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4K 60p/50p/25p/24p Ultra HD Professional Camcorder with 20X LEICA DICOMAR Lens - HC-X1

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HC-X1
Features
  • Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer (4K/UHD/FHD) and 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. (FHD)
  • VFR (2 to 60 fps) /HD Super-Slow Motion (120/100 fps)
  • Supports 4K, UHD, FHD; 60p/50p/25p/24p
  • High-performance LEICA DICOMAR 4K Lens 24mm f2.8-F4.5 with optical 20X zoom (24-480mm).
  • 2-channel XLR Audio, Wired/Wireless remote control, triple Manual Rings, user switch, timecode, ND Filter, Live HDMI output.
  • Simultaneous 4K UHD/FHD dual codec recording to two SD cards.
  • External microphone pictured not included.
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Features

Designed for Professional Recording

The light, compact Panasonic HC-X1 4K camcorder professional supports 4K 24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p multi-format recording and HD super slow-motion. Plus it includes a wide 24mm angle LEICA DICOMAR 4K Lens 20x zoom.

LEICA DICOMAR 4K Lens

The new high performance LEICA DICOMAR 24mm 4K Lens delivers 24mm* at the wide-angle setting with little distortion. A perfect solution for recording in tight and narrow spaces.

*35mm film camera equivalent at 4K 24p (aspect ratio 17:9). 25.4mm for UHD/FHD (aspect ratio 16:9).

4-Drive Lens System

The HC-X1 comes complete with a 4-Drive Lens System that simultaneously and independently drives 4 lens groups (group 2, iris, group 3, group 4). Lens size and drive range for each of the 4 groups can be efficiently suppressed to optimize image quality and zoom power.

5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.

By using hand-shake correction that combines the effects of both optical and electronic image stabilization in HD shooting modes, hand-shake in various directions, including roll rotation, is detected and corrected.

20X Optical Zoom

The optical 20X zoom lens covers the range from 24mm wide-angle to 480mm telescopic (35mm film equivalent at 4K 24p). And the lens can quickly zoom from wide-angle to telescopic.

Advanced O.I.S.

With the HC-X1 O.I.S., the correction area has been expanded to approximately 900%. An advantage that provides powerful correction even in unstable shooting situations, and greatly improves correction for small-amplitude hand-shake.

*Compared to the Panasonic AG-AC160A

4K 1.0-inch MOS Sensor

Ideal for high-precision, high-speed 4K 60p/50p recording. The effective MOS (approx. 9.46 megapixels in 4K 24p, and approx. 8.79 megapixels in UHD/FHD) offers an appropriate depth of field and excellent balance between image quality and sensitivity. 4K 24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p multi-format, and HD 120-fps (59.94Hz)/100-fps (50Hz) super slow-motion recording are possible.

Intelligent AF

Precise AF performance is achieved by moving the Micro Drive Focus Unit minutely and quickly. AF can customize by adjusting AF Speed, AF Sensitivity and AF Area to best accommodate the subject type or application.

Dual SD Memory Card Slots

Two SD card slots enable unlimited* relay recording by simply changing SD cards, and simultaneous recording and background recording ensures recording reliability.

*The maximum amount of data that can be recorded on multiple SD cards is 96 GB. Recording will not stop even when the data size exceeds 96 GB.

Wireless Remote Control from an iPad®

A wireless module (AJ-WM50/AJ-WM30, sold separately) the AG ROP app for iPad* provides wireless remote control over camera settings, picture quality adjustment, REC start/stop and menu settings, and lens. Also displays a thumbnail view and preview to check recorded clips ** on an iPad.

*Free download from the Apple App Store. Supports iOS 7.1, iOS 8.1 and iOS 9.

**Only sub-recording (8 Mbps) of dual codec recording is supported with preview.

App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Apple, the Apple logo and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.

Professional Functions and Controls

Triple Manual Rings
Three manual rings for Zoom, Focus and Iris control.

2-Channel XLR Audio Input Terminal
2 high-quality audio channels using either the 16-bit linear PCM system (MOV/MP4) or Dolby Digital system (AVCHD).

High-Resolution OLED EVF
A high-resolution OLED display (approx. 1,769,000 dots).

Sliding 3.5-type (inch) Touch-Panel LCD
A retractable touch-LCD can be pulled out of the camera handle and turned 270 degrees.

Others:

  • • ND Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • • Gain: select from -3 dB to 24 dB gain for three-position (L/M/H).
  • • AWB Selector: A/B memory and presets (3200/5600/VAR).
  • • HDMI OUT: Outputs images up to 4K 24p and UHD 60p/50p.
  • • VIDEO/AUDIO OUT: Outputs analog signals.

