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Panasonic HC-X1000
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Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder

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18.47MP 1/2.3 1.6kg Oct 2014
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
With the compact HS-X1000, 4K Ultra HD* video is created with a 4K 8-MP 1/2.3-inch BSI sensor. Compared with the 2-MP sensors used in ordinary Full-HD camcorders, this distinct sensor advantage... More
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This big sensor size camcorder received a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews who wrote that this Panasonic camcorder was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This big sensor size camcorder received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from Expert Reviews.

Panasonic Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Panasonic has good average ratings for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the HC-X1000 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average screen size of video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-X1000 is 3.1", and the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 3.5".

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-X1000 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-X1000, the HC-X1000 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-X1000 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-X1000 also have an HDMI port.

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-X1000 only have one memory card slot, however the HC-X1000 has two memory card slots.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-X1000 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of this age and spec. Most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-X1000.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The HC-X1000 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camcorder supports a 4096 x 2160 pixels video resolution, whereas most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 320 x 240 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Panasonic video camera support video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1440 x 1080 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels and 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 320 x 176 pixels.

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Very High Battery Capacity

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-X1000 the battery capacities range from 700mAh to 5,800mAh. At 5,800 milliamperes * hour, the HC-X1000 has a very high battery capacity compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of camcorders of this spec and age range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a quite high display resolution (1,152,000 pixel) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-X1000.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution found on most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-X1000.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution across comparable types of camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-X1000 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HC-X1000.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HC-X1000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-X1000.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-X1000 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-X1000 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-X1000 the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 160x. At only 10 times zoom factor, the HC-X1000 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HC-X1000 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-X1000 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Panasonic HC-X1000 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HC-X1000 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-X1000 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HC-X1000 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 65g to 3.3kg. With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the HC-X1000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-X1000.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-X1000

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-X1000 over two years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HC-X1000 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Headphone Socket
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Technical Details
Microphone Operation Mode
Speaker

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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29 October 2014

The HC-X1000E has excellent image quality, lots of high-end features and little competition...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 60p50, panasonic 60p50p, panasonic hcx1000, panasonic 4k60p50, panasonic 15178522, panasonic 4k60p50p, panasonic 15178518, panasonic hcx1000k
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00616348070683, 00616348070690, 00617689595316, 00885170219663, 05025232804238

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