Panasonic launches professional camcorders with 4K recording and Wi-Fi connectivity


Panasonic has introduced two new 4K professional camcorders — HC-X2 and HC-X20 — in the Indian market. The new camcorders from the company come with 20x optical zoom, 24.5mm wide angle for both UHD and FHD, 4K high-precision AF with new face detection, and higher precision with a 1.0-Type (1.0-inch) sensor.
Panasonic HC-X2 and HC-X20 camcorders: Price and availability
Panasonic HC-X2 and HC X20 camcorders are priced at Rs 2,69,990 and Rs 2,29,990 respectively. The new camcorders are now available for purchase across all Panasonic brand shops in India.
Panasonic HC-X2 and HC-X20 camcorders: Features
The new camcorders from Panasonic support 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p internal video recording, a wide range of recording formats including Super Slow Motion (100/120fps) and Variable Frame Rate (2fps to 60fps) and HEVC recording for more efficient storage. Apart from that, both support [email protected] recording with high-efficiency video coding.
The camcorders are packed with technology and features such as simultaneous display on the LCD monitor and EVF, Triple Manual Rings, 2-Channel XLR audio input terminals, ND filter, dual
SD card slots, unlimited time shooting, built-in Wi-Fi and more.
Thanks to the built-in wireless connectivity options, the camcorders can be accessed on operated remotely using the HC-ROP application to control functions like record start, stop record mode, and frame rate.
The HC-X2 additionally offers HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and 13-stop V-log recording for creating 4K HDR content, as well as Ethernet connectivity and simultaneous SDI/HDMI output and HD live streaming capabilities via a range of streaming protocols.

Here’s a list of all the features the new camcorders offer

  • The integrated lens offers optical 20x zoom that ranges from 24.5mm wide-angle to 490mm equivalent.
  • The 4-Drive Lens System drives the four lens groups independently, thus achieving the optical 20x zoom and compact body size
  • Improved focusing speed, stability and tracking performance for both 4K and Full-HD
  • Face Detection AF/AE provides precise focusing and sufficient exposure for subjects.
  • Subject tracking with colour recognition can be activated by just touching the LCD panel enabling precise tracking
  • 1.0-type (1.0-inch) MOS sensor (approximately 15.03 effective megapixels) is capable of recording at UHD (3840 x 2160) without cropping and offers a moderate depth of field and balance between image quality and sensitivity.
  • The camcorders support a variety of bit rates and formats to meet professional needs
  • Internal recording of UHD up to 29.98p/25p and FHD up to 59.94p/50p in 4:2:2 10-bit high quality is now possible
  • When set for 10-bit recording, the camcorder delivers 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output, enabling high image quality capture with an external recorder
  • The Super Slow Motion function records HD images at a high speed of 120 fps (59.94 Hz)/100 fps (50 Hz) to provide a slow-motion effect.
  • The HC-X2/X20 is also equipped with a 4K(UHD)VFR (variable frame rate) recording function that allows the change of frame rate from 2 to 60/50 fps
  • This lets the user produce creative and expressive videos using techniques such as overcranking for a slow-motion effect and undercranking for a quick-motion effect
  • The 3.5-inch LCD monitor has a high resolution of approximately 2,760k dots and realizes excellent visibility even in bright sunlight with twice the brightness compared to the previous model
  • The electrostatic touch panel also improves operability when selecting menus
  • To support fast, accurate manual focusing, Focus Assist functions are equipped, including Expand, Peaking, and Area Mode
  • Commercially available IR lights for shooting in even darker conditions
  • The lens barrel features Triple Manual Rings for zoom, focus, and iris operations
  • There are a total of 14 User buttons, nine on the body and five on the LCD touch panel for desired functions
  • Simultaneous Recording: Identical data is recorded onto cards in both slots in this highly redundant recording mode
  • Background Recording: One SD card can be set in slot 2 to record continuously, and another SD card can be set in slot 1 to record necessary scenes by turning REC on and off
  • 16-Axis Independent Color Correction Function: Allows colour matching of multiple cameras under the same lighting condition as well as creative image rendering
  • Soft Skin: Makes skin colours appear soft and more beautiful, especially when recording the person up close
  • Master Detail: Adjusts the overall degree of contour enhancement
  • Scene File: Six sets of image quality settings are preset in scene files. Parameters in each set can be changed flexibly. One set can be saved in the main unit, and up to eight sets can be stored on an SD memory card
  • 8-Mode Gamma: Gamma setting can be selected from seven modes including two types of CINE-LIKE gamma. This allows the user to achieve the most suitable gradation according to the specific video production need



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