Sony’s FDR-AX1 is another camera that can shoot 4K60p, which is the cheapest to categorize 4K@60p for home use, but this requires an uncommon and expensive XQD card to shoot 4K60p, the market The HC-X1000 is consistently cheaper in terms of price. Compared to the AX1 with a filter diameter of 72mm, this 49mm camera. Also, the rolling shutter distortion is not as small as expected. On the other hand, the effect of 60p is that when shooting fast-moving objects, even if the shutter speed is increased, the feeling of fluttering is less than that of the 30p model, and both resolution and smoothness of movement can be achieved.
In addition to the three independent rings of the iconic lens, there are many buttons thanks to the large housing, and it is a plus that you can directly access each function, but on the other hand, there are more shortcut buttons than dedicated buttons.
Its size, operability, I / F, etc., make it as close as possible to a commercial machine, so it may not be an option in the category of ordinary household machines. It’s smaller than FX1, and it’s the cheapest among the few models that can shoot at 40K60p at present.
Shoot any subject smoothly with 4K60p shooting
Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 1 / 2.3 type MOS solid-state image sensor with a total pixel count of 18.91 million and an effective pixel count of 8.85 million for moving images. Although it is not a large format sensor, it has various recording modes such as 4K60p shooting. High-definition shooting is possible even for fast subjects. In addition, the main body is full of buttons for manual operation, tickling the enthusiast’s mind.
Various recording modes, Wi-Fi support allows remote operation
Panasonic HC-X1000 has a wide variety of bit rate recording modes so that you can shoot in a way that suits various applications. Starting with 24p cinema 4K mode recording, 200Mbps all-intra high bit rate recording, AVCHD recording, etc. are possible.
In addition, since Wi-Fi is built-in, various shooting is possible even remotely. You can connect with one touch if you have an Android smartphone that supports NFC.
Backup can be recorded at the same time as recording with two SD card slots
Panasonic HC-X1000 has two SD card slots. With it, you can record normally on one card and always record for backup on the other card. Even while the main recording is stopped, it is always recorded for backup, so you will not miss a decisive moment.
Good points of Panasonic HC-X1000
The body is very light
Panasonic HC-X1000 weighs only 1,550g for a body 16cm wide, 17cm high and 31.5cm deep. The weight is less than 2kg including the battery, so you won’t feel tired even when shooting for a long time.
Considering that it is light enough to support 4K60p shooting, it can be highly evaluated.
Very good image quality for the price
There are also voices criticizing the image quality of the Panasonic HC-X1000. However, 4K60p shooting is realized at this price, and many people should be satisfied with the image quality when actually watching it on a 4K TV. It can be said that the cost performance is very high because it is possible to achieve delicate and clear image quality to the full angle of view.
Anyone can easily shoot high quality images
Panasonic HC-X1000 can shoot clear videos immediately with autofocus even for those who are not familiar with camcorders. Also, as with business machines, it is operated with three rings, which are arranged as focus, zoom, and iris, so even a professional photographer can easily operate it without any discomfort.