Additional Features

4K/UHD/FHD/SD Multi-Format Recording

Versatile and easy-to-use MOV (QuickTime), MP4 and AVCHD file formats are supported. The variety of recording modes with selectable image quality, frame rate and bit rate settings respond to a wide range of applications, from cinema production to online distribution.

VFR/HD Super-Slow Motion

VFR (variable frame rate) recording can be set in 10 steps* from 2 to 60 fps.** A super slow-motion effect can be achieved by high-speed HD recording at 120 fps (59.94 Hz) or 100 fps (50 Hz).

*At 1080/23.98p.
**When the system frequency rate is set to 59.94 Hz.

UHD/FHD Dual Codec Recording

Record simultaneously into two different formats, Main (UHD/FHD) and Sub (FHD). Sub-recording files can be used for preview, off-line editing and online transmission. FHD (8 Mbps) sub-recording files can be transmitted via mobile networks.

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    • NOTE
  • SENSOR SECTION
    • Image Sensor
    • Total Pixels
    • Effective Pixels
    • Effective Pixels
  • LENS SECTION
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image/Still Image)
    • Filter Diameter
    • Lens Brand
  • CAMERA SECTION
    • Standard Illumination
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • ND Filter
    • IR Filter
    • White Balance
    • Shutter Speed
    • Iris
    • Super Slow Recording
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Zoom
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF
    • Intelligent Zoom ON
    • Digital Zoom
    • Shutter Speed
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 50.00 Hz mode
    • 50.00 Hz mode
    • Slow Shutter Speed
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 50.00 Hz mode
    • 50.00 Hz mode
    • Synchro Scan
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 50.00 Hz mode
    • 50.00 Hz mode
    • VFR Recording Frame Rate
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 59.94 Hz mode
    • 50.00 Hz mode
    • Sensitivity
    • HIGH SENS.mode
    • NORMAL mode
  • RECORDING SECTION
    • Recording Media
    • Recording Format
    • Video Compression Method
    • Audio Compression Method
    • Audio Compression Method
    • System Frequency
    • Thumbnail Display
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • Recording / Playback Mode
    • MP4
    • MOV
    • MP4/ MOV
    • MP4/ MOV
    • MP4/ MOV
    • MP4/ MOV
    • MP4/ MOV
    • MP4/ MOV
    • AVCHD
    • AVCHD
    • AVCHD
    • AVCHD
    • AVCHD
    • AVCHD
  • STILL IMAGE SECTION
    • Recording Format
    • Recording Image Size
    • Recording Image Size
    • Flash
  • GENERAL SECTION
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight (w/o Battery and SD Card)
    • LCD Monitor
    • Viewfinder
    • Manual Ring
    • Accessory Shoe
    • Interface
    • AV
    • HDMI
    • XLR Input
    • Headphone
    • USB
    • Camera Remote
    • LED Video Light
    • Average Illumination
    • Irradiation Angle
    • Color Temperature
    • Average Illumination with Diffusion Filter
    • Color Temperature with Color Conversion Filter
  • INTERFACE SECTION
    • Video
    • VIDEO OUT
    • HDMI
    • HDMI
    • Audio Input
    • Built-in Microphone
    • XLR Input
    • XLR Input
    • XLR Input
    • XLR Input
    • Audio Output
    • HDMI
    • Audio OUT
    • Headphone
    • Speaker
    • Other Input/Output
    • Camera Remote
    • Camera Remote
    • USB 3.0 HOST
    • USB 3.0 HOST
    • USB 3.0 DEVICE
    • DC IN
  • Wi-Fi
    • Standard
    • Frequency
    • NFC
  • STANDARD ACCESSORY
    • AC Adaptor
    • AC Cable
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • Battery Charger
    • IR Remote
    • HDMI Cable
    • AV Multi Cable
    • AV Cable
    • Shoe adaptor
    • USB Cable
    • Microphone Holder
    • Microphone Holder Screws
    • Input Terminal Cap
    • Shoulder Strap
    • Eye Cup
    • Lens Hood
    • Lens Cap
    • LED Light Filter
    • Editing Software
    • UPC
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FAQs
  • Does software come with this camcorder?
    HD Writer VE 2.0 You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to media such as Blu-ray discs, DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer VE 2.0, which is the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM. Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer VE 2.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
  • Are there drivers available for Windows 7 or 8?
    No, there are no drivers for Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • If I turn the camcorder upside down , I hear rattling noise is this normal?
    This rattling noise is the Optical image stabilization sensor which assists with reduces any handshake while recording. This is normal.
  • How do I clean my camcorder?
    Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull out the AC adaptor from the AC outlet, and then wipe the product with a dry soft cloth.
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