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Panasonic today launched two new full HD camcorders X900 and the X900M with both models incorporating the new 3MOS systempro, 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.
“Consumers looking to capture stunning videos, especially in low light condition need look no-further than the X900 series,” commented Hitesh Ojha, Deputy General Manager – Digital Imaging, Panasonic, Marketing Middle East and Africa.
“The Panasonic X900 series camcorders are top-of-the-line, and come with full-HD 3D capability. Panasonic has improved the core components of the X900M, from its lens to its processor to its engine making it a highly desirable camcorder,” added Ojha.
Panasonic maximized the advanced technologies that it has accumulated over the years and succeeded in shifting the green MOS sensor of the red, green and blue MOS sensors by half a pixel, thus helping to achieve more life-like colors, detail and gradation. Thanks to the advanced 3MOS sensor’s unique pixel shift technology that runs at high speed and with superb accuracy, the X900M further reduces noise by 40% when compared to last year’s HDC-HS900/TM900.
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.
The X900M features an improved O.I.S. system called, HYBRID O.I.S. +, which uses five-axis correction to help thoroughly suppress blurring all the way from wide-angle shots to powerful zoom shots – allowing for steady images over the entire zoom range. In addition to the HYBRID O.I.S. + system, the X900M provides even more powerful stabilization correction with O.I.S. Lock. By pressing the O.I.S. Lock button on the LCD monitor, the blur detection sensitivity is maximized and camera movements are detected and corrected without image degradation.
Both the X900M and the X900 come equipped with a 1,150,000-dot 8.8-cm/3.5-inch LCD that allows 3D viewing without the need for special eyewear, so 3D images can be viewed on the spot. Naturally, the display can also be switched between 2D and 3D and intuitive touch operation enables extremely easy control on the LCD. The Touch Zoom function allows the user to simply touch the LCD to activate slow zooming. The LCD also supports Touch Shutter, which automatically focuses and takes a still photo when the user touches the subject on the screen.