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Panasonic HCX920K Camcorder

$699.00
38.28MP 1/2 189g Jul 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Eight industry awards
Excellent picture quality
Limited battery life
144 Reviews + 8 Awards
Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this video camera and have given it eight awards.

The experts at three expert review sites all decided that this Panasonic video camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. Trusted Reviews, Camcorderinfo.com and Reviewed.com all gave this video camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

An additional three expert review sites all thought that this big total megapixels camcorder was good. The author at website Expert Reviews thought that this Panasonic camcorder was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and the writer at website Pocket Lint gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. Furthermore, the author at website Plusxaward.de wrote that this big total megapixels camcorder was innovative and gave it an "Innovation and Ease of Use" award.

This Panasonic camcorder received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this Panasonic video camera is 91%. This puts this camcorder in the top 11% of all the camcorders that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this camcorder on average 90%. Over 91% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 339 user and expert reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HC-X920 has a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera also have a built-in light.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in flash. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Power

Limited Battery Life

Thirteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Four years ago Trusted Reviews said “Battery life isn't amazing, battery charges incamera (no standalone charger”. In the same month Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Panasonic HC-X920 on PC Mag “Limited battery life”. Digital Versus wrote “Could have longer battery life”.


Features

Extensive New WiFi Features

Eleven owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic HC-X920 had good features. Digital Versus mentioned “Manual mode has lots of features” however they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Extensive new WiFi features” in their review of this camcorder. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “With brand-new image sensors and a couple of new features (say hello to built-in WiFI) the HC-X920 delivers all the controls”.


Still Image

6016 X 3384 Pixels Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HC-X920 has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-X920 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The Panasonic HC-X920 features indoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also feature indoor white balance.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Panasonic HC-X920 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the minimum illuminations range from 1lx to 17lx, and the average minimum illumination is 4.9lx. With a minimum illumination of 12 lux, the HC-X920 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-X920 is Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Design

Excellent Picture Quality

Fourty-six owners concluded that the Panasonic HC-X920 was good quality. Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-X920 “Excellent picture quality” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Trusted Reviews said four years ago “Good image quality in decent light” but even so they rated it 1 stars. Pocket Lint mentioned “Fantastic picture quality, compact”.

Well Made

Seven customers said in their reviews that it was well made. Two years ago Newegg.com said “The stand is rock solid and can adjust pretty high” in their Panasonic HC-X920 review but in spite of that they scored it 1 stars. Mike555 said “The camera is solidly built and has excellent inbuilt facilities” . Radioflyer mentioned “Well built and plan to get years of use out of it! Takes a bit to learn the wifi setup” and scored it 8 stars.

Four people who reviewed this camcorder said that it was reliable. Pit mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “It's much more reliable”. Radiosutch wrote “Time will tell if it's reliable”. Ernie wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Even in low light the auto focus is for me much more reliable, faster and effective”.

Two customers thought it was strong and durable. Steve Putman said in his review of the Panasonic HC-X920 on Amazon.co.uk “Absolutely gorgeous tough waterproof camera with GPS data embedding if needed”. Video Maker scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Rugged, good-looking, practical, very high-quality performance.” in their review of this camcorder.

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Good Looking

Fifteen customers mentioned that the product was good looking. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk said “Pretty good video quality”. Mg gave it a rating of 8 stars and said in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “I've been able to create stunning videos (razor sharp clarity, beautiful, accurate colors) under challenging conditions (dim fluorescent lighting, fast action, long distances to the subject”. Walthsu rated the product 8 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The color are beautiful, I like it very much”.

Five customers who bought it said that it was smooth. Four years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “After 1 min to learn the 2 gestures, everything is smooth”. New Vision wrote “I had hoped that Panasonic would fix this compared to my old PV-GS120 DV camera which was smooth in iris change”. Four years ago Dr. Ray gave it a score of 8 stars and said “Very sharp and clean video with life like colors, very smooth zooming, however when zooming past 12X”.

Three owners who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Panasonic HC-X920 “3-chip design”. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “Instead of offering radically improved performance and design”.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was neat. Easystreet mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Image stability great, neat features like a horizontal level indicator” .

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was rough. Globetrekker wrote “To tested the image stabilization by placing it on the dash of my car and drove several rough country lanes”. Tecep mentioned on Johnlewis.com “Anti-shake works well if you don't have to alter your angle of view mid-shot, then it becomes like you're on a rough sea and is a nightmare” in their review of the Panasonic HC-X920.

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WiFi Modes Are Helpful, Lovely to Use

Thirty-one owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Digital Versus mentioned “WiFi features (live online streaming, remote control via smartphone” in their Panasonic HC-X920 review. Four years ago Pocket Lint said “WiFi modes are helpful, lovely to use” in their Panasonic HC-X920 review. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Gesture bar is super intuitive”.

Nine owners considered that the product was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this camcorder three years ago “Straight out of box settings seem to be great for me, minus the sunlight brightness.” but in spite of that they only rated it 20 out of 100. Mikeinva rated it 8 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic HC-X920 review “The menus are very easy to use”. Martin Beecroft said on Amazon.co.uk “The menu system is readily accessible”.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good interface. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their Panasonic HC-X920 review “Nice interface with HP Touchpad”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Relatively quick interface” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Easystreet mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “Easy to set up and use in any of the "auto" modes.”. Tony of South Jersey said on Bhphotovideo.com “I found the wireless function easy to setup and use for remote control use via my iPhone” in his Panasonic HC-X920 review.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-X920 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also support HDMI.

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-X920 has a microphone in, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HC-X920 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a headphone outputs.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fantastic Picture Quality, Compact

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com said “Light, responsive touch screen and keyboard, compact, easy to grip, webOS is very nice” in their Panasonic HC-X920 review. Tumbleweed wrote on Johnlewis.com “Even the price is fantastic when you weigh up the features and abilities of this very compact and capable camcorder” and rated the product 8 stars. Steven J Edwards wrote “Very small, compact and light camcorder” in his review of this camcorder.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. Three years ago Chermie mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The camcorder is perfect for a home video - it's lightweight, its automatic modes are very accurate” in their review of this camcorder and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that this camcorder was a good size. Two years ago Newegg.com said in their review of the Panasonic HC-X920 “Great size for 1080p, text is a good size and easily readable”. One customer who bought it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Bill M said on Amazon.co.uk “The camera itself is very light and easy to handle” in his review of this camcorder and gave it a rating of 9 stars.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was thin. Tony mentioned “Image quality of the X 920 is of course far better; it's smaller and lighter than the last century equivalent while the LCD screen is thinner, clearer and touch-sensitive” in his review of this camcorder and scored the product 5 stars.

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Average Weight

At 189 grams, the Panasonic HC-X920 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-X920 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HC-X920 has a relatively standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the HC-X920 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the HC-X920 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder. The average display diagonal of camcorders of this spec and age is 3.1", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 7.6".

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,152,000 pixel, the HC-X920 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Support

Manual Focus Ring

Fifteen owners reckoned that the Panasonic HC-X920 had good technical guidance. Four years ago Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Manual focus ring” but even so they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this camcorder “Manual controls including lens focus ring” . Tdn said on Bhphotovideo.com “The color is outstanding without using manual white balance.”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three people who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. Four years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Digital noise handled well, good sensitivity”. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Low image noise in low lighting” but despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars. Alan gave the product a rating of 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The lens has soft focus and the video is noisy to the naked eye when viewed on a 46-inch monitor”.

Three customers thought it was quiet. Jja said in their Panasonic HC-X920 review “When I use my helmet with a face shield its nice and quiet no wind sound”. Tony wrote on Amazon.co.uk “An overall darker look Panasonic calls Silent Movie plus a more useful” in his review of this camcorder and rated the product 8 stars.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-X920 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Low Image Noise in Low Lighting

Three people who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. Four years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Digital noise handled well, good sensitivity”. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Low image noise in low lighting” but despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars.

Alan gave the product a rating of 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The lens has soft focus and the video is noisy to the naked eye when viewed on a 46-inch monitor”.

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Good Exposure Control

One owner who bought it mentioned that it had good exposure controls.

Has a Viewfinder

Ten customers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had a good screen. Easystreet mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Very good LCD monitor, touch screen works well” in their review of this camcorder. Mark, the Flower Guy said “Can get almost 3 hrs of battery life with occasional zooms and the LCD display active”. Voezel rated it 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Easy in use and touch screen is responsive and quick to navigate”.

Nine customers who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Digital Versus wrote “Has a viewfinder”. Easystreet gave this camcorder a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-X920 four years ago “Optical viewfinder, great in the sun when the monitor washes out”. Dan R gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “The touch screen has a great picture and the extendable viewfinder is nice with a great picture as well”.

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Wide Aperture Lens

Ten customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Wide aperture lens” in their review of this camcorder nonetheless they only gave this camcorder a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Tony of South Jersey rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “A wide angle lens (Digital King DSW Pro 0.7x AF Wide Angle Conversion Lens”. Mr G D Thompson wrote in his Panasonic HC-X920 review on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “The lens is bitingly sharp” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Nine people who bought the product considered that it had a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Zoom rangeperformance” but even so they scored the product 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Great Zoom” in their review. Tony of South Jersey said in his review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “I'm fine with the zoom capabilities of my X920 none the less”.

Eight customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good Focus During Zooming” although they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Tecep wrote on Johnlewis.com “On the plus side; the focus is very quick, only getting fooled now & again on long (25x or more zoom”. Steven J Edwards wrote “The viewfinder as well as the flip out screen means it's easy to use in bright sunlight and the auto/manual focus works well” in his review of this camcorder.

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Excellent stabilisation system”. Trusted Reviews also said “Excellent systme de stabilisation” in their review. Amazon.co.uk said in their Panasonic HC-X920 review “Good Image Stabilization” nonetheless they gave this camcorder a rating of 1 stars.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago Tumbleweed mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The fantastic wireless connectivity and light weight enables amazing filming options”.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 03700666506706, 05025232721290, 05025232721320, 05025232721337, 05054230000427, 05054230766330, 05054230837603

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