4K ON SD FROM PANASONIC
Panasonic Australia has announced its new 4K camcorder, the HC-X1000 debuted at IFA 2014, will be available in Australia in October.
Touted as the first camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p video onto an SD card, the new model leans more to the pro end of the market with a US$3499 price tag and features a Leica Dicomar lens, a new BSI sensor and a four-drive lens system that allows the compact body to house a 20X optical zoom lens. File formats include AVCHD, MOV and MP4, and functions include triple manual rings, two-channel XLR audio input terminals, ND filters and dual SD card slots.
The camera is aimed at professionals and high-end enthusiasts, says Panasonic Australia product manager Samantha Dawson, allowing users to take advantage of 4K as well as other benefits: “For example, for those still working in Full HD, shooting in 4K means that you can crop, create new shots and even stabilise your footage while maintaining Full HD resolution.”
- 4K video recording – 4K (3840×2160) and Cinema 4K (4096×2160) formats.
- 4K 60p/50p video recording.
- 20x zoom with four-drive Leica Dicomar lens system.
- 1/2.3-inch BSI sensor – increasing the readout speed makes handling large-volume 4K data at faster rates, suppressing rolling shutter distortion.
- Crystal Engine Pro 4K processor.
- High bit-rate recording for both 4K and Full-HD.
- AVCHD, MOV and MP4 recording formats. Full-HD recording employs ALL-Intra compression for a maximum bit rate of 200Mbps.
- Two-channel XLR audio input terminals.
- ND Filters.
- 0 lux night mode.
- Wi-fi with NFC.
- Dual SD card slots with auto-switching.
Source: media release