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Old May 26, 2013, 1:39 PM   #1
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I've been using Panasonic Lumix FZ7 for several years with very good still and video results. But a 2GB card can record SD video for only 20 minutes. If I get Panasonic ZS15 or ZS20, how long can I capture HDvideo with a single card and what will be the actual quality of the HD video compared to HD video captured by sony CX190? Should I get a new still camera or a video camera- since I capture video only occassionally? Please reply as I'm getting confused by widely divergent opinion of experts regarding quality of HD video captured by entry level HD handycams. Thanks a lot in advance.
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Old May 26, 2013, 7:31 PM   #2
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Can the current camera accept a larger SD card? 2GB seems small. See what its max card load is.
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Old May 28, 2013, 1:00 PM   #3
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No, it has max. capacity of 2GB only
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Old May 28, 2013, 4:09 PM   #4
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The later ZS-15/20 can accept SDXC cards which offer far greater capacity/recording time- though depending on where you purchase the camera/where you live the actual recording capacity may be capped.
Here in the UK its about 29 mins (beyond which would be classed as a camcorder with different taxes...)- though you can begin recording immediately again as a new file...

With regards the Sony CX190- it has a tiny sensor with very low resolution and as such,I really wouldn't expect too much in the way of quality from it... the lens might be a bit faster, but that's about it.

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