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Old April 21st, 2013, 09:35 AM   #16
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Re: Are there any compact cameras recording like a good videocamera?

It really depend what you intend to do. I was tempted by the RX100 but the lack of an EVF made me choose the LX7.
Panasonic Lumix LX7 in Isla Mujeres Mexico - YouTube
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Old April 21st, 2013, 03:13 PM   #17
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I wanted the HX20 which never came to Canada so I got the HX30V.
I enjoy so much with many interesting news. Can you tell me what differences between HX30V and HX20V about video quality?
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Old April 21st, 2013, 04:02 PM   #18
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The Hx20 and Hx30 are identical in video and stills quality. The Hx30 has wifi. Both cameras are now discontinued by Sony. There is no successor, yet.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 05:01 PM   #19
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The best small, compact camera for video, including low-light, is the Panasonic LX7. Full manual mode in video, and 1080p. RAW stills, f1.4 lens. See, for example:

If you need a pocketable 20X zoom, the Panasonic ZS30 (TZ40) also has 108060p and fine video
I'm sorry but I don't understand the difference between Panasonic ZS30 and TZ40.
About TZ40 can you tell me something about battery? Is it true you can recharge the battery only inside the camera? It is bad.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 06:38 PM   #20
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I'm sorry but I don't understand the difference between Panasonic ZS30 and TZ40.
About TZ40 can you tell me something about battery? Is it true you can recharge the battery only inside the camera? It is bad.
The TZ40 is the European (PAL video) version of the ZS30 (NTSC video). Otherwise the same.

Yes. You can charge the battery inside the camera. If you purchase a charger, you can also charge the battery outside the camera. Few other Panasonic cameras allow you to charge the battery inside the camera - in-camera charging is a feature, not a deficiency. The new Panasonic TS5 (FT5) uses the same battery as the ZS30 (TZ40). It comes with a charger, but you cannot charge the battery in the camera.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 01:59 AM   #21
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What a pity!
I have just seen many samples on the net and the video I like more is that recorded by Lumix DMC LX7 but it has a so little zoom ... therefore I'm considering to purchase Panasonic Lumix TZ40 or Sony HX20v (now discontinued... mmmm ) with less video quality but with more zoom. I need zoom for my travels.

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Why is Lumix TZ40 better than Sony HX20v?

PS: Are there some compact cameras with rotating LCD Display like Sony Alpha NEX-5N?
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HX50V video just posted from Sony on Youtube


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Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:10 AM   #23
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very interesting camera and the video show and EVF, even if it is adding cost this would make it a fantastic little package for travel (let's hope they also added a mic input).
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:13 AM   #24
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It seems better than every other compact.
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If you don't mind waiting till this July (or later, if they miss their delivery date): Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 01:30 PM   #26
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What is the zoom lens of basic Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?
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very interesting camera and the video show and EVF, even if it is adding cost this would make it a fantastic little package for travel (let's hope they also added a mic input).
The mic attachment was also shown on the video if you missed it.

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What is the zoom lens of basic Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?
It doesn't come with a lens you have to buy them separately. It will only shoot progressive up to 30P so for me not useful for other than the film look that I do not like. Much prefer higher frame rates to capture smooth motion. That means 60P for me now. Of no interest to me.

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Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:18 PM   #29
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The soon to be announced HX50v - yes indeed, as you said Robert, a very interesting camera, a fantastic little package for sure. The EVF looks like the EVF I purchased for my NEX 5n which is orders of magnitude better than the EVF on the HX200v and the HX300 so that’s a huge plus. Improved image stabilization...

I want one.

Many thanks for posting the video Ron.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:34 PM   #30
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Ron, I watch it again and saw the mic.
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