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Panasonic HCX920M

£679.99
reviewed.com Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A massive 38.28MP 1 camcorder with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites
38.28MP 1/2.3" Yes 189g Jul 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Panasonic HC-X920 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-X920 number 52 across all camcorders.
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166 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Average
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 66?

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. Canon video cameras 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 camcorders 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is a good size and it is easy to use.
The HC-X920 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D
Has an image stabilizer
Very small optical zoom
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Panasonic HC-X920 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this Panasonic video camera and have given it seven awards.

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

The editors of three other expert review sites all endorsed this Panasonic video camera. This Panasonic camcorder received a "Best Buy" award from review website Expert Reviews who decided it was was a sensible purchase and the writer at review website Plusxaward.de decided that it was pioneering and gave it an "Innovation and Ease of Use" award. This camcorder also received a "Recommended" award from review site Pocket Lint, confirming their endorsement.

The editors of two other expert review sites both thought that this video camera was very good. This was from Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint and PC Mag this Panasonic video camera has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. This means that video camera experts think this video camera is one of the very best video cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, HC-X920 owners rated this camcorder 90 out of 100. 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.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

19 people who bought this camcorder wrote that it was good quality.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 385 expert and owner reviews (including 98 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent ratings. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two people said in their reviews that this camcorder was compact.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use and four people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people said in their reviews that the product had a good screen and two owners who bought this camcorder agreed that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners said in their reviews that the product was reliable.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Two people who reviewed the product thought it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic HC-X920 was good value for money.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Three people who bought it concluded that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Excellent Design

Eight customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good lens and three customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £679.99 it is more expensive than 70% of video cameras.

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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 $799.00 (£1,040.86).

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Features

3D

The HC-X920 is 3D, unlike 97% of video cameras which are not 3D.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The HC-X920's optical zoom of only 12x is fairly small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 23% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-X920 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the HC-X920 of 189g is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 32% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Video cameras have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP. The effective megapixels (movie) of the HC-X920 of 8.49MP is quite high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-X920 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-X920 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HC-X920 of 40x is pretty typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 28% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-X920 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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4096 X 2304 Still Image Resolution

The HC-X920 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4096 x 2304. That's 23% higher resolution than a 3200 x 2400 camcorder, which is the most common resolution supported by video cameras. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all video cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the HC-X920 of 8.49MP is in the highest 24% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of video cameras is 0.24", the largest is 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the HC-X920 of 3.5" is in the largest 10% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. The Panasonic HC-X920's total megapixels of 38.3MP is in the biggest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-X920 in July 2014.


Product Identifiers

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

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