Panasonic 4K Professional Camcorder - HCX1500

SKU : HCX1500

$2,599.99 CAD


Versatile 4K 60p Performance

The industry's smallest and lightest* 4K 60p camcorder in a mobile compact body packs a remarkable optical performance and pro functions into this active handheld with no compromise in quality.

Industry's Smallest and Lightest 4K 60p Camcorder

While excelling in mobility and portability, the compact body considers the weight balance of the advanced functions when shooting.

Wide 25mm* and Optical 24x Zoom Lens

The lens covers the range from 25mm wide-angle to 600mm tele with a 24x zoom. i.ZOOM achieves 32x zoom with 4K resolution, and 48x zoom with FHD.* 35mm camera equivalent.

4K High-Precision AF

Face Detection precisely captures subjects on-site free from out of focus problems and insufficient exposure. Also, by adding color recognition, tracking subjects is improved, without interruption, when the face moves to either side.


In both UHD/FHD modes, in addition to Optical Image Stabilization, Electronic Image Stabilization detects and corrects handshake in the 5-axis direction. The Ball O.I.S. System reduces friction in the drive section, especiallyimproving the correction of small-amplitude blurring.

Heat-Dispersing Design

A new ultrathin fan disperses heat in a camcorder with integrated lens and 4K 60p recording. It is the industry's smallest and lightest unit with low power consumption.

Versatile Recording Modes

Supports a high bit rate of 200 Mbps for 59.94p/50p video recording with HEVC (LongGOP/10 bit 4:2:0/MOV) codec, and 120/100fps* Super Slow-motion with 10-bit recording in FHD.* 59.94Hz: 120fps, 50Hz: 100fps

4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording

Records a 4:2:2 10-bit color profile of up to LongGOP UHD 29.97p/25p (150 Mbps), or FHD 59.94p/50p (100 Mbps) with SD cards. Outputs 10-bit UHD 59.94p/50p images via HDMI.

Multi-Formats Supported

Versatile formats and bit rates are available. In addition to easy-to-edit MOV and MP4, 720p AVCHD 8-Mbps (PM) mode is included.

Full-HD Live Streaming

RTSP/RTP/RTMP/RTMPS-compatible HD streaming enables direct connection and distribution of relays for concerts, sports events, and news flashes to Facebook, YouTube, etc.* The handle unit and mic are optional.

Wireless Control from a Tablet or Smartphone

A Wi-Fi module is built-in, so Wi-Fi connection of only the body is possible. Using a tablet or smartphone app HC ROP, wireless camera settings, and lens control are also possible.

