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As I watch all my playback on my 120" projector screen, it really shows up a soft camcorder. Just wondering which camcorder produces a lovely image especially towards sharpness. Panasonic x920 as a guess?
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As I watch all my playback on my 120" projector screen, it really shows up a soft camcorder. Just wondering which camcorder produces a lovely image especially towards sharpness. Panasonic x920 as a guess?

There is no doubt the Panasonic 9XX line puts out the highest-resolution images. But, having both a Panasonic TM900 and a GW77, and viewing them on 55" plasma screens and 80" projector screens, I do not see much difference in sharpness. The GW77 is not a "soft" camcorder.
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The Panasonic looks like 1080p to me were as the GW77 looks like 720p

Can the x800 get close to the image of the x920?
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The Panasonic looks like 1080p to me were as the GW77 looks like 720p

Can the x800 get close to the image of the x920?

where did you see that? or is that from your mind
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I wanted videos from when I owned the Sd600 and then movies from the Sony GW77. The SD600 is miles better picture quality!!.

I am now selling the GW77 image is very soft
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Controlling depth of field (DOF) will give you a sharper look than you may think 1080p would allow - Hollywood does this all the time.

Easiest and cheapest to use a DSLR and a larger aperture lens to give effective DOF control.
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I have tested camcorders and DSLRs, and you cant match a good camcorder sharpness, even with shallow DOF

just watch that: https://vimeo.com/21536302

and one more thing: shallow DOF is not for every scene. using too much sDOF is actually ridiculous



edit: in good light the new V720 is very sharp, and its very cheap! and it has a massive zoom: 800mm optical!
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