Panasonic announced the HC-X1, a 4K UHD Professional Handheld Camcorder that supports 4K 24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p multi-format recording and HD super slow-motion (120/100 fps). The 24mm wide angle Leica Dicomar 4K lens offers 20x optical zoom, covering a range from 24mm wide-angle to 480mm telescopic (35mm film equivalent at 4K 24p).
The HC-X1 features a 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. that combines both optical and electronic image stabilization when in HD shooting modes. Hand-shake correction detects movement in various directions and corrects for a clear and stable image. The HC-X1 also features an Advanced O.I.S. that provides powerful image stabilization correction, even in the most unstable shooting locations.
A 4K 1.0-inch MOS Sensor delivers precise, high-speed recording with great depth of field and sensitivity. 4K 24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p multi-format, and HD 120-fps (59.94Hz)/100-fps (50Hz) super slow-motion recording are possible.
The HC-X1 contains precise Intelligent AF, which can be customized by adjusting the AF speed, sensitivity and area.
Dual SD memory card slots allow unlimited relay recording, simultaneous recording and background recording options. Unlimited relay recording is enabled by simply changing SD cards during recording.
Users can download the AG ROP app for iPad which provides wireless remote control over camera settings, picture quality adjustment, REC start/stop, lens and menu settings. Recorded footage can also be viewed on an iPad through the AG ROP app.
The Panasonic HC-X1 incorporates many professional functions and controls:
- Zoom, Focus and Iris control rings.
- 2-Channel XLR Audio Inputs (16-bit linear PCM when recording MOV/MP4 or Dolby Digital when recording AVCHD).
- High-resolution OLED EVF display.
- Retractable touch LCD that can turn 270 degrees.
- ND Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64.
- Auto White Balance Selector
- HDMI Output up to 4K 24p and UHD 60p/50p.
- Analog Video/Audio Out.
The HC-X1 will be available in December 2016 for a retail price of $3,199.99. Pre-order the Panasonic HC-X1 today from Texas Media Systems!