Thanks for the reply, that's similar to what I'd ended up doing
I have an XA20, which is essentially an HFG30. I can confirm that at this stage there is no rattle in the handle that seemed to bug the XA10 (I never used one). The only sounds it makes are the battery flopping around when I violently shake it!
5G wifi in my home was much faster than 2.4G. I couldn't stream 35mbps on 2.4g but switched to 5 and it breezed along in media player on the PC
The stabilisation is amazing, in particular while walking, even compared to the HF G10.
Here is a fantastic link, that shows the HF G30 obliterating the Panasonic 900 in low light.
look at the pics of the doll and flowers in particular... need I say more lol
It would be interesting to see the Panny 920 on that site
EDIT: stop press they do its the 929 which I think is the German 920? which the doll seems a bit sharper
there is a wealth of info on that site until English reviews come in Edited by bigjezza - 7/12/13 at 7:09am