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


Panasonic introduced two new professional 4K camcorders – the HC-X2 and HC-X20 – in the Indian market. The company’s new camcorder features 20x optical zoom, 24.5mm wide-angle for both UHD and FHD, 4K high-precision autofocus with new face detection, and greater accuracy with the sensor. 1.0 inch (1.0 inch) type.
Panasonic HC-X2 and HC-X20 Camcorders: Pricing and Availability
The 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 at all Panasonic brand stores in India.
Panasonic HC-X2 and HC-X20 Camcorders: Features
New Panasonic camcorder supports 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p internal video recording, a wide range of recording formats including Super Slow Motion (100/120 fps) and Frame Rate shift (2 fps to 60 fps) and HEVC recording for more efficient storage. In addition, both support [email protected] recording with highly efficient video encoding.
The camcorders are packed with technology and features such as simultaneous LCD and EVF display, Manual Triple Loop, 2-channel XLR audio input, ND filters, dual
SD card slot, unlimited shooting time, built-in Wi-Fi and more.
Thanks to built-in wireless connectivity options, the camcorder can be accessed when operated remotely using the HC-ROP app to control functions such as recording start, recording stop and frame rate.
The HC-X2 also offers HLG (Hybrid Gamma logging) and 13-stop V-log recording for 4K HDR content creation, as well as Ethernet connectivity and simultaneous SDI/HDMI output and the ability to stream HD via a range of streaming protocols.

Here is a list of all the features the new camcorder offers

  • The built-in lens offers 20x optical zoom that ranges from wide-angle 24.5mm to 490mm equivalent.
  • The 4-drive lens system controls four lens groups independently, thus achieving 20x optical zoom and compact body size
  • Improved focus speed, stability and tracking performance for both 4K and Full-HD
  • Face Detection AF/AE provides accurate focus and adequate exposure for subjects.
  • Subject tracking with color recognition can be activated by simply touching the LCD panel allowing for precise tracking
  • 1.0-type (1.0-inch) MOS sensor (approximately 15.03 effective megapixels) capable of recording in UHD (3840 x 2160) without cropping and providing a well-balanced and moderate depth of field between image quality and sensitivity.
  • The camcorder supports a variety of formats and bit rates to meet professional needs
  • UHD up to 29.98p/25p and FHD up to 59.94p/50p can now be recorded internally at 10-bit 4:2:2 high quality
  • When set for 10-bit recording, the camcorder provides 10-bit 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 HDMI output, allowing for high image quality capture with an external recorder.
  • The Super Slow Motion function records HD images at a high rate of 120 fps (59.94 Hz) / 100 fps (50 Hz) to deliver slow motion effects.
  • The HC-X2/X20 is also equipped with 4K (UHD) VFR (variable frame rate) recording that allows the frame rate to be varied from 2 to 60/50 fps.
  • This allows user produce creative and expressive videos using techniques such as over-enhance for slow-motion effects and over-boost for fast-motion effects
  • The 3.5-inch LCD screen has a high resolution of approximately 2,760k dots and offers excellent visibility even in bright sunlight with twice the brightness of the previous model.
  • The electrostatic touch panel also improves operability when selecting menus
  • To support quick, accurate manual focus, Focus assist equipped functions, including Extended, Advanced and Zone Modes
  • Infrared lights are commercially available for shooting in even darker conditions
  • The barrel has three Manual rings for zoom, focus, and Iris work
  • There are a total of 14 User buttons, 9 on the body and 5 on the LCD touchscreen for desired functions
  • Simultaneous write: Identical data is written to the card in both slots in this high redundancy write mode
  • Wallpaper recording: One SD card can be placed in slot 2 for continuous recording and another SD card can be placed in slot 1 to record the necessary scenes by turning REC on and off
  • 16-axis independent color correction: Enables color matching of multiple cameras under the same lighting conditions as well as creative image rendering
  • Soft skin: Makes skin tones softer and more beautiful, especially when shooting close-ups of people
  • Master Detail: Adjust overall contour enhancement
  • Scene files: Six sets of image quality presets are preset in the scene file. The parameters in each set can be changed flexibly. One set can be saved to the main unit and up to eight sets can be stored on an SD memory card
  • 8-Gamma Mode: The gamma setting can be selected from seven modes including two types of CINE-LIKE gamma. This allows users to achieve the most suitable hierarchy according to their specific video production needs

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