 x 315 mm (6.3 x 6.69 x 12.4 inch)  
Weight (w/o battery and SD card)  Approx. 1550g (3.42 lb)  
LCD Monitor  8.83 cm (3.5") Wide LCD monitor (1,152,000 dots)  
View Finder  1.15 cm (0.45") Wide EVF (1,226,880 dots)  
Manual Ring  Focus / Zoom / Iris  
AV  Yes  
HDMI  Type A  
XLR Input  XLR (3 pins) x 2 Line:0dBu/+4dBu, Mic:-40dBu/-50dBu/-60dBu  
Headphone  Yes (3.5mm stereo mini)  
USB  Micro-B: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Type A: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, Host (for USB HDD), Bus Power Supply  
Camera Remote  2.5mm super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM S/S), 3.5mm mini jack x 1 (FOCUS/IRIS)  
LED Video Light   
Accessory Shoe  Yes  
Standard  IEEE 802.11b/g/n  
Frequency  2.4GHz band  
NFC  Yes  
AC Adaptor  Yes  
AC Cable  Yes (2 Cables)  
Rechargeable Battery Pack  Yes (5,800mAh)  
Battery Charger  Yes  
IR Remote   
HDMI Cable  Yes (High Speed HDMI Cable)  
AV Multi Cable   
AV Cable   
Shoe adaptor   
USB Cable  Yes  
Microphone holder  Yes  
Shoulder strap  Yes  
Microphone Holder Screws  Yes (2 Screws)  
Eye Cap  Yes  
Input Terminal Cap  Yes (2 Caps)  
Editing Software  HD Writer XE2.0 (Downloadable)  
NOTE  For recording formats with 1920 x 1080 resolution or lower. USB hard disks with a capacity of 32 GB or less, or more than 2 TB, cannot be used. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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