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Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Panasonic HC-X1000

Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Panasonic HC-X1000

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Panasonic AG-AC90
Panasonic HC-X1000

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
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).
£298 cheaper
The Panasonic AG-AC90 costs £1,430.95, whereas the Panasonic HC-X1000 is £1,729.00.
6 Reasons For
58% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a total megapixels 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.

4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Panasonic HC-X1000 ranks No. 63465 by number of sales, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 ranks No. 248912.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
10.87MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC90 has a total megapixels 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 5 retailers sells the Panasonic AG-AC90, however 9 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.
Worse selling
The Panasonic AG-AC90 ranks No. 248912 by sales volume, but the Panasonic HC-X1000 ranks No. 63465.
3 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 £298
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is £298.05 more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC90.
Older by two months
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is two months older than the Panasonic AG-AC90.

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30 months Ago 32 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
8.04MP 18.91MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.85MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.85MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
10x 10x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
383.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.8 ― 626
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.84 - 34.1 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,152,000 pixels 1,152,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 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
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
DV Port
 DV port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in
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

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
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 (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables 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
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Power Consumption (typical)
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 Voltage
12V Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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