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Suits YouTubers and Film Makers

The Panasonic HC-X1500 is a popular choice for event, documentary and independent film makers. Its claim as one of the smallest and lightest camcorders capable of 4K 60p video recording on the market is also suited to vloggers, enthusiast story tellers and run-and-gun style videographers.

Ultra-HD 4:2:2 10-Bit In-camera Recording

Weighing in at a mere 1.2kg, the HC-X1500 punches well above its weight. With Ultra-HD 4:2:2 10-bit recording and Full HD 120fps slow motion capabilities, footage from the camera is sharp and detailed with excellent colour rendition.

Multiple Video Formats

The 10-bit files provide you with more creative versatility in post-production, offering greater latitude for colour grading and more accuracy when trying to match colours with external footage. A variety of supported formats including MOV, MP4 and AVCHD make it a breeze to incorporate into your existing workflow.

Full HD Live Streaming Compatible

The Panasonic X1500 is also capable of live streaming Full HD and HD quality video to supported platforms including Facebook and YouTube. Ideal for weddings, corporate events, conferences, concerts and family gatherings, its compatibility with RTSP/RTP/RTMP/RTMPS network protocols plus support for Unicast or Multicast streaming methods means you can broadcast your event direct to a supported platform with minimal setup.

Leica 24x Optical Zoom Lens

A wide-angle Leica Dicomar Lens offers a 24x optical zoom that equates to a 35mm equivalent 25-600mm focal range. This can be digitally extended to 48x ensuring compatibility with a broad range of shooting scenarios and the added convenience of getting closer to your subject with having to reset your shot.

Hybrid OIS Optical Image Stabilisation

The O.I.S Optical Image Stabilisation system is combined with electronic image stabilisation to minimise blur when shooting handheld.  Compensation for movement across 5-axis is especially useful when recording at the telephoto end of the zoom range where the slightest movements are amplified.

Fast AF Performance with Face Detect

Autofocus is fast, smooth and accurate giving you the confidence to capture even the most fleeting moments. Face detection algorithms make shooting weddings, interviews, vlogs and live events a breeze by ensuring your subject is always sharp.

Built-in ND4, ND16 and ND64 Filters

Its built-in ND filters enable you to take advantage of the Leica’s f/1.8 maximum aperture. Select from ND4, ND16 or ND64 to allow you to shoot wide open for a shallow depth of field in bright conditions or maintain your desired shutter speed and aperture in changing light.

Manual Lens Control Rings

Two manual lens rings that control focusing and iris operation equip you with ability to fine-tune your focus or exposure with outstanding precision. The manual control rings are perfect for dialling-in your exposure when shooting in variable lighting conditions and performing cinematic effects such as focus pulls.

External Microphone and Headphone Support

The X1500 features a built-in stereo microphone while offering a 3.5mm microphone input to allow you to use an external microphone to suit your specific audio recording requirements. A 3.5mm headphone jack is also available to provide convenient audio monitoring when shooting in busy environments.

Vari-Angle LCD & Tilt Electronic Viewfinder

Image composition can be done via a large 3.5-inch Vari-angle touch screen or a tilt-able electronic viewfinder with eyecup. With resolutions of 2.7 million-dots and 1.5 million-dots respectively, they offer excellent detail to ensure your exposure is true and your focus is tack-sharp.

Touchscreen Functionality

The touch functionality of the LCD combined with its variable angle screen is great for vloggers and single-person film-crews. Apart from providing fast, intuitive menu and playback navigation via touch, it allows you to film high and low angles for unique perspectives with better accuracy.

Dual SD Media Slots

Dual SD Card slots offer peace of mind and additional recording flexibility. Relay recording automatically swaps recording to the alternate card when one card is full. Its hot swappable capability means you can record continuously by exchanging a full card with an empty card. Simultaneous recording is also possible, creating an instant backup in case of media failure.

Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity

With built-in WiFi connectivity, the Panasonic HC-X1500 can be wirelessly controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Handy for scenarios where the camera is mounted in a dangerous or hard to reach location, exposure, zoom, camera settings and recording can all be controlled from the safety of the sidelines.


Image Sensor

1/2.5-type (inch) MOS Sensor

Effective Pixels

8.29 megapixels


F Value

F1.8 - 4.0

Optical Zoom


Focal Length

4.12 - 98.9mm

35 mm Film Camera Equivalent

25.0 - 600.0 mm

Filter Diameter

62 mm

Lens Brand

Leica Dicomar Lens


Minimum Illumination

1.5 lx (F1.8, Super Gain +, 1/30)


Auto / Manual


Intelligent Zoom OFF


Intelligent Zoom ON

Max. 48x (UHD 32x)

Digital Zoom

2x / 5x / 10x

Shutter Speed

59.94 Hz mode

59.94i/59.94p: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000,
1/1500,1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec
29.97p: 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000,
1/1500,1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec
23.98p: 1/24, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750,
1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec

