Originally Posted by bsprague
My guess is that you've not hand any response because your question is too complicated. I looked at it when you put it up, started to type an answer and then gave up in frustration.
To answer it, I have to study specs here: 720
and here: 800
Then I have to figure out what a "Sony Xperia Z" is and what "NFC" is.
I also would have to find the specs for a Canon HF100 and try to figure out what might be lacking that would cause a need for change. My understanding is that it is a capable camcorder.
Next I would have to ask why you need aftermarket batteries.
Most important, I would have to ask what you intend to shoot and ask for some samples of your best work. With that, there might be a significant capability in the cameras that would matter.
If I were to work up a long answer discussing the differences between the three camcorders involved, I would typcally add a summary at the end that would say the primary video quality differences I see relate far more to the shooters skills with lighting, composition and story telling. The camera itself is the smallest part.
Good luck with this!
First of all thank you for your reply it is very kind of you
The reason I asked my question here is because I thought it was a very knowledgeable forum so I didn't think my question would be too complex fro anyone who is an avid camcorder user and expert such are a lot of people on here.
the reason I want to upgrade is the Canon HF100 only records 1080 i and has a problem with memory cards any bigger than 16gb even with the class 10 update that Canon released.
i know the specs of both camcorders and have looked at video's on youtube, vimeo etc but as you know that doesn't always show a true picture of the rfootage as it gets compressed.
The Sony Xperia Z is a smartphone and NFC is near field communication a technology that when 2 compatible NFC devices are placed close to each other they connect the wifi without all the fuss of passwords etc.
the V720 is a new camcorder at the moment and uses new batteries as the v700 wont fit so the only option is to pay Panasonic crazy prices until the after market ones are available.
I am a beginner in terms of video making so I don't have great footage to show as most of the footage I took was at 24p in questionable lighting venues.
All I really wanted to know is if there is a big difference between the 2 camcorders in the footage quality so I would then have some idea which is the one to go for as the quality of the footage is paramount as I will be having my first grandchild in a month or so....