Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K Professional Camcorder
If you're shooting behind the scenes (BTS) in HD and would like to add 4K to your repertoire, the Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K/Full HD Director's Camcorder can help balance your needs, or allow you to jump straight to 4K. Compact and lightweight for a director or on-set BTS, the X1500 shoots and records UHD 4K at broadcast-compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow. The X1500 features a 1/2.5" 8.29M MOS sensor that is always shooting at 4K resolution, the Venus processing engine to scale the 4K image for Full HD delivery, and an HDMI output. Audio is recorded in up to 24-bit PCM via the built-in microphone.
The built-in Leica Dicomar lens features a 24x zoom with its widest angle at 25mm, and it uses the digital iZoom feature to zoom up to 48x. The Face Detection AF feature allows you to track faces and automatically adjusts focus on your subject. It also features manual control rings, a control dial, and a 5-axis optical image stabilization to keep your shots steady. The 3.5" fold-out LCD features a high-resolution touchscreen. The camera records in .mp4, .mov, and AVCHD codecs and features HEVC compression. The camera incorporates two SD card slots, allowing you to use relay and simultaneous recording. The camera also supports live streaming over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi via RTP/RTSP/RTMP/RTMPS streams.
You also have the option to add the VW-HU1 top handle unit which is available separately and provides two 3-pin XLR inputs, a built-in LED light, a microphone holder, and accessory mounting options.
- Capture up to UHD 4K video and output via HDMI.
- Live stream using RTSP/RTMP/RTMPS streams via Wi-Fi.
- In 4K recording mode, the camera utilizes 5-axis optical image stabilization (O.I.S.).
- The HC-X1500 features dual manual lens rings.
- The camera features built-in selectable ND physical filters.
- The camera records in either MP4, MOV, or AVCHD Progressive.
Panasonic HC-X1500 Specs
Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.5" MOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution 8.57 MP
Effective Sensor Resolution 8.29 MP
Gain 0 to 30 dB
Minimum Illumination 1.5 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
White Balance Range 2000 to 1500K
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 25 to 600mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 24x
Max Digital Zoom 48x
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/4
Optical Design 14 Elements in 11 Groups
Minimum Focusing Distance Wide: 0.3' / 0.1 m
Telephoto: 3.9' / 1.2 m
Filter Size 62 mm
Control Rings Focus
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Control Autofocus
Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/30 sec
Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media 2 x SDXC Card Slots
Recording Modes AVCHD/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 50/60/120 fps
AVCHD/MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 25/30 fps
1920 x 1080p at 25/30/50/60 fps
Audio Recording MOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
MP4: 2-Channel 24-Bit AAC Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel 24-Bit AC-3 Audio
IP Streaming RTMP, RTP, RTSP: 1920 x 1080 at 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p (0.5 to 24.00 Mb/s)
RTMP, RTP, RTSP: 1280 x 720 at 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p (0.5 to 24.00 Mb/s)
RTMP, RTP, RTSP: 640 x 360 at 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p (0.5 to 24.00 Mb/s)
RTMP, RTP, RTSP: 320 x 180 at 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p (0.5 to 24.00 Mb/s)
Video Connectors 1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x USB Micro-B Input
1 x 2.5 mm Output
Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 3.5"
Screen Resolution 1,560,000 Dots
Battery Type Panasonic AG-VBR Series
Power Connectors 1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Power Consumption 7.9 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Accessory Mount 1 x Multi-Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount 1/4"-20 Female
Built-In Light No
Dimensions 10.12 x 5.08 x 3.66" / 257 x 129 x 93 mm (Without Handle)
Weight 2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
Package Weight 5.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.8 x 11.1 x 8.6"