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Panasonic HC-X900
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Panasonic HCX900K Camcorder

9.15MP 1/4.1 425g Oct 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
- Ultra-fine Image Quality with 3MOS System Pro- Blur-Free Images with HYBRID O.I.S. +- F1.5, 29.8mm Leica Dicomar Lens with Nano Surface Coating Technology.- Advanced 3MOS Sensor- Crystal Engine... More
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28 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 125 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its video cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium sensor size camcorders compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Large Screen Size

Video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HC-X900 have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4". With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the HC-X900 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-X900 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-X900 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HC-X900 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-X900 also have an HDMI port.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Panasonic HC-X900 is 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The worst optical sensor size of all video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-X900 is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-X900 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this age and type. This camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it support an SDHC memory card. This video camera also supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-X900.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder.

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

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3D Compatible

The HC-X900 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-X900, the HC-X900's display resolution of 1,152,000 pixel is one of the highest. Medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-X900 have display resolutions of between 96,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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5120 X 2880 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-X900 is 5120 x 2880. That's 78% more still image resolution than the most common still image resolution of 3840 x 2160 (which is also supported by this Panasonic camcorder). This video camera also support still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 1920 x 1080 and 3200 x 1800 and 3600 x 2400. The still image resolution of all camcorders of this spec and age ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4016.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

Medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years have internal storage capacities of between 0.016GB and 220GB. The Panasonic HC-X900 has one of the larger internal storage capacities (32 gigabytes) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-X900 has a built-in display, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-X900.

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5120 X 2880 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-X900 is 5120 x 2880 pixels. That's over seven times the maximum image resolution of a 1600 x 1200 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all camcorders of this type and age the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p|540p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the movie megapixel counts range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 3.9MP. With a movie megapixel count of 6.57 megapixels, the HC-X900 has one of the higher movie megapixel counts amongst camcorders of this age.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic HC-X900 is more than most video cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-X900 is 2.2. The HC-X900 has a fairly low minimum aperture (only 1.5) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-X900.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of this age and type.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HC-X900 is more than most camcorders of this age and spec. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-X900. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG|MPO image format, which is the most frequently found image format on camcorders of this spec and age.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-X900 is 0.3lx, the biggest is 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.7lx. The HC-X900 has one of the smaller minimum illumination (only 1 lux) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-X900 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-X900 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

With a weight of 425 grams, the HC-X900 is one of the heavier medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-X900 amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 76g to 2.8kg.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-X900 do not have a night mode. The HC-X900 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the HC-X900 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-X900, the Panasonic HC-X900 does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This camcorder has an Optical viewfinder, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-X900

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic video camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Optical Zoom

The HC-X900 has a pretty average optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-X900.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-X900 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-X900.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
CCD
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
Lens System

Expert Reviews

1 January 2014

Videokamera: 7 modeller i test 2014 Videokameror har blivit fantastiskt prisvärda de senaste åren. Hårdnande konkurrens mellan tillverkarna är en orsak, men även konkurrensen från inbyggda... Read more…

Extremely sharp image 50p)
Good sensitivity
29.8 mm wideangle lens (in 35 mm equivalent)
Good stabiliser
Mic and headphone jacks
Viewfinder is nonswivelling and the hole is small
Plastic finishing a bit "chintzy" for the price
Compared to the best camcorders on the market colours appear slightly washed out
Pictures tend to suffer from unwanted noise and lack the depth and definition of pricier counterparts, and subjects can appear overexposed
Performance is still very credible indeed, but not quite the best
3 September 2012

Der HC-X900M ist ein würdiges Prosumer-Camcorder-Flaggschiff mit einem sehr guten Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Hervorragende Videoqualität und viele manuelle Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten machen die...

Classleading 1080p video quality
Lens ring for controlling many shooting parameters
Effective image stabilization
Highres, glassesfree 3D LCD
Manual controls
Requires separate conversion lens to record in 3D
Price
Not a significant improvement on older models
Shoe mount is in awkward location
Su precio es elevado

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcx900, hcx900m, hcx900e, hcx900me, hcx900ef, hcx900ep, hcx900mep, hcx900efk, hcx900epk, hcx900mepk, panasonic hcx900, panasonic hcx900k
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 05025232661381, 05025232661404, 05025232661435, 05025232661466, 05025232661671
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