Hey all, I'm new here, just wanted to ask a question as I'm looking to upgrade my aging camcorder from 2007.
After doing some research I think the best options for me are the Panasonic HC-X900M and the Canon HF M50. I know they're not exactly in the same category, but they've both received excellent marks on video quality, which is the most important thing. RIght now you can pick up the HF M50 for ~$550 on Amazon, and the X900M for $900. Now, I don't really need all the 'prosumer' options on the X900M, but the 1080-60p recording option is very attractive to me, and I know the HF M50 doesn't have the same ability (it's either 1080-60i or 720-60p, if I recall correctly). I'll be using the camera in less than idea conditions, so it needs to be good in low light (pretty sure both are) and needs to handle motion well (why I'm thinking the 60p at 1080 will be nice). It'll be primarily for travel/home videos/etc... and I'll be editing it in Vegas Pro on my desktop, if that matters at all.
Anyway, I suppose my question is, is the 60 progressive frames at 1920x1080 worth the extra $300 dollars for the Panasonic, or is that just not really worth it? Or does anyone with experience with both cameras know if one is particularly better than the other for video capture (don't really care about stills).