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Panasonic Unveil Three Small & Light 4K 60p Pro-Camcorders with Wide-Angle 25mm Lens and 24x Optical Zoom

Simon Skinner - 5 months ago

For those looking for a kick-ass video camera that’s not a DSLR or mirrorless and can keep rolling beyond the legal 30-minute cut off, Panasonic has just announced three of the smallest and lightest 4K 60p camcorders in the business. The HC-X1500, HC-X2000 and AG-CX10 pack a whole lot of powerful imaging tech into their compact bodies, offering potential users the same portability needed by professional videographers. 

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The new Panasonic CX10 X2000 from Panasonic.

The new cameras give high-quality 4K 60p video and deliver high-spec optical performance, thanks to the native Wide-Angle 25mm Lens and 32x i.ZOOM [4K recording]. 

The new models are packed with pro-level functionality, such as Two Manual Rings, an ND Filter, a Built-in LED Video Light, and 24-bit High-Resolution Linear PCM Audio Recording. Also, Panasonic’s exclusive high-precision AF gives high-speed, precise focusing for both 4K and Full-HD shooting. 

The models support 4:2:2 10bit Internal Recording as well as the new, [high-efficiency] HEVC codec. Various recording formats can also be picked, and built-in Wi-Fi supports HD Live Streaming using the camcorder on its own.

The new AG-CX10 supports the broadcaster-targeted P2 MXF File Format, including AVC-Intra100 and AVC-Intra50 which are due via a future update, which we expect to see coming in Summer 2020. It’s also furnished with Ethernet HD Live Streaming and an NDI|HX compatible IP connection function, with connectivity provided for use as a live camera.

Pricing and availability

These new camcorders from Panasonic will be available for the following RRPs [inc. VAT]: AG-CX10 £2,299 – available from April 2020. The HC-X2000 £1,849, and the HC-X1500 £1,449 RRP [both available from March 2020].

About the author

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.