Image Sensor1/2.5-type (inch) MOS Sensor
Effective Pixles8.29 megapixels
F ValueF1.8 ― 4.0
Optical Zoom24x
Focal Length4.12 ― 98.9mm
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent25.0 ― 600.0 mm
Filter Diameter62 mm
Lens BrandLeica Dicomar Lens
Minimum Illumination1.5 lx (F1.8, Super Gain +, 1/30)
FocusAuto / Manual
Zoom - Intelligent OFF24x
Zoom - Intelligent ONMax. 48x (UHD 32x)
Zoom - Digital2x / 5x / 10x
Shutter Speed - 59.94 Hz mode59.94i/59.94p: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500,1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec29.97p: 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500,1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec23.98p: 1/24, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec
Shutter Speed - 50.00 Hz mode50i/50p: 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec25p: 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 sec
Slow Shutter Speed - 59.94 Hz mode59.94i/59.94p: 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 sec29.97p: 1/8, 1/15 sec23.98p: 1/6, 1/12 sec
Slow Shutter Speed - 50.00 Hz mode50i/50p: 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 sec25p: 1/6, 1/12 sec
Super Slow Recording Frame Rate - 59.94 Hz modeFHD 120 fps (1/2 speed at 60p, 1/4 speed at 30p, 1/5 speed at 24p)
Super Slow Recording Frame Rate - 50.00 Hz modeFHD 100 fps (1/2 speed at 50p, 1/4 speed at 25p)
ND Filter1/4, 1/16, 1/64, OFF
IR FilterIncorporates the ON/OFF control function
White BalanceAuto / ATW LOCK / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed
IrisAuto / Manual
Image StabilizerBall O.I.S., 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. (UHD/FHD)
Recording MediaSDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording FormatMOV, MP4, AVCHD
Video Compression MethodMOV/MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, H.265/MPEG-H HEVC Main10 ProfileAVCHD: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile
Audio Compression MethodMOV: LPCM (24bit 2ch)MP4: AAC (16bit 2ch)AVCHD: Dolby Audio (16bit 2ch)
System Frequency59.94Hz / 50.00Hz
Recording / Playback Mode - MOV (HEVC)[4:2:0 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p HEVC 200M: Average 200Mbps (VBR) UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p HEVC 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR)
Recording / Playback Mode - MOV[4:2:0 8bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR) UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)[4:2:2 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR) FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p 200M (ALL-Intra): Average 200Mbps (VBR) FHD 1920x1080 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 100M (ALL-Intra): Average 100Mbps (VBR) FHD 1920x1080 59.94i/50i 100M (ALL-Intra): Average 100Mbps (VBR) FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR) FHD 1920x1080 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p/59.94i/50.00i 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR)
Recording / Playback Mode - MP4 (HEVC)[4:2:0 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p HEVC 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR) UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p HEVC 72M: Average 72Mbps (VBR)
Recording / Playback Mode - MP4[4:2:0 8bit] UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 72M: Average 72Mbps (VBR) FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p/23.98p 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR)
Recording / Playback Mode - AVCHD[4:2:0 8bit] PS 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p: Average 25Mbps (VBR) PH 1920x1080 59.94i/50.00i/23.98p: Average 21Mbps (VBR) HA 1920x1080 59.94i/50.00i: Average 17Mbps (VBR) PM 1280x720 59.94p/50.00p: Average 8Mbps (VBR)
Recording / Playback Mode - P2
Video Compression FormatH.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile, High Profile
Video Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD), 1280 x 720 (HD), 640 x 360, 320 x 180
Streaming MethodUnicast, Multicast
Frame RateSystem frequency = 59.94 Hz: 30 fps, 60 fpsSystem frequency = 50.00 Hz: 25 fps, 50 fps
Bit Rate24 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 16 Mbps, 14 Mbps, 8 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 4 Mbps, 3 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1.5 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 0.7 Mbps, 0.5 Mbps
Audio Compression FormatAAC-LC, 48 kHz/16 bit, 2ch
Recording FormatJPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
Recording Image Size*Video Playback Mode: 3840 x 2160 (16:9), 1920 x 1080 (16:9), 1280 x 720 (16:9)
Power Supply7.28V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption14.4W (LCD Monitor)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 129 x 93 x 257 mm (5.08 x 3.66 x 10.1 inch)
WeightBody: approx. 0.9kg (1.98 lb) (body only, excluding handle, lens hood, battery, and accessories)Shooting: approx. 1.2kg (2.65 lb) (including lens hood, battery, and eyecup)
LCD Monitor8.88 cm (3.5-inch) Wide LCD monitor (About 2,760,000 dots) (For Europe)3.5-inch Wide LCD monitor (About 2,760,000 dots) (For North America / Asia)
Viewfinder0.61 cm (0.24-inch) Wide EVF (About 1,560,000 dots) (For Europe)0.24-inch Wide EVF (About 1,560,000 dots) (For North America / Asia)
Manual RingFocus / Zoom or Iris
Accessory ShoeYes
LED Video Light - Average Illumination
LED Video Light - Irradiation Angle
LED Video Light - Color Temperature
Video - SDI OUT
Video - HDMIType A x 1 (VIERA Link not supported)Output format:2160/59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p,1080/59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p/59.94i/50.00i,720/59.94p/50.00p, 480/59.94p, 576/50.00p
Audio Input - Built-in MicrophoneStereo microphone
Audio Input - Microphone Input3.5mm stereo mini jack x 1
Audio Input - XLR Input
Audio Output - SDI
Audio Output - HDMI2 ch (LPCM 24bit)
Audio Output - Headphone3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1
Audio Output - Speaker15 mm diameter, round x 1
Other Input/Output - Camera Remote2.5mm super mini jack x 1
Other Input/Output - USB 2.0 HOST
Other Input/Output - USB 2.0 DEVICEMicro-AB connector, 5-pin, mass storage function (read only)
Other Input/Output - DC INDC 12V (11.4V ― 12.6V) EIAJ Type4
Wi-Fi - StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi - Frequency2.4GHz band
AC AdaptorYes
AC CableYes
Rechargeable Battery PackYes (5,900mAh)
Handle Unit
Battery Charger
IR Remote
HDMI Cable
AV Cable
USB Cable
USB LAN Conversion Adaptor
Microphone Holder
Microphone Holder Screws
Input Terminal Cap
Eye CupYes
Lens HoodYes
Editing Software

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