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Panasonic HCX1000E Camcorder

£1,729.00
18.91MP 1/2 1.6kg Sep 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Good product quality
Display is prone to glare
18 Reviews + 2 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This big total megapixels video camera received a "Recommended" award from website Expert Reviews and it received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, thetechreviewer.com and reviewed.com the average expert rating of this Panasonic camcorder is 78%.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this video camera is 90% based on 10 user reviews. Over 77% of reviewers gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

Based on 338 user and expert reviews (including 86 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent ratings for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent ratings specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Display is Prone to Glare

Two people who purchased the product reckoned that it did not have a good screen. Website Videomaker.com mentioned “Display is prone to glare”. Website Tigerdirect.com said in their review of this camcorder five years ago “Non adjustable height, can only bend screen up or down”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Three owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. An anonymous reviewer wrote “Shooting in daylight will bring tears to your eyes as the picture quality comes out so clear”. She also said “The quality is outstanding” in her review. An anonymous author mentioned “The picture quality is amazing” in her review of this camcorder and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Compact and Light Design

Three customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking. An anonymous reviewer said “It shoots beautifully in 24, 30” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. She also wrote “The captures are beautiful” in her review.

Two owners reckoned that this camcorder was well designed. Website Thetechreviewer.com said in their review of this camcorder “Professional design appeal factor” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Website Videomaker.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Compact and light design” .

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Easy to Use

Two owners who bought this camcorder concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Videomaker.com mentioned “It puts a strong set of manual controls and settings into an economical chassis that has a good set of lenses in front of it” in their review of this camcorder. Two years ago an anonymous author wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “The manual controls on this camera allow you to capture the best picture possible given the available lighting conditions (auto settings work great as well” in her review of this camcorder.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when Panasonic released the HC-X1000.


Price

Excellent Price

Three customers mentioned that it was good value for money. Website Videomaker.com mentioned “Excellent price” in their review of this camcorder. Two years ago an anonymous author wrote “Read the documentation available online - the list of features will have you pretty excited for the price” in her review of this camcorder. Jcsc scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert website Walmart.com “Overall, good value for money”.

Not Cheap

We think this Panasonic video camera looks expensive compared to other video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The cheapeast camcorder of a similar age and spec that we found costs £29 and the most expensive costs £5,220.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-X1000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The HC-X1000 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder. The digital zooms of video cameras of this spec and age range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 170x.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-X1000 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder. The optical zooms of big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera range from 1x to 25x.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 3.1", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 7.6". With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the HC-X1000 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,152,000 pixel, the HC-X1000 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of this age and type is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-X1000 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The HC-X1000 supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders of this spec and age. This Panasonic camcorder supports a 4096 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it support a 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this video camera support video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1440 x 1080 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels and 3840 x 2160 pixels.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

A 320 x 176 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The HC-X1000 has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst maximum video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HC-X1000 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The HC-X1000 has an XLR in. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have an XLR in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HC-X1000 does not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HC-X1000 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Still Image

Has a Histogram

The HC-X1000 has a histogram. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have a histogram.

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Focusing

Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

The HC-X1000 has an auto Focus (AF) lock. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder also have an auto Focus (AF) lock.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The HC-X1000 has more memory slots than most of the big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera. Most of the big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago only have one memory slots, however this video camera has two memory slots.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-X1000 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-X1000 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera also feature wi-Fi.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

At 1.6 kilograms, the HC-X1000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera. The weights of video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera range from 59g to 3.8kg.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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18.91 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 18.91 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00885170219663, 05025232804238

Panasonic HC-X1000 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HC-X1000 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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