Panasonic India has launched its new 4K Ultra HD HC-X1000 camcorder for professional shooting documentaries and events in extremely high detail. This is claimed to be the world’s first camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p images onto an SD card. This camcorder supports various recording formats, like 4K/Cinema 4K/Full-HD, frame rates including 60p/50p/24p. This camcorder is priced at Rs. 179,990.
Panasonic has mentioned in its press statement that the HC-X1000 records in 4K (3,840 x 2,160) and Cinema 4K (4,096 x 2,160) formats to deliver true-to-life images for a wide variety of shooting situations, in extremely high detail. It is equipped with Leica Dicomar lens, which renders sharp and crisp images.
In spite of the HC-X1000’s compact body, features such as a focus ring, zoom ring, and iris ring on the lens barrel meet professional needs. This enables speedy and intuitive camera work. This high-speed LSI processes the massive volume of 4K data quickly and accurately. A new noise reduction system achieves clear images with minimal noise even in darkness. Versatile recording formats and bit rates prepare the HC-X1000 for use in a wide range of applications. The AVCHD recording format is joined by MOV and MP4 for quick and easy editing. Full-HD recording employs ALL-Intra compression for a maximum bit rate of 200 Mbps. This brings outstanding quality to image production. Compact lenses and a space-saving drive range are achieved by driving each of the four lens groups separately, to fit a 20x optical zoom in such a compact body. This clearly shows in professional applications, such as sports scenes, captured in 4K detail with the 20x optical zoom, adds the statement.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India said, “With technology constantly changing it allows our brand to push boundaries and create new and exciting products that are customized according to the needs and requirements of the Indian market. The launch of this camcorder reinstates our commitment towards further expanding our presence in the professional camera segment. As 4K leverages the latest technology in our industry, we are offering 4K recording to our users and help them get equipped with this new offering from Panasonic.”