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Panasonic HDC-TM55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM55. 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. Views about the price and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

On average, users rate this product 86/100.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

Panasonic HDC-TM55


The Panasonic HDC-TM55 sports a 3.32 megapixel MOS sensor, a 35.7 millimeter wide-angle, 35x intelligent zoom lens and a 2.7-inch LCD.

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Mar, 2011

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"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 (

Good product


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

Lack of HDMI cable with the package

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

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

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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 (

Panasonic HDC-TM55


Helps stablize image and make an overall better video with all the gadgets it has

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

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.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

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 system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Black

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7

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


Built-in flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.32
Optical sensor size:1 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:3.32

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.41 - 35.2
Digital Zoom:1500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.41 - 35.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.119 - 2.97
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Max Focal Length:75.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.02mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:35
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.)

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:8192
Lens focal range:F1.8 - 3.3
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.7
Power Requirements:AC/DC, 3.6 - 5.0 V
Video out:1

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/8000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2592 x 1944,2816 x 1584


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

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

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight