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Panasonic X900MK 3MOS 3D Full HD SD Camcorder with 32GB Internal Memory (Black) HC-X900M

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: HC-X900MK
  • Media Type: SD
  • Optical zoom: 12 x
  • Display Size: 3.5 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 5.9 x 2.8 inches ; 14.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0072B5E2Y
  • Item model number: HC-X900MK
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,947 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 9, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

The HC-X900M camcorder, which can record 1920 x 1080, 60 progressive, and builds on the success of last year’s HDC-HS900 by adding the new 3MOS System Pro to help achieve dramatic increases in performance thanks to a re-engineering of all the core imaging components: the lens, sensor and engine. Panasonic’s 3MOS System Pro is a next-generation imaging system that powers the HC-X900M to produce bright, outstanding video even under dim lighting, while also minimizing noise. Plus, with professional-like features such as a manual ring, a 5.1-channel surround sound, an advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) system called Hybrid O.I.S. +, the HC-X900M is a feature-rich camcorder with endless capabilities. For those looking to start exploring the third dimension in video, the HC-X900M can also shoot full-HD 3D (in the AVCHD 3D format) with the new optional conversion 3D lens, the VW-CLT2, which is smaller than last year's model (VW-CLT1) and has an increased brightness from F3.2 to F2.0. In addition, the new VW-CLT2 has 1.5x digital zooming.

From the Manufacturer


Panasonic HC-X900 Camcorder Ultra High Zoom Full HD 3D Conversion Lens Wide LEICA Lens Full Manual Controls Ultrafine Image Quality, Black


A Crystal Engine PRO for Crisp, Clear, On-the-go Motion Shots
Crystal Engine Pro II

The Panasonic X900 HD camcorder's Crystal Engine PRO instantly processes large HD images, enriching its photo quality. Smooth, high-resolution zoom shots are produced even when taken beyond its optical zooming range. The beauty of this Crystal Engine PRO is how clearly it delineates even the tiniest details of your subjects, like flowers and the big blue sky. Intelligent Resolution Technology, with its edge detection technology, ensures sharp and crisp pictures, resulting in bright and beautifully colored motion images. The key is how the HD camcorder corrects and redefines blurry edges for optimal clarity. This advanced technology enhances natural smoothness letting you see the patterns and outlines in flowers and the big sky.

Imagine the photographic possibilities with an Intelligent 46x Zoom
Intelligent 23x Zoom

You can thank the Intelligent Zoom function for its smart, ultra-telephoto zooming abilities, bringing your subjects into your frame by 23x. Because of the HD video camera's Intelligent Resolution technology, you can record at high zoom rates while preserving fine image quality and resolution. You get sharp images of incredibly detailed objects - without the nuisance of blurry edges. And if you find yourself shooting indoors or in a darkly set location, don't worry. The X900 camcorder has a high sensitivity sensor that is more susceptible than conventional sensors, making dark scenes brighter and clearer to the eye. Go on, zoom in on that far away spot that calls to you.

Panasonic's HC-X900 29.8mm Wide-Angle Camcorder Lens Lets You Get Close
29.8mm Wide

The Panasonic X900 29.8mm wide-angle camcorder lens setting fits more people and more of the background into your frame than other conventional models. This is especially clever when you want to take a group photo in a small room. The HD camcorder fits your subjects into your framework even when you shoot from up-close. And don't worry about missing someone's comments or a baby's chuckle as the built-in mic will record it.

Panasonic's High-Speed Burst Shooting Lets You Analyze 90 Images Per Second

Say you're shooting hoops or playing golf with a buddy. Or your daughter is having a high tea afternoon party. With high-speed burst shooting, you can snap up to 60 consecutive 2.1-megapixel still images per second for a total of 180 continuous images, taking you all but 3 seconds. Go back and analyze that golf swing, basketball shot, scone share, or even a great tennis swing. Motion is made easier to capture resulting in special, rich 6.1-megapixel still images while video shooting, even in zoom mode. This feature even allows you to record both still images and video simultaneously in 6.1 megapixels on your X900 HD video camera.

Shaky Hands? Meet HYBRID O.I.S. + and Be Still
Hybrid O.I.S.

HYBRID O.I.S. + uses a five-axis correction method that meticulously suppresses blurring over the entire zoom range, from your wide-angle shots to those powerful zoom shots you're so proud of. The camcorder also lets you record while walking, without blurs and shakes.The camcorder's image-stabilizing effect is increased as you press and hold the O.I.S. Lock on the LCD screen, which maximizes and detects blur sensitivity. The results? Crisp, clear images in almost every shooting situation, especially for those times you want to zoom in at a fixed angle, like when you're bird watching and want to capture them in-flight as they gather twigs for their new nest.

iA (Intelligent Auto) thinks for you and your Scenes
iA (Intelligent Auto)

The camcorder's iA function senses your shooting situations adjusting exposure and coloration for that natural look. Between Sports, Portrait, Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, and Macro, which produces a clearer close-up of your focused subject, you won't miss a thing. In Smile Shot function, iA will detect and capture the smiles you want as it links to Face Recognition, Face Detection, and Auto Focus Tracking. This Panasonic HD camcorder is so smart that it knows to cancel wind noise even if you are at sea. You won't miss a beat as the Zoom Mic links to your lens action, so when you zoom, so does the mic.

