camcorders
  • Editors' Choice

Panasonic HC-X900 Camcorder Review

If you're looking for fancy new features or updates, Panasonic's latest flagship camcorder is likely to disappoint.

$1,199.00 MSRP
Advertisement

Introduction

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 slight tweaks to the lens and sensor, the HC-X900 is identical to its predecessor. According to our tests, the camcorder didn't offer a huge improvement in performance or image quality, and it lacks any special new features that weren't also available on the TM900.

At this time, the HC-X900M is still unavailable for purchase in the US. You can pre-order it from a variety of retailers, and Panasonic lists the expected MSRP at $1199.

Video Review

{{product.attachments['Brightcove Video']}}

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Panasonic HC-X900M, take a look at these other camcorders.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. 3D Features
  18. Other Features
  19. Panasonic HDC-TM900 Comparison
  20. Canon HF G10 Comparison
  21. Sony HDR-CX700V Comparison
  22. Conclusion
  23. Photo Gallery

News and Features

Sony action cam hero

Sony Unveils Action Cam, Three Camcorders at CES 2016

Three new camcorders and an action cam are headed to stores this year.

Panasonic camcorder front cam

Panasonic Debuts 2016 4K and HD Camcorders at CES

Panasonic brings its latest 4K and HD camcorders to Vegas.

Canon vixia hero

Here Are All the Canon 2016 Vixia Camcorders

The 2016 Vixia camcorder lineup looks awfully familiar.

Inspire pro in flight

DJI Announces Drone-Ready Micro Four Thirds Cameras

DJI announces 4K-capable Micro Four Thirds cameras for its drones.

Canon development news hero

Canon Announces Development of 250MP sensor, 8K Camera

The megapixel war heats up again thanks to Canon's newest sensors.

Ricoh theta s hero 2

Ricoh's 360° Ambitions Come Full Circle With New Theta S

Can a tie-up with Google Maps take spherical photos mainstream?

Photosniper hero

The 10 Weirdest Cameras of All Time

Not every camera has to be a boring black box.

Graava bar mount 3

Watch Out, GoPro: Auto-Editing Is the Future of Video

Upstart camera and app makers could beat GoPro at its own game.

Vertical video before and after hero

YouTube Update to End Vertical Video's Reign of Terror

The YouTube app has an update that (sort of) fixes vertical video.