Panasonic 4K Professional Camcorder : HC-X1E

///Panasonic 4K Professional Camcorder : HC-X1E

Panasonic 4K Professional Camcorder


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An effective 1.0-type (inch) sensor (approx. 9.46 megapixels at 4K24p and 8.79 megapixels at UHD, FHD) is balanced with depth of field, picture quality, and sensitivity. This enables multi-format 4K24p, UHD 60p/50p and FHD 60p/50p recording.

In addition to the industry’s widest 24mm* wide angle, models with the 1.0-type sensor feature the world’s first** optical 20x zoom. Using a 4-Drive Lens System to drive each of four lens groups achieves both the optical 20x zoom and a compact body. * 35mm equivalent. At 4K24p (aspect ratio 17:9). 25.4mm at UHD/FHD (aspect ratio 16:9). ** World’s first camcorder with an integrated lens and a sensor larger than 1.0-type (inch). (As of July 2016)

In spite of its many professional functions, such as the Triple Manual Ring, ND Filter, XLR Terminals, and Dual SD Card Slot, this compact design enables stable, handheld shooting. Ideal for field work where mobility is a must.

For critical 4K focusing, high-speed, precise, and stable AF performance is achieved by a Micro Drive Focus Unit. AF settings can also be customised to adjust speed, tracking sensitivity, and area width. This matches the user’s intended AF operation to the subject and application.

The correction area was expanded to 900%* of the conventional area to strongly correct low- and high-angle shots (compared with Panasonic’s AG-AC160). In FHD mode, a 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + that adds electronic image stabilization to optical image stabilization detects and corrects 5 axes, including the roll rotation. * Except 4K 24p mode.

