September will bring A LOT of exciting announcements and one of the first once to come is from Panasonic in the shape of a prosumer world 4K camcorder (50/60)p. Priced at $3,499.99 this new consumer-4K camcorder is packed with pro-level features. The camera allows you to record in 4K, UHD, or Full HD 1080p in a variety of frame rates and codecs, and is meant to be a bridge for consumers entering into the Prosumer world of 4K videography. The camera features a single 1/2.3″ sensor design that always shoots in 4K and internally scales down the video when recording at Full HD. The professional features include ND filters, zebra pattern, histogram display, and focus assist functions such as peaking. The 20x optical zoom lens features two different O.I.S. systems, and three independent manual adjustment rings — one each for zoom, focus, and iris. Two XLR audio inputs with either manual or automatic level adjustments provide professional inputs and control.
Our friends at B&H had a chance to take a first look at the new Pansonic camcorder and shared this video with us
Actual footage recorded with the Panasonic HC-X1000
See the below chart for the full variety of frame rates the camera can utilise.
Head to Panasonic’s site for the full specification of this new camcorder.