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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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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

Panasonic is one of the superior camcorder brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its big total megapixels video cameras.

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HC-VXF999 has a 4K Ultra HD HD type which is better than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year. Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a Full HD HD type.

This camcorder's HD type (4K Ultra HD) is actually the best HD type across all camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst HD type is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-VXF999, the Panasonic HC-VXF999 has an image stabilizer.

Other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic HC-WX970[plb_2749737_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HC-VXF999 has an HDMI, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-VXF999.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-WX970[plb_2749737_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The HC-VXF999 has a quite big digital zoom (250 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-VXF999. The digital zooms of big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-VXF999 range from 12x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 360x.

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MOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a MOS BSI sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

When compared to other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago, the Panasonic HC-VXF999's effective megapixels (image) of 25.9 megapixels is one of the highest. The average effective megapixels (image) of camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-VXF999 is 12MP.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HC-VXF999 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera supports an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-VXF999.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder.

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

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The HC-VXF999 has a better video mode than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Panasonic video camera has a 2160p supported video modes, whereas most similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1080p supported video modes. This video camera also has a 1080i supported video modes.

A 2160p supported video modes is in fact the best video mode amongst all video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-VXF999.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst video mode is 720p.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-VXF999, the HC-VXF999 has a built-in display.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-WX970[plb_2749737_price].

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 supports a higher video resolution than most similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Panasonic camcorder supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-VXF999.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 960 x 540 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic HC-VXF999 is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price], or the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-VXF999 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-VXF999 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-VXF990[plb_3189441_price].

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 2.9" and the largest is 3.5". The HC-VXF999 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.95 inches) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The HC-VXF999 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 800 pixels) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-VXF999. The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec camcorders that were released one year ago is 620,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 460 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-VXF999 are not 3D. The HC-VXF999 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V777[plb_2775907_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-VXF999 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a night mode which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HC-VX870[plb_2749701_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-VXF999 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-VXF999 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the HC-VXF999 does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently found video formats supported on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-VXF999

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Weight

At 396 grams, the HC-VXF999 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HC-VX870[pl_2749701_price] (353g and higher rated), or the HC-WX970[pl_2749737_price] (360g and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-VXF999 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-VXF999.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 20x (optical) video cameras currently available including the HC-VX870[pl_2749701_price], or the HC-WX970[pl_2749737_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Lens Hood
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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