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Panasonic HC-X1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Panasonic HC-X1000. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the durability and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality also get good views, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and color.

usability, image quality, price, portability, durability

color, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-X1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HC-X1000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HC-X1000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and durability. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the color.

reliability, image quality, usability, durability, size


96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Harry Jenkinson (

Panasonic HC-X1000


Is this prosumer 4K camcorder going to start a 4K revolution?

Compact and light design ; Excellent price ; 60fps 4K shooting

Poor light performance ; Limited dynamic range ; Plasticky build quality ; Small sensor

There are some promising elements in the X1000, but images really suffer in low light situations. It really needs a larger sensor to make the most of its other qualities.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Richard Easton (

Panasonic HC-X1000E review


The HC-X1000E has excellent image quality, lots of high-end features and little competition

The Panasonic HC-X1000E is an excellent semi-professional Ultra HD camcorder with some excellent features. It’s a great choice if you’re an experienced videographer who wants to shoot Ultra HD video. It doesn't have many direct competitors at present,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Panasonic boosts 4K shooting with HC-X1000 camcorder


The X1000 4K camcorder offers semi-pro features inside a small, handheld body

The X1000 will go on sale priced at £2,599. We'll bring you more information and a full review once samples are available.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Panasonic's 4K camcorder looks pretty feature-packed for $3,500


A new prosumer run-and-gun-style camcorder has tons of entry-level pro features -- it's just missing the three sensors.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen (

Panasonic HC-X1000 4K 24p Cinema/60p Video Camcorder Review (Panasonic HC-X1000, Panasonic x1000)


The options for highly versatile and remarkably powerful 4K video shooting on a relatively moderate to downright modest budget keep growing these days and numerous pro or semi-pro camcorders and cinema cameras for the middle-ground are coming out all...

Excellent DCI 4K and 4K UHD shooting capacity ; Superb Leica Zoom lens ; 4K UHD at 60fps ; Light and easy to handle

Weak at low light performance ; Poor dynamic range ; Flimsy build in some ways ; Video output lacks cinematic quality

As long as you understand the limitations for low light shooting and dynamic range that the HC-X1000 suffers from we still highly recommend this camcorder for daylight shooting of documentaries and public events. Its zoom lens and very robust 4K video...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Panasonic's 4K camcorder looks pretty feature-packed for $3,500


In a somewhat stealthy announcement at IFA 2014, Panasonic debuted its first prosumer -- a little more "pro" than "sumer" -- 4K camcorder. The HC-X1000, which will go by X1000E in Europe, seems to offer the same recording capabilities as the GH4,...

I suspect that Panasonic dumped it in the "prosumer" bin because it uses a single sensor instead of three -- a nontrivial difference, of course. But feature-wise, it looks like it has quite a lot of pro capabilities, including two XLR inputs; USB 3.0...

Sep, 2014

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poor in low light

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Unusable footage indoors


I am a sports and wedding videographer and have to say this camera is junk for any shots taken indoors unless you have a pro lighting setup. After 5 months of using this camcorder on weddings (we now use it as a stationery camera as backup, so a $3k...

Nov, 2015

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Easily perfectible (next firmware maybe)


I bought the HC-X1000 to replace a SONY HVR-Z5 (HDV format). Small sensors is fine for me because I don't need the short deep of field that comes with larger CMOS.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (

Poor IQ


The image quality is poor. now matter what I do the images in BOTH 1080p and 4K are soft AND noisy. The files are upgradeable in Premiere or you get even more noise. It might have a Leica lens but the sensor can't use it! Also the manuals(or lack there...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Capacity:5800
Battery voltage:7.2


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder / Shouldercam
Minimum illumination:4


Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):1152000


Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.85
Effective megapixels (movie):8.85
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:BSI / MOS
Total MegaPixels:18.47 / 18.91

Lens System

Digital Zoom:10
Filter Size:4.9
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):30.8 - 626 / 30.8 ― 626
Focal length range (f-f):4.08 - 81.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Optical Zoom:20


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
XLR in: Yes


Camera shutter speed:0.125 - 0.000125 / 1/8 - 1/8000

Still image

Histogram: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4096 x 2160
Still image resolution(s):4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Microphone operation mode:STEREO


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MOV, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160


Viewfinder screen size:0.45
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :17

White balance

White Balance:Auto