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Hello, many user asking which one to choice canon s20 s21 panasonic tm700 I was also asking before myself . Both of this cameras has some + and - none is perfect ,I was before Panasonic fan when DV was standard but once it come HDV I start to prefer Canon natural color and since HV10 HV20 HV30 , canon also has larger video sensor better low light more cinema DOF look, i am fan of nature and for me Canon gives best result even if Panasonic videos on first look has more sharpness i think this is done by some trick over sharpening like pixel shifting etc. Canon video is like in cinema not over sharpen more natural polished no aliasing pixels have smooth edge (please note i am only talking about 1080P raw mode on booth camera i am not interested for 1080i and all straight from camera without editing , maybe after editing you can get different result ) , on Panasonic you have better wide view angle and recording during day time with lots of light is very clean with no noise , video on Panasonic looks more pop up strong colour and if you prefer like more home video vivid pop up colour and recording in day time with lots of light Panasonic is good choice . Low light: Canon can do much better here because of larger cmos sensor , Panasonic low light recording: only if you know how to record in manual mode and put to 1080p mode and shtr. speed to 25 and to not go in IRIS more than 12db. Otherwise is really bad to much noise .(Panasonic why didn't you put option in setup to allow limit gain ? what a shame!).
Canon has unmatchable better instant focus which is perfect, it is so fast like human vision always perfect in focus, Panasonic focus can do sometime hunting is slow to focus but is not so bad , I whish if Panasonic use same focus tech. as find on Canon . Canon has better high resolution LCD display i don't like touch screen control is not bad to have but still prefer to have also more buttons on cam . Panasonic has Manual ring focus is really good to have, manual button mode on Panasonic cam is very bad placed if you rotating lcd it will obstruct that button and manual focus ring , Panasonic has better 12x optical zoom canon only 10 zoom. Panasonic rendering sky colour is very bad unreal like hue gone crazy, not real natural blue colour like find on Canon (please note some user watching videos on computer with ATI video cards will not notice much of this sky colour problem I find that ATI vide cards have built in chip and video AVIVO driver auto video corrections in fly which will correct this sky colour problem so buyer will not notice this but on NVIDIA and other video cards which does not this will notice very much ,also some Panasonic viera tv-s have similar colour correction option built in TV called 'Colour management'' if this is switched on you will not notice this problem much ), Video mode choice on Panasonic is very poor why not put more video modes preset for all tastes , some users prefer to have more vivid some more warm some more natural some more cool, so Panasonic why not give us option to choice is very easy today to built this in cam setup menu , on Canon you have 5mode natural vivid cool warm soft manual and most important to have in video menu 'Contrast control'' picture contrast on Panasonic is very high , if is possible to setup in like on Canon would be really good to correct this . Built in video editing feature for clips is poor (also on Canon), even today cheap mobile phones have all more options for edit videos and included more video modes and manual controls . Today video cameras with solid state memory technology should be easy for manufactures to built in much better editing tools in camera for editing video clip to cut, paste, divide, merge, del. clips, add video music effect etc.. I like to have done job from camera not to waist all day time on computer editing small things
If you want to shot in 1080i mode on Panasonic is rubbish it is only 17mbit very bad compression it should be at least 24mbit like all today's canon and Sony etc.. 17mbit is very bad even Canon and Sony 1080i 24bit looks like 1080p compared to Panasonic 1080i 17mbit, I am only interested in highest quality like all users , today sdhc cards are fast and cheap 6 class sdhc card can accept easily 60mbit write speed so why not more writing speed mbits . I wish Panasonic give us 1080 25P mode with 28mbit and 1080i at least 25mbit ( 30p if you are NTSC land) I prefer more 25P natural movement than home video smooth look 50p (60p in NTSC) but is really good to have 50p and should be included as standard on all cams (Canon and Sony listen to this) .
If only Panasonic has built in some of features noted before and has built in larger video sensor 3x1/2.7 or 3x 1/3 inch than would be totally different story in overall picture quality ,for now I am returning to Canon
Originally Posted by Ryvboy /forum/post/19525161
thanks so much...
this is a work similar at the one i've to do...
do you confirm the panasonic?