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Old Sunday 17th November 2013, 14:17   #1
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Sony NEX-VG20 vs Panasonic HC-X920 vs Canon HF G30

Hi all.

Any opinions on which of these three camcorders would best suit needs? The Sony is in the lineup because with a converter it will take my lenses (I have Canon up to 600mm). The others are there because they appear on paper to be good in low light and have a reasonable reach. My cameras have video functionality but I'd like to use something aimed primarily at shooting video. I usually photograph birds and other wildlife and so focal length and low light performance are important. However, I'll probably use the camera a fair amount to capture the antics of our new puppy so ease of use and manoeuverability will be important.

Any thoughts?

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Old Sunday 17th November 2013, 19:49   #2
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Sorted. Going to try the Panasonic.
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Hi, Just wondering how you liked your choice? It's not been the best of weather for trying new toys! Did you feel limited by the zoom compared to the 20x of the Canon?
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To be honest, I've not used it very much. Just a few starling videos in poor light like this one http://wildimaging.co.uk/starling#h11edad7 I may well get going with it again to film birds in song in the spring.

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