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

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

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

B&H # PAHCX1000K MFR # HC-X1000
In Stock

Product Highlights

  • 4K DCI & UHD Video/ 8.8MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" MOS Sensor; 2 x Venus Processors
  • Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Switchable between NTSC and PAL
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings
  • Power O.I.S, & Hybrid O.I.S.
  • 0.45" EVF / 3.5" LCD Touch Screen
  • Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards
  • Simultaneous/Relay/Background Recording
  • Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity
Show moreShow less
Rebates See Details
  • Extend Your 1-Year Warranty To 3-Years For Free. Offer ends: MAR 31 '19

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 17th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Rich P. (Wk 4)

Valeria A. (Wk 5)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

Price: $2,497.99

Instant Savings: $500.00

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Panasonic HC-X1000 overview

  • 1Description

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 camera 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 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 camera 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 camera 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 camera 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 camera 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 camera 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 camera features built-in selectable physical filters, a clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64th ND for exposure control when shooting outdoors.
The camera 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.
A 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 camera'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 camera 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 camera to control the other settings.
The camera 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 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 accidentally change the settings.
Control and monitor the HC-X1000 in real time from a distance by using the Panasonic Image App on a smartphone or tablet device. With the camera'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 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.
UPC: 885170219663
In the Box
Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • 2 x AC Cables
  • 5,800mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Microphone Holder
  • 2 x Microphone Holder Screws
  • 2 x Input Terminal Caps
  • Shoulder Strap
  • EVF Eyepiece Cup
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Panasonic HC-X1000 specs

    Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.3" MOS Sensor
    Sensor Resolution 18.47 x
    Effective Sensor Resolution 8.85 MP
    Minimum Illumination 4 lux at 1/1/30 Shutter Speed
    Focal Length 4.1 to 81.6mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 30.8 to 626mm
    Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 3.6
    Filter Size 49 mm
    Image Stabilization Optical Image Stabilization
    Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
    Recording Media 1 x SDXC Card Slot
    Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC, PAL
    Recording Modes MP4:
    4096 x 2160p at 24 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 150 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 to 200 Mb/s) 
    Still Photo JPEG: 4096 x 2160 (8.8 MP)
    JPEG: 3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP)
    Audio Recording 2-Channel 
    Video Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
    1 x HDMI Output
    Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mono Mic Level Input
    2 x 3-Pin XLR Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
    Other I/O 1 x USB Type-A 
    1 x USB Micro-B 
    1 x 3.5 mm Control 
    1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control 
    Wireless Interfaces Wi-Fi
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 3.5"
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Resolution 1,152,000 Dots
    Screen Size .45"
    EVF Resolution 1,226,880 Dots
    Power Consumption 14.3 W
    Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
    Tripod Mount 1/4"-20 Thread
    Dimensions 6.3 x 6.7 x 12.4" / 16 x 17 x 31.5 cm
    Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.4 x 11.0 x 9.7"

