My first introduction to video "camcorders" was the GoPro Hero 2. I needed a camera that I could mount to my mountain bike, jetski's...etc, to capture all the action. I have done all my editing with WLMM and now have a taste for "filming and editing" as a hobby.
I recently ordered and received the Panasonic HC X900M and the Canon Vixia HF G20. I have had the X900 about 2 weeks and so far I have no complaints. I just got the G20 in yesterday.
The G20 seems much more "complicated" in the menu settings than the x900 and the manual ring is a bitter stiffer than the ring on the x900. I have not really had a chance to use the G20 yet. However, I love the feel of the G20 (feels more solid) over the X900. My biggest concern is the no 60p with the G20. I love shooting video outdoors such as wildlife, sporting events, family events and parties...many times in low light situations. I will also be filming indoors with Green screen. In editing I enjoy making slow-mo clips.
Would the no 60p in the G20 be a deal breaker over the X900.I want a camcorder that offers the most functionality that I can grow into as my skills grow.
If you were in my position and you had to keep only one, which would it be...G20 or X900?? Help a newbie out.