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Panasonic HC-X929
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Panasonic HC-X929 Camcorder

38.28MP 1/2.3 417g Mar 2013
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16 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 112 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-X929 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-X929 is 2.3" and the largest is 3.5".

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-X929 is Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-X929 are not Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], and the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] all from Sony is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HC-X929 has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price], and the Panasonic HX-WA3[plb_1895953_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-X929 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price].

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HC-X929 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera also supports an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-X929.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MS Pro-HG.

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

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-X929 range from 92,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,152,000 pixel, the HC-X929 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum 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 have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-X929 has a built-in display, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price], and the Panasonic HC-W850[plb_2203540_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|540p supported video modes, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The HC-X929 has a fairly low minimum aperture number (only 1.5) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-X929. The lowest minimum aperture number of big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.1 and the highest is 11.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-X929 range from 5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s. The Panasonic HC-X929 has one of the bigger bitrate at maximum video resolutions (28 megabits per second) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of camcorders of this age and type range from 1lx to 17lx, and the average minimum illumination is 5.2lx. At only 1 lux, the HC-X929 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-X929.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-X929 is more than most video cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this video camera.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-X929, the HC-X929 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2x and the biggest is 1,500x. At only 40 times zoom factor, the HC-X929 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-X929.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-W850[plb_2203540_price] (60x), or the Sony FDR-AXP33[plb_2697198_price] (120x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-X929 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-X929 also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector which you might also want to consider including the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic HC-X929 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-X929 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HC-X929 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras of this age and type is 1.6, the highest is 10, and the average maximum aperture number is 4. At only 2.8, the Panasonic HC-X929 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-X929.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-X929

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the HC-X929.

Average Weight

At 417 grams, the HC-X929 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the HC-X929 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-X929.

There are a number of alternative 12x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] both from Sony.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the HC-W850[pl_2203540_price] (20x), or the HC-X1000[pl_2561788_price] (20x) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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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
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
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
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Photo Mode

Expert Reviews

5 August 2013

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcx929, panasonic hcx929e, panasonic hcx929eg, panasonic hcx929egk
Barcodes 00025232721306, 05025232721306

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