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Panasonic HC-VXF990

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Panasonic HC-VXF990. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the color and design are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the usability. Many are less positive about the durability and battery.

portability, image quality, price, design, color

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-VXF990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-VXF990

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic HC-VXF990 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-VXF990EBK 4K Camcorder with Wireless Multi Camera FunctionPanasonic HC-VXF990EBK 4K Camcorder with Wireless Multi Camera Function

Jul, 2018

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Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-VXF990EBK

 

The HC-VXF990EBK is Panasonic's new flagship consumer camcorder for 2016. The conventional camcorder market has contracted considerably of late, and is now about 30% smaller than it was at the end of 2013. As a result, manufacturers have been looking...

Great 4K image quality ; New slow-motion modes ; Capable manual controls and the return of the EVF

Lens control ring hasn't returned ; Accessory shoe cover ungainly ; Not a full camcorder/stills camera hybrid

Some elaborate new features and the return of the EVF make the Panasonic HC-VXF990EBK the most capable consumer camcorder on the market, assuming a standard camcorder is what you want.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Don't underestimate this camcorder, It is pro quality

 

The shoe cover is vulnerable to being damaged when open , a slide cover that is body integrated would have been perfect. I see comments regarding no software, this is NOT true . It comes with post editing software , the link to download is in the...

Comfortable to Operate ; Great Picture Quality ; Great sound ; Infra red night vision recording and Timelapse

May, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

What is in the package is good, what's missing annoying

 

The camera was purchased before a trip to Malaysia - so it was going to get reasonably bright light, travel, extended use in the day time, humid conditions, a variety of sounds from urban to rainforest and people/family shoots. It the main it excelled,...

Comfortable to Operate ; Great Features ; Great Picture Quality ; Great sound ; Great colour ; Light and Portable ; Simple Controls ; Versatile

No seperate off body battery charger ; Stills no replacement for a similar spec DSLR

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Over priced for what you get

 

I like the image quality, improvements should be made with easy access software, better controls for larger hands and at this price it should come with a HD memory card and manule, the package looks like it was all rushed on the cheap providing a...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Over priced for what you get

 

I like the image quality, improvements should be made with easy access software, better controls for larger hands and at this price it should come with a HD memory card and manule, the package looks like it was all rushed on the cheap providing a...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

HC-VXF990

 

First of all a bargain got £140 off I have a Nikon p900 but wanted 4k video recording Some fantastic features that make this a must have If your a beginner you'll find this easy to work and the quality when connected to your 4k tv is brilliant You can...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

DOES NOT COME WITH SOFTWARE

 

GIVEN UP WITH THIS CAMCORDER AS CANT GET SOFTWARE TO WORK ON MY PC, GOING TO SELL THIS ON AND GOING BACK TO MY CAMERA

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

DOES NOT COME WITH SOFTWARE

 

GIVEN UP WITH THIS CAMCORDER AS CANT GET SOFTWARE TO WORK ON MY PC, GOING TO SELL THIS ON AND GOING BACK TO MY CAMERA

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Good step up for 4K video viewers

 

I have been a serious amateur camcorders since their introduction to the hobbyists and compared to past generation camcorders this product is a good step forward particularly for those wishing to record on 4K and/or 5.1 audio. I have had the camcorder...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Good but had issues

 

I use the camera for shooting video for my YouTube channel mounted on a car, the genuine batteries are virtually out of stock everywhere with long waits for replenishment. The supplied charger is 1.8amps USB with a cable that goes from USB To an non...

Good night vision ; Good stabilization ; High quality 4k ; Light weight

Charger has USB but you can't use other chargers ; Difficult to buy genuine batteries

Aug, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):7
Effective megapixels (movie):8.29
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total MegaPixels:18.91

Lens System

Digital Zoom:250
Filter Size:4.9
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):37 - 752.8
Focal length range (f-f):4.08 - 81.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):75.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.08
Optical Zoom:20

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: No
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y

Still image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR
Maximum image resolution:6784 x 3816
Still image resolution(s):6784 x 3816, 4992 x 2808, 1920 x 1080, 5472 x 3648, 3984 x 2656, 1728 x 1152, 5216 x 3912, 3808 x 2856, 640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

USB charging: Yes

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.3
Height :7.8
Weight:396
Width:6.8