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Panasonic HC-X900

Panasonic HC-X900
alaScore 93

229 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews of Panasonic HC-X900. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The price and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-X900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-X900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, price, portability, durability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic X900 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder with Built-In Viewfinder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 23x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Panasonic X900 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder with Built-In Viewfinder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 23x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording,

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-X900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and durability.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

durability, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic X900MK 3MOS 3D Full HD SD Camcorder with 32GB Internal Memory (Black) HC-X900MKPanasonic X900MK 3MOS 3D Full HD SD Camcorder with 32GB Internal Memory (Black) HC-X900MK

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-X900 review

 

Many people are happy with the video from their digital camera and even from their phone's camera but, for some, only the best will do. No matter which special occasion you want to capture, the new HC-X900 should do it justice.

The HC-X900 produces beautifully detailed video that's at least as sharp as the competition. It has all the features enthusiasts demand, including a rear viewfinder: a rare sighting on a camcorder these days. There's not enough here to warrant an...

Apr, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-X900

 

The Panasonic HC-X900 improves on predecessors in lots of little ways, maintaining a winning combination of features and image quality.

Excellent image quality ; Lens focus ring ; Comprehensive manual controls

Optional 3D not as fully featured as dedicated 3D camcorders

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-X900 review

 

Produces footage with fantastic colour reproduction, but it isn't that different from last year's model

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic HC-X900

 

The Panasonic HC-X900 is Panasonic's latest 2D and 3D camcorder. It comes with full high definition (1080p) recording, 3.2-inch LCD screen, a HDMI out port to share video with a nearby HD television, 12x optical zoom and ports for headphones and a...

The Panasonic HC-X900 is a decent camcorder, but it just about fails to live up to the standards set by its more illustrious counterparts. Performance is good, just not amazing in testing. Panasonic HC-X900 is tagged with Panasonic, HC-X900, review,...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic HC-X900M

 

The HC-X900M is an impressive high-end camcorder from Panasonic, but it doesn't warrant its steep asking price, given the raft of other excellent models available.

Manual controls ; Simple interface and menus ; Hybrid storage options

Price ; Not a significant improvement on older models

While this camera is impressive and does certainly improve on other models, it is underwhelming when you consider that it is their flagship camcorder. We would definitely look further into other Panasonic models with similar features.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HC-X900MCamcorder Review

 

The HC-X900M is the replacement for last year's HDC-TM900 flagship HD camcorder from Panasonic, but if you're looking for hot new features or exciting updates then you should prepare to be disappointed. Other than a few design alterations and some...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HC-X900MFirst Impressions Review

 

Fresh from the factory and here on display at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, the HC-X900 is Panasonic's newest flagship HD camcorder. The new model doesn't have an overwhelming amount of updates over its predecessor, the HDC-TM900, but Panasonic does claim...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Videomaker (videomaker.com)

Panasonic HC-X900M Camcorder and 3D Conversion Lens Review

 

With outstanding performance in two dimensions or three, the HC-X900M, by Panasonic, is well worth the attention of anyone seeking quality HD at an affordable price.

3MOS imaging system produces very high quality results, 12x optical zoom, Large, high resolution LCD display, Full HD, 3D images (with optional conversion lens), Focus assist

Shoe mount is in awkward location

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HC-X900M

 

Looking for fancy new upgrades? Panasonic's latest flagship model is likely to disappoint.

Incredibly sharp video using 1080/60p mode; 3D recording with optional conversion lens

Few updates over its predecessor; Larger body and worse grip than previous Panasonics

Panasonic sure knows how to make a solid flagship camcorder with appeal to consumers and semi-pros alike, and, by all means, the new HC-X900M is exactly that—an excellent high-end camcorder. Unfortunately, the product still left us dissatisfied thanks...

Mar, 2012

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Panasonic HC-X900

 

Panasonic X900MK ranks captures high quality video in full 1080p HD and has a 32GB of integrated memory. Plus, it can shoot home videos in 3D – with the help of a separate 3D lens. Although this camcorder is a little bigger than most, it still weighs...

This HD camcorder sports 32GB of built-in memory and is capable of shooting video in 3D

The Panasonic X900MK is weighs a little more than other HD camcorders

This Panasonic X900 series camcorder is less portable than others, but it combines high quality video with useful extras like a large integrated memory.

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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2

Camera

3D: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):1152000

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):7.11
Effective megapixels (movie):6.57
Number of CCDs:3
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4 / 25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS / MOS
Total MegaPixels:9.15

Lens System

Digital Zoom:30 / 700
Filter Size:4.9
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 368.8 / 29.8 - 369.8
Focal length range (f-f):2.84 - 34.1
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):37.2
Minimum aperture number:1.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.98
Optical Zoom:12

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Wireless Connection: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 4.1
Cables included:AC, AV, USB / AV, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Lens hood: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (video):1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/50 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG, MPO
Maximum image resolution:5120 x 2880
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1920 x 1080,3200 x 1800,3600 x 2400,3840 x 2160,5120 x 2880 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,5120 x 2880

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 540p / 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15
Height :7.2
Weight:425
Width:6.7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Manual, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny