Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Panasonic HC-X1000
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Panasonic AG-AC90

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC90

£1,499.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 5 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, representing only middle of the road value for money
54
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
5 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.04MP 1" Nov 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.04MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2012
Panasonic HC-X1000

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-X1000

£1,699.00
£35.00
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and high image quality 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with two industry awards but representing only middle of the road value for money
92
Reviews
14 Reviews + 2 Awards
56
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.47MP 1" Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 4096 X 2160 Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.47MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2014
Panasonic AG-AC90

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC90

£1,499.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 5 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, representing only middle of the road value for money
54
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
5 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.04MP 1" Nov 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.04MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2012
Panasonic HC-X1000

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-X1000

£1,699.00
£35.00
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and high image quality 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with two industry awards but representing only middle of the road value for money
92
Reviews
14 Reviews + 2 Awards
56
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.47MP 1" Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 4096 X 2160 Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.47MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2014

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Reasons For

Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
1 Reason For
£200 Cheaper
The Panasonic AG-AC90 costs £1,499.00, whereas the Panasonic HC-X1000 is £1,699.00.
6 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder. That's 8x bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (12x).

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.

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57% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is an 18.47MP camcorder. That's 10.43MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC90 (8.04MP).

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.

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64GB Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a maximum memory card size of 128GB, however the Panasonic AG-AC90 is only a 64GB maximum memory card size camcorder (64GB smaller).

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.

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Lighter
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a weight of 1.6kg, but the Panasonic AG-AC90 is a 1.8kg camcorder (230g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
More Popular
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
No awards found
2 Awards
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Average Expert Rating

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5 stars
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Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews

Average User Rating

Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
7 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
63 months old 41 months old Best

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Maximum Memory Card Size

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.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Optical Zoom 12x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom 10x 10x
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
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 49mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Max Video Resolution
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
Video Resolutions
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
1280 x 720
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
1280 x 720
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Total Megapixels 8.04MP
BEST
18.47MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) Unknown - Click to provide data 8.85MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 8.85MP
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Maximum Memory Card Size 64GB
BEST
128GB
Memory Slots 2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
White Balance
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,152,000 Pixels 1,152,000 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" 0.45"
BEST
Viewfinder 263,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Minimum Illumination 3lx
BEST
4lx
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Audio System
Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Maximum 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 Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Weight 1.8kg 1.6kg
BEST
Height 195mm 170mm
Depth 350mm 315mm
Width 160mm 160mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Cables Included
USB AC
AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
USB AC
AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Power Consumption (typical) 12.9W Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom 25x Unknown - Click to provide data
Recording Format Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Output Voltage 12V Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic AG-AC90 Panasonic HC-X1000
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data

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