Panasonic HDC-SD90 specs

By James Morris


Key Features

  • 1/4.1in CMOS sensor with 3.32Mpixels
  • 1080/50p Full HD
  • SDXC-compatible SD memory slot
  • 26x optical zoom; 40x Intelligent zoom
  • Compatible with 3D attachment
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic
  • Review Price: £363.08
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Lens Features
Optical Zoom 21
Digital Zoom 1500 X
Video Recording
Recording Media SD card
Video Capture Format MPEG-4
Max Video Res 1920x1080
Minimum Lux Rating 1
Image Stabilisation Optical
General Features
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Image Processor
Image Sensor Quantity 1
Image Sensor Size 6.10 mm


March 9, 2011, 4:38 pm

Bought an SD60 back in October and took it for a tour of the south Island of New Zealand, just back last week. Great camera, but wish I had this model instead; maybe it's just the inner geek in me.


March 29, 2011, 3:57 pm

I bought this model in the states recently (well, it was the TM90 - exactly the same but with 16gb internal memory) and I'm extremely pleased with it.

The 60p (or 50p!) mode works very well indeed, and the manual controls are quite extensive for a camera at this price level - and even if you never get the 3d accessory, the extra features above the SD80 (or TM80) make it worthwhile imho.

I've no idea why they bothered including the iframe mode though - both AVC and MP4 seem to work great for me via imovie 11 / mac.

One feature in the menu (has to be in manual mode) I didn't see mentioned - which is relevant as the review mentioned that panasonic don't emphasise the colour vibrancy! - is DCI colour, which records video in an expanded colour gamut. As this is 'the next big thing' for displays / movies (it's already available in several high-end consumer projectors for example), it was a really nice surprise to see it in there.

Anyway, I totally agree with the review's summary - definitely recommended.

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