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A High Definition (HD) camcorder records video at several times the resolution of the earlier-generation Standard Definition (SD) devices. By using HD you are recording in the best quality currently available, for viewing in new-generation HDTVs. You also need support hardware that is competent to edit HD video.

The best HD camcorders usually allow complete manual controls on all shooting and editing aspects. They come bundled with high capacity flash media (upto 64GB) or hard-disk (120GB), allow different recording formats (AVCHD, MEPG-4, AVC, H.264, High Definition), and include microphone input, image stabilizer, over 2.4-megapixel sensors, and over 10x zoom. The best HD camcorders also boast of low light capability, ease of use, and a good lcd screen.

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Panasonic HC-X920

Panasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digital Camcorder


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Release Date
Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Oct 2012
Mar 2013
Jan 2013
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
High Definition
HDD Size
32.0 GB
32.0 GB
16.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
21.0 x
10.0 x
62.0 x
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
8.49 MegaPixels
4.14 MegaPixels
12.0 MegaPixels
12.0 MegaPixels
2.25 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
High Definition, AVCHD, MPEG-4
High Definition, AVCHD, MPEG-4
Flash Media, High Definition, AVCHD
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Flash Media, AVCHD, MPEG-4
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
Video

Solid frame with a bland aesthetic

Sharpness is outstanding

Smaller, lighter, and features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity

Color accuracy under low light better than all competing flagships

Delivers very good image quality