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Panasonic HDC-SD900

The 3MOS system has 7.59 million effective motion image pixels (2.53 megapixels x 3). This sensor separates the light received through the lens into t...

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“Panasonic every time”

published 16/01/2012

ProGreat piece of kit


I am a big fan of Panasonic equipment. I have owned quite a few things from the Panasonic range and it is a brand I trust and feel I can rely on. For this reason, whenever I am looking for a new piece of kit that is electrical, I always find myself looking towards the Panasonic range first and...

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Product Information : Panasonic HDC-SD900

Manufacturer's product description

The 3MOS system has 7.59 million effective motion image pixels (2.53 megapixels x 3). This sensor separates the light received through the lens into the three primary colors - red, green and blue, and processes each color independently, to offer images with significantly better color quality, detail and gradation than 1MOS sensor system.

Product Details

Long Name: HDC-SD900

Product Type: Camcorder - 1080p

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 12

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: 3MOS

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Size: 1/4.1

Digital Zoom: 30, 700 x

Recording Format: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

LCD Display Size: 3.5

Weight: 395, 395 g

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Product Description: Panasonic HDC-SD900 - camcorder - storage: flash card

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Lens System: Leica 12 x zoom lens - 3.45 - 41.4 mm - f/1.5-2.8

Effective Sensor Resolution: Video: 2.53 Mpix - Photo: 2.63 Mpix

Sensor Resolution: 3.05 Mpix

Image Processor: Crystal Engine PRO

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.6 cm x 14.6 cm x 7.2 cm

Colour: Black

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1250 mAh ( included )

Display: LCD display - 3.5"

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.27" - colour - 16:9

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Image Stabiliser: Optical (HYBRID O.I.S.)

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Media Type: Flash card


Optical Zoom: 12 x

Product Type: Camcorder - 1080p


AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Optical Sensor Size: 1/4.1"

Optical Sensor Type: 3MOS

Camcorder Media Type: Flash card

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Effective Photo Resolution: 2.63 Mpix

Effective Video Resolution: 2.53 Mpix

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 3.05 Mpix

Enclosure Colour: Black

Digital Zoom: 700 x

Video Recording Modes: HA, HG, HX, HE

Image Processor: Crystal Engine PRO

Image Stabiliser: Optical (HYBRID O.I.S.)

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVCHD

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Exposure & White Balance

Min Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, sunlight, indoor

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Min Illumination: 1 lux

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Operating System Support: MS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Vista


Included Accessories: Lens hood, power adapter, accessory shoe adaptor, USB cable, pen stylus, audio / video cable, component video cable, IR remote control


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1250 mAh ( included )

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 395 g

Height: 7.2 cm

Depth: 14.6 cm

Width: 6.6 cm

Memory / Storage

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 4608 x 3072 ¦ JPEG 3600 x 2400 ¦ JPEG 2880 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 4864 x 2736 ¦ JPEG 3840 x 2160 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 1728 ¦ JPEG 4032 x 3024 ¦ JPEG 3200 x 2400 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Video Capture: AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 28Mbps ¦ AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 17Mbps ¦ AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 13Mbps ¦ AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 9Mbps ¦ AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 5Mbps

Lens System

Features: Built-in lens shield

Filter Size: 46 mm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 35 - 420mm

Type: Leica 12 x zoom lens - 3.45 - 41.4 mm - f/1.5-2.8

Additional Features

Additional Features: USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, built-in speaker, backlight compensation, auto power save, DPOF support, progressive scanning, Intelligent Scene Selector, interval shooting mode, Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, takes photos while film recording, AF/AE tracking, Intelligent Contrast Control, Pre-Rec function, Auto Ground-Directional Standby (AGS), Intelligent Resolution Technology, HD-to-SD downconversion, face detection, 25p Cinema Mode, YouTube capture mode, Smile Detection technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, Face Recognition, Intelligent Auto (iA)

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Viewfinder Resolution: 123,000 pixels

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.27"

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Type: Electronic


Display Features: Rotating

Resolution: 460,800 pixels

Type: 3.5" LCD display


Microphone Operation Mode: Surround

Microphone Features: Zoom, wind noise reduction


Connector Type: 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x Hi-Speed USB ¦ 1 x component video output ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x headphones ¦ 1 x microphone

Memory Card Slot: SD card


Software: Drivers & Utilities, Panasonic HD Writer AE 3.0

Camera Flash

Flash Modes: Auto mode

Camera Flash: Built-in flash


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