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Panasonic HC-X1 review: specs and price

Panasonic HC-X1

Why is Panasonic HC-X1 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    9.46MPvs8.57MP
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 60fpsvs50027.5fps
  • Battery power
    5900mAhvs1604.85mAh
  • Screen size
    3.5"vs2.83"
  • Number of microphones
    2vs1.45
  • Minimum focal length
    24mmvs30.68mm
  • Movie bitrate
    200Mbpsvs34.75Mbps
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/8000svs1/2606s

Top specs and features

Design

1.height

195mm

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2.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

3.volume

11672.31cm³

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0cm³

4.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

5.thickness

173mm

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1.26mm

6.every pixel has three subpixels
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The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

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2160 x 150fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

3.Supports slow motion video recording
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4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

6.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Optics

1.megapixels

9.46MP

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2.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.has a CMOS sensor
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CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

4.has manual white balance
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With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

5.has a brand lens
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The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

6.has manual ISO
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This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

4.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

6.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.battery power

5900mAh

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3.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.can be controlled remotely
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

3.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

4.USB version

3

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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