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

BH #PAHCX1500 • MFR #HC-X1500
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
If you're shooting behind the scenes (BTS) in HD and would like to add 4K to your repertoire, the Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K/Full HD Director's Camcorder can help balance your needs, or allow you to jump straight to 4K. Compact and lightweight for a director or on-set BTS, the X1500 shoots and records UHD 4K at broadcast-compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow. The X1500 features a 1/2.5" 8.29M MOS sensor that is always shooting at 4K resolution, the Venus processing engine to scale the 4K image for Full HD delivery, and an HDMI output. Audio is recorded in up to 24-bit PCM via the built-in microphone.
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Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K HDMI Pro Camcorder with 24x Zoom

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Panasonic HC-X1500 Overview

If you're shooting behind the scenes (BTS) in HD and would like to add 4K to your repertoire, the Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K/Full HD Director's Camcorder can help balance your needs, or allow you to jump straight to 4K. Compact and lightweight for a director or on-set BTS, the X1500 shoots and records UHD 4K at broadcast-compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow. The X1500 features a 1/2.5" 8.29M MOS sensor that is always shooting at 4K resolution, the Venus processing engine to scale the 4K image for Full HD delivery, and an HDMI output. Audio is recorded in up to 24-bit PCM via the built-in microphone.

The built-in Leica Dicomar lens features a 24x zoom with its widest angle at 25mm, and it uses the digital iZoom feature to zoom up to 48x. The Face Detection AF feature allows you to track faces and automatically adjusts focus on your subject. It also features manual control rings, a control dial, and a 5-axis optical image stabilization to keep your shots steady. The 3.5" fold-out LCD features a high-resolution touchscreen. The camera records in .mp4, .mov, and AVCHD codecs and features HEVC compression. The camera incorporates two SD card slots, allowing you to use relay and simultaneous recording. The camera also supports live streaming over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi via RTP/RTSP/RTMP/RTMPS streams.

You also have the option to add the VW-HU1 top handle unit which is available separately and provides two 3-pin XLR inputs, a built-in LED light, a microphone holder, and accessory mounting options.

Features

Capture up to UHD 4K video and output via HDMI.
Live stream using RTSP/RTMP/RTMPS streams via Wi-Fi.
In 4K recording mode, the camera utilizes 5-axis optical image stabilization (O.I.S.).
The HC-X1500 features dual manual lens rings.
The camera features built-in selectable ND physical filters.
The camera records in either MP4, MOV, or AVCHD Progressive.

Panasonic HC-X1500 Specs

Imaging
Image Sensor1-Chip 1/2.5" MOS Sensor
Effective Sensor Resolution8.29 MP
Gain to 30 dB
Minimum Illumination1.5 lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
Lens
35mm Equivalent Focal Length25 to 600mm
Optical Zoom Ratio24x
Max Digital Zoom48x
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 to 4
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Control RingsFocus
Zoom
Iris
Image StabilizationOptical
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Camera
Shutter Speed1/1 to 1/30 sec
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Recording Media2 x SDXC Card Slots
Recording
Recording ModesAVCHD/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
1920 x 1080p up to 50/60/120 fps 
AVCHD/MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 25/30 fps 
1920 x 1080p at 25/30/50/60 fps 
Audio RecordingMOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
MP4: 2-Channel 24-Bit AAC Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel 24-Bit AC-3 Audio
IP StreamingRTMP, RTP, RTSP: x
Interfaces
Video Connectors1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O1 x USB Micro-B Input
1 x 2.5 mm Output
Wireless InterfacesWi-Fi
Display
Display TypeLCD
Screen Size3.5"
TouchscreenYes
Screen Resolution1,560,000 Dots
Power
Power Consumption7.9 W
General
Accessory Mount1 x Multi-Interface Shoe
Built-In LightNo
Dimensions" /  cm
Weight2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
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