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4K Professional Camcorder HC-X2GC

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HC-X2GC

High Quality built in streaming. Professional camcorder

The X2 is an all in one 4K 50/60p Professional camcorder designed to meet the run and gun videographer, documentary film maker or live stream production company.
Note: The mics shown in the product photos are optional.
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Features

Professional Camcorder in 4K Detail

The X2 features 1.0-type (1.0-inch) sensor and a versatile integrated lens which delivers impressive image quality, streamlined workflow and reliability.
Professional Camcorder in 4K Detail

Wide 24.5mm* and Optical 20x Zoom Lens

This all-in-one camcorder sets the benchmark with a powerful optical 20x zoom ranging from 24.5mm wide angle to 490mm telephoto*. Shoot in a wide range of situations from sport to landscapes and interviews. Lossless 32x digital zoom in FHD is available when a larger range is required.
*35mm camera equivalent
Wide 24.5mm* and Optical 20x Zoom Lens

Versatile Recording Mode

The camera offers 4K 50/60p video recording in HEVC codec enabling reduction in file size while maintaining quality. X2 supports 10-bit recording at 100/120fps in FHD for impressive slow motion.
* 59.94Hz: 120fps, 50Hz: 100fps. Selectable frame rate depends on the recording format.
Versatile Recording Mode

4K High-Precision AF

X2 features impressive face detect autofocus, so you can be confident your subject is always in focus. This is also ideal for tracking sports and wildlife.
4K High-Precision AF

5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+

Panasonic sets the benchmark for video stabilisation and the X2 is no different. Featuring 5-Axis Hybrid stabilisation and Ball O.I.S. makes this camera perfect for handheld shooting reducing the need for a tripod.
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+

4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording

For those looking to step up their colour workflow, X2 offers not only 4:2:0 10-bit in 50/60p it also offers 4:2:2 10-bit in 25/30p perfect for capturing chroma keying. Uncompressed 4K 50/60p in 4:2:2 10-bit output is available via the Full-size HDMI port.
4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording

HLG/13-stop V-Log for HDR Video Production

The X2 is equipped with the broadcast standard HDR format, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). For those looking for more colour grading and uniform image in post-production. V-Log is also available with up to 13 stops of dynamic range.
HLG/13-stop V-Log for HDR Video Production

In-built Live Streaming

The X2 supports various types of live streaming directly from the camera. These include the ability to use RTP to network switching, broadcasting or RTMPS directly to social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

3G SDI, Timecode In/Out and HDMI® are also available, expanding the cameras' usability for streaming live events in multi-camera environment.
In-built Live Streaming

Wireless Control from a Tablet or Smartphone

External wireless control of the camera is possible with the HC ROP app enabling settings and zoom control without having direct access to the camera.
Wireless Control from a Tablet or Smartphone

Why Buy X2 vs X20

The X2 is designed for the professional video producer that requires advanced functionality including HDR Capture and LOG profiles for a more intensive colour workflow. It also features a host of broadcast and live streaming connections including LAN, 3G-SDI and timecode.

Functions and Designs that Support Professional Camera Work

1 Triple Manual Rings

The X2 features triple manual rings on the lens barrel for Focus, Zoom and Iris control. These manual functions ensure professional operation and enable speedy and intuitive camera work.
Triple Manual Rings

2 ND Filter

ND filters are built into the lens to suppress the amount of incident light. The filters can be selected (Clear, 1/4, 1/16 or 1/64) to match the shooting environment. This is convenient, for example, when you want to shoot at a slow shutter speed in bright daylight.
ND Filter

3 2-Channel XLR Audio Input Terminals

+48V Phantom Power Supply/MIC/LINE Selectable XLR Audio Input with Manual Volume is equipped for each of 2 channels. Also supports 24-bit high-resolution Linear PCM audio recording with a professional mic.
2-Channel XLR Audio Input Terminals

4 3.5-inch High Brightness LCD Monitor

The approx. 2,760-k dot LCD monitor realizes excellent visibility even in bright sunlight with high brightness, and an electrostatic touch panel for easy menu selection. Simultaneous LCD/EVF output constantly displays the LCD monitor image whether the EVF is being viewed or not.
3.5-inch High Brightness LCD Monitor

