Panasonic has already released details about its new Blu-Ray players and large displays for 2012, and now it’s time for the company’s flagship camcorder to see the light of day.
The new Panasonic HC-X900M flagship camcorder has been equipped with a Leica lens and 3MOS image sensor. The 3MOS image sensor has been improved in order to provide better image quality in low lighting thanks to an upgrade of the sensor, engine and lens.
Panasonic seems to have packed a whole slew of high-end features with their HC-X900M camcorder model. Aside from the upgraded CMOS sensor featuring Pixel Shift Technology, you’ll be able to find a 12x optical zoom and 29.8mm wide-angle LEICA DICOMAR lens, that will immensely improve image quality by reducing flaring and ghosting aided by the brand new Crystal Engine Pro II processor.
The new Pixel Shift Technology is another feature that will improve image quality with the new HC-X900M camcorder, by rendering improved detail and gradation as well as more life-like colors. This new technology is also used to reduce the amount of noise captured on film by more than 40% in comparison to the last year HDC-HS900 model.
If you’re thinking of buying this one, you should know that it will support Full HD 1080/60p video recording as well as 3D recording when using the optional VW-CLT2 conversion 3D lens, while the sound is captured in 5.1-channels of Dolby surround sound.
There’s a Zoom Mic function coming with the flagship camcorder from Panasonic which helps this one reduce the surrounding noise and Wind Noise Canceller automatically, in order to reproduce clear speech and obliterate wind noise and other interferences.
The HC-X900M Full HD camcorder packs a few features that will help you take better moving pictures, such as Face Recognition, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Contrast Control. There’s also a Pre-Rec function, which will capture three seconds of film on the internal memory buffer, in order to let you take advantage of any sudden filming opportunities.
The Panasonic HC-X900M Full HD camcorder comes with a 3.5-inch 3D LCD display for preview and HDMI output in case you want to hook it up to your large screen Panasonic HDTV. There’s a 32GB internal memory available for your film and if that’s not enough for you, there’s always the option of expanding the memory using a SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.
In Europe, Panasonic has announced that their flagship camcorder for 2012 will be dubbed HC-X900 and there’s also a second version, the HC-X800 with no 5.1-channel or 3D capabilities.
The Panasonic HC-X900M Full HD Camcorder is available for pre-order right now for $1199.99, and if you want to shoot in 3D, you have the option of acquiring the VW-CLT2 for $399.99.