Product Highlights
  • 8.57 MP MOS Sensor
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) at 24/30 FPS
  • Full HD (1920x1080) Up to 60 FPS
  • Optical & Digital Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization
  • BSI (Back Side Illumination) Sensor
  • 24x Optical Zoom
Panasonic HCVX1K 4K Camcorder Panasonic HCVX1K 4K Camcorder
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The Panasonic VX1 camcorder offers a 4K cinema-like recording experience which includes a manual lens mounted control ring for improved control. Premium optical and sensor performance come from a new LEICA DICOMAR 24X optical zoom lens (25-600mm) with a bright aperture range from F1.8 wide - 4.0 tele, and a large 1/2.5” BSI MOS Sensor for impressive capture even in low light. To keep the image rock stable, three unique optical image stabilization technology work together; 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+, Ball O.I.S., and Adaptive O.I.S. For a more natural look, the WXF1 has a new Active Contrast technology equalizes gradation, while the HDR Movie mode enables a wider dynamic range response

Key Features:

  • 4K Cinema-Like recording experience with advanced in-camera capture options.
  • LEICA DICOMAR 24X optical zoom lens (25-600mm, F1.8-4.0), and large 1/2.5” BSI MOS Sensor for impressive capture even in low light.
  • Three Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) technologies work together for impressive stability under many shooting conditions; 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. Plus, Ball O.I.S., and Adaptive O.I.S. 
  • Wireless Multi-Camera captures multiple scenes simultaneously by connecting up to two smartphones.
  • For a more natural looking image, a new Active Contrast feature equalizes contrast, and the HDR Movie mode enables a wider dynamic range between dark and bright areas.

4K Premium Image Quality

High-definition 4K shooting gives you highly natural, realistic images. And 4K PHOTO captures those decisive moments. You get uncompromising picture quality at all times with the remarkable LEICA Dicomar lens.

4K High-Precision AF

Enjoy high-speed, excellent tracking performance and stability. With Custom AF, you can also choose from three focus modes.

Active Contrast

Automatically equalizes the gradation in response to the brightness distribution within the image.

4K Cropping

When shooting in 4K, your subjects stay framed, without blurring, because you can edit the images in the camera and save them in Full-HD.

Cinema-Like Effect

Allows Dolly Zoom and other professional-like shooting techniques used in cinema films.

Wide 25mm and Optical 24x Zoom Lens

The New 4K lens covers the range from 25mm wide-angle to 600mm tele with a 24x zoom achieved by a 4-Drive Lens System. The stunning wide-angle setting not only fits large groups of people and background images into narrow locations but is also convenient for taking selfies with a rotatable LCD.

Three Technology Optical Image Stabilization

5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +

Uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots.

Adaptive O.I.S.

Automatically optimizes the O.I.S. effectiveness by adjusting the O.I.S. mechanical control to various shooting positions, conditions, and user characteristics.

Ball O.I.S.

Reduces wear on the drive section, and greatly improves correction for small-amplitude hand-shake.

Level Shot Function

Automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images.

What's Included

HC-VX1K Camcorder
AC Adaptor
DC Cable
Rechargeable Battery Pack
HDMI Cable
USB Cable
Lens Hood


Product Specifications

Panasonic HC-VX1K 4K Camcorder

Image Sesnor 1/2.5-inch BSI MOS Sensor
Total Pixels 8.57 megapixels
Effective Pixels [Motion Image] 4K: 8.29 megapixels [16:9], Full-HD: 6.17 megapixels [16:9] (Level Shot Function OFF or Normal)
Effective Pixels [Still Image] 8.29 megapixels [16:9]
Effective Pixels [Still Image] 6.22 megapixels [4:3]
F Value F1.8 (WIDE)  F4.0 (TELE)
Optical Zoom 24x
Focal Length  4.12 - 98.9 mm (Optical Zoom: 24x)
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent [Still Image] 25.0 - 600mm (16:9) / 306 - 734.4mm (4:3)
Filter Diameter 62 mm
Lens Brand Leica Dicomar Lens
Illumination 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination 1.5 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/30), 0.5 lx (Night Mode (Color))
Focus Auto/Manual
White Balance Auto/White Set/Sunny/Cloudy/Indoor1/Indoor2
Iris Auto/Manual
Image Stabilizer 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ with Active Mode, O.I.S. Lock, Level Shot Function (Strong mode: 2K only), Ball O.I.S., Adaptive
Active Contrast Yes
HDR Movie (Except 4K Mode)  Yes
Creative Control (Except 4K Mode) Miniature Effect, Silent Movie, 8mm Movie Time Laps Rec
Intelligent Zoom OFF 24x
Intelligent Zoom ON 4K: 32x, Full-HD: 48x
Digital Zoom  70x / 1500x (The maximum value of zoom magnification can be set in two patterns)
Shutter Speed  
Motion Image Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/30 - 1/8000 (60p / 60i / 30p), 1/24 - 1/8000 (24p)
Auto Slow Shutter OFF: 1/60 - 1/8000 (60p / 60i / 30p), 1/48 - 1/8000 (24p)
Still Image 1/2 - 1/2000
Recording Section  
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Recording Format [AVCHD] AVCHD Progressive
[MP4] MP4
Compression Method MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Actual Recordable Time with Supplied Battery (LCD OFF) Approx. 45 min (4K MP4)
Approx. 50 min (60p mode)
Approx. 50 min (PH mode)
Approx. 50 min (HA mode)
Approx. 50 min. (HG mode)
Approx. 50 min (HE mode)
Approx. 50 min (2160p/24p)
Approx. 55 min (1080p/24p)
Approx. 50 min (MP4 50M)
Approx. 50 min (MP4 28M)
Approx. 1 h 0 min (MP4 720p)
Thumbnail Display 6 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Audio Recording System AVCHD: Dolby Audio (5.1ch / 2ch)
MP4: AAC (2ch)
Microphone 5.1ch Surround, Zoom, Focus & Stereo Microphone
Speaker Dynamic type
Recording/Playback Mode  
Recording/Playback Mode [AVCHD] 1080/60p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60p)
[AVCHD] PH (24Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
[AVCHD] HA (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
[AVCHD] HG (13Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
[AVCHD] HE (5Mps / VBR), (1920 x 1080/60i)
[MP4] 2160p/30p (72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)
[MP4] 2160p/24p (72M) (72Mbps / VBR), (3840 x 2160)
[MP4] 1080p/60p (50M) (50Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
[MP4] 1080p/60p (28M) (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)
[MP4] 720p/30p (9M) (9Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 720)
Still Image  
Recording Format JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
Recording Image Size [16:9] 25.9 megapixels (6784 x 3816), 14 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)
[4:3] 20.4 megapixels (5216 x 3912), 10.9 megapixels (3808 x 2856), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480)
Simultaneous Recording Full-HD only: [16:9] 14.0 megapixels (4992 x 2808), 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Power Supply 3.6V (Battery) / 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption Max 6.4W (Recording) / Max. 7.7W (Charging)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 68 x 77 x 142 mm (2.677 x 3.032 x 5.591")
Weight (w/o battery and SD card) Approx. 428 g (0.944 lb)
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch Wide LCD monitor (460,800 dots)
Touch Panel Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (cold)
Lens Cover Yes (Auto)
On-Screen Display Language English, French, Spanish, Chinese Traditional
HDMI Yes (micro) 
Microphones (stereo mini) Yes
Headphone (stereo mini) Yes
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB Charge Yes
Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency 2.4GHz band

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