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Panasonic HC-X920
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Panasonic HCX920K Camcorder

38.28MP 1/2.3 189g MOS Feb 2013
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

Panasonic has good average ratings for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range.

Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of video cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 2.3" to 7.6". At 3.5 inches, the HC-X920 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-X920 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Full HD

The HC-X920 is Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-X920 also are Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] or you might consider a better rated camcorder such as the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HC-X920 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have an HDMI port.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] which has better reviews; or the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 189 grams, the Panasonic HC-X920 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. Big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HC-X920 have weights of between 65g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 670g.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-X920 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. Most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it support an SDHC memory card. This video camera also supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-X920.

An MS Pro-HG memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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3D Compatible

The Panasonic HC-X920 is 3D compatible. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-X920 are not 3D compatible.

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Very High Display Resolution

Across all the camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-X920 the display resolutions range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The HC-X920 has a fairly high display resolution (1,152,000 pixel) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-X920 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] which has better reviews; or the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] which is cheaper.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-X920 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-X920. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HC-X920 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-X920. The cables included "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this camcorder.

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Very Small

With a height of only 59 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-X920 is fairly small compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-X920. The average height of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-X920 is 100mm.

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Very Small

The smallest camcorder that has been around for around the same time as the HC-X920 is 21mm deep and the biggest is 480mm. At only 82 millimeters, the HC-X920 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-X920 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 40 times zoom factor, the HC-X920 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-X920. The smallest digital zoom of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2x and the biggest is 1,500x.

If this big sensor size camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (100x and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-X920 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-X920 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-X920, the HC-X920 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-X920 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-X920 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 5.2lx, and the minimum illumination range from 1lx to 17lx. The HC-X920 has a quite big minimum illumination (12 lux) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-X920

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic camcorder was released over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-X920 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (40x and cheaper).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

7 June 2014

N?u nh? phiên b?n ti?n nhi?m Panasonic HC-X900 là m?t trong nh?ng chi?c máy quay t?t nh?t trong nh?ng model cùng phân khúc thì Panasonic HC-X920 ti?p t?c là ng??i k? th?a x?ng ?áng c?a...

3-chip design
20-megapixel still capture
Wide aperture lens
Excellent image stabilization
1080 60 video capture
Expensive
Limited zoom range
Limited battery life
No internal storage
WiFi app can be a bit flaky, quite expensive, compact cameras offer a lot of the features

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 2 January 2015 by Alan
Alan would recommend the Panasonic HC-X920 (Verified Purchase)

I love this camera, but no matter how good it is, it does not even come close to yielding professional quality. The lens has soft focus and the video is noisy to the naked eye when viewed on a... Read more…

Easy to handle
Good Focus
Good Image Stabilization
Long recording time
Pretty good video quality
Focus Ring Inconvenient
Lens Too Soft
Video Too Noisy
Poor Image Quality
Poor In Low Light

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Product Identifiers

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

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