Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Panasonic HC-X1000

Panasonic AG-AC90
Panasonic HC-X1000

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 383.7mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 383.7mm longer than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (unknownmm).
2.8 higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a maximum aperture value of 2.8, whereas the Panasonic HC-X1000 is only a unknown maximum aperture value camcorder (2.8 lower).
Vastly larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 64GB maximum memory card size camcorder. That's 64GB larger than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (unknownGB). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

Higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 263,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 263,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (unknown pixels).
A lot smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, but the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx bigger).
6h longer battery life Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 6h battery life camcorder. That's 6h longer than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (unknownh). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Bigger AC adapter output Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 12V AC adapter output camcorder. That's 12V bigger than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (unknownV).
£460 cheaper
The Panasonic AG-AC90 costs £1,239.00, whereas the Panasonic HC-X1000 is £1,699.00.
7 Reasons For
58% bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a sensor size of 18.91MP. That's 10.87MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (18.91MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-X1000 is 20x (optical). That's 8x bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (20x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A lot larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.45", but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is only a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.21" smaller).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a weight of 1.6kg, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder (230g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

15% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a height of 170mm. That's 25mm smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (170mm).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-X1000 is 315mm deep. That's 35mm smaller than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (315mm).
6 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
10.87MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a sensor size of 8.04MP, however the Panasonic HC-X1000 is an 18.91MP sensor camcorder (10.87MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

8x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic AG-AC90 is only 12x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (8x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.21" smaller than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (0.45").
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder. That's 230g heavier than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (1.6kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

13% bigger Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a height of 195mm, however the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 170mm high camcorder (25mm smaller).
Moderately bigger Edit
Panasonic AG-AC90 is 350mm deep, but the Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 315mm deep camcorder (35mm smaller).
Not as many stockists
Only 6 shops sells the Panasonic AG-AC90, however 12 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-X1000. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is older than the Panasonic HC-X1000 by 22 months.
2 Reasons Against
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (4lx).
More expensive by £460
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is £460 more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC90.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
8.04MP 18.91MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.85MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.85MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
10x 10x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
383.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm 49mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.8 ― 626
Focal Length Range
2.84 - 34.1 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/2000 0.125 - 0.000125

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
1,152,000 pixels 1,152,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.45"
BEST
Viewfinder Resolution
263,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Minimum Illumination
3lx
BEST
4lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
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Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
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Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Still Image Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Still image histogram

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DV Port
 DV port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Networking

WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Life
6h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 5,800mAh

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.8kg 1.6kg
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Height
195mm 170mm
BEST
Depth
350mm 315mm
BEST
Width
160mm 160mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AC
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Typical Power Consumption
12.9W Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom
25x Unknown - Click to provide data
Recording Format
AVCHD 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electrical Viewfinder
 Electrical viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Output
12V Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Microphone Operation Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data Dynamic
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