I have been testing a number of these cameras for my video review channel and have found that on balance the Panasonic HC-V750 has slightly better image quality than comparable offerings from Canon along with an excellent stabilization system. The low light is the best I've seen on a consumer camera so far in this generation, it's really good.
The HC-V750 is a little larger than other consumer cameras but it's still easy to hold and very light weight. It has what I call a 'shoot by wire' system where the optical and digital stabilizers along with orientation sensors try to correct lousy photographic skills. It'll even warn you when you're panning too fast. The camera can digitally level an image in real time, although I found that feature didn't always work. It does, however, have a great leveling meter for sizing up a shot manually.
The 5.1 channel microphone is a little too sensitive - it picks up noise your hand might make while handling the camera and the optical stabilizing gyro can also be heard on recordings. This is solved through the use of an external microphone plugged into its mic port or through a separate recording that can be synchronized up with the video in post production.
The WiFi feature, like just about every camera out there on the market right now, is garbage. The app to control the camera has a delay to it, making it difficult to precisely control zoom and recording. I was unable to get the live streaming work with UStream as it requires both a Panasonic Lumix Club account and a Ustream account to function. Despite a tremendous amount of effort I could not get the camera to talk with the Lumix club service. The other wifi features like network file copying and DLNA playback were also very difficult to use and not very functional. As bad as the WiFi is on the Panasonic, it's also pretty lousy on their competitor's products as well.
Conclusion: This is a very nice camera that delivers great image quality, excellent low light performance, and has an amazing stabilization system.
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