Panasonic HC-X1500 4K Professional Camcorder review

The Panasonic X1500 is a portable 4K 60p professional video camera. It offers high-quality 4K 60p recording while providing the on-site mobility and portability required by pros. Panasonic’s proprietary high-precision AF delivers high-speed, precise focusing for both 4K and Full-HD shooting, achieving high-spec optical performance with a wide-angle 25mm 2 lens and 32x i. ZOOM (4K recording). The X1500 comes with a slew of professional features, including two manual rings, an ND filter, a built-in LED video light, and 24-bit High Resolution Linear PCM audio recording. 4: 2: 2 10bit Internal Recording 3 and the new, high-efficiency HEVC codec are supported for video recording. The finest recording formats may also be chosen, and the built-in Wi-Fi offers HD Live Streaming. 2 35mm equivalent cameras

The Panasonic HC-X1500 is professional, yet it is also affordable for vloggers and independent filmmakers. What are its distinguishing characteristics? To begin with, it is compact and light (1.5kg with the handle). No other camera I’ve used can stay in my hand for this long without tiring out my arm. Second, it will shoot 4K 60p video – not a first for Panasonic, but a useful addition to a camcorder aimed at journalists and documentary filmmakers. It also has a 24x optical zoom, which will impress even the most discerning private investigator (extending to 32x in 4K or 48x in FHD with i.Zoom). The 1/2.5-inch sensor captures 4K video at 60 frames per second. When I initially saw the camera’s neat picture on a computer, I was immediately amazed. Even at the extreme end of the 24x zoom range, the five-axis hybrid optical image stabilisation delivers highly acceptable handheld video.

[PRO FEATURES] Manual rings, ND channels, and 24-piece high goals direct PCM sound chronicle, 4: 2: 2 10-piece inward account, twofold SD card spaces

[WIFI LIVE STREAMS] HD live gushing bolstered by worked in Wi-Fi

[4K RECORDING] 4K 60p chronicles in a little and light body with a warmth-scattering structure

[LEICA DICOMAR LENS] The Panasonic HC-X1500 has wide-point 25mm 24x optical zoom with 5-Axis Hybrid O. I. S (Optical Image Stabilization) and fast and centering.

[DISPLAY/LVF] The 3. 5-inch screen (2, 760K-dabs) in Panasonic X1500 camcorder with electrostatic touch board, in addition to up/down tiltable viewfinder (1, 555K-dab). Synchronous LCD yield is accessible.

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My Honest Panasonic HC-X1500 Camcorder Review

As stated in previous reviews, the low light performance is not the finest. But I didn’t acquire this camera to record cave diving at night. I bought this camera mostly for the outstanding zoom and unrivaled stabilization. I want to use it for trip films and other situations where there will be lots of light. In this sense, the built-in ND filter is extremely necessary and has already assisted me in adjusting for images that would otherwise be overexposed. The battery life is also among the greatest I’ve seen on a camcorder.

Other users have complained about terrible colour or excessive noise while utilizing the mic input. My device has not have any problems with colors not appearing properly. It has very minimal mic noise on input, but it does not seem to be at the useless level that others have mentioned. Any audio I record will very certainly have noise removed during editing, so I don’t see this as a problem. The built-in microphone on Panasonic HC-X1500 camcorder produces no noise and is really very nice.

Full auto mode is adequate for capturing images, but manual mode is where this camera truly excels. Limiting the Auto-Gain-Control to 3DB or 0DB also helps to reduce/eliminate noise.

I’ve barely touched the surface of what this camera is capable of. I have no doubt that any feature I discover in the future will impress me.


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