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Panasonic HC-VXF990 Camcorder

18.91MP 1/2 396g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Panasonic has excellent reviews for its video cameras
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Good product quality
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Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 339 expert and user reviews (including 85 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has excellent reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Best Seller

Across all video cameras, the HC-VXF990 is one the best selling products currently available.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the HC-VXF990.


Design

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.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-VXF990 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-VXF990 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including a cheaper video camera such as the Panasonic HC-VX980 or you might consider a higher scoring video camera such as the Sony FDR-AX33 ($727), or the Panasonic HC-VX870 ($999.95).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 250 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-VXF990 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The digital zooms of similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera range from 4x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 150x.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-VX980 (1,500x) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 752.8 millimeters, the HC-VXF990 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera. Big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 290mm and 760mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HC-VXF990 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (30.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 29mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 26mm to 31mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 20x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-VX870 ($999.95) which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-VX980 which is cheaper.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-VX980 which is cheaper; or the Sony FDR-AX33 ($727), or the Panasonic HC-VX870 ($999.95) which has better reviews.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most video cameras of this age and spec.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a higher maximum video resolution than most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. This camcorder has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution across all camcorders of this type and age.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-VXF990 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other camcorders of this spec and age which do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Light

The HC-VXF990 has a built-in light, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HC-VXF990 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-VX980 which is cheaper; or the Sony FDR-AX33 ($727), and the Panasonic HC-VX870 ($999.95) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 features wi-Fi. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HC-VXF990 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HC-VXF990 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The HC-VXF990 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 features USB connectivity. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also feature USB connectivity.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 7 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera is 7MP, the highest is 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 12MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Storage

Only One Memory Slots

The HC-VXF990 is a one memory slots video camera. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder have one memory slots.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 396 grams, the HC-VXF990 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Sony FDR-AX33 ($727) (700g and higher rated), or the Panasonic HC-VX870 ($999.95) (353g and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic manufacurer, panasonic hcvxf990ebk, panasonic n158165w, canon hcvxf990ebk, panasonic 77c47
Barcodes 05025232837113, 05025232837151

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