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Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder

$2,499.99
$2,218.00 $281.99 cheaper than 49 days ago
18.91MP 1/2 1.6kg Sep 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Good product quality
ND setting nag screen
18 Reviews + 2 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites liked this Panasonic video camera. This video camera received a "Recommended" award from website Expert Reviews, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Reviewed.com who decided it was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Les Numeriques.com and thetechreviewer.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 78%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 9 owner reviews this Panasonic video camera has an exceptional overall owner rating. Over 87% of reviewers gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most HC-X1000 owners think it is one of the better camcorders of this age and spec.

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 339 owner and expert reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent ratings for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent ratings specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Still Image

Has a Histogram

The HC-X1000 has a histogram, as do most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-X1000 in April 2017.


ND Setting Nag Screen

Two customers who reviewed it thought it did not have a good screen. Videomaker.com said two years ago “Display is prone to glare”. Videomaker.com also mentioned “ND setting nag screen” in their review. One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder did not have an electronic viewfinder. Thetechreviewer.com mentioned “LCD and EVF displays aren't that sharp” in their review of this camcorder.

Autofocus Sometimes Gets Lost

One customer concluded that it did not have a good autofocus. Videomaker.com said “Autofocus sometimes gets lost”.


Focusing

Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

The HC-X1000 has an auto Focus (AF) lock, as do most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-X1000 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-X1000 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The HC-X1000 is a two memory slots video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-X1000 is Full HD, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The HC-X1000 supports a 4096 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions supported by most video cameras of this type and age. In addition, this video camera support video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1440 x 1080 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels and 3840 x 2160 pixels.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The 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 a comparable time to it.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all camcorders of this type and age.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution across similar types of video camera.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Five owners who bought the product thought it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this camcorder on expert website Expert Reviews three years ago “The HC-X1000E has excellent image quality, lots of high-end features”. An anonymous reviewer mentioned in her review of this camcorder “The picture quality is amazing”. An anonymous reviewer also wrote “The quality is outstanding” in her review.

Easy to Use

Three customers reckoned that the product was easy to use. Silent Mac mentioned on Walmart.com two years ago “Compatible with macbook for video editing and downloading, easy to handle, simple to use both in intelligent auto”. Reno gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Walmart.com “The camera is very easy to use and shoots great 4K video”.

Two people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Videomaker.com said in their review of this camcorder “It puts a strong set of manual controls and settings into an economical chassis that has a good set of lenses in front of it”. Two years ago an anonymous author wrote “The manual controls on this camera allow you to capture the best picture possible given the available lighting conditions (auto settings work great as well” in her review of this camcorder and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was easy to handle. Videoeng said in their review of the Panasonic HC-X1000 “Great color handling” .

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Compact and Light Design

Four customers who bought this camcorder agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago an anonymous author scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this camcorder “It shoots beautifully in 24, 30”. An anonymous author also wrote “It records 1080 beautifully as well since it captures in 4k” in her review. An anonymous author also said “The captures are beautiful” in her review.

Three owners who reviewed the product thought it was well designed. Thetechreviewer.com said in their review of this camcorder “Professional design appeal factor”. Thetechreviewer.com also mentioned “Panasonic's HC-X1000 brings forward an impressive feature set with an appealing design to the prosumer video community” in their review.

One person considered that it was ergonomic. Videomaker.com said “Welldesigned and ergonomic” in their review of this camcorder.

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Two XLR Inputs and Integrated Shockproof Mic Mount

Two customers considered that it was well made. Thetechreviewer.com said in their review of this camcorder “For a $2,800 camcorder, this model has many strengths that make it a solid buy for anyone who seeks a pro-level 4K camcorder for shooti”. Two years ago Reno said “I find the built in neutral density filter is very handy”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Thetechreviewer.com wrote two years ago “Two XLR Inputs and integrated shockproof mic mount” in their review of this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-X1000 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The HC-X1000 has an XLR in, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HC-X1000 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Panasonic HC-X1000 does not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-X1000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The HC-X1000 has a quite big optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera. Big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder have optical zooms of between 1x and 25x, and the average optical zoom is 13x.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-X1000 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The digital zooms of big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 170x.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder is 2", the largest is 7.6", and the average display diagonal is 3.1". With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the HC-X1000 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,152,000 pixel, the HC-X1000 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. Similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 650,000 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact and Light Design

One customer concluded that it was compact. Videomaker.com wrote in their Panasonic HC-X1000 review “Compact and light design”. One owner considered that the product was lightweight. Three years ago an anonymous author wrote in her review of this camcorder “It's ultra silent as well and is fairly lightweight”.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. An anonymous reviewer said on Walmart.com “It's easy to carry around as well and isn't too bulky given its size”.

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Heavy

At 1.6 kilograms, the HC-X1000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The weights of big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 59g to 3.8kg.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good technical guidance. An anonymous author wrote on Walmart.com “The manual options are similarly outstanding allowing you to get the best shot possible”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it had good features.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought this camcorder concluded that it was quiet.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-X1000 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic panasonic, panasonic hcx1000k, panasonic hcx1000e, code panhcx1000e, leica hcx1000e
Barcodes 00502523804238, 00885170219663, 05025232804238

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