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Panasonic HDC-SD90 Camcorder

3.32MP 1/4 244g MOS Nov 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders
Has an interchangeable lens
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Reviews

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 339 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has excellent ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The HDC-SD90 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder do not have an interchangeable lens.

Other video cameras with an interchangeable lens currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera is 720x. With a digital zoom of 1,500 times zoom factor, the HDC-SD90 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

If this camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99) (2,500x).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDC-SD90 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, and the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the HDC-SD90 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

If this small total megapixels camcorder optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC160 ($3,495.00) (22x).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDC-SD90 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also support HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this video camera and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, and the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDC-SD90 has a microphone in, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDC-SD90 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HDC-SD90 has a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Light

The HDC-SD90 has a built-in light. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age do not have a built-in light.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HDC-SD90 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The HDC-SD90 features manual focus, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDC-SD90 features auto focus, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Has a Night Mode

The HDC-SD90 has a night mode, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other camcorders with a night mode currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V500.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDC-SD90 features photo mode, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HDC-SD90 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDC-SD90 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDC-SD90 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDC-SD90 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDC-SD90 has a batteries included. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 0.41MP, the highest is 4.5MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2MP. The Panasonic HDC-SD90 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie) (2.61 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Display

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels, the Panasonic HDC-SD90 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder. The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder is 360,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HDC-SD90 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

Alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD which has better reviews.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|1600 x 1200|1920 x 1080|2592 x 1944|2816 x 1584, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Video

Only 960 X 540 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDC-SD90 supports a 960 x 540 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. Across all camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 360 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the HDC-SD90.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 244 grams, the Panasonic HDC-SD90 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

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

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