Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Just when you thought Japan was having a rest and rebuilding after their recent troubles they surprise us with a very advanced semi Pro 3D camcorder.

  • Two 32-320mm, f/1.5-f/2.7 10x optical zoom lenses (29.8-368.8mm, f/1.5-f/2.8 12x zoom when shooting 2D)
  • Nano Surface Coating on lenses for reduced light reflection and ghosting
  • AVCHD 3D (1080/60i, 1080/24p, and 1080/30p), AVCHD Progressive (1080/60p), and AVCHD (1080/
    24p, 1080/30p and 1080/60i PH/HA/HE) modes
  • 3D video macro setting (17.8 inches)
  • Optical image stabilization systems for both 2D and 3D shooting
  • Separate adjustment rings for zoom, focus, and iris control
  • Built-in microphones (Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound/2-channel stereo)
  • Two XLR audio inputs (with 48-V phantom power supply for external microphone)
  • Dual SD memory card slots
  • 2.1-megapixel 2D and 3D still image recording (while recording video)

Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “The new Panasonic HDC-Z10000 3D semi Pro camcorder

  1. Hi Phil!

    You are really a fast guy; I just wanted to email you about this new camcorder :O

    The technical data are simply stunning. For me it seems this new model is a combination of the Canon XF100 and those Panasonic little consumer models (TM900 e.g.).

    Since weeks, I am thinking about buying the Sony NX70, but now I am not sure anymore… As I heard, the price of the Z10000 might be also cheaper than the NX70!

    Greetings from abroad,

  2. Now this is what I was waiting for!

    Cannot wait. Just wish they’d given some indication of time frame.


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