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The Panasonic HC-X2 4K Camcorder will take your mobile sports, event, or multi-camera video productions into the world of 4K. The HC-X2 has large 1" 15.03MP 4K sensors and can record high-quality, professional-grade video in up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) 10-bit 4:2:2 resolutions. You can also record 1080p in VFR (variable frame rate) mode in 10 increments from 2 to 60 fps, as well as HD video in super-slow-motion mode at a frame rate of up to 120 fps. The X2 has numerous improvements to its high-speed AF with face detection, HLG 13-stop dynamic range, brighter monitor, UHD 4K image stabilisation, timecode input and output, HDMI and 3G-SDI output, and built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

Whether producing event or ENG-style videos or live streaming, the 20x optical zoom power of the lens starts from a wide 24mm equivalent FOV for shooting in tight spots or grabbing impressive establishing shots, and it extends out to 32x i. Zoom for getting in tight on far-away subjects. The X2 also features built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to live stream via RTMP/RTSP, and it can also tether to a computer using Wi-Fi or USB so you can stream using popular content providers such as YouTube or Facebook Live. You can also wirelessly remotely control the X2 using a tablet or smartphone with a free-to-download Panasonic app.

While 4K video formats may seem daunting, the X2 manages to record them onto convenient SD cards (U3-rated or faster cards are required for video bit rates above 100 Mb/s) that are both small and robust. Two card slots are provided for increased flexibility. You can record to both cards simultaneously, either for backing up or recording high and low bit rate files or enable relay recording to capture a single file that spans multiple cards for longer recording times.

Ergonomically, the X2 features a compact handheld camcorder body with plenty of customizable control buttons for quickly accessing essential functions. When handheld, the sharp OLED EVF is within easy reach, and a high-bright 3.5" touchscreen is offered for monitoring and menu control, and both can be used simultaneously. Waveforms and scopes can be displayed to aid in exposure control. Atop the handgrip sits a large zoom rocker for precise zoom control. Lens functions can also be controlled manually using the three lens rings, one for focus, one for zoom, and one for iris. A 5900mAh battery for powering the X2 is included, along with a charger and a power supply for fixed-position operating.

High-Definition 4K Imagery with 1" MOS Sensor

This effective 1" MOS Sensor (15.03MP) combines the ideal depth of field with balanced image quality and sensitivity. It supports HLG/V-log (13 stops) and HDR shooting and provides images without cropping in all modes.

Live Streaming

Ideal for medium-scale, multi-camera event/live shooting, the X2 features an Ethernet and a Wi-Fi connection for LAN streaming and wireless camera control. It supports RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol), the protocol used when streaming with Adobe Flash, and it is RTSP/RTP/RTMP/RTMPS compatible using H.264/MPEG-4 AVC/AAC-LC compression. It supports streaming distribution of RTMP-compatible content, such as live video distribution services, and it records (with modes below FHD) onto SD cards in the camera is also possible while streaming.

High Dynamic Range Recording (HLG)

HDR is an image display technology that provides a wider brightness range (dynamic range) than conventional SDR. HDR renders more natural and true-to-life images without compromising the gradation in bright image areas or dark image areas.

13-Stop V-log / V-Gamut

The X2 realizes a wide dynamic range of up to 13 stops and supports V-Log/V-Gamut, which is also equipped with Panasonic cinema cameras VARICAM and LUMIX.

USB Tethering for Control/Webcam Usage

The X2 can work in USB or wired/wireless LAN tethering mode to use a computer for live streaming to applications such as YouTube or Facebook for live streaming.

Wired and Wireless Remote Control

A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi module is built-in, so there is no need to purchase a separate wireless LAN module. Wi-Fi connection is possible using only the main unit. A tablet/smartphone with the HC ROP (available for free on Apple's App Store or Google Play) can be used for wireless remote control. The app can be used to control up to eight cameras. There is also a built-in Ethernet connection so you can add the camera to a wired LAN.

4-Drive Lens System

The 4-Drive Lens System simultaneously and independently drives 4 lens groups (group 2, iris, group 3, group 4). The lens size and drive range for each of the 4 groups can be efficiently suppressed to optimize image quality and zoom power, maintaining a compact body.

5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.

In both UHD/FHD modes, in addition to Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.), Electronic Image Stabilization operates to detect and correct handshakes in the 5-axis direction, including rotational blurring. This provides powerful correction in unstable situations, such as low-angle and high-angle shooting.

There are three modes to choose from:

NORMAL (standard)

STABLE (effective for fixed-frame shooting)

PAN/TILT (effective in panning and tilting)

Simultaneous SDI/HDMI Output

HDMI outputs up to 3840 x 2160 UHD 4K 4:2:2 10-bit and 3G-SDI outputs 1920 x 1080 FHD 4:2:2 10-bit, high image quality output, compatible with various applications and recorders.

Timecode Input/Output

The X2 supports timecode in/out so it can easily fit into multi-camera productions.

4K High-Precision AF

By moving the Micro Drive Focus Unit minutely and quickly, highly precise AF performance is also achieved when shooting in 4K or shooting with a shallow depth of field.

Focus Assist Functions

Provided with Face Detection to precisely capture subjects onsite free from out-of-focus problems and insufficient exposure. Also, by adding colour recognition, tracking subjects is improved, without interruption, when the face moves to either side.

