As with pretty much every camcorder released so far in 2009, our pronouncement on the Everio GZ-X900 falls back to price. If it had been pitched at £700 or less, this would be an absolutely storming buy. But at more like £900, the X900 costs more than last year's Canons, and enters the same league as this year's enthusiast models, such as Panasonic's HDC-HS300. So whilst it really does manage to combine excellent video with credible photography in an inordinately tiny package, the X900 is for the rich gadget lover rather than the serious videomaker.
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