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Panasonic HC-VXF999
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Panasonic HC-VXF999 Camcorder

18.9MP 1/2.3 396g MOS BSI Jan 2016
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Big sensor size video cameras built by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-VXF999 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-VXF999 also have an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-VXF999, the HC-VXF999 has an HDMI port.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of comparable spec camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months range from 10x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 370x. The HC-VXF999 has one of the bigger digital zooms (250 times zoom factor) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Very High Megapixel Count

Big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-VXF999 have megapixel counts of between 7MP and 26MP, and the average megapixel count is 12MP. When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-VXF999 that we have assessed, the Panasonic HC-VXF999's megapixel count of 25.9 megapixels is one of the highest.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

This video camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on recently released big sensor size video cameras. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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2160p Video Mode

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 has a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode found on most recently released similar spec camcorders. In addition, this Panasonic video camera has a 1080i video mode.

This camcorder's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best video mode amongst all new big sensor size video cameras.

A 1080p video mode is the worst video mode across comparable types of camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other recently released big sensor size video cameras, the HC-VXF999 has a built-in display.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution, whereas most newly released comparable spec video cameras support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-VXF999.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of video camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 72 megabits per second, the Panasonic HC-VXF999 has one of the bigger bitrates at maximum video resolution amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HC-VXF999 is 24 Mbit/s and the biggest is 100 Mbit/s.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-VXF999. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-VXF999 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other latest big sensor size video cameras also do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Panasonic HC-VXF990 (£475.00).

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Not Full HD

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 is not Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-VXF999 are also not Full HD.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.95 inches, the HC-VXF999 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VXF999. The average screen size of new big sensor size video cameras is 3.2", and the screen sizes range from 2.9" to 4.3".

If this big sensor size camcorder screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (£2,999.00) (4.3").

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Not 3D Compatible

The HC-VXF999 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-VXF999 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-VXF999 do not have a night mode. The Panasonic HC-VXF999 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other new video cameras, the HC-VXF999 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most big sensor size video cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not have a built-in projector. The Panasonic HC-VXF999 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the HC-VXF999 is more than most latest video cameras. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camcorder. The audio formats AAC and MP4 are also supported by this video camera.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on recently released similar spec video cameras.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-VXF999

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many latest big sensor size video cameras.

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Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this Panasonic video camera was released.

Average Weight

At 396 grams, the Panasonic HC-VXF999 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other recently released similar spec camcorders.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-VXF990 (£475.00) (396g).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HC-VXF999 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-VXF999.

There are a number of other 20x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HC-VX980 (£499.99) which has better reviews.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 1.083 hours, the Panasonic HC-VXF999 has a relatively average video recording time compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-VXF999.

If you would prefer a longer video recording time then you might also want to look at the Ricoh Theta SC (£244.84) (2.9h).

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Networking
WiFi
WiFi Type
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Cable Included
Lens Hood Included
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included
USB Charging
Full HD

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic k25, panasonic k25p, panasonic hcvxf999, panasonic hcvxf999e, panasonic hcvxf999eg, panasonic hcvxf999egk
Barcodes 05025232837120

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