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Old August 4th, 2016, 02:42 AM   #1
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Anyone used a Panasonic HC-X1000?

As stated in the title - has anyone used a PANASONIC HC-X1000 camera?

I'm looking at buying another 2 camcorders & on paper the X1000 ticks the boxes. Price, 4k, 50p, XLR's, Price etc.

Has anyone here physically used one as I'm after a direct comparison between the X1000 & the X70

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Old August 4th, 2016, 05:26 AM   #2
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I would also check in the Panasonic area of the BB.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 06:59 AM   #3
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Never used the X1000 but have the X70. They are somewhat different cameras. The Panasonic has a longer zoom but 1/2 inch sensor. The Sony has a 1 inch sensor which will give more depth of field options. Neither would be amazing in low light, but the Sony might have a slight advantage there as well. The Sony has a shorter zoom, but a good quality Clear Image zoom which is a sensor zoom, not a digital one. The 4K on the Sony has just had a free upgrade from 60 to 100 Mps. Oh, and the Sony has XAVC-L, which most would consider a better codec. It also has 10-bit 4:2:2 - but in HD only.
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As a HC-X1000 user I can safely recommend not to buy one.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 08:25 AM   #5
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As a HC-X1000 user I can safely recommend not to buy one.
Hi Nathan - that may be all the advice I need! however could you quickly let me know whats wrong with it?

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Old August 4th, 2016, 12:18 PM   #6
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I've seen posts about the image being way, way dark. No sensitivity. I have used my friend's X70 on some jobs and the gain is very clean and works for low light shooting.

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I've seen posts about the image being way, way dark. No sensitivity.
I have seen Nathan complain about the bad low light performance of this camera so if the camera is going to be used to shoot at weddings it's not such a good choice.
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HC-X1000 has similar sensor to my FDR-AX1, Could be the same sensor !!! My FDR-AX1 low light performance is not good. In good light image is very sharp though and I expect similar performance from the HC-X1000. I had the X70 to demo for a day and did a simple test comparison with my cameras. Results were in a simple point at the same scene test in my living room. NX5U F 1.7 @ 9db, X70 F2.8 @ 24db , NX30U F2.0 @ 18db, FDR-AX1 F1.7 @ 24db. . As you can see the X70 is just a little less sensitive than the older NX30U and less than the NX5U though the NX5U has much more noise. I bought a AX100 in the end rather than the X70 and have since got an AX53. I will wait and see what the AG-UX180 from Panasonic looks like in the fall as a replacement for either the FDR-AX1 and/or the NX5U. With a 1" sensor ( maybe the same Sony sensor !! ) but a 20x optical zoom and 50/60P UHD looks attractive. The X70 needs a firmware update for UHD and then only 24/30P, AX100 and AX53 also only 24/30 P in UHD.

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