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Model

Panasonic HC-X900MPanasonic HDC-SD909
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Manufacturer Panasonic Information about Panasonic

Panasonic Information about Panasonic

Name HC-X900MHDC-SD909
European name ?HC-X900HDC-SD909
US name ?HC-X900MHDC-SD909
lowest US price   
On the market since February 2012 March 2011
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?Very good
Very good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ? AVCHD
iFrame
AVCHD
Recording Medium SD Card
SDHC card
SDXC card
SDHC card
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
iFrame 960 x 540
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60p
iFrame 960 x 540
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60p
Max Bitrate ?28 Mbit/s28 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
MPEG4
on-board memory ?32 GB 
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ? Leica
Leica
Optical Zoom ?12 x12 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?29,8 mm35 mm
Filter diameter ?49 mm46 mm
Image Stabilization ?optically and electronically
optically and electronically
ND Filter ?No
No
Exchangable optics ?No
No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?33
Size of image sensor ?1/4, 1 inch
1/4, 1 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?2190000 Pixel 2530000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
CMOS
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
presets
WB-Shift
auto
manual
presets
WB-Shift
Focus ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/8.0001/8.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/251/25
Apperture control ?auto
manual
AE-Shift
auto
manual
Infrared recording ?No
No
Expanded Focus ?No
No
Peaking ?Yes
Yes
Signal Processing
Zebra ?100%100%
Histogram ?Yes
Yes
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
Yes
Cinegamma ?No
Yes
Black Strech ?No
No
Knee ?No
No
Colorbars ?No
No
Misc.
Shot Transition ?No
No
Custom Presets ?No
No
Set Time Code ?No
No
Configuration

Connections
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FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
Out
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
No
No
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
Out
Out
HDMI ?Out mini
Out mini
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
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USB ?USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?Mini-jack
Mini-jack
Headphones ?Mini-jack
3.5 mm mini-jack
Lanc ?No
No
Time-code interface ?No
No
Genlock ?No
No
Accessory shoe ? Standard
Standard
HD-SDI ?No
No
Misc.
Weight (without battery) 425 g395 g
Weight (with battery) 480 g 
Battery type Panasonic VW-VBN 130
Panasonic VW-VBN 130
Battery capacity 1250 mAh 
Charger ?internal
external
internal
external
Remote control Yes
Yes
Size
Height 67 mm67 mm
Width 72 mm72 mm
Depth 150 mm146 mm
Relative Size ?77
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?Yes
Yes
Color Viewfinder ?Color
Color
Viewfinder format ?16:916:9
Viewfinder pixels ?263000 Pixel 123000 Pixel
Display
Display available ?Yes
Yes
Color display ?Color
Color
Display size 3,5 Inch3,5 Inch
Display format ?16:916:9
Display pixels ?1152000 Pixel 460000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?Yes
Yes
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Zoom ring multi-assigned
Rocker
Zoom ring multi-assigned
Manual Focus ?Menu
bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Menu
bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Manual Aperture ?Menu
bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Menu
bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Focus switcher ?No
No
ND Filter ?No
No
Exp Lock ?No
No
Gain ?No
No
White balance ?No
No
Push AF ?No
No
Audio Levels ?No
No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
No
No
Audio

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Audio Formats ?AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbit max.
Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbit max.
Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
Microphone ?5.1 Internal
Mini-jack external
5.1 Internal
Audio Control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Audio levels ?Viewfinder
Screen
Viewfinder
Screen
Still

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Recording Medium ?SD Card
built-in flash memory
SDHC card
SDXC card
SDXC card
Medium included ?No
No
Effective pixels ?2370000 Pixel 2100000 Pixel
Resolutions ?1920x1080
5120 x 2880 - Max
1920x1080
4000 x 3000 - Max
4608 x 3072 - Max
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes
Yes
Misc.

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Specials -Optional 1080p50 recording at 28 Mbit / s
Optional 3D-conversion lens, 3D FullHD recording
-2D to 3D conversion
stereoscopic touch-screen / 3D
-the hybrid image stabilizer now also compensates for lateral tilting movements
optional 1080p50 recording with 28 Mbit/s
Product Shots

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Test results

Test pictures
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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ?
Manufacturers URL Website PanasonicWebsite Panasonic
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?Very goodGood
Resolution ? Excellent Excellent
Color performance ?Very goodVery good
subj.Picture impression ?Very goodVery good
Optical Zoom ?SufficientSufficient
Wide Angle ? Excellent Good
Configuration / image ?Very goodVery good
Configuration / sound ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Handling ?GoodGood
Portability ?Very goodVery good
Photo function ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Optics ?GoodGood
Dynamics ?GoodGood
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Very good
Very good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
442412
Pros + Sharpness and colour at the upper AVCHD limit
+ Many manual controls
+ 1080p50
+ Sharpness and colour at the upper AVCHD limit
+ Many manual controls
+ 1080p50
Cons - No Expanded Focus
- No touch focus in manual mode
- Audible ventilation
- No Expanded Focus
- No touch focus in manual mode
Conclusion The immaculate sharpness, very good wide angle, as well as much manual control and convenient, visual adjustment aids leave little to be desired.In our opinion, the camera would profit from an expanded focus, a touch-focus in manual mode and a fan-less design.But apart from that the camera really is convincing.Together with the new 3D adapter VW CLT2 the duo can not keep up with real dual lens cameras, but still delivers a better performance than the previous combination.Not only does Panasonic offer 50p, it also brings enough wide angle (which even isn´t affected by the active image stabilisation), good low-light performance and colors, great sharpness and lots of manual control.Also nice is that the 3D features are now offered as an alternative add-on option.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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slashCAM Review
HC-X900M Review
HDC-SD909 Review
external reviews/tests   
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