Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder

Enter the 4K era with the fully-fledged Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder, being the world’s first camcorder that’s capable of recording astonishing 4K at 60 fps image and video quality onto an SD card. The Panasonic HC-X1000 camcorder boast a powerful 1/2.3 BSI Sensor combined with the Crystal Engine Pro 4K to host a number of professional functions such as handling large-volume 4K data at a fast 60fps, with smooth and stable motion video footage; versatile recording formats to perform in a wide range of applications; and Full-HD video recording that’s processed by a 4K 8MP sensor to produce crisp detail.

The camcorder body also sports a high-end 20x zoom lens with a 4-drive system that performs exceptionally well with providing you with top quality results; Power Optical Image Stabilization that’s designed for 4K recording – making it possible for the gyro sensors to detect hand-shake up to 4000 times/sec to enable the lens to compensate, mainly to correct hand-shake that’s caused by breathing as well as 5-Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization to effectively correct suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle right up to telephoto zoom shots.

Other highlights of the high-performance 4K camcorder include a dual SD card slot; background recording with Full-HD only; simultaneous recording on two SD cards; an ND Filter that helps suppress the amount of incident light; a 0 Lux Night Mode that utilises infrared rays and IR-LED lighting to capture in the dark; Focus Peaking; Area Mode Function; and it also features remote sharing via a Wi-Fi connection – allowing you to control and monitor the Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder in real time by making use of the Panasonic Image App on your smartphone device.

  • 4K DCI & UHD Video/ 8.8MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" MOS Sensor; 2 x Venus Processors
  • Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Switchable between NTSC and PAL
  • 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
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Panasonic’s HC-X1000 4K Ultra HD Camcorder is a high-performance camcorder that caters for various recording formats, such as 4K/Cinema 4K/ Full-HD, frame rates that includes 60p/50p/24p and much more professional functions that’s been added into this powerful & compact body.

Large 1/2.3” BSI Sensor

The large 1/2.3” BSI Sensor plays an important role in the Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder, as it increases the readout speed of the sensor, making it possible to handle large-volumes of 4K data at an extremely fast 60 fps/50 fps.

Crystal Engine Pro 4K

The Crystal engine features high-speed LSI that processes the huge volume of 4K data swiftly and accurately while reducing noise from taking place.

High-Performance Camcorder

The Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Ultra HD Camcorder features a variety of professional functions such as a Dual SD Card Slot, Triple Manual Ring, and a ND Filter. Additionally, the camcorder is also equipped with a 4-Drive Lens System that enables stable handheld shooting, which is ideal for field work.

Background Recording (Full-HD Only)

The Camcorder allows the user to insert two SD cards, where the one card can be inserted into Slot 2 for simultaneously recording, and another card that can be inserted into Slot 1 to record the necessary scenes by simply switching the REC on and off. This is also vital as it prevents important scenes from being missed while REC is turned off.

ND Filter

The lens features built-in ND filters to defeat the amount of incident light, also offering three different kind of filters such as (1/4, 1/16, 1/64, or OFF) to match different shooting environments.

0 Lux Night Mode

You can continue shooting into the night with the Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Ultra HD Camcorder, as its equipped with infrared rays and IR-LED lighting that allows you to operate in the dark at 0 lux and still achieve clear images and video – which is ideal for observing animals at night.

Focus Peaking/Focus Expand

The focus peaking is displayed in a specific/selectable colour that makes it easier for manual focusing, whereas focus expand increases the magnification up to 10% with the multi-functional dial control.

Area Mode Function

With a touchscreen that’s been built-in into the camcorder – it allows you to easily choose the focus area by simply tapping anywhere on the screen, so that your subject can be in focus.

Triple Manual Rings

The compact body design still compensates for the triple manual rings that can be found on the lens barrel, such as the focus ring, zoom ring, and the iris ring – to enable a much faster and intuitive workflow.

Illuminating LED Ring

An LED Light Ring can be found on the end of the lens barrel, which can be of a great help as it allows the user to verify easily on whether the Camcorder is in recording progress or not, also making the shooting experience much smoother. Additionally, the LED Light can either be turned on or off.

Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

The Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Ultra HD Camcorder offers 3 different ways of transferring video or image files over to your smartphone or tablet device. You can either control and monitor your Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder in real-time via your smartphone or tablet device by simply making use of the Panasonic Image App; or you can use the One-touch Connection where you can easily connect your device up to the camcorder by a simple touch – all thanks to NFC standard; and lastly, the Easy QR Code Connection that are provided for the use of those that don’t have the NFC feature on their device.

Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder
SENSOR SECTIONMAIN SENSORImage Sensor1/2.3" MOS Sensor (For North America / Asia)
Total Pixels18.91 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]
Optical Zoom20x
Focal Length4.08 ― 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 Diameter49 mm
Lens BrandLeica Dicomar Lens
CAMERA SECTIONStandard Illumination1400 lx
Minimum Illumination4 lx (Super Gain 30dB, Shutter 1/30, 1/25)
FocusAuto / Manual
ZoomIntelligent Zoom OFF20x
Intelligent Zoom ON40x*
Digital Zoom2x / 5x / 10x
ND Filter1/4, 1/16, 1/64, OFF
White BalanceAuto / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2400K—9900K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed
Shutter SpeedMotion Image60p / 60i / 30p: 1/8 — 1/8000 50p / 50i : 1/6 — 1/8000 25p: 1/6 — 1/8000 24p: 1/6 — 1/8000
IrisAuto / Manual
Image StabilizerC4K/4K: POWER O.I.S. Full-HD or lower: 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode
Recording FormatMOV (LPCM) / MP4 (LPCM) / MP4 AVCHD: AVCHD Progressive
Video Compression MethodMPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Compression MethodMOV: LPCM (2ch) MP4: LPCM / AAC (2ch) AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch)
System Frequency59.94Hz / 50.00Hz
Recording Mode/ Playback ModeMP44096x2160 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
MOV1920x1080 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
AVCHDPS 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 Display20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
MicrophoneStereo Microphone
SpeakerDynamic type
Recording Image SizeStill Image[17:9] 8.8megapixels (4096 x 2160) [16:9] 8.3megapixels (3840 x 2160), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)
GENERAL SECTIONPower Supply7.2V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption15.4W (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 Monitor3.5" Wide LCD monitor (1,152,000 dots)
View Finder0.45" Wide EVF (1,226,880 dots)
Manual RingFocus / Zoom / Iris
XLR InputXLR (3 pins) x 2 Line:0dBu/+4dBu, Mic:-40dBu/-50dBu/-60dBu
HeadphoneYes (3.5mm stereo mini)
USBMicro-B: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Type A: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, Host (for USB HDD**), Bus Power Supply
Camera Remote2.5mm super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM S/S), 3.5mm mini jack x 1 (FOCUS/IRIS)
LED Video Light
Accessory ShoeYes
Wi-FiStandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency2.4GHz band
AC CableYes (2 Cables)
Rechargeable Battery PackYes (5,800mAh)
Battery ChargerYes
IR Remote
HDMI CableYes (High Speed HDMI Cable)
AV Multi Cable
AV Cable
Shoe adaptor
USB CableYes
Microphone holderYes
Microphone Holder ScrewsYes (2 Screws)
Input Terminal CapYes (2 Caps)
Shoulder strapYes
Eye CapYes
Editing SoftwareHD 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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