5 Dual Codec Recording

Records images simultaneously in two different formats, such as Main (UHD/FHD) and Sub (FHD), etc. This achieves an efficient workflow.
* Only MOV format is supported.
Dual Codec Recording

6 User Buttons

48 functions can be allocated to the User Buttons. There are a total of 14 User Buttons: nine on the body, and five on the LCD Touch Panel. The O.I.S. and D.ZOOM buttons can also be used as User Buttons.
User Buttons

7 Tiltable Viewfinder with Eyecup

The 2,360K-dot-equivalent Colour OLED viewfinder can be tilted for added convenience. The large eyecup fits either eye comfortably.
Tiltable Viewfinder with Eyecup

8 Simultaneous SDI/HDMI Output

Output of UHD 4:2:2 10-bit via HDMI and FHD 4:2:2 10-bit via SDI enable a variety of uses. In V-Log shooting, either V-Log or V709 (HDR or SDR in HLG shooting) can be selected for each of the SDI, HDMI and LCD video outputs.
Simultaneous SDI/HDMI Output

9 LAN Terminal / USB Tethering

A wired LAN connection enables stable live streaming even in environments with unstable Wi-Fi. Streaming using 5G smartphones is also possible via USB tethering.
LAN Terminal / USB Tethering

Specs

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Size and Weight

Height
195mm
Width
173mm
Depth
344mm
Weight
2040g

All values are approximate. The lens hood is included in the dimensions but the eye cup and microphone holder are excluded. The weight is for the main unit only, including the grip belt, and excludes the lens hood, battery, and supplied accessories.

  • 1.0-inch Sensor1.0-inch Sensor
  • Optical 20x ZoomOptical 20x Zoom
  • 24.5mm Wide-Angle24.5mm Wide-Angle
  • 4K High Precision AF4K High Precision AF
  • 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+
  • Built-in Wi-FiBuilt-in Wi-Fi

Large 1.0 Type Sensor

4K 60p 4:2:0 10bit / 4K 30p 4:2:2: 10-bit Recording

Wide 24.5mm and Optical 20x Zoom Lens

HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) /13-stop V-Log

Super-Slow Motion and VFR (2 to 60fps)

SENSOR SECTION

  • Image Sensor

    • 1.0-inch MOS Sensor
  • Effective Pixels

    • 15.03 megapixels
  • Latitude

    • 13 stops (V-log)

LENS SECTION

  • F Value

    • F2.8 ― 4.5
  • Optical Zoom

    • 20x
  • Focal Length

    • 8.8 ― 176 mm
  • 35 mm Film Camera Equivalent

    • 24.5 ― 490 mm
  • Filter Diameter

    • 67 mm
  • Lens Brand

    • Panasonic Lens

CAMERA SECTION

  • Minimum Illumination

    • 0.6 lx (F2.8, Super Gain+, Shutter Speed 1/30 sec)
  • Focus

    • Auto / Manual
  • Zoom

    • i.Zoom OFF
      • 20x
    • i.Zoom ON
      • Max. 32x (UHD 24x)
    • Digital Zoom
      • 2x / 5x / 10x
  • ND Filter

    • Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • IR Filter

    • Incorporates the ON/OFF control function
  • White Balance

    • Auto / ATW LOCK / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed
  • Shutter Speed

    • 59.94 Hz mode
      • 59.94i/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 sec
        29.97p: 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 sec
        23.98p: 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
    • 50.00 Hz mode
      • 50i/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 sec
        25p: 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 mode
      • 59.94i/59.94p: 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 sec
        29.97p: 1/8, 1/15 sec
        23.98p: 1/6, 1/12 sec
    • 50.00 Hz mode
      • 50i/50p: 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 sec
        25p: 1/6, 1/12 sec
  • Synchro Scan

