PANASONIC recently launched two new full HD camcorders X900 and the X900M with both models incorporating the new 3MOS system pro, a LEICA lens and capable of capturing stunning videos in low light conditions. Furthermore the X900M comes with a built in 32 GB hard drive and also has an SD card slot like the X900.
The X900M which can record 1920 × 1080 videos in 50p Progressive AVCHD, builds on the success of Panasonic’s existing HS900 camcorder. The Japanese manufacturer has added the new 3MOS System Pro to help achieve dramatic increases in performance thanks to a re-engineering of all the core imaging components like the lens, sensor and engine.
Panasonic’s 3MOS System Pro is a next-generation imaging system that powers the X900M to produce bright, outstanding video even under dim lighting, while also minimizing noise. Plus, with professional-like features such as a manual ring, a 5.1-channel surround sound, an advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) system called Hybrid O.I.S. +, the X900M is a feature-rich camcorder with endless capabilities.
For those looking to start exploring the third dimension in video, the X900M can also shoot full-HD 3D (in the AVCHD 3D format) with the new optional conversion 3D lens, the VW-CLT2, which is smaller than last year’s model (VW-CLT1) and has an increased brightness from F3.2 to F2.0. In addition, the new VW-CLT2 has 1.5x digital zooming.
The X900M’s new Crystal Engine Pro II can achieve high-speed processing that is approximately equivalent to four times the pixel count of full-HD pixels, thus producing superb full-HD image quality, even in the most detailed images.
The X900M features a bright F1.5, 12x optical zoom and 29.8mm wide-angle LEICA DICOMAR lens, meaning it allows for a wider-framed shot, which is convenient when shooting wide landscapes and large groups of people. The lens also features a new Nano Surface Coating Technology, which dramatically reduces ghosting and flaring. Furthermore the X900M has the optional VW-CLT2 3D Conversion Lens attached - it can record full HD 3D images with the MVC (Multiview Video Coding) recording system of the AVCHD 3D format. – SG