Summary: The Panasonic HDC-SD90 is a brilliant little camera - packing in many of the features of its considerably pricier sibling, the HDC-SD90 is a great all round performer at a price that won’t break the bank.
Excerpt: A close size match for the JVC, and just within budget at £498.99, is the SD90 , the flagship of Panasonic’s single CMOS sensor (or 1MOS) camcorder range. Headline features of this Full HD, MPEG-4 format camcorder include an image-stabilised 40x intelligent zoom. This boosts performance beyond the basic 21x optical range, with a 28mm wide angle, f/1.8 maximum aperture lens that proves useful for not only avoiding judder while pulling distant scenes closer, but also...
Well built with substantial feel, good ergonomics too with intuitive touch-screen control, bright lens plus decent lens reach and feature set
Towards the top end of our price scale, plasticky feel accentuated by high gloss finish
Excerpt: Headline features of this full-HD, MPEG-4 format camcorder include an image-stabilised 40x intelligent zoom. This boosts performance beyond the 21x optical range, with a 28mm wide-angle, f/1.8 maximum-aperture lens that proves useful for not only avoiding judder while pulling distant scenes closer, but also shoehorning landscapes and groups into frame while offering improved low-light capability.
Excerpt: The key to producing a decent 3D camcorder is to make sure that, first and foremost, it is a great 2D camera. Panasonic managed this admirably with its first 3Dcorder – the high-end HDC-SDT750 – but now it has brought the technology to the mid-range and a more beginner-friendly user base, with the HDC-SD90.
Excerpt: We've seen a few 3D-capable camcorders making their debuts recently, including JVC's GS-TD1 and GZ-HM960 and Panasonic's HDC-SDT750 . The HDC-SD90 is Panasonic's entry-level 3D-flavoured compact camcorder, although you'll need to kit yourself out with the optional VW-CLT1 lens as well if you want to shoot in three dimensions.