Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

It may be a Lockdown but we can still produce a review of a camcorder. I say we as I have enlisted my good friend Chris Attkins to help with this one.

Chris has helped me on many occasions with reviews as we are both technically equal and Chris was a senior cameraman at Scottish Television.

So don’t think its all back of the garden footage although my two girls do give me a hand with the 100fps slow motion on this shoot.

If you have any features you would like to see in this review please leave me your comments below thanks

I have already matched the Panasonic X2000 to my GH5 and this will be demonstrated in the review.


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.

6 thoughts on “Panasonic HC-X2000 Review in Lockdown

  1. It’s such a nice looking camera. And I’m looking forward to your review
    I know many dislike the battery placement. Interested in hearing your opinion on the matter.

    HDW : Yes I do not like it as you are stuck with the one battery.

  2. Still waiting for you to finish your review of the JVC GYHC 500 connected cam!Perhaps you would ME to review it for you?

    HDW : JVC never got back to me and COVID-19 took over I am afraid.

  3. Looking forward to the review – for my intended use, the form factor is great, particularly with the handle removed. Seen Chris Atkins’ work through your blog, and looking forward to his insight. If possible, would like your opinion about the difference in quality with older, cheaper camcorders which have the same sensor size. Stay safe and take care!

  4. I’m interested to see how this performs as an event camera. Most of the footage I have seen is outdoors. What does it look like indoors under lower light conditions? (not dark, but un-lit scene like in a ballroom, or a corporate office). Thanks!

    HDW : I have gone over this myself but to be honest if you need to use the zoom indoors you loose 2 stops of light and you are up to 30dBs before you know it…but watch my review this Friday 1st of May 2020.

  5. Thank you so much for the reviews. There seems to be some enthusiasm for the Panasonic HC X1500, HC x2000. Are you concerned about the small sensor concerns as it relates to the quality of the video and dynamic range. This seems like a “real” video camera.

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