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Panasonic HDC-TM55

Panasonic HDC-TM55
alaScore 81

101 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM55. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and zoom. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-TM55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM55 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality and price. The zoom and portability also get good comments, but there are some mixed comments about the durability.

usability, portability, zoom, price, image quality

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: justadude12 (

"You get what you pay for..."


I got this camera for 500 bucks back in 2010, and I guess for the price it isn't bad. Takes great video outside, and decent video inside if it's bright enough. Gets about 1hr, 45mins of battery life. Records at 60 frames per second, so you can slow the...

Great image quality outdoors in daylight, decent quality indoors, good white balance adjustment, autofocus and face recognition work pretty good, decent battery, full HD

Horrendous quality in dim conditions, LED isn't that bright so it doesn't help much, microphone picks up lots of background noise, auto white balance doesn't work well, always adjusting it manually

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Naveen (

Good product


Compact, light in weight, good features, good zoom features, sexy look

Lack of HDMI cable with the package

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Ram (

Beauty meets Quality and Performance


I shall be using this camcorder for home videos, parties, weddings and travels. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is also pretty good in video taking but this Camcorder shall prove as dedicated unit for video-graphy.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range/performance

No External Mic Input

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: ERK (

Outstanding unit


This unit works as advertised, it has a very clear picture and is very easy to use, the software that come with it is also easy to use however the update to the software take a little long to download but when you have it the update was easy to...

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range/performance

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Nick D (

Panasonic HDC-TM55K


The quality is super good, really good features. I can't say nothing negative about it . I like the fact that I can add my own memeory card, that is a great feature.

Good Image Stabilization, Easy to Use, The best HD Quality, Great Zoom, Good in Low Light, Zoom range/performance, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD, Great Picture Quality

Nonethis camera is great

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Casual User (

Nice Bang for the Buck


It has been a while since I bought a new Camcorder. We had a Sony Handycam that we used for years, but the image quality just does not cut it on larger TV's. We bought this camcorder a week ago and can not believe the image quality, especially...

Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Chris (

Panasonic HDC-TM55


The camera was easy o use from the moment I switched on. It was very easy to load up the software on the laptop, to transfer the files from the camera to the laptop, and also to view the excellent quality pictures

Reviewer left no comment

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

When used with Panasonic's HDC-TM55, the 64 GB SDXC memory card can record up to 8 hours and 30 minutes of video, while recording in the highest video quality in HA mode. Or when recording in 1920 x 1080i in HE mode, the SDXC memory card can hold approximately 27 hours and 30 minutes of video.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Spotlight / Portrait mode / Scenery / Fireworks / Low light / Night scene / Sunset / Beach / Snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Max Focal Length:75.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.02mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.32Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.11Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.32Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264
Digital Zoom:1500
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG