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Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K HDMI Pro Camcorder with 24x Zoom

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Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K HDMI Pro Camcorder with 24x Zoom
Key Features
  • Record up to UHD 4K60 Video, HDMI Out
  • 1/2.5" 8.29M MOS Sensor, Venus Engine
  • 24x Optical Zoom, 48x Digital iZoom
  • 120 fps Slow Motion, Live RTP Streaming
Offering high-quality UHD 4K60 imaging and Wi-Fi live streaming, the Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K Pro Camcorder can meet both your main camera and behind-the-scenes (BTS) capture needs. This compact and lightweight camcorder records UHD 4K at broadcast-compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow.
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Panasonic HC-X1500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Panasonic HC-X1500: Pro UHD 4K in a Compact Form
  • 3UHD 4K with Downscaling
  • 4Recording Modes
  • 5Leica Dicomar 24x Zoom
  • 6Optional Handle Unit
  • 7ND Filters
  • 83.5" LCD Touchscreen
  • 9Wi-Fi Live Streaming
Panasonic HC-X1500: Pro UHD 4K in a Compact Form
Offering high-quality UHD 4K60 imaging and Wi-Fi live streaming, the Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K Pro Camcorder can meet both your main camera and behind-the-scenes (BTS) capture needs. This compact and lightweight camcorder records UHD 4K at broadcast-compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow.
UHD 4K with Downscaling
The HC-X1500 features a 1/2.5" 8.29M MOS sensor that always shoots at UHD 4K resolution, with the Venus processing engine scaling the 4K image for HD delivery via 3G-SDI or HDMI outputs.
Recording Modes
Record in either MP4, MOV, or AVCHD Progressive at rates ranging from 720p50 to UHD 4K60 to best suit your various projects.
Leica Dicomar 24x Zoom
  • The built-in Leica Dicomar lens features a 24x, 25-600mm 35mm-equivalent zoom with a digital iZoom feature to zoom up to 48x.
  • The Face Detection AF feature enables you to track faces and automatically adjusts focus on your subject. It also features pro-style manual control rings, a control dial, and 5-axis optical image stabilization to keep your shots steady.
Optional Handle Unit
  • The HC-X1500 can be used with a separately available top handle that has two 3-pin XLR audio inputs for line or mic level input, as well as a switch for +48V phantom power.
  • 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.
ND Filters
The camera features built-in selectable 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64 ND mechanical filters for quick adjustments during changing lighting conditions.
3.5" LCD Touchscreen
  • Easily view your framing using the fold-out, tilting 3.5 LCD touchscreen.
  • Simultaneous output to the tilting EVF is available.
  • Closing the LCD can be used to turn the camera on/off.
Wi-Fi Live Streaming
Live stream your footage via RTSP/RTMP/RTMPS using the HC-X1500's integrated Wi-Fi with WPA/WPA2 encryption.

Panasonic HC-X1500 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 8.57 Megapixel
Effective: 8.29 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.5"-Type MOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Internal Recording Modes
H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s VBR]
H.264 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s VBR]
H.264 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [50 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [50 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
H.264 ALL-Intra/MOV 4:2:2 8-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [100 Mb/s VBR]
H.265 Long GOP/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [72 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
H.264 Long GOP/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [50 to 72 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s VBR]
AVCHD 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [21 to 25 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 21 Mb/s VBR]
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps [8 Mb/s VBR]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x HDMI Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: HC ROP
Functionality: Remote Control
Battery Type
Panasonic AG-VBR Series
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 8.57 Megapixel
Effective: 8.29 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.5"-Type MOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1/6 Second
Gain
0 to 30 dB
Minimum Illumination
1.5 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
White Balance
2000 to 15,000K
Lens
Focal Length
4.1 to 98.9mm (35mm Equivalent: 25 to 600mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio
24x
Max Digital Zoom
48x
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/4
Optical Design
14 Elements in 11 Groups
Minimum Focus Distance
Wide: 0.3' / 0.1 m
Telephoto: 3.9' / 1.2 m
Filter Size
62 mm
Control Rings
Focus
Zoom
Iris
Focus Control
Autofocus
Manual Focus
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s VBR]
H.264 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s VBR]
H.264 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [50 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [50 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
H.264 ALL-Intra/MOV 4:2:2 8-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [100 Mb/s VBR]
H.265 Long GOP/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [72 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
H.264 Long GOP/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [50 to 72 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s VBR]
AVCHD 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [21 to 25 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 21 Mb/s VBR]
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps [8 Mb/s VBR]
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
MOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
MP4: 2-Channel 24-Bit AAC Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel 24-Bit AC-3 Audio
IP Streaming
RTMP, RTP, RTSP
320 x 180 to 1920 x 1080 at 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p (0.5 to 24.00 Mb/s)
Still Image Capture
Image File Format
JPEG
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x Barrel (12VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB Input
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Output
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: HC ROP
Functionality: Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
3.5"
Resolution
2,760,000 Dot
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (LCD)
Size
0.24"
Resolution
1,560,000 Dot
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 80%
General
Battery Type
Panasonic AG-VBR Series
Power Consumption
7.9 W
Shoe Mount
1x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Built-In Video Light
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
10.1 x 5.1 x 3.7" / 257 x 129 x 93 mm (Without Handle)
Weight
2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.8 x 11.1 x 8.5"

Panasonic HC-X1500 Reviews

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In reference to my previous question about ...

In reference to my previous question about timelapse, been looking over the online manual. What is "Interval Recording"? Page 132.
Asked by: Rich
The camera will record one frame at each set time interval.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-12-20

Does this camera have a dual bus SDXC slot to ...

Does this camera have a dual bus SDXC slot to support UHS-II card speeds at V60 or V90? Or is UHS-I Class 3 U3 V30 the fastest it can support as listed in the manual? Wondering if there is any advantage to buying a V60 or V90 for this camera?
Asked by: Chris
Bits & Bytes - I think I’ve answered my own question. X1500 writes at a max of 200 Mbps (mega bits per second) and SanDisk Extreme Pro writes at a min of 30 MB/s (mega bytes per second). So converting to bytes as common units by a factor of 8 gives X1500 writing at a max of 25 MB/s, which is below the min speed of the SDXC card at 30MB/s. Or in bits, the SDXC min write speed is 240 Mbps, higher than the max 200 Mbps of the X1500. Thanks!
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2022-10-26

its anybody has problems with loose battery? its ...

its anybody has problems with loose battery? its looks that battery is little bit smaller than housing
Asked by: Dejan
There should be no issues using the battery that comes in the box with this camera.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-27

4K 60 internal to card, correct?

4K 60 internal to card, correct?
Asked by: Kaimana
Yes, this will be able to record 4K60 to an SDXC Card internally.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2022-03-08

Can it accommodate the 2 connection varizoom ...

Can it accommodate the 2 connection varizoom remote to control focus, iris, and zoom?
Asked by: Scott
It cannot. This has a single LANC compatible input. You would be able to use a remote like the VariZoom VZ-Rock Variable-Rocker for LANC Camcorders with it, BH #VAVZROCK. https://bhpho.to/2tVh576
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-09-06

Does anyone have a problem when plug in a 3.5mm ...

Does anyone have a problem when plug in a 3.5mm mic that it starts to make a hiss sound. Try to turn it down but still it surpass the audio
Asked by: Carlos
If possibly try another microphone. Also the gain in camera may be set too high. Also make sure that the 3.5mm input is the only input active.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-12-15

What is the connection type on top of the camera? ...

What is the connection type on top of the camera? I'd like a mic holder on top, but I don't need the XLR/light features of the VW-HU1 accessory.
Asked by: Thomas
That has a shoe mount on the top, which is a common connection on many shotgun microphones with a 1/8" output.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-06-03

Confirming, this is WiFi only, no source for hard ...

Confirming, this is WiFi only, no source for hard wire internet?
Asked by: Darryn
Hello! This unit is WPS-compatible. This is a function that allows you to easily set up a connection with a wireless LAN device and make security-related settings. -C
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2024-01-09
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