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Panasonic HC-X1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Panasonic HC-X1000. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability, and many are less positive about the battery and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, reliability, design

size, color, viewfinder, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-X1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-X1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X1000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-X1000E 20x Optical Zoom CamcorderPanasonic HC-X1000E 20x Optical Zoom Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-X1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X1000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The usability and image quality also get good comments, but many are critical about the color.

reliability, image quality, usability, durability, size

color

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-X1000 4K-60p/50p Camcorder with High-Powered 20x Optical Zoom and Professional Functions (Black)Panasonic HC-X1000 4K-60p/50p Camcorder with High-Powered 20x Optical Zoom and Professional Functions (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Harry Jenkinson (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-X1000

 

Is this prosumer 4K camcorder going to start a 4K revolution?

Compact and light design ; Excellent price ; 60fps 4K shooting

Poor light performance ; Limited dynamic range ; Plasticky build quality ; Small sensor

There are some promising elements in the X1000, but images really suffer in low light situations. It really needs a larger sensor to make the most of its other qualities.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-X1000E review

 

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

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic's 4K camcorder looks pretty feature-packed for $3,500

 

In a somewhat stealthy announcement at IFA 2014, Panasonic debuted its first prosumer -- a little more "pro" than "sumer" -- 4K camcorder. The HC-X1000, which will go by X1000E in Europe, seems to offer the same recording capabilities as the GH4,...

I suspect that Panasonic dumped it in the "prosumer" bin because it uses a single sensor instead of three -- a nontrivial difference, of course. But feature-wise, it looks like it has quite a lot of pro capabilities, including two XLR inputs; USB 3.0...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

Panasonic HC-X1000 4K 24p Cinema/60p Video Camcorder Review (Panasonic HC-X1000, Panasonic x1000)

 

The options for highly versatile and remarkably powerful 4K video shooting on a relatively moderate to downright modest budget keep growing these days and numerous pro or semi-pro camcorders and cinema cameras for the middle-ground are coming out all...

Excellent DCI 4K and 4K UHD shooting capacity ; Superb Leica Zoom lens ; 4K UHD at 60fps ; Light and easy to handle

Weak at low light performance ; Poor dynamic range ; Flimsy build in some ways ; Video output lacks cinematic quality

As long as you understand the limitations for low light shooting and dynamic range that the HC-X1000 suffers from we still highly recommend this camcorder for daylight shooting of documentaries and public events. Its zoom lens and very robust 4K video...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: yogesh sadhu (bhphotovideo.com)

poor

 

poor in low light

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: TedE (bhphotovideo.com)

Unusable footage indoors

 

I am a sports and wedding videographer and have to say this camera is junk for any shots taken indoors unless you have a pro lighting setup. After 5 months of using this camcorder on weddings (we now use it as a stationery camera as backup, so a $3k...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Walter S (bhphotovideo.com)

Easily perfectible (next firmware maybe)

 

I bought the HC-X1000 to replace a SONY HVR-Z5 (HDV format). Small sensors is fine for me because I don't need the short deep of field that comes with larger CMOS.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Nick (bhphotovideo.com)

Poor IQ

 

The image quality is poor. now matter what I do the images in BOTH 1080p and 4K are soft AND noisy. The files are upgradeable in Premiere or you get even more noise. It might have a Leica lens but the sensor can't use it! Also the manuals(or lack there...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: JM (bhphotovideo.com)

I wanted to LOVE this camera

 

I really wanted to love this camera. And to a great extent I do. I will even go so far as to say I will miss it, but I have to let it go. Why? One reason and one reason only - the picture quality. It is way short of awful, but at times I found it...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: JP (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Little Camera

 

Great little camera but it has its limitations. First thing, this camera is definitely not a low light camera. Once in low light situations it will show its flaws, in Noise, Noise, Noise. If the scene is lit properly and the camera manually set, then...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0 / STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Microphone connectivity:XLR
Wind filter:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:5800 / 5900
Battery voltage:7.2 / 7.28
Charging source:DC

Camera

3D:N / No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder / Shouldercam
Minimum illumination:0.2 / 4
Remotely operated:Y
Supported aspect ratios:16:9, 17:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):1152000
Flip-out screen:Y

Flash

Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.85
Effective megapixels (movie):8.85 / 9.46
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:BSI / MOS
Total MegaPixels:18.47 / 18.91

Lens System

Digital Zoom:10
Filter Size:4.9 / 6.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):25.4 - 508 / 30.8 - 626 / 30.8 ― 626
Focal length range (f-f):4.08 - 81.6 / 8.8 - 176
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):50.8
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4
Optical Zoom:20

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Ethernet LAN:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Yes
Wi-Fi:N / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Lens hood:Y
Shoulder strap:N
Tripod included:N

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
XLR in:Y / Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.125 - 0.000125 / 1/24 - 1/8000 / 1/8 - 1/8000

Still image

Histogram: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPEG XR / JPG
Maximum image resolution:4096 x 2160
Still image resolution(s):4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 / 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Battery charger included:Y
Microphone operation mode:STEREO
Speakers:Dynamic

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MOV, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160 / 720 x 480,720 x 576,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:1769000
Viewfinder screen size:0.39 / 0.45
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:31.5 / 346
Height :17 / 195
Weight:1.55 / 2
Width:16 / 173

White balance

White Balance:ATW, Auto / Auto