Panasonic Introduces a Professional 4K 60p Camcorder Equipped with 1.0-Type (1.0-inch) Sensor and Offering 24.5

By | 09/09/2022

Panasonic has launched TWO 4K 60p camcorders for dissemination pros

Panasonic HC-X2 & Panasonic HC-X20

(Image credit: Panasonic)

Panasonic has introduced two new 4K camcorders – the Panasonic HC-X2 and HC-X20 – aimed at broadcasters and creators. Both cameras accept an integrated lens with 20x optical zoom (which ranges from a 24.5mm wide-angle to 490mm telephoto), 5-axis stabilization, and a 1.0-type sensor boasting a resolution of approximately fifteen.03 effective megapixels.

The Panasonic HC-X2 and HC-X20 are designed to be used in a broad variety of broadcasting roles. While the HC-X2 is the higher-stop model of the two, billed as a camera for medium-calibration news streaming, the HC-X20 is congenital for minor-scale independent interviews and events.

The camcorders back up 4:two:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p internal video recording, Super Slow Motion (100/120fps) and Variable Frame Rate (2fps to 60fps), and HEVC recording for more efficient storage.

On the HC-X2 you’ll also observe HLG2 (Hybrid Log Gamma) and V-log recording for creating 4K HDR content, plus Ethernet connectivity and simultaneous SDI/HDMI output and Hard disk alive streaming capabilities.

Panasonic HC-X2/X20 key features

The Panasonic HC-X2/X20 offer loftier-speed autofocus with new face detection capabilities. Professional video production features include a simultaneous display on the LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder, triple transmission rings for like shooting fish in a barrel control, XLR audio input terminals, ND filters, dual SD carte du jour slots, unlimited shooting length, and built-in Wi-Fi.

Speaking of displays, the 3.v-inch, 2,760k-dot LCD monitor has more than double the resolution and brightness of the previous models, while the camcorders also include a 2,360k-dot tiltable OLED viewfinder.

Panasonic HC-X2

Panasonic HC-X2

(Image credit: Panasonic)

Panasonic HC-X20

Panasonic HC-X20

(Image credit: Panasonic)

The integrated ND filter has four settings: Articulate, 1/4, 1/16, and one/64, and there are defended controls for Proceeds and AWB. The included bombardment has also been designed to sit inside the camera torso shape, rather than protrude, and provides long continuous shooting times of approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes on the HC-X2 and four hours and 25 minutes on the HC-X20.

Both the HC-X2/X20 offering a number of broadcast-grade image adjustment functions, including Soft Pare, which automatically adjusts and smoothens pare tones, xvi-Axis Independent Colour Correction, that allows colour matching for multiple cameras, and viii-Mode Gamma, which offers eight gamma presets, including two types of CINE-LIKE. In improver to the gamma modes.

Panasonic is pitching these professional person camcorders to operators of all skill levels, from broadcasting corporations to solo filmmakers. Bachelor from Oct 2022, the Panasonic HC-X2 has a recommended retail toll of £2,880 and the HC-X20 has a recommended retail price of £two,250, with U.s. pricing TBC.

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