    • 59.94 Hz mode
      • 59.94i/59.94p: 1/60.0 ― 1/249.6 sec
        29.97p: 1/30.0 ― 1/249.8 sec
        23.98p: 1/24.0 ― 1/249.7 sec
    • 50.00 Hz mode
      • 50i/50p: 1/50.0 ― 1/250.0 sec
        25p: 1/25.0― 1/250.0 sec
  • VFR Recording Frame Rate

    • 59.94 Hz mode
      • 2, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 45, 48 ,60 fps
    • 50.00 Hz mode
      • 2, 12, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 37, 50 fps
  • Super Slow Recording Frame Rate

    • 59.94 Hz mode
      • FHD 120 fps (1/2 speed at 60p, 1/4 speed at 30p, 1/5 speed at 24p)
    • 50.00 Hz mode
      • FHD 100 fps (1/2 speed at 50p, 1/4 speed at 25p)
  • Iris

    • Auto / Manual
  • Image Stabiliser

    • Ball O.I.S., 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (UHD/FHD)

RECORDING SECTION

  • Recording Media

    • SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, UHS-I compatible
  • Recording Format

    • MOV, MP4, AVCHD
  • Video Compression Method

    • MOV(HEVC)/MP4(HEVC): H.265/MPEG-4 HEVC Main10 Profile
      MOV, MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile
      AVCHD: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile
  • Audio Compression Method

    • MOV: LPCM, 48kHz/24bit, 2ch
      MP4: AAC, 48kHz/16bit, 2ch
      AVCHD: Dolby Audio, 48kHz/16bit, 2ch
  • 2-slot Function

    • Relay recording, simultaneous recording, background recording, dual codec recording
  • System Frequency

    • 59.94Hz / 50.00Hz
  • Recording / Playback Mode

    • MOV (HEVC)
      • [4:2:0 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p HEVC LongGOP 200M: Average 200Mbps (VBR)
        UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p HEVC LongGOP 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
        UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p HEVC LongGOP 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR)
    • MOV
      • [4:2:0 8bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p 420LongGOP 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR)
        UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 420 LongGOP 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
        [4:2:2 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 422 LongGOP 150M: Average 150Mbps (VBR)
        FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p ALL-I 200M: Average 200Mbps (VBR)
        FHD 1920x1080 59.94i/50.00i ALL-I 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
        FHD 1920x1080 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p ALL-I 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
        FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p 422 LongGOP100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
        FHD 1920x1080 59.94i/50.00i/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 422 LongGOP 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR)
    • MP4 (HEVC)
      • [4:2:0 10bit] UHD 3840x2160 59.94p/50.00p HEVC LongGOP 100M: Average 100Mbps (VBR)
        UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p HEVC LongGOP 72M: Average 72Mbps (VBR)
    • MP4
      • [4:2:0 8bit] UHD 3840x2160 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p 420 LongGOP 72M: Average 72Mbps (VBR)
        FHD 1920x1080 59.94p/50.00p/23.98p 420 LongGOP 50M: Average 50Mbps (VBR)
    • 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)

DUAL CODEC SECTION

  • Recording Format

    • MOV
  • Video Compression Method

    • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, 420LongGOP
  • Audio Compression Method

    • LPCM, 48kHz/24 bit, 2ch
  • Recording format

    • FHD 50Mbps
      • [Main recording] MOV: 2160-29.97p, 25.00p, 23.98p/420LongGOP
        [Sub recording] MOV: FHD 29.97p, 25.00p, 23.98p/420LongGOP
    • FHD 8Mbps
      • [Main recording] MOV: 2160-29.97p, 25.00p, 23.98p/420LongGOP
        MOV: 1080-59.94p, 50.00p/422LongGOP
        MOV: 1080-59.94p, 50.00p, 59.94i, 50.00i, 29.97p, 25.00p, 23.98p/422ALL-I
        [Sub recording] MOV: FHD/59.94p, 50.00p, 59.94i, 50.00i, 29.97p, 25.00p, 23.98p/420LongGOP
        * The frame rate for sub recording is the same as for main recording.

