Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
The camera is an improvement over last year’s model and offers full HD 3D thanks to an optional 3D conversion lens.
Whether you’re shooting home movies, filming your own cinematic masterpiece, or taking the kinds of videos that aren’t fit for public consumption (that guy look familiar?), adding a third dimension can make things a lot more interesting. If you’re equipped with a 3D TV it can even make watching little Billy’s soccer game tolerable for the extended family.
Panasonic’s HC-X900M is an improvement over the previous model, adding the 3MOS System Pro which improves specs across the board. It handles low light shooting better, with 40% less noise than the older version. The brightness of the 3D conversion lens has also increased, from f3.2 to f2.0.
“Panasonic has really improved the core components of the HC-X900M,” says senior product manager Chris Rice. Improvements range “from its lens to its processor to its engine to ensure that it can power full 1080/60p at a 28-Mbps bit rate, thus resulting in absolutely stunning video, but also capturing rich deep sound.”
The HC-X900M is available for preorder now at a price of $1,199.
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