Panasonic HDC-HS900K: Review

The Panasonic HDC-HS900K is a digital camcorder with 3MOS System Colorfully Renders 2D and 3D images to be able to arrive at a resolution of 7.59 million effective pixels (2.53 megapixels x 3). This sensor, the flagship of the camera, it splits the light into the three primary colors and processes each color independently, to offer images with a color quality, detail and gradation much higher than that of a sensor 1MOS. The ability to record 1080/50p (Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 progressive recording 50 fps), with a frequency of 28 Megabits per second, conveys about twice the information of a recording interlaced 1080i.

Among the other notable features of the camera, we find the optical Image Stabilizer HYBRID OIS new generation, filming in 3D with optional 3D conversion lens and a large 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD display. The camcorder uses a recording medium hybrid 200GB HDD and SDXC / SDHC / SD memory card.

Panasonic HDC-HS900K: Design

The Panasonic HDC-HS900K is a compact camcorder with exceptional performance with the measuring just 67 mm (L) x 72 mm (H) x 146 mm (D) and weighs about 445 grams without battery. On the side to the camera, there is a wide-screen LCD 8.8cm (3.5 ” ) with a resolution of 460800 pixels. The camera remains therefore, very compact and extremely pleasant to the touch and the eye.

Panasonic HDC-HS900K: Features and Functionality

The Panasonic HDC-HS900K is an HD camcorder for 2D and 3D images more compact on the market. Specifications are top notch and find their pride in the advanced 3MOS system that comes to a resolution of 7.59 million effective pixels (2.53 megapixels x 3). This sensor can divide the light into the three primary colors (red, green and blue) and processes each color independently to offer the excellent images with a color quality, detail and gradation clearly superior to that of a sensor 1MOS.

The camera is obviously unable to perform recording at 1080/50p (Full HD, 1920×1080, 50fps progressive recording) with a frequency of 28 Megabits per second, conveys about twice the information of 1080i recording interpolated. This type of recording minimizes jitter and flickering caused by subject movement providing the possibility of making movies crisp and detailed.

Another strong point and prestige of the camera are the image stabilizer optical / electrical able to correct the blur caused by the movement (vertical and horizontal) of the hand, through a lens in the optical system and a sensor in the electrical system.

Panasonic HDC-HS900K
Panasonic HDC-HS900K

With the electrical image stabilization suppresses image degradation, utilizing an unused area of ​​the sensor when zooming. Thanks to the HYBRID OIS will be possible to capture video images even when you are on the move or zooming in all its power. The camera also lets you shoot video in 3D thanks to the optional 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1) that will deliver 3D images in AVCHD format.

Great, extremely powerful new 3.5-inch LCD display with touch new operations for shooting and play back images more easily than in previous versions. New features and possibilities are introduced by the “Touch Zoom,” which allows you to zoom slowly and firmly with one hand while you record.

Among the new features there’s also touch the “Touch Shutter” which allows auto-focus and allows the taking of pictures (unfortunately this function is not available while shooting video). The camera allows you to browse through the screens by sliding your finger on the touch.


The Panasonic HDC-HS900K is definitely one of the best Full HD video cameras currently on the market. Excellent opportunity to make filming in 3D with optional lens even if not understood, aspect that has to be reported as a real downside to this camera, in addition to the price that is definitely not for all pockets.

Certainly, those who can afford this camera will surely not be disappointed certainly also due to the presence of the beautiful and comfortable 3.5-inch touch display and the recording medium hybrid 220 GB HDD and SDXC memory card / SDHC / SD.

Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : 1080/50p recording, 3D Camera, LCD touchscreen; Stabilizer HYBRID OIS advanced 3MOS System.

CONS : Shooting 3D with optional lens; Price.

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