50.00 Hz mode

50i/50p: 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000,
1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec
25p: 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000,
1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec

Slow Shutter Speed

59.94 Hz mode

59.94i/59.94p: 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 sec
29.97p: 1/8, 1/15 sec
23.98p: 1/6, 1/12 sec

50.00 Hz mode

50i/50p: 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 sec
25p: 1/6, 1/12 sec

Super Slow Recording Frame Rate

59.94 Hz mode

FHD 120 fps (1/2 speed at 60p, 1/4 speed at 30p, 1/5 speed at 24p)

50.00 Hz mode

FHD 100 fps (1/2 speed at 50p, 1/4 speed at 25p)

ND Filter

1/4, 1/16, 1/64, OFF

IR Filter

Incorporates the ON/OFF control function

White Balance

Auto / ATW LOCK / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed


Auto / Manual

Image Stabilizer

Ball O.I.S., 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. (UHD/FHD)


Recording Media

SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

Recording Format


Video Compression Method

MOV/MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, H.265/MPEG-H HEVC Main10 Profile
AVCHD: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile

Audio Compression Method

MOV: LPCM (24bit 2ch)
MP4: AAC (16bit 2ch)
AVCHD: Dolby Audio (16bit 2ch)

System Frequency

59.94Hz / 50.00Hz

Recording / Playback Mode


[4:2:0 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p HEVC 200M: Average 200Mbps (VBR)
UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p HEVC 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR)


[4:2:0 8bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR)
UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
[4:2:2 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR)
FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR)
FHD 1920x1080 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 100M (ALL-Intra): Average 100Mbps (VBR)
FHD 1920x1080 59.94i/50i 100M (ALL-Intra): Average 100Mbps (VBR)
FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
FHD 1920x1080 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p/59.94i/50.00i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR)


[4:2:0 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p HEVC 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p HEVC 72M: Average 72Mbps (VBR)


[4:2:0 8bit] UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 72M: Average 72Mbps (VBR)
FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p/23.98p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR)


[4:2:0 8bit] PS 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p: Average 25Mbps (VBR)
PH 1920x1080 59.94i/50.00i/23.98p: Average 21Mbps (VBR)
HA 1920x1080 59.94i/50.00i: Average 17Mbps (VBR)
PM 1280x720 59.94p/50.00p: Average 8Mbps (VBR)



Video Compression Format

H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile, High Profile

Video Resolution

1920 x 1080 (FHD), 1280 x 720 (HD), 640 x 360, 320 x 180

Streaming Method

Unicast, Multicast

Frame Rate

System frequency = 59.94 Hz: 30 fps, 60 fps
System frequency = 50.00 Hz: 25 fps, 50 fps

Bit Rate

24 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 16 Mbps, 14 Mbps, 8 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 4 Mbps, 3 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1.5 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 0.7 Mbps, 0.5 Mbps

Audio Compression Format

AAC-LC, 48 kHz/16 bit, 2ch

Network Protocol



Recording Format

JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)

Recording Image Size*

Video Playback Mode: 3840 x 2160 (16:9), 1920 x 1080 (16:9), 1280 x 720 (16:9)


Power Supply

7.28V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)

Power Consumption

14.4W (LCD Monitor)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 129 x 93 x 257mm


Body: approx. 0.9kg (body only, excluding handle, lens hood, battery, and accessories)
Shooting: approx. 1.2kg (including lens hood, battery, and eyecup)

LCD Monitor

8.88 cm (3.5-inch) Wide LCD monitor (About 2,760,000 dots) (For Europe)
3.5-inch Wide LCD monitor (About 2,760,000 dots) (For North America / Asia)


0.61 cm (0.24-inch) Wide EVF (About 1,560,000 dots) (For Europe)
0.24-inch Wide EVF (About 1,560,000 dots) (For North America / Asia)

Manual Ring

Focus / Zoom or Iris

Accessory Shoe


LED Video Light

Average Illumination

Irradiation Angle

Colour Temperature





Type A x 1 (VIERA Link not supported)
Output format:
720/59.94p/50.00p, 480/59.94p, 576/50.00p

Audio Input

Built-in Microphone

Stereo microphone

Microphone Input

3.5mm stereo mini jack x 1

XLR Input

Audio Output



2 ch (LPCM 24bit)


3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1


15 mm diameter, round x 1

Other Input/Output

Camera Remote

2.5mm super mini jack x 1



Micro-AB connector, 5-pin, mass storage function (read only)


DC 12V (11.4V - 12.6V) EIAJ Type4



IEEE 802.11b/g/n


2.4GHz band

*Specifications subject to change by manufacturer without notice.

  • Panasonic HC-X1500 4K Professional Camcorder
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AD Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • Eye Cup
  • Lens Hood

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

12month Australian warranty

from Panasonic Australia

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.