Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder Unveiled

Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder

Panasonic has announced the new HC-X1000 4K camcorder. It features a 1/2.3″ sensor and a 20x optical zoom Leica Dicomar lens (30.8-626mm equivalent).

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The HC-X1000 is a traditional camcorder form factor with a tilt-up color EVF and a pull out, articulating LCD touchscreen. It features two XLR inputs with phantom power available.

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The camera records 4K and HD video to SDXC card rated as UHS-I U3 for capturing video at the highest bit rates. It will capture video at up to 200Mbps in MP4 and MOV formats using all intra frame codec.

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The camera also features built-in ND filters at 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64th ND for outdoor shooting. It also sports built-in WiFi and NFC connectivity for controlling and monitoring the camera via the Panasonic Image App on a smartphone or tablet.

The Panasonic HC-X1000 retails for $3499.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.



  1. Brian says

    Not exactly the most EXCITING camera news, but this does serve a purpose for ENG style and live events. Price is a bit steeper than people in this market typically budget for and spend, so I’m not sure if it’s going to be a raging success… especially considering that these videos are often streamed online and even “full” HD 1080 streaming in the corporate world has yet to really take off.

    Can see wedding videographers getting their hands on this down the line, but so many of them are turning to the cinematic style as well with DSLRs or swappable lens cameras. The market for this style camera certainly has changed a lot over the past 5-10 years.

  2. Joe Prete says

    B&H has the Right side view, showing the input Sockets, Grip, Record Button and Zoom Rocker switch. It’s a very nice camera!

  3. Oberoth says

    It’s clear Panasonic is aiming this camera to compete with the Sony FDR-AX1 and undercut it on price but when are they bring a 4k camera to their sub $2000 customers? The SONY FDR-AX100 looks to be a great camera but the industry needs competition to improve and lower prices.

    The HC-X920 severely needs a refresh, its been around since the end of 2012 and massively outperformed by their own HC-W850EB, HC-V750EB and even HC-V720.