Designed for TV and HDTV systems in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America - the Panasonic HC-X900KE 3D Ready Full HD Camcorder (PAL) sports a long list of desirable features that include: 1920 x 1080/50p video recording, clear 5.1-channel surround sound audio recording with Wind Noise cancelling function, the ability to record in 3D (with optional 3D lens), and a 3-sensor MOS sensor system. With such quality recording features, you'll have the ability to produce extravagant, detailed, beautiful images under almost any circumstances.
Panasonic's proprietary 3MOS is a 3-sensor MOS system that features at total of 9.15 megapixels (3 x 3.05MP). These sensors work together with the Crystal Engine PRO II processor to write large HD files to memory quickly and efficiently. It also allows for high-res zooming when exceeding the optical range. In addition, the engine works to reduce image noise, rendering beautiful, lifelike images. The result is crisp and vivid 1080/50p Full HD footage. The X900KE supports progressive recording. When recording in a progressive frame rate, the footage captured is more vibrant and detailed than when recording in an interlaced frame rate. In the world of consumer camcorders, 1080p is the gold standard.
The camcorder features a high-quality lens as well. It comes with a 29.8mm f/1.5 Leica Dicomar lens that supports a 12x optical zoom range. It also features a manual ring which can be used for more precise control of focus, zoom, exposure, shutter speed and white balance. There's also HYBRID O.I.S. (optical image stabilization), which keeps your shots steady when walking or running with the camera. It reduces the effects of hand-shake for an easy-to-view, clean shot.
Another highlight of the X900KE is its very generous 3.5" (8.9cm) touch screen 3D LCD display. This screen provides you with options like Touch Zoom and Touch Shutter. The zoom function allows you to zoom in by dragging your finger across the LCD. The shutter function enables instant touch focus on a particular subject in the frame, as well as providing an option to switch to still-image shooting. The camera also features 5.1 channel Dolby Surround Sound recording, and five built-in electret condenser microphones. You can capture true Surround Sound that targets your subject, while minimizing wind and extraneous sounds.
The X900KE allows you to record in 3D as well. All that's needed is an optional VW-CLT2 3D conversion lens. Your 3D videos can then be played back on any 3D TV that is compatible with the side-by-side method. The camera can also capture up to 16 megapixel images. Plus, a dedicated iA mode will automatically switch to one of five scene modes for optimized video/still capture.
The X900KE has loads of shooting controls, including Face Detection and Intelligent Auto, which help take the guesswork out of video recording. These controls will allow you to keep the recording process simple, so you can focus on the moment, instead of fussing with camera settings. Other features include microphone and headphone jacks, an extendable electronic viewfinder and a cold shoe for mounting optional accessories. When it comes time to share what you've shot, the X900KE provides you with various options as well, from editing software that lets you upload to the web to a fun in-camera playback feature.