First Look: New Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder, Packed with Professional Features


Panasonic announces the HC-X1000, a consumer-level 4K camcorder that incorporates a host of professional features that belies its consumer classification. Intended to be a bridge for users entering 4K production, but who still need to deliver HD video, the camera allows you to record in 4K, UHD, or Full HD 1080p in a variety of frame rates and codecs. The camera features a single 1/2.3" sensor design that is always shooting at 4K, and internally scales down the video when recording at 1920 x 1080. This creates HD video from true 4K, without line-skipping or resorting to cropping the sensor, for sharp HD video that maintains the same frame size and perspective as the 4K image.

If you wish to record 4K, the camera offers the option to record Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) at a true 24 fps using the MP4 codec and LPCM audio. It also records UHD (3840 x 2160) in MP4 at 59.94, 29.97, and 23.98 (23.976) fps, with Full HD recording available using the MP4, MOV, or AVCHD Progressive codec. When recording in the MOV codec, there is an option to select from inter-frame compression or an all-intra-frame compression. Using the all-intra-frame codec ensures that each frame will be compressed individually, and is not dependent on information from any adjacent frames. The advantage of intra-frame compression is that it requires less computing power to play back/edit your video; the tradeoff is the larger file size it generates compared to inter-frame compression. 

With two SDXC media card slots, the HC-X1000 is able to record in 4K/UHD/HD using relay recording for virtually unlimited recording time, or simultaneous recording for creating an instant backup. When recording Full HD in the camera, you can access what Panasonic refers to as “Background Recording,” which allows you to record continuously on a card in Slot Two, while at the same time starting and stopping the recording to Slot One. You can have one card that contains your selects, while the other card continues to roll in case you missed some of the action, or cut too soon.  

The professional features built into the camera are impressive, including ND filters, zebra pattern, histogram display, and focus assist functions such as peaking. The 20x optical zoom lens features two different O.I.S. systems, and three independent manual adjustment rings―one each for zoom, focus, and iris. Two XLR audio inputs with either manual or automatic level adjustments provide professional inputs and control. Manual adjustments are made via dials set into the side of the camera 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 accidently change the settings. The built-in autofocus is fast and accurate, and Wi-Fi/NFC communications allow you to control it from your smartphone or tablet.

With the HC-X1000, Panasonic has merged a consumer camcorder with a professional camera that, in many ways, is more than the sum of its parts. Oh, and don’t forget―it shoots 4K.

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Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder

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What is the color sampling - 4.2.2 or 4.2.0? Thanks.

Hi -

Panasonic has not published this specification yet.  But I am guessing it is a 4:2:2 8-Bit or 10-Bit HDMI output like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera .

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Does this camera provide a time and date stamp burn-in (for legal work)?



Hi Ed -

Unfortunately we do not know at this time as it is not documented in the literature we have access to. We may learn more when the camera begins to ship. Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder HC-X1000K

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What is the expected low light performance with that sensor size?  Have to be honest, that size has me concerned.

Hi Ric -

The Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder HC-X1000K offers a new BSI 1/2.3 MOS sensor that is expected to perform well in low light.  As this camera has not yet shipped, we have not had an opportunity to shoot any footage.  We will have to wait to for some hands-on time with this camcorder to honestly  assess its low-light capabilities.

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Not being able to shoot indoors in poor light would be a deal killer

I am currently getting good results with my GH4 and 12-35 f/2.8 lens, but I often max out at AutoISO 6400

Does it do unlimited 1080 P120?

Temped to buy one for 4k P60, 120fps at 1080 would be a clincher.

It is not advertised to have 120fps in 1080p unfortunately. 

Very cool I want one!

I am interésted in That camera but I Need to know if That has SDI OUTPUT OR HDMI. Please confirm

The Panasonic HC-X1000 has an HDMI output, not an SDI output.

Looks like it only has HDMI output.  When are these camera designers going to realize that we all hate HDMI connectors.  

HD/SDI with bnc connectors is the only way to go.  I'd buy this camera if it had HD/SDI out, HDMI out is a deal breaker.

...and the price is....

Our site is live with current pricing.  If you click on the image of the HC-X1000 above, it will take you to the camcorder’s page where the current price will be listed.

Awesome camera. Great presentation too. I really enjoy B & H classroom and equipment information Internet uploads. Keep 'em coming. YouTube; stonepatterson


Looks like a great camera for run and gun interviews and travel! Shooting with 64 gig card, how much time would we get shooting C4K 24p 100M: 4096x2160?



Recording cinema 4K at 100Mb/s should give you about 64 minutes of recording time on a 64GB card.

tell me actual price of HC-X1000

or handycam  in indian crrency

Follow this link: Panasonic HC-X1000 
All pricing and availability info will be found there.

Please tell me indian rupees price.

The current price of the HC-X1000 will be listed on the camcorder’s page on our site.  If you click on the image of the camcorder above, it will bring you to its page.  On the bottom of any page on our site, you will find Choose Currency.  You will be able to choose to have the price displayed in Indian Rupees as well as US dollars.  Do keep in mind this would only be to give you an estimate.  All orders are processed in US dollars, and we cannot guarantee the rate you will get from your bank.

i am waiting this camera

Dear Sir,

Plz send me the qutation along with specification


Shweta palav



Hi Shweta -

Follow this link: Panasonic HC-X1000.  All pricing and availability details will be found there.

If you would like an itemized quote, please e-mail us your complete contact information (name, address and phone number) and the items you are interested in purchasing (provide B&H #s if possible). If there is a different shipping address please include that as well.  We will email you back an itemized B&H Quote# that you will be able to reference if you decide to purchase the item(s).  Please send your email request to:

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