Bring your video productions into the world of 4K with the Panasonic HC-X1 4K Ultra HD Professional Camcorder. Featuring a large 1"-type 4K sensor, the HC-X1 is capable of recording video in DCI (4096x2160) as well as UHD (3840x2160) 4K resolutions. Whether producing event or ENG-style videos, or even a short film, the 20x optical zoom power of the lens starts from a wide 24mm equivalent FOV for shooting in tight spots or grabbing impressive establishing shots, and extends all the way out to 480mm equivalent FOV for getting in tight on far-away subjects. At longer focal lengths, the 1"-type sensor facilitates background blur reminiscent of larger professional cinema cameras, enabling dramatic compositions without sacrificing versatility found in a compact, handheld form-factor.
While 4K video formats may seem daunting, the HC-X1 manages to record them onto convenient SD cards (U3 rated or faster cards are required for video bit-rates above 100 Mbps) which are both small and robust. 2 card slots are provided for increased flexibility. You can record to both cards simultaneously, either for backing up or recording high and low bit-rate files, or enable relay recording to capture a single file that spans multiple cards for longer recording times.
Ergonomically, the HC-X1 features a familiar handheld camcorder body with plenty of customizable control buttons for quickly accessing essential functions. When handheld, the sharp OLED EVF is within easy reach. Alternatively, a 3.5 in touchscreen is offered for monitoring and menu control. Waveforms and scopes can be displayed to aid in exposure control. Atop the handgrip sits a large zoom rocker for precise zoom control. Lens functions can also be controlled manually using the three lens rings, one for focus, one for zoom, and one for iris. A battery for powering the HC-X1 is included, along with a charger, and a power supply for fixed-position operating.