Panasonic HC-X900 Camcorder Review$1,199.00
Much like its plethora of recording options, the HC-X900 also has a bunch of still image size settings. You can shoot photos using a 4:3, 16:9, or 3:2 aspect ratio, and the size of those still images range from a ridiculous 4896 x 3264, to the more reasonable 3024 x 2016 (there's also a tiny 640 x 480 still image option as well). The high resolution still images options on the camcorder are not to be trusted, as they are the result of interpolation. This means there isn't actually more detail in those images, they're just bigger. The camcorder's three size options that hover around 6 megapixels should more closely resemble the actual capabilities of the X900's image sensor.
The camcorder also features a built-in flash, a continuous shooting mode, a self-timer, and a smile shutter feature in still image mode.
You can add faders to the beginning or end of your video clips during recording. Faders can be set to white or black on the TM900.
Pre-record is a common feature on consumer camcorders that allows you to capture a few seconds of footage before you press the record button. It can be useful if you’re shooting a fast-paced sports game and don’t want to miss an important moment, but it does suck up battery life.