You mentioned a Panasonic HG3 but I think you really mean the GH3 camera.
I have not seen a head to head review of its camcorder ability against a Panasonic camcorder.
The think you want to compare the sound quality too. Nearly all still camera sound systems are poor when trying to record live music or loud music. The GH3 does have a socket for using an external microphone, which is desirable.
Canon has announced a camera that they claim will be a true DSLR and camcorder combination.
One version is priced over $2,000 and a pro model for over $20,000.
I already have a panasoni hdc tm-90 camcorder that records hd video. Im looking to enter into buisness involving music and QUALITY hd video via internet and websites postings therein. camcoder is 1080/60p in avchd which is not standard im told. so im missing the best possible video for internet posts. im looking at the 2013 panasonic dmc gh3 which is getting flawless awsome spec reviews re: video...even by pros.. what are the advantages of even buying a camcorder at all... in 2013 a time when the likes of the pan. DMC gh3 appear to surpass anything less than 2-3000$ with the ability to take pics as well. if pros are using these type products in cameras...why even bother with expensive bulky camcorders in 2013..and what are the best choices in the 1500$ range for the best internet video production in utmost HD.beit camera or camcorder..it appears that the hg3 is the best bet...i need the best video quality.without being spending 5 k..THANK YOU for any help u can provide...i need expert feedback