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Panasonic AVCCAM AG-HMC40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Panasonic AVCCAM AG-HMC40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the viewfinder and color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AVCCAM AG-HMC40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic AVCCAM AG-HMC40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Panasonic AVCCAM AG-HMC40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the viewfinder and color.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

durability, color, viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Professional AG-HMC40 AVCHD Camcorder with 10.6MP Still and 12x Optical ZoomPanasonic Professional AG-HMC40 AVCHD Camcorder with 10.6MP Still and 12x Optical ZoomPanasonic HMC40KIT Camcorder and Mic Adapter/Holder with 12x Optical Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)

May, 2016

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic AG-HMC40 Camcorder Review

 

With an MSRP of $2295, the AG-HMC40 is one of the cheapest and smallest professional camcorders on the market. Its features and controls may be lacking compared to the other pro models we've reviewed, but its low price-along with its ability to record...

The AG-HMC40 is essentially a souped-up version of the HDC-TM300-Panasonic's top-line consumer camcorder in 2009 and the winner of our Camcorder of the Year award. Unfortunately, Panasonic didn't provide the HMC40 with enough innovative features or...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic AG-HMC40

 

With an MSRP of $2295, the AG-HMC40 is one of the cheapest and smallest professional camcorders on the market. Its features and controls may be lacking compared to the other pro models we've reviewed, but its low price—along with its ability to record...

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Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: rina2k10 (shopping.com)

Pretty Good

 

Panasonic HMC40 is a camera fit for professionals. It is reasonably priced and has many features. The camera form factor is good as it very compact and packs the punch. Its tapeless recording technology is also cool and convenient. However, the...

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Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Panasonic AG-HMC40 Digital Camcorder

 

just what you need from a pro consumer camera, vivid detail and excellent control. Also, this camera is compatible with our IMac OSX system and IMovie, Final Cut, and Adobe software editing programs. The camera is lightweight and very user friendly.

Product Specifications

The AG-HMC40 handheld combines Full HD AVCHD video recording with high-resolution 10.6-megapixel still photo capture, giving you the benefits of two professional cameras in one affordable package. Compact and lightweight, the HMC40 is a versatile HD camcorder offering high-quality AVCHD recordings, high-resolution still photo capture, an easy-to-use SD card workflow, and professional audio capabilities for a wide range of applications and markets including schools, government agencies, event videographers, web designers and more. With a full resolution 3-megapixel, 1/4-inch 3MOS imager, the HMC40 produces stunning 1920 x 1080 video in AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), delivering images far superior to HDV. When used for digital still photography, the camera captures photos with 10.6-megapixel resolution directly onto the SD card as a JPEG image. The camera can also be connected directly to a PictBridge photo printer (no PC required). And unlike HDV tapes, video and photos can be accessed randomly and immediately from the SD cards and played back on a number of consumer devices.

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12in
Height:5.3in
Weight:2.2lbs
Width:5.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:AG-HMC40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AVCCAM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:48mm
Min Focal Length:4mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.65Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.51Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.05Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1 / 1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1 ) / 6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CMOS
Sensor Qty:3CMOS

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:10
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD