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Panasonic HC-X909 Camcorder

3.05MP 1/4 425g MOS Sep 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Excellent brand
Fairly large display diagonal
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Reviews

Excellent Brand

We checked 339 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews. We also found that Panasonic has excellent reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3.46 inches, the Panasonic HC-X909 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst video cameras of this age.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic HDC-TM900 (3.5"), or the Canon XF105 (£1,999.00) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,152,000 pixel, the HC-X909 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera. Across all the video cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions (numeric) range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 360,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-X909 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also support HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-X909 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a microphone in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HC-X909 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic HC-X909 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-X909 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, and the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder is 1.1 and the highest is 3.1. When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder that we have assessed, the minimum aperture number of the Panasonic HC-X909 of only 1.5 is one of the lowest.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 720x, and the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x. The HC-X909 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 23 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R56 (£100.00) (57x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HC-X909 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 12 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. The optical zooms of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder range from 10x to 78x.

We compared all the other 12x (optical) video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HDC-TM900, and the Sony HVR-Z7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony HXR-NX3 (20x).

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the HC-X909 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HC-X909 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic HC-X909 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-X909 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera, the Panasonic HC-X909 does not have a built-in light.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The HC-X909 features back light compensation, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-X909 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Video

Features Pre-Record Function

The HC-X909 features pre-record function. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera also feature pre-record function.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Panasonic HC-X909 has a face detection. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a face detection.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-X909 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Still Image

4896 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The HC-X909 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 4896 x 3264 pixels. That's 57% more maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. Across all camcorders that came out more than two years ago the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The lightest camcorder of a similar age and spec to this camcorder is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g. The HC-X909 is one of the heavier camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera (425 grams) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Viewfinder

Quite Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the HC-X909 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera. The average viewfinder screen size of small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder is 0.64".

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this video camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcx909eg-s, hcx909egk
Barcodes 05025232661442, 05025232661459

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