LIVE STREAMING

  • Video Compression Format

    • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile, High Profile
  • Video Resolution

    • 1920 x 1080 (FHD), 1280 x 720 (HD), 640 x 360, 320 x 180
  • Streaming Method

    • Unicast, Multicast
  • Frame Rate

    • System frequency = 59.94 Hz: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
      System frequency = 50.00 Hz: 50 fps, 25 fps
  • Bit Rate

    • 24 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 Format

    • AAC-LC, 48 kHz/16 bit, 2ch
  • Network Protocol

    • RTSP/RTP/RTMP/RTMPS

STILL IMAGE SECTION

  • Recording Format

    • JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
  • Recording Image Size*

    • Video Playback Mode: 3840 x 2160 (16:9), 1920 x 1080 (16:9), 1280 x 720 (16:9)

GENERAL SECTION

  • Power Supply

    • 7.28V (Battery) / 12V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption

    • 20.6W (LCD Monitor)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • Approx. 173 x 195 x 344 mm (6.82 x 7.68 x 13.55 inch) (including lens hood, excluding eye cup and microphone holder)
  • Weight

    • Approx. 2040g (4.50 lb) (main unit only (including grip belt), excluding lens hood, battery, and supplied accessories)
      Approx. 2490g (5.49 lb) (including lens hood, supplied battery, eye cup, two SD cards, microphone holder and INPUT terminal caps)
  • LCD Monitor

    • 3.5-inch Wide LCD monitor (About 2,760,000 dots)
  • Viewfinder

    • 0.39-inch Wide OLED EVF (About 2,360,000 dots), video display area: About 1,770,000 dots
  • Manual Ring

    • Focus / Zoom / Iris
  • Accessory Shoe

    • Yes

INTERFACE SECTION

  • Video

    • SDI OUT
      • BNC x 1, 0.8V[p-p], 75Ω, 3G/1.5G HD-SDI, supports time code output and SDI remote recording control
        Output format 4:2:2 10bit
        1080/59.94p LEVEL-A/50.00p LEVEL-A, 1080/29.97PsF/25.00PsF/23.98PsF, 1080/29.97p/25.00p/23.98p, 1080/59.94i/50.00i, 720/59.94p/50.00p
    • HDMI
      • Type A x 1 (VIERA Link not supported), supports time code output and remote recording control
        Output format: 4:2:2 10bit
        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 Microphone
      • Stereo microphone
    • Audio Input
      • XLR (3 pins) x 2
        Input high impedance, LINE/MIC/MIC+48 V (switchable SW)
        LINE:+4dBu/0dBu (switchable menu)
        MIC: –40dBu/–50dBu/–60dBu (switchable menu)
  • Audio Output

    • SDI OUT
      • 2 ch (LPCM)
    • HDMI
      • 2 ch (LPCM)
    • Headphone
      • 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack x 1
    • Speaker
      • 20 mm diameter, round x 1
  • Other Input/Output

    • TC IN/OUT
      • BNC x 1, input/output (switchable menu)
        Input: 1.0V ― 4.0V [p-p], 10kΩ
        Output: 2.0V±0.5V[p-p], low impedance
    • Camera Remote
      • 2.5mm diameter super mini jack x 1
    • USB
      • Type-C x 1, USB3.1 Gen 1, HOST/DEVICE combined (switchable menu)
        HOST: Bus power supported (5V, 0.9A), USB tethering function
        DEVICE: mass storage function (read only)
    • LAN
      • RJ-45×1, 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX
    • DC IN
      • DC 12V (11.4V ― 12.6V) EIAJ Type4

Wi-Fi

  • Standard

    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Frequency

    • 2412 MHz to 2462 MHz [1 to 11ch]

STANDARD ACCESSORY

  • AC Adaptor

    • Yes
  • AC Cable

    • Yes
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack

    • Yes (5,900mAh)
  • Battery Charger

    • Yes
  • IR Remote

  • HDMI Cable

  • AV Cable

  • USB HOST Conversion Cable

  • USB Ethernet Adaptor

  • Microphone Holder

    • Yes
  • Microphone Holder Screws

    • Yes
  • Input Terminal Cap

    • Yes
  • Eye Cup

    • Yes
  • Lens Hood

    • Yes
  • Editing Software

  • Note

    • * Only images cut from video in video playback mode are supported.

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