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Panasonic HDC-HS900

Panasonic HDC-HS900
alaScore 88

30 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS900. 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 are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, size, image quality, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (

Panasonic HDC-HS900 review


Like a number of feature-packed camcorders which strive to fit into a large pocket or small camera bag, the HS900 isn't without it's flaws. Having an over-reliance on the touch screen leads to smeared fingerprints, and the responsiveness isn't quite on...

With a gigantic hard drive, full manual controls and the ability to shoot in 3D (should you ever need it) the HS900 isn’t a bad purchase, but the similar, flash-sporting TM900 is probably the better investment at a few hundred pounds less. Both are...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Panasonic HDC-HS900


Panasonic's 3D-capable 3MOS camcorder offers an impressive array of features and top-quality shooting, but it's not a light model to carry around, especially with the optional 3D lens bolted on.

3D-capable (with add-on lens) ; Excellent video quality ; Records at 1080/50p ; Touchscreen controls actually work

Doesn't seem to like OS X Lion much ; SD card slot can all too easily sit outside the camera body ; 3D is an add-on; you'll have to carry the lens with you to make it happen

The HS900 is a top-notch camcorder at a solid asking price. We weren't as thrilled by the inclusion of 3D as we might otherwise have been, but then, as we've noted, it's awfully easy to do 3D filming badly in any case, and the added cost of the 3D...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (

Panasonic HDC-HS900


The world of 3D is infecting our cinemas, televisions and digital cameras as well as our camcorders, with the appearance of Panasonic's latest range. In truth the ability to shoot 3D images (not using a dual lens approach as seen on other devices, but...

Decent image quality; large LCD; huge storage

Too expensive; clunky touchscreen

With a gigantic hard drive, full manual controls and the ability to shoot in 3D (should you ever need it) the HS900 isn’t a bad purchase, but the similar, flash-sporting TM900 is probably the better investment at a few hundred pounds less. Both are...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (

Panasonic HDC-HS900


The HDC-HS900 is a high-end DV camera from Panasonic, with the rare distinction of recording at up to 1080/50p.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Panasonic HDC-HS900 3D camcorder review


Panasonic's latest stab at a 3D camcorder is a solid - albeit fiddly - offering.

Aug, 2011


Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

Panasonic HDC-HS900


There is much to love with the HDC-HS900K, the latest hard drive camcorder offering from Panasonic. We're smitten with its impressive imaging technology features, but the price tag may cause you to consider a more affordable alternative.

This camcorder shoots beautiful HD video thanks to its special imaging technology

While there are several nice features, there are other, more affordable options

The HDC-HS900K captures some of the best high-definition among hard drive camcorders.

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

Panasonic HDC-HS900K


It doesn't get much better when you have 700x zoom and 220GB of memory. This HDV camcorder is on the high end when it comes to the quality of the video and the available memory. The only limitation we found with the Panasonic HDC-HS900K is that if you...

This camcorder has a 700x zoom and 220GB of internal flash memory. You can record the action without getting in the thick of things or switching memory cards

There are many additional features available from Panasonic, but they cost more, and the camera is already pricy because of its available memory

The camera is great out of the box, but if you want to customize it at all, you'll be paying a pretty penny.

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Panasonic HDC-HS900


Quality of image and facilities

Software included

Product Specifications


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


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:8.89


Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.53
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.05

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length range (f-f):35 - 700
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F1.5 - 2.8
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3072


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:220


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080


Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.2

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual