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Excellent Video Camera,
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This review is from: Panasonic X800 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 23x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Leica Dicomar Lens, and Manual Control Ring) 3.0 inch LCD (Electronics)
Excellent Video Camera.
quick few points about this camera.
I personally went for this one over the x900 as if you really think about it how often will you connect external mics or use the manual focus ring? I just want to grab the camera and shoot in auto mode so i am so glad i didnt spend the extra money on the x900.
I have an under powered PC for editing but this camera is excellent.
1. you can plug the x800 up to the pc and select which scenes you want to use and then burn them to a dvd or avchd dvd. Then it uses the power of the x800 to burn a full dvd in about an hour.
2. you can also do some basic highlight videos on the x800 itself.
3. the video editing software that comes with the camera is very easy to use and simple but i have not used it that much as my computer is under powered.
Stabilisation is amazing on this camera, low light perforance is a little noisy but still very good. The only thing i would think about moving up to the x900 for is for the hotshoe where i could attach a torch to for low light videoing.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2012 14:36:37 BDT
"how often will you connect external mics or use the manual focus ring"
Not to mention the 3D adapter Panasonic VW CLT 2 E-H.
The X900 has a large sensor with enough pixels for 2 HD images side-by-side. This will probably compromise it for low-light ? It's a specialist tool ...
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2012 12:38:52 BDT
The x900 has the same sensor setup as the x800.
Posted on 12 Oct 2012 13:34:57 BDT
K. Jones says:
The differences between the HC-X800 and HC-X900 at a glance might seem few and of little consequence, but on closer inspection there are some significant ones. It's all down to personal requirements and the price you are prepared to pay of course. The differences are;
Microphone - 2ch stereo as opposed to 5.1 surround.
Power consumption - the X800 uses less
Dimensions - the X800 is smaller
Weight - the X800 is lighter by 80g
LCD monitor - the X800 is 0.5" smaller
Interface - the X800 doesn't have Mini microphone or headphone sockets
....The differences that MIGHT influence people's purchase are;
View finder - the X800 doesn't have one.
Manual Ring - the X800 doesn't have one.
Accessory shoe - the X800 doesn't have a supplied cold shoe.
IR Remote - the X800 doesn't have one.
Shoe adapter - the X800 doesn't have one.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2013 19:34:05 GMT
Mr. Phillip Smith says:
I agree with everything K.Jones says.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2013 17:38:30 GMT
K. Jones says:
Thanks Phillip. I purchased two X900's at Christmas for my children. however I am hoping to get myself a X800. As the movie recording quality is the same as the X900, that will do for me. i can live without the added functions of the X900.
Just to add to people's dilemmas, I see the X920 is a new option.
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