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Panasonic HC-X900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of Panasonic HC-X900. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the viewfinder and color. The image quality and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, while many are negative about the features.

usability, price, image quality, color, viewfinder


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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic HC-X900


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X900 from 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 Comments about the viewfinder and battery are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good comments, but many are critical about the portability.

price, image quality, usability, battery, viewfinder


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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic X900M Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder with Built-In Viewfinder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 23x Intelligent Zoom, 32GB Built-in FlashPanasonic X900 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder with Built-In Viewfinder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 23x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, L

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic HC-X900


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X900 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the viewfinder and portability. The color and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the price.

image quality, usability, color, portability, viewfinder

77% of the reviews on 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-X900MPanasonic HC-X900M Camcorder Battery Lithium-Ion 3900mAh - Replacement for Panasonic VW-VBN390 Battery

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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


Expert review by: (

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.

Expert review by: (

Panasonic HC-X900M HD Camcorder - Updating the Best


The successor to the impressive 1080/50p-shooting HDC-TM900, the HC-X900M, sports improvements such as a wider lens with nano coating, a high-res, 3D-compatible LCD, and an improved 5-axis image stabilization system. Will Panasonic's latest offering...

Class-leading 1080p video qualityLens ring for controlling many shooting parametersEffective image stabilizationHigh-res, glasses-free 3D LCD

Requires separate conversion lens to record in 3DImage quality not vastly improved compared to last year's modelLackluster battery life

Expert review by: Jim Martin (

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

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Expert review by: James Morris (

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 (

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: Gavin Owen (

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

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:3X 1/4.1''


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

Format:Flash + Memory Card / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000 / 1/8000


Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD 3D / AVCHD Progressive
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3