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Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder

Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder

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The Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder captures 4K60p 4.2.0-10bit (HEVC), new Face detection AF/AE, HLG 13-stop VLOG and features such as Timecode IN/OUT and 3G SDI output for broadcast professionals.

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  • Compact pro video camera with extensive connectivity and built-in 24.5mm wide to super telephoto zoom lens
  • Broad range of video options including 4K60p (HEVC), 4K30p 4.2.2-10bit and super slow variable frame rate capture
  • 1.0-type MOS sensor with 15-megapixel effective resolution and wide dynamic range of 13-stops using VLOG
  • 4K high-precision AF and new Face detection AF/AE as well as 5-Axis hybrid OIS delivers smooth, sharp footage
  • Wide range of connectivity options supporting studio and field recording, pro audio and live-streaming
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Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder Summary

The Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder is a 4K ready professional video camera, with a host of features for broadcast pros, solo filmmakers and production teams. A built-in wide angle Panasonic lens with 20x optical zoom captures an equivalent full-frame zoom range of 24.5-490mm and harnesses new Face detection AF/AE with 4K high-precision AF.

The HC-X2 camcorder records a range of high-quality video and dual codecs for 4K60p (HEVC), 4K60p 4.2.0-10bit, 4K30p 4.2.2-10bit and a wide 13-stop dynamic range when shooting HLG VLOG. With 3G SDI output, ethernet, Timecode IN/OUT and built-in WiFi this model includes connectivity which is ideal for the studio, team productions and fieldwork. You can also capture pro-quality 24bit PCM audio using two XLR inputs to add an external microphone.

Key Features

  • 1.0-type MOS sensor with 15-megapixel effective resolution
  • Built-in wide angle Panasonic lens with 20x optical zoom (24.5-490mm full-frame equivalent)
  • New Face detection AF/AE and 4K high-precision AF
  • Stabilisation from 5-Axis hybrid OIS
  • Capture 4K60p (High Efficiency Video Coding) with 4K60p 4.2.0-10bit, 4K30p 4.2.2-10bit and 120 Slow 2-60 fps VFR
  • Wide dynamic range with HLG 13-stop VLOG
  • Extensive connectivity through USB-C 3.1, built-in WiFi, a new Mic Holder and 3G SDI output
  • Pro 24bit PCM audio with 2x XLR IN
  • Timecode IN/OUT, built-in 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 ND filter
  • Live-streaming in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC FHD

Panasonic HC-X2 UHD 4K Professional Camcorder in More Detail

Integrated 20x optical zoom lens

Both the HC-X2 and Panasonic HC-X20 Camcorder, which was released simultaneously, feature an integrated wide angle 24.5mm lens with 20x optical zoom, which provides an equivalent 24.5-490mm range. You can zoom to a maximum of approx. 32x FHD (24x UHD), while maintaining high-definition image quality.

Triple manual rings and ND filter

The Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder features triple manual rings on the lens barrel for Zoom, Focus and Iris control. These manual functions ensure professional operation with fast and intuitive camera work.

You can also set focus ring operation and movement with Linear and Non Linear adjustment, and rotation angle when Linear is set.

Convenient built-in 1/4, 1/16, 1/64, or clear ND filters allow you to adjust according to shooting conditions.

5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. for UHD and FHD

Electronic Image Stabilisation operates iIn addition to Optical Image Stabilisation in both UHD/FHD modes, detecting and correcting handshake in 5-axis, including rotational blurring. This provides powerful correction in a variety of unstable shooting conditions including when capturing low-angle and high-angle shots. Drive wear is reduced through the use of a Ball O.I.S. System which is designed to reduce the effects of minor movements.

Choose from:

  • NORMAL (standard)
  • STABLE (effective for fixed-frame shooting)
  • PAN/TILT (effective in panning and tilting)

High-Speed, high-precision AF technology in 4K

Panasonic AF performance is accurate and quick even in various 4K recording situations with great tracking performance and stability. Face detection AF quickly captures subjects even when they first enter the frame and subjects stay in focus even when obstacles pass across.

High-quality and versatile recording formats

The HC-X2 Camcorder offers numerous recording modes and formats including 422 LongGOP, 4:2:2 10Bit 30p and 4:2:0 10Bit 60p.

VFR (2-60fps) super slow-motion recording

Record from 2 to 60 fps with 10-step VFR (Variable Frame Rate) to create slow-motion effects and quick motion effects. HD mode delivers a super-slow motion effect with a maximum 120 fps (59.94 Hz) or 100 fps (50 Hz). It supports high-quality 10-bit recording in FHD mode using the full sensor area, even at high frame rates.

High dynamic range recording (HLG)

The X2 introduces Hybrid Log Gamma for HDR video recording to capture natural, true-to-life images without compromising gradation to simultaneously render brighter and darker areas.

13-stop V-log / V-Gamut

V-Log/V-Gamut is supported, which is the same as found in Panasonic VARICAM and Lumix mirrorless cameras. The wide dynamic range provides a wide colour gamut, which can be readily drawn-out in post production.

IR (Infrared) shooting in darkness

Capture scenes at night, animals and events in darkness before lights are turned on, using a built-in IR Cut Filter, which can be turned ON/OFF. Panasonic recommends 850-nm wavelength light.

Simultaneous SDI/HDMI output

Output to a 4K recorder / monitor over HDMI whilst simultaneously to video accessories such as a Live switcher in UHD 422 10-bit over HDMI and FHD 422 10-bit over SDI.

