Panasonic HC-X1000

Panasonic HC-X1000

Panasonic HC-X1000 kit:

2x 128 GB SDXC Cards
3x Batteries and charger
Daily rate: £80 +VAT


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Our thoughts

The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a great little camera and is ideal for corporate work, conferences and presentations. The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a small chip camera, which gives it some real benefits in this field. The smaller chip means that focus is less critical and it’s armed with a zoom lens several times the range that you could ever get on a large chip camera. In practice this means you can shoot a presenter at the back of the hall, getting the close and wide shots without having to change the lens. The Panasonic HC-X1000 has fantastic image stabilisation, combining optical stabilisation in the lens with electronic stabilisation in the camera. The upshot of this is that careful handheld work can almost be as smooth as using a gimbal or even a steady cam.

The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a well-thought-out, simple design makes it quick to learn and easy to use. It isn’t the sort of camera that you would want to use on a short film, but to cover a situation and end up with good quality pictures (in focus) the Panasonic HC-X1000 is the camera for you.

If you combine two Panasonic HC-X1000 with our vision mixer package you can stream a presentation mixed in real-time with PowerPoint at a very reasonable price.

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 Panasonic HC-X1000 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 Panasonic 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. System frequencies are switchable between NTSC and PAL.

The built-in 20x Leica Dicomar lens features four lens groups, and electronically linked geared iris rings for manual control. The Panasonic HC-X1000 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 Panasonic HC-X1000 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 Panasonic HC-X1000 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 Panasonic HC-X1000 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 Panasonic HC-X1000 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 Panasonic HC-X1000 features built-in selectable physical filters, a clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64th ND for exposure control when shooting outdoors.
The Panasonic HC-X1000 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.
The Panasonic HC-X1000’s 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 Panasonic HC-X1000’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 Panasonic HC-X1000 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 Panasonic HC-X1000 to control the other settings.
The Panasonic HC-X1000 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 Panasonic HC-X1000 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 HC-X1000’s Image App on a smartphone or tablet device. With the Panasonic HC-X1000’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 Panasonic 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.
Sensor 1x 18.47 Megapixel 1/2.3″  MOS Sensor
Pixel Gross 18,470,000
Effective Pixels 8.85 Video
8.29 @ Video 16:9
Focal Length 4.08 – 81.6 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.5 – 600 @ Aspect Ratio: 17:9
30.8 – 626 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 – f/ 3.6
Zoom Optical: 20x
Intelligent: 40x (in HD)
Digital: 2x
Digital: 5x
Digital: 10x
Filter Size 49 mm
Built-in ND Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Recording Media SDHC/SDXC
Video Format 4K
4096 x 2160p / 24 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 59.94 fps (150 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 59.94 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 29.97 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 25 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 23.98 fps (100 Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (200 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (100 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (200 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (200 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (50 Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (200 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (100 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (200 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (200 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (50 Mbps)
High Definition
AVCHD Progressive
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 59.94 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 59.94 fps (17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 59.94 fps (5 Mbps)
1280 x 720p / 59.94 fps (8 Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8.8 Megapixel, 4096 x 2160 (17:9)
JPEG: 8.3 Megapixel, 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Channels 2.0-Channel
Audio Format AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Display Type Viewfinder
Screen Size .45″
Pixel Count 1,226,880
2nd Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.5″
Pixel Count 1,152,000
Rotation Turning Angle: 270°
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed Not Specified By Manufacturer
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux 1400
4 (Super Gain 30dB, Shutter 1/30)
White Balance Modes 3000K
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
Accessory Shoe 1x Cold
Tripod Mount 1/4″ – 20
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 2x XLR microphone
1x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini camera remote
1x LANC Terminal 2.5 mm super mini jack camera remote
Outputs 1x A/V
1x HDMI A (Full Size)
1x USB 3.0 Type A (Host)
1x USB Micro-B USB 3.0
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Adapter 12 VDC
Power Consumption In LCD Operation:15.4 W
In Viewfinder Operation:14.3 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.3 x 6.7 x 12.4″ / 160.0 x 170.0 x 315.0 mm
Weight 3.41 lb / 1550 g Without Battery or SD card
Packaging Info
Package Weight 9.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.4 x 11.0 x 9.7″


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