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Panasonic HCVXF990EBK Camcorder

£628.99
18.91MP 1/2 396g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Excellent brand
Top seller
Good product quality
3 Reviews
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Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 338 expert and user reviews (including 86 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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A Bit Expensive

One Panasonic HC-VXF990 reviewer said in their reviews that this camcorder was not cheap. Mr Brian Warsap said in his review of the Panasonic HC-VXF990 “Print for such an expensive camcorder” nonetheless he rated it 80 out of 100.


Design

Good Product Quality

Some Panasonic HC-VXF990 owners who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was good quality. Avid Reader said in their review a few weeks ago “The picture quality is superb, resolution needle sharp” and scored the product very highly. Avid Reader also wrote “In short, I agree that this is the best quality camcorder in the price range”.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic HC-VXF990 owner who purchased the Panasonic HC-VXF990 mentioned that it was easy to use. Avid Reader gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “The controls are well laid out and easy to use”.


Other

Top Seller

Across all camcorders, the HC-VXF990 is one the most popular products currently available for purchase.

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2016.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Panasonic HC-VXF990 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic HC-VXF990 thought it had a good screen. Avid Reader mentioned this year “It tells you and the viewfinder screen is large and easily adjusted” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 396 grams, the HC-VXF990 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-AX33 (£529) (700g and higher rated), or the Panasonic HC-VX870 (£448.99) (353g and higher rated).

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-VXF990 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony FDR-AX33 (£529), or the Panasonic HC-VX870 (£448.99) both of which have better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-VX980 (£549) which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The HC-VXF990 has one of the bigger digital zooms (250 times zoom factor) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. Camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder have digital zooms of between 4x and 1,500x.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-VX980 (£549) (1,500x and cheaper).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HC-VXF990 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

We compared all the other 20x (optical) camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HC-VX980 (£549) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic HC-VX870 (£448.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of this spec and age is 450mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 290mm to 760mm. At 752.8 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (30.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera. Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 26mm to 31mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The HC-VXF990 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think the Panasonic HC-VX980 (£549) which is cheaper; or the Sony FDR-AX33 (£529), and the Panasonic HC-VX870 (£448.99) both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HC-VXF990 has a touchscreen. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-VXF990 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Sony FDR-AX33 (£529), and the Panasonic HC-VX870 (£448.99) both of which have better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-VX980 (£549) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The HC-VXF990 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The HC-VXF990 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders of this type and age.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution across all video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

Across similar types of video camera the worst maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-VXF990 has a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Light

The HC-VXF990 has a built-in light, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than a year also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-VXF990 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The HC-VXF990 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HC-VXF990 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The HC-VXF990 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Storage

Only One Memory Slots

Most similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago have one memory slots, including the HC-VXF990 which has one memory slots.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the effective megapixels (image) range from 7MP to 26MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 7 megapixels, the HC-VXF990 has a quite low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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18.91 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 18.91 megapixels sensor video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 18.91MP sensor camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HC-VX980 (£549) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic HC-VX870 (£448.99) which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcvxf990ebk, panasonic manufacurer, panasonic n158165w, canon hcvxf990ebk, leica hcvxf990ebk, panasonic 77c47
Barcodes 00635131601088, 05025232837113, 05025232837151

Panasonic HC-VXF990 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HC-VXF990 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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