Quick and Easy, Lift-off with this Touch LCD

Intuitive shooting is at your fingertips with this 3.0-inch LCD that lets your fingers do the zooming, sliding as little or as far as you desire with Touch Zoom. When your subject appears in the frame, Touch Shutter automatically focuses for you as you shoot. On the green side, the camcorder lens cover automatically opens or powers off. And when the video camera determines that ambient lighting is insufficient, the light is turned on, illuminating your star subject. The LED consumes less power, has a long service life, and operates in a safe, low temperature. Start shooting in approximately 1 second in Standby Mode or 0.6 seconds in Quick Start mode.

Make Impeccable Motion Pictures with iFrame, Focus Assist, & More with the X900 HD Camcorder
iFrame

Let iFrame, ideal for PCs or MACs, quickly edit your work while you are not only in the frame of mind, but as you're in your just-shot-scene. This editing software is part of your HD camcorder and is compatible with iMovie. With Focus Assist, you know your subjects are in focus as they are outlined in blue. You can easily check the focus on the LCD by focusing manually, assuring consistently clear images. And with camcorder's Composition Guide, keep your images perfectly level as horizontal and vertical lines are displayed making it easy to keep your subjects straight and leveled. Cross time zones and your camcorder will adjust accordingly.

Playback Your Motion Pictures with These Forward-Thinking Modes

You've poured your creative juices into your projects - now, playback with effects such as Natural, Pop, Dynamic, and Classical that can be easily applied to your subject's face for a fun, natural, or dramatic touch. This innovative function lets you select your favorite recordings and automatically arranges scenes with playback music. The same goes for those you arrange yourself as it decides how exciting a scene is, based on zooming, panning, and scene changes. The video camera's advanced playback effects like Slow Motion, Still Image Fading, and Flash offer a fun factor. And the Face Highlight Playback mode selects those faces whose names have been registered in Face Recognition.

Shoot Your Videos in 3D
3D

Simply mounting the optional VW-CLT2 3D Conversion Lens and Set-up Ring enables easy 3D shooting. The 1.5x zoom dual lens system records right-eye and left-eye images simultaneously in full-HD with F2.4 brightness to produce life-like, textured, AVCHD three-dimensional videos which can be viewed on a 3DTV.


Panasonic Digital Video Camcorder Comparison Chart
Recording Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Built-in memory (16GB),
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Built-in memory (16GB),
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
F Value
F1.5 (WIDE) / F2.8 (TELE)
F1.8 (WIDE) / F3.5 (TELE)
F1.8 (WIDE) / F3.5 (TELE)
F1.8 (WIDE) / F4.0 (TELE)
F1.8 (WIDE) / F4.0 (TELE)
F1.9 (WIDE) / F5.7 (TELE)
Sensor
3MOS
High Sensitivity
High Sensitivity
High Sensitivity
High Sensitivity
High Sensitivity
Engine
Crystal Engine Pro II
Crystal Engine Pro
Crystal Engine Pro
n/a
n/a
n/a
Effective Pixels: Motion Image
3.55 - 2.58 megapixels [16:9]
3.55 - 2.58 megapixels [16:9]
3.55 - 2.58 megapixels [16:9]
1.30 - 1.12 megapixels [16:9]
1.30 - 1.12 megapixels [16:9]
0.56 - 0.44 megapixels [16:9]
Effective Pixels: Still Image
2.79 megapixels [3:2] / 3.55 - 2.58 megapixels [16:9] / 2.79 megapixels [4:3]
2.79 megapixels [3:2] / 3.55 - 2.58 megapixels [16:9] / 2.79 megapixels [4:3]
2.79 megapixels [3:2] / 3.55 - 2.58 megapixels [16:9] / 2.79 megapixels [4:3]
1.30 - 1.12 megapixels [16:9]
1.30 - 1.12 megapixels [16:9]
0.56 - 0.44 megapixels [16:9]
Image Stabilizer
HYBRID O.I.S. +
HYBRID O.I.S. +
HYBRID O.I.S. +
POWER O.I.S.
POWER O.I.S.
POWER O.I.S.
Wide
29.8mm
28mm
28mm
32.5mm
32.5mm
31.6mm
Optical Zoom
12x
21x
21x
34x
34x
63x
Additional Zoom
23x
46x
46x
42x
42x
70x
3D
FULL HD 3D *
FULL HD 3D *
FULL HD 3D *
n/a
n/a
n/a
1080/60p (50p)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Other Function
Electronic Viewfinder Manual Ring Accessory Shoe
Accessory Shoe
Accessory Shoe
n/a
n/a
n/a
LCD
3.5" Wide Touch / 3D (1,152,000-dot)
3.0" Wide Touch (460,800-dot)
3.0" Wide Touch (460,800-dot)
2.7" Wide (230,400-dot)
2.7" Wide (230,400-dot)
2.7" Wide (230,400-dot)
Audio
5.1 ch Surround / 2 ch Stereo / Zoom Mic / Focus Mic / Wind Noise Canceller Mic & Headphone Terminal
2 ch Stereo Zoom Mic Wind Noise Canceller Mic Terminal
2 ch Stereo Zoom Mic Wind Noise Canceller Mic Terminal
2 ch Stereo Wind Cut
2 ch Stereo Wind Cut
2 ch Stereo Wind Cut
* The optional set of VW-CLT2 3D Conversion Lens and Step-up Ring is required for shooting 3D images

