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Model

Panasonic HC-V500Panasonic HDC-SD909
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Manufacturer Panasonic Information about Panasonic

Panasonic Information about Panasonic

Name HC-V500HDC-SD909
European name ?HC-V500HDC-SD909
US name ?HC-V500HDC-SD909
lowest US price   
On the market since March 2012 March 2011
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?not yet testedVery good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ? AVCHD
AVCHD
Recording Medium SD Card
SDHC card
SDXC card
SDHC card
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50p
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 1080/24p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
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 ?  
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ?Panasonic
Leica
Optical Zoom ?38 x12 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?32,4 mm35 mm
Filter diameter ?- mm46 mm
Image Stabilization ?optically and electronically
optically and electronically
ND Filter ?No
No
Exchangable optics ?No
No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?13
Size of image sensor ?1/5, 8 inches
1/4, 1 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?1300000 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
auto
manual
Infrared recording ?No
No
Expanded Focus ?No
No
Peaking ?Yes
Yes
Signal Processing
Zebra ?No
100%
Histogram ?No
Yes
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
Yes
Cinegamma ?Yes
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
--
USB ?USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?No
Mini-jack
Headphones ?No
3.5 mm mini-jack
Lanc ?No
No
Time-code interface ?No
No
Genlock ?No
No
Accessory shoe ?No
Standard
HD-SDI ?No
No
Misc.
Weight (without battery) 228 g395 g
Weight (with battery)   
Battery type Panasonic VW-VBK 180
Panasonic VW-VBN 130
Battery capacity 1790 mAh 
Charger ?internal
internal
external
Remote control No
Yes
Size
Height 52 mm67 mm
Width 65 mm72 mm
Depth 120 mm146 mm
Relative Size ?47
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?No
Yes
Color Viewfinder ? Color
Viewfinder format ?- 16:9
Viewfinder pixels ? 123000 Pixel
Display
Display available ?Yes
Yes
Color display ?Color
Color
Display size 3,0 Inch3,5 Inch
Display format ?16:916:9
Display pixels ?230000 Pixel 460000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?Yes
Yes
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Rocker
Zoom ring multi-assigned
Manual Focus ?Menu
Menu
bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Manual Aperture ?Menu
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 ?AAC Stereo
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 ?Stereo internal
Mini-jack external
5.1 Internal
Audio Control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Audio levels ? Viewfinder
Screen
Still

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Recording Medium ?SD Card
SDHC card
SDXC card
SDXC card
Medium included ?No
No
Effective pixels ? 2100000 Pixel
Resolutions ?2304 x 1296 - Max
1920x1080
4000 x 3000 - Max
4608 x 3072 - Max
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?No
Yes
Misc.

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Specials -2D to 3D conversion
-Hybrid image stabilization can now also compensate for lateral tilting movements
LED light
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 Panasonic
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ? Good
Resolution ?  Excellent
Color performance ? Very good
subj.Picture impression ? Very good
Optical Zoom ? Sufficient
Wide Angle ? Good
Configuration / image ? Very good
Configuration / sound ? Satisfactory
Handling ? Good
Portability ? Very good
Photo function ? Satisfactory
Optics ? Good
Dynamics ? Good
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?not yet testedVery good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
 412
Pros  + Sharpness and colour at the upper AVCHD limit
+ Many manual controls
+ 1080p50
Cons  - No Expanded Focus
- No touch focus in manual mode
Conclusion  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
HDC-SD909 Review
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