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Panasonic HCX920M

£679.99
Panasonic HC-X920
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The highest scoring 3D camcorder around, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 5 further awards from other expert sites
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Panasonic HC-X920 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-X920 number 1 in 3D camcorders and number 89 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
167 Reviews + 7 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
92
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
4 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. This camcorder has received seven awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus one other site and a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is a good size and it is easy to use.
The HC-X920 has some great features:
Very big total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
OS system pro with BSI sensor delivers stunning low-light performance<br>- manual ring, EVF (electronic view finder), and level gauge<br>- real time broadcasting with simultaneous full-hd recording via wi-fi<br>- 1080 horizontal TV lines resolution<br>- 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ and level shot function<br>- 29.8mm wide-angle LEICA dicomar lens with intelligent 25x
New 3mos system PRO is comprised of the f1.5 LEICA dicomar lens, the 3mos sensor, and crystal engine pro II. in addition to the excellent color reproduction and high-resolution that the 3mos system is known for, the new 3mos system PRO delivers greatly enhanced image quality, especially in dimly lit situations, and achieves twice the sensitivity* compared to previous models. horizontal resolution of 1080 TV lines makes it possible to shoot high-resolution full-hd images that express small details. * compared to hdc-x900/x900m/x800.<br>a manual ring is provided to meet the needs of photographers who want to have full control over operations. the large manual ring allows intuitive operation of iris, zoom, focus, shutter speed and white balance. the level gauge visibly assist you to shoot straight with horizontal and vertical level gauge. the extendable 263,424-dot equivalent EVF is easy to use and convenient for focusing and other adjustments. it makes it easy to see the shooting scene under bright sunlight that makes the LCD difficult to see.<br>built-in wi-fi function enables real time broadcasting via ustream, while recording images in full-hd. e-mail can be sent to notify the start of broadcasting to preregistered e-mail addresses. with panasonic image app, users can remotely check audio recording, zoom in/out and shutter on/off with live view on a smartphone or tablet. highlight playback and easy SNS sharing are also available. home monitoring lets users check on pets or family at home from the outside by a smartphone or tablet. they can even speak to them and record images.<br>the hc-x920 is equipped with level shot function, in addition to the 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ that thoroughly suppresses blurring over the entire shooting range. level shot function automatically detects and corrects the tilting of captured images. it records crisp, clear images with reduced blur and more horizontal even if when shooting in an unstable or awkward position such as low-angle or high-angle shooting<br>the hc-x920 uses f1.5 leica dicomar lens, which are renowned for their ability to render sharp images and excellent shading. the wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending from 29.8mm wide angle to intelligent 25x zooming. this makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a dista

Panasonic HC-X920 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst camcorders, this video camera is one of the most awarded by camcorder experts.

This Panasonic camcorder was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Reviewed.com and Camcorderinfo.com, both of which decided that this video camera was astoundingly good.

An additional three expert review sites all liked this camcorder. The author at website Expert Reviews gave this video camera a "Best Buy" award and decided it was very good and it received a Plusxaward.de "Innovation and Ease of Use" award. This camcorder also received a Pocket Lint "Recommended" award.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both thought that this Panasonic camcorder was very good. This was from Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint and PC Mag the average expert rating of this camcorder is 90%. Video camera experts think this video camera is one of the very best video cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

HC-X920 owners on average rated this video camera 90 out of 100. 84 reviewers (91% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

19 people said in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality.

Very Good Brand

We checked 417 expert and owner reviews (including 132 verified purchases) for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other brands. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was compact.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use and four owners concluded that this camcorder was easy to use the menus.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who bought the product mentioned that it had a good viewfinder and two customers who bought it considered that it had a good screen.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners thought it was reliable.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Two owners who reviewed it said that it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Three customers concluded that the product had a good battery life.

Users Report Excellent Design

Eight people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Three owners who bought this camcorder reckoned that it had a good lens and three people who reviewed the Panasonic HC-X920 considered that it had a good zoom.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £679.99 it is in the most expensive 30% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic HC-X920 and the United Kingdom price of £679.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $813.27 (£1,119.30).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-X920 in July 2013.

Features

Very Big Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HC-X920 of 38.3MP is in the biggest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the HC-X920 of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 77% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Heavier Than Average

The Panasonic HC-X920's weight of 417g is heavier than 72% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-X920 of 12x is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 47% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-X920 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The HC-X920's digital zoom of only 40x is in the smallest 26% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The HC-X920 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4912 x 3680 (best).

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-X920 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of camcorders range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the Panasonic HC-X920 of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 10% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3D

The Panasonic HC-X920 is 3D, which is unusual. 96% of video cameras are not 3D.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-X920 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the Panasonic HC-X920 of 8.49MP is higher than 84% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-X920 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of camcorders which do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-X920 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the Panasonic HC-X920 of 8.49MP is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 77% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 5.6MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 25MP.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic imaging hcx920k, panasonic hcx920mk, panasonic hcx920k

Barcodes:

00008.8517E+11, 00014444715932, 00885170115064, 03700666506706, 04902704203595, 05025232721290, 05025232721320, 05025232721337, 05054230000427, 05054230766330, 05054230837603

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