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Panasonic (HC-X1500 Vs. HC-X2000) Pro 4K Camcorders 2022 | Differences, Reviews

May 23, 2022 by  
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Panasonic HC-X2000 4K Camcorder

Panasonic HC-X2000
4K Camcorder

Panasonic HC-X1500 4K Camcorder

Panasonic HC-X1500
4K Camcorder

Panasonic (HC-X1500 Vs. HC-X2000) Pro 4K Camcorders (Differences): Panasonic is a leader in 4K camera and camcorder technology. 4K provides 4x the resolution of HD, the same resolution as 4K TVs and the 4K Projectors that are installed at most movie theaters. By shooting in 4K today, you are future proofing your videos for generations to come.

Panasonic X1500 Side View

Panasonic HC-X2000 & HC-X1500 Side View Controls (Click for Larger Image)

Both Panasonic Pro camcorders shoot 4K at 24p, 30, and 60p. Most camcorders do not shoot 4K/60p, so these are for those looking for this feature. The camcorders also have built-in WiFi connectivity, Dual SD memory card slots, long 24x optical zoom, Leica Dicomar Lens, F1.8 Lens, 8.29M MOS sensor, dual manual lens rings, and upgraded to the powerful Venus Engine 4K processor. Both have a high resolution 3.5-inch touchscreen (with the highest resolution screen (2,760,000 dots) that we have seen) great for composing shots. Records in .mp4, .mov, and AVCHD codecs.

The main differences between the Panasonic HC-X2000 and HC-X1500 are: The body of the camcorder is identical, as are the main features. The real difference is that the HC-X2000 is considered the more Professional model because it includes a handle that holds a microphone (sold separately), and has a built-in video light. The handle also has dual XLR audio (two 3-pin XLR inputs +48V phantom power) capability which is a professional feature, and Mic preamps. The HC-X2000 also includes a 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output, usually used for live broadcasts. See the comparison chart below to compare both Panasonic models.

Panasonic HC-X1500 Vs. the Panasonic HC-X2000
* 4K Camcorder
* 1/2.5-inch Sensor
* 4K @ 24p, 30p, 60p
* HD @ 24p,30p,60p,120p
* Leica Dicomar Lens
* 24x Optical Zoom
* Digital 4K iZoom to 32x
* Aperature: F1.8-F4.0
* Focal: 25mm-600mm
* Dual SD card slots
* Dual manual lens rings
* 5 Axis Optical Image Stabilizer
* Selectable ND Filters
* – – –
* – – –
* 8.29M MOS sensor
* Tiltable EVF
* 2.36m dot EVF
* 3.5-inch Touchscreen
* 60p 4K Progressive
* Venus Engine 4K Processor
* 4:2:2 10 bit internal recording
* Output via 3G-SDI (BNC)
* Output to HDMI
* Built-in Wifi

Panasonic HC-X1500

* 4K Camcorder
* 1/2.5-inch Sensor
* 4K @ 24p, 30p, 60p
* HD @ 24p,30p,60p,120p
* Leica Dicomar Lens
* 24x Optical Zoom
* Digital 4K iZoom to 32x
* Aperature: F1.8-F4.0
* Focal: 25mm-600mm
* Dual SD card slots
* Dual manual lens rings
* 5 Axis Optical Image Stabilizer
* Selectable ND Filters
* XLR Audio & Mic Handle
with Video Light

* 8.29M MOS sensor
* Tiltable EVF
* 2.36m dot EVF
* 3.5-inch Touchscreen
* 60p 4K Progressive
* Venus Engine 4K Processor
* 4:2:2 10 bit internal recording
* – – –
* Output to HDMI
* Built-in Wifi

Panasonic HC-X2000



Panasonic Pro X2000 Handle

Panasonic's HC-X2000 Pro 4K Camcorder comes with a detachable handle with Mic holder, XLR inputs and a video light.

Bottom Line Panasonic HC-X1500 Vs. HC-X2000: Both 4K Ultra HD camcorders take excellent video, especially in good lighting. Both have professional features, including the ability to shoot 4K/60p.

The main difference is the HC-X2000 is a more professional model and includes a detachable handle which has a microphone holder, XLR audio inputs and controls, and a video light. The HC-X2000 also includes a 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output, usually used for live broadcasts.


Features common to both the Panasonic HC-1500 and HC2000 4K Pro Camcorders

New Venus Engine 4K Processor: Allows new features such as shoot in 4K at 60 progressive frames/second.

Dual Card Slots: Panasonic has added a second SD card the SD card slot is Hot-Swappable for relay recording or backup recording. Allows up to 200mbps recording at 4K/60p.

Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer: Both models have a Sensor-Shift Optical integrated lens stablization. This type of system moves both the sensor and the lens as if they were one unit, to give you a better stabilized picture. Also referred to as 5 Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization.



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