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Panasonic HDC-HS900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The memory and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the features and price. The durability and color get mixed comments.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-HS900K 3 MOS 220GB HDD 3D Compatible Camcorder (Black)

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Panasonic HDC-HS900

 

Panasonic has a history of producing solid prosumer camcorders that deliver excellent video quality and performance, but have unexciting, functional designs. That tradition continues with the latest crop of models. Updates to last year's 700 series,...

Generally excellent video quality and a straightforward, if somewhat unglamorous, interface highlight the Panasonic HDC-HS900 , TM900 , and SD800 's capabilities.

Wonky white balance and lack of a built-in neutral density filter are the two biggest drawbacks of an otherwise very good series of prosumer camcorders.

Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing...

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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.

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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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Panasonic HDC-HS900 3D camcorder review

 

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

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Panasonic HDC-HS900 High Definition Camcorder

 

We bought this for our upcoming wedding and have been using it to practice everywhere since. Such a small compact camera that takes brilliant stills as well as high quality filming. The 14 megapixels is better than our current camera and takes...

Compact, very easy to use touch screen, excellent screen size and picture quality

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Panasonic HDC-HS900

 

Quality of image and facilities

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
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

3D:3D READY
Format:HDD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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