SENSOR SECTIONImage Sensor1-type (inch) MOS Sensor
Effective PixelsUHD/FHD 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p : 8.79 megapixels/4K 24.00p : 9.46 megapixels
LENS SECTIONF ValueF2.8 ― F4.5
Optical Zoom20x
Focal Length8.8 ― 176 mm
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent (Motion Image/Still Image)25.4 ― 508.0 mm [UHD/FHD 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p], 24.0 ― 480.0 mm [4K24.00p]
Filter Diameter67 mm
Lens BrandLeica Dicomar Lens
CAMERA SECTIONMinimum Illumination0.2 lx (F2.8, Gain 18dB, Manual Slow Shutter 1/2, [HIGH SENS] Mode)
FocusAuto / Manual
ZoomIntelligent Zoom OFF20x
Intelligent Zoom ON30x
Digital Zoom2x / 5x / 10x
White BalanceAuto / ATW LOCK / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed
IrisAuto / Manual
ND Filter1/4, 1/16, 1/64, OFF
IR FilterIncorporates the ON/OFF control function
Shutter Speed59.94 Hz mode60i/60p: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec/30p: 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec/24p: 1/24, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec
50.00 Hz mode50i/50p: 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec/25p: 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec
Slow Shutter Speed59.94 Hz mode60i/60p: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 sec/30p: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15 sec/24p: 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 sec
50.00 Hz mode50i/50p: 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 sec/25p: 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 sec
Synchro Scan59.94 Hz mode59.94i/59.94p: 1/60.0 ― 1/249.7 sec/29.97p: 1/30.0 ― 1/249.7 sec/23.98p: 1/24.0 ― 1/249.6 sec/24.00p: 1/24.0 ― 1/249.9 sec
50.00 Hz mode50i/50p: 1/50.0 ― 1/250.0 sec/25p: 1/25.0― 1/250.0 sec
VFR Recording Frame Rate59.94 Hz mode30p: 2, 15, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 45, 60 fps/24p: 2, 12, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 48, 60 fps
50.00 Hz mode25p: 2, 12, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 37 and 50 fps
Image Stabilizer4K24.00p / UHD: Optical image stabilizer/FHD or lower: 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer
SensitivityHIGH SENS.modeF11 (2,000 lx, 3,200 K, 89.9% reflect, 1080/59.94i) / F12 (2,000 lx, 3,200 K, 89.9% reflect, 1080/50i)
NORMAL modeF8 (2,000 lx, 3,200 K, 89.9% reflect, 1080/59.94i) / F9 (2,000 lx, 3,200 K, 89.9% reflect, 1080/50i)
Recording FormatMOV, MP4, AVCHD
Video Compression MethodMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile (MOV/MP4/AVCHD)
Audio Compression MethodMOV / MP4: LPCM (2ch)/AVCHD: Dolby Digital (2ch)
System Frequency59.94Hz / 50.00Hz
Recording / Playback ModeAVCHDPS 1920×1080 59.94p/50.00p: Average 25Mbps (VBR)/PH 1920×1080 59.94i/50.00i/23.98p: Average 21Mbps (VBR)/HA 1920×1080 59.94i/50.00i: Average 17Mbps (VBR)/HE 1440×1080 59.94i/50.00i: Average 5Mbps (VBR)/PM 1280×720 59.94p/50.00p: Average 8Mbps (VBR)/SA 720×480/720×576 59.94i/50.00i (SIDE CROP/LETTERBOX/SQUEEZE): Average 9Mbps (VBR)
MP4/ MOV4K 4096×2160 24.00p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)/UHD 3840×2160 59.94p/50.00p 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR)/UHD 3840×2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)/FHD 1920×1080 59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR)/FHD 1920×1080 59.94p/50.00p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)/FHD 1920×1080 59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p/59.94i/50.00i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR)
Recording Image Size[17:9] 8.8megapixels (4096 x 2160)/[16:9] 8.3megapixels (3840 x 2160), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080), 0.9 megapixels (1280 x 720)
GENERAL SECTIONPower Supply7.28V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption19.7W (LCD Monitor)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 173 x 195 x 346 mm (6.81 x 7.68 x 13.6 inch)
Weight (w/o Battery and SD Card)Approx. 2000g (4.41 lb)
LCD Monitor8.88 cm (3.5″) Wide LCD monitor (1,152,000 dots)
Viewfinder0.99 cm (0.39″) OLED (1,769,000 dots)
Manual RingFocus / Zoom / Iris
Accessory ShoeYes
AC CableYes
Rechargeable Battery PackYes (5,900mAh)
Battery ChargerYes
IR Remote
HDMI Cable
AV Cable
USB Cable
Microphone HolderYes
Microphone Holder ScrewsYes
Input Terminal CapYes
Eye CupYes
Editing Software
Lens HoodYes
VideoVIDEO OUTVideo OUT x 1
HDMIType A x 1 (Not compatible with VIERA Link)/Output format:2160/59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p/, 1080/59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p/59.94i/50.00i/, 720/59.94p/50.00p, 480/59.94p, 576/50.00p
Audio InputBuilt-in MicrophoneStereo microphone
XLR InputXLR (3 pins) x 2/Input high impedance, LINE/MIC/MIC+48 V (switchable SW)/LINE:+4dBu/0dBu (switchable menu)/MIC: –40dBu/–50dBu/–60dBu (switchable menu)
Audio OutputHDMI2 ch (LPCM)
Audio OUTAudio OUT x 2
Headphone3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1
Speaker20 mm diameter, round x 1
Other Input/OutputCamera Remote2.5mm super mini jack x 1 (ZOOM S/S)/3.5mm mini jack x 1 (FOCUS/IRIS)
USB 3.0 HOSTStandard-A connector, 9-pin, for External Media Device Connection,* Bus Power Supply/*External media device with a capacity of 32 GB or below or a capacity above 2 TB cannot be used
USB 3.0 DEVICEMicro-B connector, 10-pin, Mass storage function (read only)
DC INDC 12V (11.4V ― 12.6V) EIAJ Type4
NOTESpecifications are subject to change without notice.

Purchase Period: 01/11/2018 – 31/01/2019
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