Smaller and more professional Panasonic releases portable 4K video camera Panasonic X1500
Panasonic released the industry’s smallest and lightest 4K60p camcorder Panasonic X1500. The compact and small body has high mobility and portability, which can bring great convenience for professional photographers on-site shooting. The camera also supports 4K60p high-quality recording. The camera is equipped with a 25mm wide-angle lens with a 32x smart zoom and high-spec optical performance. Panasonic’s unique high-precision autofocus technology can provide high-speed and precise focusing for 4K and Full-HD shooting. In addition, the new model has many professional features, such as high-response manual dual loops, an ND filter, and 24bit high-resolution linear PCM audio recording. In terms of video shooting, the new model supports 4:2:210bit internal recording, and has a brand new and efficient HEVC encoding. Users can choose the best mode to shoot in various recording modes. In addition, the new camcorder has built-in Wi-Fi to support HD live broadcast.
The new lens of the camera can provide a very powerful optical 24x zoom, the wide-angle end can reach 25mm, and cover 600mm telephoto. i.Zoom supports seamless zooming of 32x 4K or 48x FHD images from the telephoto end, and the resolution will not be reduced. In the compact and lightweight body, the four-drive lens system independently operates four lens groups to achieve 24x optical zoom. The camera is equipped with two manual rings, which are respectively used for focus/zoom or iris operation, with a quick response function to meet the needs of professionals. For more precise control, the two manual rings are designed to correspond to different sizes, which can be distinguished and used correctly by touching them. The ND filter provides 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 and Clear options, and uses a glass design to effectively prevent high temperature problems caused by sunlight.
The camera is equipped with an excellent focus lens driver, face detection autofocus/auto exposure performance is excellent, can provide ultra-high focus speed for 4K and full HD shooting, with strong stability and excellent tracking performance . Face detection AF/AE can achieve precise focus and adequate exposure during shooting. In addition, just touch the LCD panel to enable subject tracking with accurate color tracking.
The camera has a built-in hybrid image stabilizer that combines the shake compensation functions of optical and electronic cameras. Both UHD and FHD modes can correct the camera’s five-axis shake, including tilt blur. It can provide powerful camera shake compensation ability under unstable conditions such as low-angle shooting and high-angle shooting. Spherical O.I.S. The system can greatly reduce the friction generated by the drive, and even a small amount of hand shake can be accurately corrected. Even under the high 24x optical zoom, it can effectively suppress hand shaking and shoot high-quality images. In addition, the camera has an excellent heat dissipation design, a newly developed ultra-thin fan and an excellent lens design, making the industry’s smallest and lightest camcorder capable of 4K60p shooting. The air intake from the rear panel of the camera can effectively dissipate the heat generated by the front panel, realizing stable and reliable extended shooting.
This portable camera incorporates LUMIX’s top technology and is equipped with a Venus engine. Support 4:2:210-bit internal recording, the largest support UHD29.97p and FHD59.94p. When the camera is set to 10bit recording, the camera supports 4K60p4:2:210-bit HDMI output, so that an external camera can be used for high-quality image shooting. At the same time, the camera also supports the new high-efficiency HEVC recording. The camera can shoot 59.94p format video at a high bit rate of 200Mbps. In FHD, the variable frame rate in super slow mode can reach up to 120fps/100fps. The camera can provide high-quality 10bit full-frame images, even at high frame rates, there is no image area, cropping provides uncropped images in all modes. In addition, auto focus supports super slow mode shooting.
Need to be purchased separately handle built-in brightness adjustment video light. The dimmer dial can adjust the brightness from 30% to 100% for shooting in dim lighting. In order to be able to achieve shooting under darker conditions, commercially available infrared lamps can be used in cameras and can achieve infrared shooting. The 3.5-inch display has a resolution of 2.76 million dots, and its brightness has been increased by about twice, which is twice that of traditional displays. Even in bright sunlight, it can provide higher clarity. The optimized anti-static touch panel can greatly improve the operating convenience when selecting menu items. 1,555K dots can tilt the viewfinder and LCD to output at the same time. While viewing the image on the EVF, you can also confirm the image being taken on the LCD monitor, which greatly improves the work efficiency. In addition, in order to support fast and accurate manual focus, the camera is also equipped with focus assist functions, including peak extension and single auto focus. The camera can use the attached battery and can run continuously for about 4.5 hours.
The camera has dual SD memory card slots. Unlimited relay recording can be realized by simply replacing the SD memory card, and automatic continuous recording from slot 1 to slot 2. The reliability of recording is further improved, and simultaneous recording and backup recording can be performed to meet various work needs. The machine supports 48kHz/24bitPCM audio recording of high-resolution audio. In addition, the use of built-in stereo microphone or XLR input will help to achieve two-channel recording. Need to purchase additional handle accessories.
The camera has built-in Wi-Fi, no separate wireless LAN connection is required. Only the camcorder can be connected to Wi-Fi. HCROP can be applied through a tablet computer to realize remote control, which can control camera settings and lens control. At the same time, the camera is compatible with RTSP/RTP/RTMP/RTMPS HD streaming and supports various streaming media services. It can be used for live reporting of breaking news through Facebook and YouTube, and it can also be used for live broadcasts such as concerts and sports events.
Other network functions:
•3G-SDI, can connect an external recorder
•Attached USB for LAN conversion adapter *included
*The connection requires a USBmicroAB-Host cable.
•Compatible with remote control terminal and wired remote control.
Add optional handle accessories for the camera. The accessories are easy to disassemble and are equipped with dual-channel XLR audio input, audio control and LED lights. By operating the zoom lever on the handle, the camera can achieve a constant zoom speed, while the menu supports 7 settings.
Editor’s point of view
For portable cameras, on the one hand, they are facing the offensive of the majority of mobile phone manufacturers. At the same time, the continuous enhancement of the video performance of SLR and Mirror By the way, a bigger challenge, but Panasonic’s portable video recorder has good parameters, and the hybrid OIS anti-shake function can also bring a good anti-shake experience.
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