Panasonic introduces two new 4K models in the professional field the UX180 and the UX90, while the domestic side bring us the XC-X1.
The lesser Panasonic AG-UX90 (AGUX90) 4K Handheld Camcorder has UHD 30p recording and a fixed 15x Optical Zoom Lens and a price point of £2500.
The Panasonic AG-UX180 (AGUX180) 4K Handheld Camcorder with UHD 60p recording and a fixed 20x Optical Zoom Lens and a rice point of £3160
The (domestic) Panasonic HC-X1
- Wide-Angle 24mm Lens and Optical 20x Zoom
- High-definition 4K 60p/50p Images with 1.0-type MOS Sensor
- The Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.)
- IR Shooting
- Intelligent Auto Focus
- Double SD Memory Card Slot
- Price £2160
As far as we are aware the only difference between the UX180 and the HC-X1 is the SDI socket (UX180) so if you don’t need SDI the obvious choice must be the HC-X1.
Why do companies do this ? Your guess is a good as mine, but it still give all of us a choice and thats no bad thing.