Close

Loading image...
Panasonic HC-VXF990
10 Images

Panasonic HC-VXF990 Camcorder

18.91MP 1/2.3 396g MOS BSI Jan 2016
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
e-GlobaL Central US
Panasonic HC-VXF990 from e-GlobaL Central US
$759.00
Out of stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

12 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Some Panasonic HC-VXF990 owners who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was good quality. Avid Reader said in their review a few weeks ago “The picture quality is superb, resolution needle sharp” and scored the product very highly. Avid Reader also wrote “In short, I agree that this is the best quality camcorder in the price range”.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic HC-VXF990 owner who purchased the Panasonic HC-VXF990 mentioned that it was easy to use. Avid Reader gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “The controls are well laid out and easy to use”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Panasonic HC-VXF990 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic HC-VXF990 thought it had a good screen. Avid Reader mentioned this year “It tells you and the viewfinder screen is large and easily adjusted” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic has good average ratings for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-VXF990 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-VXF990 do not have an interchangeable lens.

Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-VXF990 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-VX980.

Read more Less Chart Edit

SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

This camcorder supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

Read more Less Chart Edit

2160p Video Mode

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a 2160p video mode which is better than most recently released big sensor size video cameras. Most recently released comparable spec camcorders have a 1080p video mode. This video camera also has a 720p video mode.

This video camera's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best video mode across all comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-VXF990.

A 1080p video mode is the worst video mode amongst comparable types of video camera.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Display

The HC-VXF990 has a built-in display. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VXF990 also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-VX980 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution supported by most latest big sensor size video cameras.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VXF990.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Edit

JPEG XR Image Format

This camcorder has a JPEG XR image format, which is the most frequently found image format on comparable spec video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

Chart Edit

Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the HC-VXF990 is more than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this Panasonic video camera. The cables included HDMI are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

Chart Edit

8 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The HC-VXF990 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months are also not Full HD.

Chart Edit

Not 3D Compatible

The HC-VXF990 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched in the last year are also not 3D compatible.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-VXF990 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that were released in the last year also do not have a night mode.

Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

Most similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-VXF990 are not waterproof. The HC-VXF990 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-VXF990, the Panasonic HC-VXF990 does not have a built-in projector.

Chart Edit

Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|MP4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

Chart Edit

Very Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-VXF990 is 12MP. With a megapixel count of only 7 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-VXF990.

Chart Edit

Only One Memory Card Slot

The HC-VXF990 is a one memory card slot camcorder.

Chart Edit

7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-VXF990

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on latest similar spec video cameras.

Chart Edit

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this big sensor size camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HC-VXF990 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other latest camcorders.

Chart Edit

Average Weight

With a weight of 396 grams, the HC-VXF990 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-VXF990.

Chart Edit

Average Digital Zoom

The HC-VXF990 has a fairly standard digital zoom (250 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other recently released big sensor size video cameras.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-VX980 (1,500x) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VXF990.

Chart Edit

2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on latest big sensor size video cameras.

Chart Edit

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 27 July 2016 by P M-L of Stafford | 11 Comments

I have written a more detailed review elsewhere on Amazon. This camcorder does not permit 5.1 audio recording when making 4K movies. Only stereo can be used. The 5.1 facility is only possible with... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2016 by Avid Reader | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a semi-pro 4K video camcorder and chose this based on the fact that it received the highest recommendations across a number of review sites. It is truly excellent and I'm very happy with... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I have only recently started to use this video camera and my remarks are therefor my early observations. The information booklet with the camera is condensed and lacking in detail. Due to the... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232837113
Feedback