Panasonic HC-X2000 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-X2000 UHD 4K Pro 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 X2000 shoots and records UHD 4K at broadcast-compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow. The X2000 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 both 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs. 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.
The VW-HU1 removable top handle unit is included, which provides two 3-pin XLR inputs that can be switched between mic, line, and +48V phantom power, and feature individual volume control knobs. A built-in LED light on the front of the unit allows you to illuminate your subject with a soft, diffused light and it also features dimming. A microphone holder is also attached to hold a standard shotgun mic, and the handle also features a shoe mount and mounting thread for additional accessories.
- Capture up to UHD 4K video and output via 3G-SDI (BNC) or 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-X2000 features dual manual lens rings.
- The camera features built-in selectable ND physical filters.
- The camera records in either MP4, MOV, or AVCHD Progressive.
- The camera includes a removable top handle with two 3-pin XLR audio inputs for line or mic level input, as well as a switch for +48V phantom power. Manual adjustments are via dials set into the side of the camera so you can adjust the levels during the shot without having to pull up a menu function.
Panasonic HC-X2000 Specs
Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.5" MOS Sensor
Effective Sensor Resolution 8.29 MP
Minimum Illumination 1.5 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
White Balance Range 2000 to 15,000K
Focal Length 4.1 to 98.9mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 25 to 600mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 24x
Max Digital Zoom 48x
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 4
Optical Design 14 Elements in 11 Groups
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, H.264: 1920 x 1080
RTMP, RTP, RTSP, H.264: 1280 x 720
RTMP, RTP, RTSP, H.264: 640 x 360
RTMP, RTP, RTSP, H.264: 320 x 180
Video Connectors 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
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 Proprietary (11.4 to 12.6 VDC) Input
Power Consumption 7.9 W
Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Tripod Mount 1/4"-20 Female
Built-In Light Yes
Dimensions 10.12 x 6.26 x 5.08" / 25.7 x 15.9 x 12.9 cm
Weight 3.31 lb / 1.5 kg
Package Weight 5.825 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.8 x 11.1 x 8.6"