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4K Professional Camcorder HC-X20GC

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HC-X20GC

Professional functionality and mobility in the palm of your hand

The X20 is a 4K professional camcorder with high mobility, 4K 60p/50p 10bit recording, 24.5mm wide-angle, optical 20x zoom, and HD live streaming capabilities.
Note: The mics shown in the product photos are optional.
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Features

Professional All-in-one 4K 60p Camcorder

With its 1.0-type (1.0-inch) sensor, the X20 provides powerful support in event shootings and more with its optical performance that reliably captures the subject and the mobility that only a handheld camera with an integrated lens can offer.
Professional All-in-one 4K 60p Camcorder

Wide 24.5mm* and Optical 20x Zoom Lens

The lens covers the range from 24.5mm wide-angle to 490mm tele with a 20x zoom. i.ZOOM achieves 24x zoom with 4K resolution, and 32x zoom with FHD.
* 35mm camera equivalent.
Wide 24.5mm* and Optical 20x Zoom Lens

Versatile Recording Mode

Supports a high bit rate of 200 Mbps for 59.94p/50p video recording with HEVC (LongGOP/10 bit 4:2:0/MOV) codec. The Super Slow-motion function supports 10-bit recording in FHD at 120/100fps* and 4K (UHD) VFR from 2 to 60fps** for over-cranked and under-cranked shots to allow for highly creative video expression.
* 59.94Hz: 120fps, 50Hz: 100fps
** Selectable frame rate depends on the recording format.
Versatile Recording Mode

4K High-Precision AF

Face Detection precisely captures subjects on-site free from out of focus problems and insufficient exposure. Also, by adding colour recognition, tracking subjects is improved, without interruption, when the face moves to either side.
4K High-Precision AF

5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+

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

4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording

Records a 4:2:2 10-bit colour 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.
4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording

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.
Full-HD Live Streaming

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.
Wireless Control from a Tablet or Smartphone

Functions and Designs that Support Professional Camera Work

1 Triple Manual Rings

The X20 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 SD Card Slot

This enables unlimited* relay recording by simply changing SD cards, and also allows simultaneous recording and background recording for high recording reliability.
* The maximum amount of data that can be recorded over multiple SD cards is 96 GB. Recording will not stop even when the data size exceeds 96 GB.
Dual SD Card Slot

6 User Buttons

45 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 High-Capacity Battery ― 7.28V 5900mA

A high-capacity battery is included, with an indicator that shows the remaining battery power at a glance. Ideal for professional uses, such as recording long events.
High-Capacity Battery ― 7.28V 5900mA

9 USB-LAN Adapter Compatible

A wired LAN connection enables stable live streaming even in environments with unstable Wi-Fi via a USB-LAN adapter (sold separately).
USB-LAN Adapter Compatible

Specs

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Size and Weight

Height
195mm
Width
171mm
Depth
343mm
Weight
2000g

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

Effective 15-megapixel 1.0-type (1.0-inch) Sensor

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

Wide 24.5mm and Optical 20x Zoom Lens

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

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

SENSOR SECTION

  • Image Sensor

    • 1.0-inch MOS Sensor
  • Effective Pixels

    • 15.03 megapixels
  • Latitude

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
  • 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

  • Video Compression Method

  • Audio Compression Method

  • Recording format

    • FHD 50Mbps
    • FHD 8Mbps

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

    • 18.5W (LCD Monitor)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • Approx. 171 x 195 x 343 mm (6.74 x 7.68 x 13.51 inch) (including lens hood, excluding eye cup and microphone holder)
  • Weight

    • Approx. 2000g (4.41 lb) (main unit only (including grip belt), excluding lens hood, battery, and supplied accessories)
      Approx. 2430g (5.36 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Camera Remote
      • 2.5mm diameter super mini jack x 1
    • USB
      • Type-C x 1, USB3.1 Gen 1, HOST/DEVICE (switchable menu)
        HOST: Bus power supported (5V, 0.9A), USB ethernet adaptor supported
        DEVICE: mass storage function (read only)
    • LAN
    • 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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XLR Microphone

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XLR Microphone

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Video Light

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LED Video Light

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