Thought up this simple method of hands off camera filming for the car.
Just ordered the new Panasonic HC-W850. I have the Panasonic V720 and have been happy with it for the most part (way better than the 700). It has decent low-light and good telephoto. Its Nearfield WIFI is incredible but a little cumbersome to initiate when time is of the essence. The new W850 (from it’s specs) has slightly more telephoto, requires a third less light (WOW), has IR nightshot and has a fast Nearfield initiation. The main reason for the upgrade is that I was having some difficulties focusing in very dark situations with my Panasonic V720. I almost forgot…..the 850 has a proper focusing wheel instead of that terrible menu thing. The wheel can also control the iris/shutter speed so gone are the days of having to go all-or-nothing into the color night mode and having to endure blurry footage.
I’ll post a review and comparison when it arrives.
This came from Philip Lenger of TMS Investigations in Orlando.
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Goes to show that the much larger and more light sensitive sensor of the Panasonic V720 out performs in low light.
Looking forward to seeing the Panasonic 850 in action this April.