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Panasonic HC-X920 question

by bbear44 / June 15, 2013 9:51 AM PDT

I am looking at purchasing this camera for my wife for her bday. I am looking for a camera that will film great family and travel videos in HD, I know my wife would like the wifi option, and I like the fact that a 3d lense can be added down the line. The quality of the video looks stunning on this camera also.

My question is this, is Panasonic a high quality camcorder brand, and are there any other models in the $700-$1000 price range I should maybe be considering that offer better quality video, sound, and wifi? I was also looking at the Canon g20 and considering this as an option

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by Terfyn / June 15, 2013 7:06 PM PDT

Have you looked at the HC-V720? (single chip but superb quality) and a better wide angle and optical zoom than the 920. If I was looking to replace or add on to my HC-V700, I would go for the 720 rather than the 920. The only thing missing is a headphone outlet - which the 920 has - but I have overcome that problem by using the AV outlet.

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by bbear44 / June 16, 2013 12:18 AM PDT
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How is the battery life of the HC-V720 compared to the 920 if I may ask? Also, are the optional 3-d lenses worth purchasing at all?

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by Terfyn / June 16, 2013 6:55 AM PDT
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Depends on the battery size 2-3 hours continuous running should be the norm. No idea about the 3d lens except that it is available for the 720.

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by bbear44 / June 16, 2013 9:21 AM PDT

Ok let me ask this, is there any quality different between the panasonics, canons, and sony brand camcorders, and would there be any that are top notch quality in the $500-$1000 range other than the x920 or v720?

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