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Panasonic HDC-HS900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS900. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and image quality also get good feedback, but opinions about the price and portability are mixed.

usability, image quality, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Panasonic HDC-HS900


Panasonic's 3D-capable 3MOS camcorder offers an impressive array of features and top-quality shooting, but it's not a light model to carry around, especially with the optional 3D lens bolted on.

3D-capable (with add-on lens) ; Excellent video quality ; Records at 1080/50p ; Touchscreen controls actually work

Doesn't seem to like OS X Lion much ; SD card slot can all too easily sit outside the camera body ; 3D is an add-on; you'll have to carry the lens with you to make it happen

The HS900 is a top-notch camcorder at a solid asking price. We weren't as thrilled by the inclusion of 3D as we might otherwise have been, but then, as we've noted, it's awfully easy to do 3D filming badly in any case, and the added cost of the 3D...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (

Panasonic HDC-HS900


The world of 3D is infecting our cinemas, televisions and digital cameras as well as our camcorders, with the appearance of Panasonic's latest range. In truth the ability to shoot 3D images (not using a dual lens approach as seen on other devices, but...

Decent image quality; large LCD; huge storage

Too expensive; clunky touchscreen

With a gigantic hard drive, full manual controls and the ability to shoot in 3D (should you ever need it) the HS900 isn’t a bad purchase, but the similar, flash-sporting TM900 is probably the better investment at a few hundred pounds less. Both are...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Panasonic HDC-HS900 3D camcorder review


Panasonic's latest stab at a 3D camcorder is a solid - albeit fiddly - offering.

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:8.89


Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.53
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.05

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length range (f-f):35 - 700
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F1.5 - 2.8
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3072


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:220


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080


Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.2

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual