Originally Posted by paragondk
Hi, just found this thread. I upgraded my TM90 to a V720 last week, but unlike the previous model, I can't seem to figure out which is the best all-round picture recording quality on this 720 model?
To my eyes, the 1050/50p and 1080/50i (PH1920) modes look exactly the same.
Also, can someone tell me how the Tele Macro works? I click it, then the camera will autozoom and then it's like it goes back to the previous mode without tele macro?
Sorry if I'm being daft, but hopefully someone can set me straight here om how I get the best videos as I'm heading to the Alaska Highway shortly for a vacation. :-)
1. What are your eyes looking at when you make the comparison? the lcd of the camera? your cellphone? your computer monitor? your 55" plasma HDTV? what did you shoot? [these are rhetorical questions to make you think]
Let's pretend this is an AT&T commercial: "which is better: one full frame per open shutter or one half-frame? 60i gives you 60 1/2
-frames (fields) a second and 60p gives you 60 full
frames per second. Which do you think gives you higher resolution when there is motion, movement over time? Every review I have seen that actually compares 60i to 60p on the same camcorder, including Panasonic, and uses test charts shows the 108060p is superior to 108060i. You can infer that if you take a video of a still object (like a chair), you are not going to see much difference, but if you shot a flying bird, then voila!
2. Telemacro: it is designed to enable you to take close-ups from far away - zoomed all the way in and closer than normal to your subject (macro+telephoto - get it?). So, it instantly zooms the lens all the way out and waits for your next move. When you turn the camera off, tele-macro mode is disengaged. It may also disengage if you try zooming back out. Sorry, I don't understand "and then like it goes back to the previous mode without tele macro." I tried Google translate. No go.