Comparing Panasonic HC-X920 vs Canon Vixia HF G20

1. Panasonic HC-X920

17 Reasons why Panasonic HC-X920 is better

Comparing Panasonic HC-X920 vs Canon Vixia HF G20

1.Considerably more megapixels (photo)
20.4MPvs 2.7MP (Canon Vixia HF G20)
2.Clearly more battery power
1250mAhvs 890mAh (Canon Vixia HF G20)
417gvs 620g (Canon Vixia HF G20)
4.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (Canon Vixia HF G20)
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
5.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Canon Vixia HF G20)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
6.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (Canon Vixia HF G20)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
7.Has a zoom microphone
Yesvs No (Canon Vixia HF G20)
Zoom microphones record very high quality audio, and enable you to record sound from a distance. This can be useful for recording meetings, lectures and presentations.
8.Has touch autofocus
Yesvs No (Canon Vixia HF G20)
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
72mmvs 78mm (Canon Vixia HF G20)
10.Sizably shorter minimum focal length
29.8mmvs 30.4mm (Canon Vixia HF G20)
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
67mmvs 77mm (Canon Vixia HF G20)
12.Has built-in optical image stabilization
Yesvs No (Canon Vixia HF G20)
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
150mmvs 161mm (Canon Vixia HF G20)
14.Notably less body volume
724cm³vs 967cm³ (Canon Vixia HF G20)
15.Sizably greater zoom range
12xvs 10x (Canon Vixia HF G20)
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
16.Can be used as a WiFi hot spot
Yesvs No (Canon Vixia HF G20)
With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.
17.Manual Focus Ring
Handy for filming to manual focus the shot instead of fumbling with the touch screen and more.
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2. Canon Vixia HF G20

6 Reasons why Canon Vixia HF G20 is better

Comparing Canon Vixia HF G20 vs Panasonic HC-X920

1.Has a 24p cinema mode
Yesvs No (Panasonic HC-X920)
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
2.Can be charged via standard USB cable
Yesvs No (Panasonic HC-X920)
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
3.Has manual gain
Yesvs No (Panasonic HC-X920)
This allows to manually set the gain.
4.Has USB mass storage support
Yesvs No (Panasonic HC-X920)
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
5.Can create panoramas in-camera
Yesvs No (Panasonic HC-X920)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
6.Has sensor shift stabilization
Yesvs No (Panasonic HC-X920)
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
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