Simultaneous display on LCD monitor and EVF

Enjoy two previews with a monitor which can be constantly displayed even while viewing with the EVF on the Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder. The daytime viewable 3.5-inch 2,760K-dot LCD offers Touch Operation with quick focusing and selfie shooting mode with 180º rotation. The EVF (with included eyecup) delivers 1,769K-dot-equivalent colour and can be tilted for convenience.

Dual SD memory card slots

With two SD memory card slots unlimited relay recording is achieved by changing SD cards, and provides various recording systems for high reliability. Images can be recorded simultaneously in 4K/UHD + FHD (50 M) or FHD (100 M or higher) + FHD (8 M) for an efficient workflow. Data can be recorded continuously by automatically switching from Slot 1 to Slot 2. Options include:

  • Dual Codec Recording
  • Unlimited Relay Recording
  • Simultaneous Recording
  • Background Recording

Usability supports pro workflows

A number of features are included to support uninterrupted shooting including a cable clamp on the hand belt, which prevents cable catching. Camera settings can be saved onto SD card to restore settings and multi-cam set-ups. A new mic holder supports one-touch opening and closing and a fast zoom lever on the grip changes speed according to your input.

High resolution 48kHz/24-bit PCM audio recording

2 x XLR Audio Inputs offer switchable 48-V phantom power supply/MIC/LINE with high resolution sound from 24-bit linear PCM recording in MOV mode. There are also two volume controls catering for each channel, an OSD level meter and headphone jack.

Long battery life

Enjoy a range of shooting times up to approximately 7h 40 minutes from a single camcorder battery and compatibility with:

  1. AG-VBR118G (8850mAh)

  2. AG-VBR89G (8850mAh)

  3. AG-VBR59 (5900mAh)

Pro video assist functions

Panasonic has included a number of assist functions which can be displayed on a sub screen of the LCD. These include Waveform Monitor (WFM), Vector Scope and Zebra Patterns. High precision Flash Band Correction, Luminance adjustment and level horizon gauge.

Versatile Network Functions

Live Streaming

  • Connect directly to Facebook or YouTube Live with support for RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol)
  • Supports streaming distribution of RTMP-compatible content, such as live video distribution services
  • Recording onto SD cards in the camera is also possible while streaming with modes below FHD
  • Perfect for shooting sports events, concerts or ENG


The 3G-SDI output terminal (BNC connector, 5CFV) can be used to transmit FHD 1080/60p, 1080/50p through a coaxial cable up to 100 m distant.

Built-in Ethernet

Avoid unstable WiFi with a Wired Internet connection using a LAN cable.

Read more about features and specifications in our Panasonic HC-X2 Vs HC-X20 Camcorder Comparison.

What’s in the box

  • Panasonic HC-X2 UHD 4K Professional Camcorder
  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • 5,900mAh Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • New Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Holder Screws
  • Input Terminal Cap
  • Eye Cup
  • Lens Hood

Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder Specifications

Image Sensor 1.0-type MOS Sensor (For Europe)- 1.0-inch MOS Sensor (For North America / Asia)
Effective Pixels 15.03 megapixels
Latitude 13 stops (V-log)
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
Minimum Illumination 0.6 lx (F2.8, Super Gain +, when shutter speed is 1/30 sec.)
Focus Auto / Manual
i.Zoom OFF 20x
i.Zoom ON Max. 32x (UHD 24x)
Digital Zoom 2x / 5x / 10x
ND Filter 1/4, 1/16, 1/64, OFF
IR Filter Incorporates the ON/OFF control function
White Balance Auto / ATW LOCK / 3200K / 5600K / VAR (2000K—15000K) / Ach Fixed / Bch Fixed
Recording Media SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, UHS-I compatible
Recording Format MOV, MP4, AVCHD
System Frequency 59.94Hz / 50.00Hz
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
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)
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)
LCD Monitor 8.88 cm (3.5-inch) Wide LCD monitor (About 2,760,000 dots) (For Europe) - 3.5-inch Wide LCD monitor (About 2,760,000 dots) (For North America / Asia)
Viewfinder 1.0 cm (0.39-inch) Wide OLED EVF (About 1,770,000 dots) (For Europe) - 0.39-inch Wide OLED EVF (About 1,770,000 dots) (For North America / Asia)
Manual Ring Focus / Zoom / Iris
Accessory Shoe Yes

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Our Verdict

Arriving around two years after the previous model, the Panasonic HC-X2 Camcorder offers a host of upgrades and new technology for broadcast professionals working in the studio and out in the field. The camera and lens can be handheld to record in tight spaces using the ultra wide 24.5mm equivalent lens, and zoomed to a super telephoto length of 490mm (equivalent) with 20x optical zoom.

Panasonic has designed a hybrid OIS system with combined electronic and optical stabilisation as well as new Face detection AF/AE with 4K high-precision AF. This allows you to capture smooth, stabilised and sharp footage, even when handholding the camera. A range of recording formats are available with high-quality 4K60p 4.2.0-10bit (HEVC) through to VFR super slow motion and 13-stop dynamic range to cater for any situation.

There are extensive connectivity options for streaming content from virtually anywhere, including wired LAN and smartphone connections. Likewise you can capture professional quality audio using 2x XLR connections and output simultaneously over HDMI and SDI to recorders, switches and other devices. The HC-X2 arrives with significant number of features which are sure to entice working videographers to this highly capable all-in-one pro video solution.

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Condition guide

Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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