    Panasonic HC-X1000 reviews

    HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 38.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great in bright or studio light, terrible in less light I purchased this camera to produce full HD and experiment with 4K video. Half of my work is at conferences in which lighting is generally ballroom level which made the images shot with the HC-X1000 unusable. While I loved the controls and placement, it simply was not able to handle less than perfect lighting conditions with the small sensor. Images shot outdoors during the day were beautiful but in my line of business perfect lighting is not always available. If you are shooting studio work or outdoors this is an excellent price for a camera that gives you all the manual buttons in the right places and I would recommend it. If not, find a bigger sensor camera.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Little Camera Great little camera but it has its limitations. First thing, this camera is definitely not a low light camera. Once in low light situations it will show its flaws, in Noise, Noise, Noise. If the scene is lit properly and the camera manually set, then it will perform OK. Second, during day light shoots the X1000 definitely shows its great picture quality. If you are a AUTO type of shooter. This camera is definitely not for you unless you want some serious noise in your footage. I have used this camera for run and gun documentary work and it performs well, also the battery last quite a while.
    Date published: 2015-04-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from zero to very low noise set up After having this pretty awesome camera for about a year, I have finally cracked the noise code. here is my set up: Under Camera Set Up -Customize Scene 1 -Detail Level -7 -V Detail Level -7 -Detail Coring -7 -DRS Effect 1 -Gamma HD Norm -Knee Auto -Matrix Cine-Like -NR Control +7 Set up Record Set Up on MP4(LPCM) mode and choose your resolution. Use on Manual Mode instead of IA. This set up has been my go to set up for quite some time with great results. Good luck.
    Date published: 2016-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this camera! This camera has performed very well for us! I had done a lot of research on several different sites. I was a little worried when I saw a few lower reviews on this site however, I gave the camera a try. It has performed well in many different settings for us. We do a lot of surgery/medical shoots so I guess lighting may not be much of an issue for us. The camera does extremely well in this environment and following the procedures as well as zooming in/out at the appropriate moments is effortless. I am extremely happy with this purchase!
    Date published: 2017-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful camera, for what it is. I've only used this camera for a couple of weeks, but I am 100% satisfied with its performance. With that said, if you already in the 4k spectrum this camera does NOT have the sharpest image quality in the price range. It is out preformed by the GH4 in several ways. However if you need a run & gun, fire & forget, xlr audio, easy to use camera this is the bee's knees. Many reviewers have complained about low light performance, I however think it works wonderful in moderately low light. I film mostly bar room concerts and the light levels are not a problem even in outside venues. The audio quality is out standing. I use input 1 for my sennheiser mke 600 shotgun mic and input 2 captures staight off the soundboard. I run 2 128gb sd cards and can get nearly 4hrs without changing cards or batteries on the highest setting of UHD4k 60p 150Gb.
    Date published: 2016-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the Price Got it when it was $3200, and for the sensor size, ergonomics, audio quality, video output, touch screen on the pull-out viewfinder, servo zoom, on-board audio, front cold shoe mount, MPEG and .MOV formats, 4k recording, SD format, and zoom, I do believe this camera was worth every cent. I use this for my work, which does exterior/interior, day/night events, and this camera works very well. Does need some light for commercial spots and low-light shooting. But if I wanted a camera that shoots well in dim-lit places, I would pony up for a camera with a bigger CMOS sensor since that's how cameras work.
    Date published: 2016-06-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Noisy image when recording indoor. Great camera with many features and ability record in 4k and output hd through HDMI. But even with such down scaling from 4k to HD video quality is just unsatisfying . Tested camera at our church and our church has plenty of light but image was just very dark and noisy in gray and in darker colors. Adding any gain to make image bit lighter just made image even more noisy, even when setting shutter speed to 30. And with such shutter speed any motion is just becomes blurry. Considering for the price i though image would be much better... All other controls, zoom range, focus and keeping focus while zooming in and out just lovely. But image was just unsatisfying. If video was not as noisy i would have kept the camera.
    Date published: 2017-03-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unusable footage indoors I am a sports and wedding videographer and have to say this camera is junk for any shots taken indoors unless you have a pro lighting setup. After 5 months of using this camcorder on weddings (we now use it as a stationery camera as backup, so a $3k backup in case something fails). The footage outputs great for the sports jobs I do because they are shot during the day in sunlight. I can never give my clients the footage from this camera because of the low light standards. I called Panasonic and was just told by the rep there that they are aware that this camera is basically junk. They have no solution and no new firmware is in the works to help neither. So I bought a $3k paper weight. Very sad about that. So I guess I can only use this for the couple highschool sports highlights I do a year. Don't buy this if you plan on using other than outdoor shoots. Anyway, you can see I'm unhappy, but I do not want anyone else to make the mistake I did if you are using it in any indoor setting.
    Date published: 2015-11-03
    • y_2018, m_12, d_4, h_18
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_38
    • loc_en_US, sid_1077993, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item
    Customer Photos

    Panasonic HC-X1000 Q&A

    Panasonic HC-X1000 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.