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Panasonic HC-X900
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Panasonic HCX900K Camcorder

9.15MP 1/4.1 425g CMOS Oct 2012
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- 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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27 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Panasonic is one of the superior camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its medium sensor size video cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the HC-X900 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst camcorders of this age. Medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-X900 have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4".

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-X900 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Full HD

The Panasonic HC-X900 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-X900.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HC-X900 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-X900.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The HC-X900 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The worst optical sensor size of all medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder 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.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-X900 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This video camera also supports an SDHC 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 across all medium sensor size video cameras that were released 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

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-X900 which are not 3D compatible, the Panasonic HC-X900 is 3D compatible.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The HC-X900 has one of the higher display resolutions (1,152,000 pixel) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The display resolutions of medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-X900 range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Panasonic HC-X900 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-X900 have internal storage capacities of between 0.016GB and 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 34GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-X900 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-X900 also have a built-in display.

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5120 X 2880 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HC-X900 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 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 frequently found maximum image resolution. The worst maximum image resolution of all video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-X900 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 commonly found video mode on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and 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 medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-X900. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-X900 the movie megapixel counts range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP. At 6.57 megapixels, the HC-X900 has a quite high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The lowest minimum aperture of camcorders of this age and type is 1.1, the highest is 6.8, and the average minimum aperture is 2.2. With a minimum aperture of only 1.5, the HC-X900 has one of the lower minimum apertures amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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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 typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HC-X900 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The cable included "AV" is 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 typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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JPG Image Format

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

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 1 lux, the HC-X900 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-X900. The smallest minimum illumination of medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.3lx and the biggest is 15lx.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HC-X900 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic HC-X900 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

The lightest medium sensor size camcorder that came out around the same time as the HC-X900 is 76g weight and the heaviest is 2.8kg. The HC-X900 is quite heavy (425 grams) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-X900.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-X900 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-X900 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-X900, the HC-X900 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-X900 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This camcorder has an Optical viewfinder, which is typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The Panasonic HC-X900 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 2.8) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The lowest maximum aperture value of camcorders of this spec and age is 1.8 and the highest is 34.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The HC-X900 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-X900. The shortest maximum focal length of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-X900 is 4mm and the longest is 1,900mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-X900

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Panasonic released the HC-X900.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-X900 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the HC-X900 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-X900.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Lens Hood
Other Features
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
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 panasonic hcx900, panasonic hcx900k
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 05025232661381, 05025232661404, 05025232661435, 05025232661466, 05025232661671
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