Customer Reviews

I called Pana tech support.
Steve H.
Recording in low light is also very good, only at very dark environment you cannot use the camera.
panos
Video quality is excellent as well as the still photos.
Jake

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Philly Steve on May 18, 2012
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This camera is a member of the 1080p/60fps club. I expect that in a few years, that spec will be pretty standard as the high end moves to 4K video. Until then, the X900M provides the most detailed and smooth recording available in amateur camcorders. If you plan to shoot it in a lesser video mode, it's advantages over other models diminishes. I plan to do all of my shooting at 60p. It has 32GB on board memory plus a 64GB SD card I have installed. It is sized nicely for my large hands. If you plan on recording mostly in 2D with the occasional fun 3D shoot, this camera is a good choice as it shoots superior 2D and decent 3D. Where the Sony and JVC 3D models have 2 dedicated lenses and sensors (one for each "eye"), this model uses an optional ($269) add-on splitter lens which feeds left and right info onto a single sensor array where it is either recorded as split screen 3D or recombined for AVCHD 3D (better). But is is NOT 2 full HD frames like a true dedicated 3D model (i.e. HDR-TD10 or GS-TD1). The effect is still quite good -- just not class-leading. The problem with the dedicated 3D models is the typically poor 2D performance. So your purchase should depend on how much 3D you intend to take. I'll probably be 80% 2D and 20% 3D, so this was the right camera.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By mrknowitall on July 30, 2012
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This little jewel should be called the "uber-light, do-everything-camera for the frequent traveler". Panasonic replaced all the chrome and high-impact shiny plastic housing found on the glamorous TM-900K with thinner and lighter plastic and reduced the weight by almost 2/3's to bring the 900X in at a tad under a pound. Amazing. The various control switches are a little funky but the end results are the same.... superb 60p video. After five years of lugging around my old Sony HDV (a brick) my shoulder starting aching from the get-go, but now I barely notice this camera is in the bag. THE CONS: As with every other camera on the market today the LCD is unreadable in bright light. In my opinion the image-stabilization doesn't quite live up to it's hype .... but I'll let Vegas 11 handle that. If you're just shooting scenery with added background music the built-in mic doesn't play a big role.... BUT, if you're videoing people talking to the camera farther than 10' away the built-in mic sounds tinny and almost worthless. Bite the bullet and plan on a wireless mic ..... no question. When shooting in 1080/60p (that's all I use) this sucker gets VERY warm and draws down the battery at a mighty clip. Get some bigger batteries and a couple extra SD cards. And finally, the author and editor of the user manual need to take a crash course in "Technical Writing for the Masses 101".... the manual is very poorly written. With all the nits I've just picked you might think there's something better out there for the same money. Could be, but I'm loving this little feather-weight.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Van Gorp on May 6, 2012
Bought this camera a few months ago. It shoots amazing video quality and decent stills (while rolling video). Very pleased with overall quality. Easily transferred to Mac and FCP. You can easily transfer via camera or via SDHC card. It has an external mic and earphone jacks which are nice features. You can add a light with the adapter provided. (I purchased a $35 LED light) Price has increased since I bought mine or I would have purchased another one!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ali on January 5, 2013
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I have to say that this is one of the best camcorders I have ever used in my life. The video quality is stunning and the low-light performance is extraordinary. I have to say that the three sensors this camera comes equipped with give it a huge advantage over other camcorders in the market right now. I don't know why so many people gave low ratings for this product .. to me it is excellent. I'd highly recommend buying this product if you're looking for an affordable camcorders with some great features and video quality. The only problem is that to manually control the setting you have to use the touch screen which I don't find very touch responsive.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Udo on June 4, 2012
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It is somewhat difficult to write a review on a camcorder with so many possibilities and so many functions which you have to learn to handle, when you received the camera only 20 days ago.
This is not my first camcorder and perhaps from this point of view the learning was faster then I thought, but I am still finding new functions after reading more carefully the instructions.
I like very much the LEICA Dicomar lens and enjoy the Superb Quality. On the other hand using the camera as a still camera with 16.0 Mega Pixels and flash included makes me think twice whether I should take my still camera along or not. With this camcorder you have All in One. The 32GB built in memory I am using for filming and bought another 32GB for still pictures.
I find it handy to use an external mic, cutting off the internal mic, for commentaries you may wish to make to your filming, because of the wind noise, although the camera has a "wind noise canceler".
It is wonderful to be able to choose between the LCD touch screen monitor, which in bright light is completely useless and the viewfinder. All in all, I am very happy with my purchase and as I go along, will learn a lot more about this camcorder, such as the manual use of shutter and speeds etc..
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