Area Mode: Auto Focus is easily possible with just a touch on the LCD panel. You can also change this to Auto Iris and Brightness Display on the screen

Y Get: Measures brightness at the centre and displays numerical data

Focus Assist: When the Focus Assist button is pressed during manual focusing

Expand: Visibility can be enhanced by expanding the display of any desired part of the screen

Peaking: The contours of subjects in focus are coloured for display emphasis

Expand and Peaking: Expand and Peaking can be used in combination

One Press AF: This function temporarily activates Auto Focus when shooting in Manual mode

Triple Manual Rings

The X2 features triple manual rings on the lens barrel for Zoom, Focus, and Iris control. These manual functions ensure the professional operation and enable speedy and intuitive camera work.

ND Filter

ND filters are built into the lens to suppress the amount of incident light. The filters can be selected (1/4, 1/16, 1/64, or Clear) to match the shooting environment. This is convenient, for example, when you want to shoot at a slow shutter speed in bright daylight. Also, when opening the aperture, you can attain high resolution and a shallow depth of field.

Versatile Recording Modes

Equipped with new, highly efficient codec HEVC recording

High-bit rate recording with LongGOP; 4:2:2 10-bit (UHD 4K30), 4:2:0 8-bit (UHD 4K60)

MOV files with compatibility and control are used

The same file system with the Professional Handheld Camcorder will automatically create filenames 20 characters in length for easy control of clips. Conventional AVCHD acquisition is also supported

20x Optical Zoom

The optical 20x zoom lens features an optical zoom of 20x, and a 24x maximum digital i. Zoom range in UHD 4K, and a maximum 32x digital i.Zoom in 1080p. The lens can quickly cover the entire zoom range, so you won't miss your shots.

VFR (2-60 fps) / Super Slow-Motion Recording

HD mode achieves a super-slow-motion effect with a maximum of 120 fps or 100 fps. It supports high-quality 10-bit recording in FHD mode. The image area is not cropped even at high frame rates.

48 kHz / 24-Bit High-Resolution PCM Audio Recording

Two XLR inputs with switchable 48V phantom power supply/MIC/LINE. In MOV mode, 24-bit linear PCM recording delivers high-resolution sound quality. The volume control dial enables 2-channel control, and it also features an OSD level meter and a 3.5mm stereo headphone output.

Camera Image Adjustment Functions

Provided professional camera image adjustment functions including the 16-axis independent colour correction function similar to the one in a broadcast video camera as well as detail, skin detail, chroma level, chroma phase, master pedestal, gamma and knee setting functions.

IR Shooting in Dark Places

The IR Cut Filter can be turned ON/OFF (allocated on the User button). When the filter is turned OFF, commercially available IR lights can be used for shooting in dark places

Simultaneous Displays

The 3.5mm LCD touchscreen monitor can be constantly displayed even when viewing the tiltable EVF.

High-Capacity Battery

The camera is powered using a high-capacity AG-VBR series battery.

Dual SD Card Slots

Double SD card slots are provided to enable unlimited relay recording by simply changing SD cards, and allow the use of various recording systems to ensure high recording reliability.

Professional Assist Functions

The camera features multiple professional assist functions, including

Waveform monitor

Vectorscope

Zebra

Flash Band detection and correction

Luminance level adjustment

Level gauge

And more

IMAGING
Sensor Resolution Effective: 15.03 Megapixel
Sensor Type 1"-Type MOS Sensor
Image Stabilization Optical in Integrated Lens, 5-Axis (Video Only)
Digital
Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture Type Stills & Video
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Shutter Type Electronic Global Shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 1/6 Second
Minimum Illumination 0.2 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
White Balance 2000 to 15,000K
Presets: ATW, Auto
LENS
Focal Length 8.8 to 176mm (18mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24.5 to 490mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
Max Digital Zoom 32x ( in 1080p)
24x ( in UHD 4K)
Maximum Aperture f/4.5
Minimum Aperture f/2.8
Filter Size 67 mm
Control Rings Focus
Zoom
Iris
Focus Control Autofocus
Manual Focus
VIDEO CAPTURE
Internal Recording Modes MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s VBR]
MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [150 to 150 Mb/s VBR]
MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 to 200 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080i at 50 fps [50 Mb/s VBR]
MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [72 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [72 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s VBR]
AVCHD 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/50/59.94 fps [17 to 25 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080i at 50 fps [17 Mb/s VBR]
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps [8 Mb/s VBR]
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support Yes
Broadcast Output NTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Audio Recording AVCHD: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
MOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
IP Streaming H.264, MP4, RTMP, RTMPS, RTP, RTSP
320 x 180 to 1920 x 1080 at 24p, 30p, 50p, 59.94p, 60p (0.5 to 24.00 Mb/s)
STILL IMAGE CAPTURE
Image Sizes 16:9 DCF / EXIF / JPEG
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
Aspect Ratio 16:09
Image File Format JPEG
INTERFACE
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
1 x HDMI Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O 2 x XLR 3-Pin Microphone (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O 1 x Barrel (11.4 to 12.6 VDC) Input
Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Input
1 x USB-C Input
1 x BNC (Timecode) Input/Output
Wireless Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
MONITOR
Size 3.5"
Resolution 2,760,000 Dot
Display Type Articulating LCD
VIEWFINDER
Type Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size 0.39"
Resolution 1,770,000 Dot
FOCUS
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Automatic, Manual Focus
GENERAL
Battery Type Panasonic AG-VBR Series
Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.8 x 7.7 x 13.5" / 17.3 x 19.5 x 34.4 cm (With Protrusions)
Weight 4.50 lb / 2.04 kg (Body Only)
5.49 lb / 2.49 kg (With Battery, Grip, Viewfinder)

 

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Panasonic HC-X2 4K Camcorder
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cable
  • 5900mAh Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Holder Screw Set
  • Input Terminal Cap
  • Eye Cup
  • Lens Hood

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