Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Panasonic HDC-Z10000

Panasonic AG-AC90
Panasonic HDC-Z10000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
4% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 383.7mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 11.7mm longer than the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (372mm).
A bit larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a display diagonal of 3.5", however the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is only a 3.48" screen size camcorder (0.02" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

2lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, however the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is a 5lx minimum illumination camcorder (2lx bigger).
5 Reasons For
1.11MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is a 9.15MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic AG-AC90 is only an 8.04MP sensor camcorder (1.11MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

92% bigger digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is 120x (digital). That's 110x bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (120x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

47% larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is a 0.45" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.21" larger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (0.45").
Higher viewfinder Edit
The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a viewfinder of 1,226,880 pixels. That's 963,880 pixels higher than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (1,226,880 pixels).
12% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder. That's 180g lighter than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (1.6kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
1.11MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is an 8.04MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is a 9.15MP sensor camcorder (1.11MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

110x smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic AG-AC90 is only 10x (digital). That's 110x smaller than the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (120x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

88% smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.21" smaller than the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (0.45").
Vastly lower viewfinder Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a viewfinder of 263,000 pixels. That's 963,880 pixels lower than the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (1,226,880 pixels).
11% heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder. That's 180g heavier than the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (1.6kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

4 Reasons Against
4% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is a 372mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 11.7mm shorter than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (372mm).
Marginally smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a display diagonal of 3.48", however the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.02" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

2lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a minimum illumination of 5lx, however the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (2lx smaller).
Eight months older
The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is older than the Panasonic AG-AC90 by eight months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
8.04MP 9.15MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
 1/4
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Number of CCDs
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.08MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.57MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
10x 120x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
383.7mm
BEST
372mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.5 1.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29.8mm 29.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 2.8
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.8 - 369.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.84 - 34.1 2.84 - 34.1

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 64GB
Memory Slots
2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3.48"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,152,000 pixels 1,152,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.45"
BEST
Viewfinder
263,000 pixels 1,226,880 pixels
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
BEST
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
3lx
BEST
5lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
Webcam Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Webcam capability

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080i
 540p
 1080p
 1080i
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
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Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2304 x 1296
 1920 x 1080
 2304 x 1296
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 2304 x 1296
 2304 x 1296
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
DV Port
 DV port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 1
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Life (max)
6h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.8kg 1.6kg
BEST
Height
195mm 195mm
Depth
350mm 350mm
Width
160mm 145mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer XE 1.0
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 Component
 USB
 AC
 AV
 Component
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stylus Pen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stylus pen
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Power Consumption (typical)
12.9W Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Photo Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo mode
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom
25x Unknown - Click to provide data
Recording Format
AVCHD 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electrical Viewfinder
 Electrical viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Output Voltage
12V Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
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