Panasonic India today strengthened its Professional camera line up with the launch of its new 4K Ultra HD HC-X1000 camcorder. The newly launched model is the world’s first camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p images onto an SD card. It supports various recording formats, like 4K/Cinema 4K/Full-HD, frame rates including 60p/50p/24p and a host of professional functions. Priced at Rs. 179,990/-, the camera is ideal for professional shooting documentaries and events in extremely high detail.
Since the concept of “high definition” is already seeped in the photography space and with 4K technology which is here to succeed, the HC-X1000 records in 4K (3,840 x 2,160) and Cinema 4K (4,096 x 2,160) formats. This delivers true-to-life images for a wide variety of shooting situations, in extremely high detail. The Leica Dicomar lens not only renders sharp and crisp images, but also produces the distinctive nuances and subtle shading that these lenses are renowned for. In spite of the HC-X1000’s compact body, features such as a focus ring, zoom ring, and iris ring on the lens barrel meet professional needs. This enables speedy and intuitive camera work. This high-speed LSI processes the massive volume of 4K data quickly and accurately. A new noise reduction system achieves clear images with minimal noise even in darkness. Versatile recording formats and bit rates prepare the HC-X1000 for use in a wide range of applications. The AVCHD recording format is joined by MOV and MP4 for quick and easy editing. Full-HD recording employs ALL-Intra compression for a maximum bit rate of 200 Mbps. This brings outstanding quality to image production. Compact lenses and a space-saving drive range are achieved by driving each of the four lens groups separately, to fit a 20x optical zoom in such a compact body. This clearly shows in professional applications, such as sports scenes, captured in 4K detail with the 20x optical zoom.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India said, “With technology constantly changing it allows our brand to push boundaries and create new and exciting products that are customized according to the needs and requirements of the Indian market. The launch of this camcorder reinstates our commitment towards further expanding our presence in the professional camera segment. As 4K leverages the latest technology in our industry, we are offering 4K recording to our users and help them get equipped with this new offering from Panasonic.”
Panasonic India will continue to launch such offerings for its customers and the roadmap is to develop synergy within various 4K offerings from the company, so as to establish a control in the complete category rather than just a particular segment.