8 September 2014

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

More Information
Panasonic Australia: www.panasonic.com/au
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