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Panasonic HDC-TM15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and portability are on the whole positive. The memory and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the durability and color.

image quality, price, memory, portability, usability

color, durability

On average, users rate this product 63/100.

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Very decent camcorder

 

You should get it if you want a cheap HD camcorder and don't care of the picture quality in low light. I got it for $250 last year, but probably cheaper now. It's better to get a full HD (1080P!) camcorder with a low lux rating. Like SONY HDRCX130. You...

The picture quality is great outdoors when the sun is shining. Great scene modes with 16x optical zoom. Has a good microphone. Full HD video, kinda - 1080i. Has 16GB of memory. And has o.i.s. which means that it reduces shakiness by a lot

When panning around created a lot of motion blur. Taking pictures with this isn't so great. But one thing I really hate about this camcorder is recording in low light. In low light, it is grainy, blurry, and lack of color. If you read the "Exposure contro

Consumer review by:

excellent camera and easy to use.

 

I would recommend this camera to anyone wanting a good quality HD camcorder with a decent amount of built in memory. 16X optical zoom and low light capabilities. BUY IT.

Lightweight, 16G memory about 2hrs recording time[built-in] HD and up to 6hours using a lower setting but still High Definition ; Picture quality is excellent, sharp, vibrant colors ; It hooks up to computer and HD TV for the sharpest pictures I've...

None that I can think of

Consumer review by:

Value for money product

 

Go for it if you are planning to buy a cheap yet branded camcorder. Has loads of features to fiddle with. A value for money product.

Compact, loaded with more features than other camcorders of similar price range, user-friendly menus and a descriptive manual, adequate accessories

Cheap build quality, flimsy toggle switches, not so good video quality

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Consumer review by:

don't buy this!

 

high video compression makes this camera useless. it is so obvious beyond repair. Updated on Feb 28, 2011

nothing, because the main purpose of this camera (to record HQ clips) is not met

video is highly compressed. this camera is useless unless you film still images. I am totally disappointed

Consumer review by:

don't buy this!

 

high video compression makes this camera useless. it is so obvious beyond repair.

nothing, because the main purpose of this camera (to record HQ clips) is not met

video is highly compressed. this camera is useless unless you film still images. I am totally disappointed

Consumer review by:

Very pleased with this camcorder

 

I found that this camcorder has so many uses, and it does it well. Using it from family pictures, to vacation, even mounted on my car's windshield, during travelling, and boating trips. It's small and easy to operate makes it ideal. I'm sure I will be...

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

Product Specifications

The TM15 features a 16x optical zoom. You can zoom close to catch dynamic shots of distant objects. And because the zoom is optical, there's limited image degradation. Also, Panasonic's advanced O.I.S. helps prevent blurring - typically a big concern when shooting with a zoom. This combination of optical zoom and advanced O.I.S. gives you the ability to take fantastic zoom shots. Panasonic's advanced O.I.S. helps suppress the effects of hand-shake as you shoot, for both motion and still images. This system uses gyro sensors to detect even tiny amounts of hand-shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to compensate - all at an astounding 4,000 times per second. The O.I.S. corrective lens shifts and stabilizes the image the instant that the shutter button is pressed, to enable greater precision in stabilization. You get all the beauty and minimal blurring. There's nothing more disappointing than shooting a once-in-a-lifetime event on video, only to discover that the images are blurry or poorly exposed because of backlighting. Panasonic's iA helps avoid problems in difficult shooting situations by automatically making the optimal camera settings and activating certain functions. For example, iA includes AF tracking, a function that "locks" on and follows a subject as it moves, so images are sharply focused and properly exposed. This technology is a huge help for everyone.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

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 / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:2.5in
Weight:8oz
Width:1.9in

Display (Projector)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-TM15
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:47.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.95mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.17Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.17Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.47Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

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

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:1000
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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