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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


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.

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  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