Close

Loading image...
Panasonic HDC-SD90
13 Images

Panasonic HDC-SD90 Camcorder

3.32MP 1/4.1 244g Nov 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Powerful 40x Zooming and 3D Shooting with a Compact Body. The 28mm wide-angle on the HD 90 Series fits more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

21 Reasons For

Panasonic Camcorders Have Good Reviews

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

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and spec which do not have an interchangeable lens, the HDC-SD90 has an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HS900, and the Canon EOS C100 is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-SD90 is 2x and the biggest is 1,800x. The digital zoom of the HDC-SD90 of 1,500 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDC-SD90 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-SD90.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including the Philips CAM150 which has better reviews.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-SD90, the HDC-SD90 is Full HD.

Chart Edit

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the HDC-SD90 has an HDMI port.

Chart Edit

1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The best optical sensor size of all medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDC-SD90 is 1/3" and the worst is 1/5.8".

Chart Edit

Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec. 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.

Chart Edit

SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this video camera 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 in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

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

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Night Mode

The HDC-SD90 has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDC-SD90 do not have a night mode.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a night mode and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330 is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

3D Compatible

The HDC-SD90 is 3D compatible. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDC-SD90 are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips CAM150.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 ($3,807.50).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Display

The HDC-SD90 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Has Two White Balance Modes

The HDC-SD90 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDC-SD90. The white balance mode "Cloudy" is also found on this camcorder.

Chart Edit

Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDC-SD90 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-SD90. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this video camera.

Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

Chart Edit

JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

Chart Edit

LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

Chart Edit

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders of this spec and age is 0.3lx and the biggest is 15lx. At only 1 lux, the HDC-SD90 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDC-SD90.

Chart Edit

4 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDC-SD90, the HDC-SD90 is not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDC-SD90, the HDC-SD90 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only 960 X 540 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 supports a 960 x 540 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. The video resolution of all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDC-SD90 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Chart Edit

Quite High Typical Power Consumption

Across all the camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDC-SD90 the typical power consumption range from 2.1W to 8.4W. At 7.7 Watts, the HDC-SD90 has a quite high typical power consumption compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDC-SD90.

Chart Edit

4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HDC-SD90

Average Screen Size

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 has a relatively average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

If this medium sensor size camcorder screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF S30 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Panasonic released the HDC-SD90.

Average Optical Zoom

The HDC-SD90 has a relatively standard optical zoom (21 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-SD90.

If this medium sensor size camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240 (27x).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Weight

At 219 grams, the HDC-SD90 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDC-SD90.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-CX260 (205g).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Specification

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

Expert Reviews

10 November 2011

Klein en fijn, zo komt de HDC-SD90 over. Hij levert mooi werk af, en is compact en licht genoeg om in je jaszak te dragen. Toch een voordeel als hij mee op skivakantie moet. De lens die bij 28 mm... Read more…

Well built with substantial feel
Good ergonomics too with intuitive touch-screen control
Bright lens plus decent lens reach and feature set
Though traditionally styled the HDC-S 90 is one of the slimmest camcorders around
It feels great it your hand and doesnt give you arm ache in any way
Towards the top end of our price scale
Plasticky feel accentuated by high gloss finish
One of the only negatives that we could find on the Panasonic HDC-S 90 was when the camcorder was in camera mode
The capture image button is very stiff and pressing can often knock your image off so that it becomes blurry or skewed
3D capability is patchy, no headphone socket

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdcsd90epk
Barcodes 00724327501834, 00724327508031, 00885170040151, 05025232614219
Feedback