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Panasonic PAN-HCX1500 Compact and Lightweight 4K 50p/60p Camcorder

code: PAN-HCX1500
  • £1,206.00
  • RRP: £1,449.00
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  • Compact and lightweight 4K 50p/60p camcorder
  • Integrated Leica lens with a 25mm wide angle, optical 24x zoom, and fast face-detection AF
  • 4K 4:2:2 10 bit HDMI output for high quality external recording
  • HEVC Codec for 4K 60p recording
  • Optional VW-HU1 Detachable Handle Unit also available

Panasonic PAN-HCX1500 (PANHCX1500, PAN HCX1500, PAN/HCX1500, HCX1500) Compact and Lightweight 4K 50p/60p Camcorder.

If you're shooting behind the scenes (BTS) in HD and would like to add 4K to your repertoire, the Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K/Full HD Director's Camcorder can help balance your needs, or allow you to jump straight to 4K. Compact and lightweight for a director or on-set BTS, the X1500 shoots and records UHD 4K at broadcast-compatible frame rates, so it fits smoothly into your existing broadcast workflow. The X1500 features a 1/2.5" 8.29M MOS sensor that is always shooting at 4K resolution, the Venus processing engine to scale the 4K image for Full HD delivery, and an HDMI output. Audio is recorded in up to 24-bit PCM via the built-in microphone.

The built-in Leica Dicomar lens features a 24x zoom with its widest angle at 25mm, and it uses the digital iZoom feature to zoom up to 48x. The Face Detection AF feature allows you to track faces and automatically adjusts focus on your subject. It also features manual control rings, a control dial, and a 5-axis optical image stabilization to keep your shots steady. The 3.5" fold-out LCD features a high-resolution touchscreen. The camera records in .mp4, .mov, and AVCHD codecs and features HEVC compression. The camera incorporates two SD card slots, allowing you to use relay and simultaneous recording. The camera also supports live streaming over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi via RTP/RTSP/RTMP/RTMPS streams.

You also have the option to add the VW-HU1 top handle unit which is available separately and provides two 3-pin XLR inputs, a built-in LED light, a microphone holder, and accessory mounting options.

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  • Image Sensor: 1-Chip 1/2.5" MOS Sensor
  • Effective Sensor Resolution: 8.29 MP
  • Gain: to 30 dB
  • Minimum Illumination: 1.5 lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed


  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25 to 600mm
  • Optical Zoom Ratio: 24x
  • Max Digital Zoom: 48x
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8 to 4
  • Optical Design: 14 Elements in 11 Groups
  • Control Rings: Focus Zoom Iris
  • Image Stabilization: Optical
  • Focus Control: Autofocus Manual Focus


  • Shutter Speed: 1/1 to 1/30 sec
  • Built-In ND Filter: Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
  • Built-In Microphone Type: Stereo
  • Recording Media: 2 x SDXC Card Slots


Recording Modes

  • AVCHD/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit:
  • 3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
  • 1920 x 1080p up to 50/60/120 fps 
  • AVCHD/MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit:
  • 3840 x 2160p at 25/30 fps 
  • 1920 x 1080p at 25/30/50/60 fps 

Audio Recording

  • MOV: 2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
  • MP4: 2-Channel 24-Bit AAC Audio
  • AVCHD: 2-Channel 24-Bit AC-3 Audio

IP Streaming: RTMP, RTP, RTSP: x


  • Video Connectors: 1 x HDMI Output
  • Audio Connectors: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
  • Other I/O: 1 x USB Micro-B Input, 1 x 2.5 mm Output
  • Wireless Interfaces: Wi-Fi


  • Display Type: LCD
  • Screen Size: 3.5"
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Screen Resolution: 1,560,000 Dots


  • Power Consumption: 7.9 W


  • Accessory Mount: 1 x Multi-Interface Shoe
  • Built-In Light: No
  • Weight: 2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
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  • Panasonic HC-X1500 UHD 4K HDMI Pro Camcorder with 24x Zoom
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