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Panasonic HDC-TM20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The portability and price also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the memory and viewfinder, while the zoom and image quality get mixed opinions.

usability, price, portability, design, size

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-TM20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM20 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability also get good opinions. Views about the zoom and image quality are different. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, design, size


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-TM20 SD & HDD Camcorder (Silver)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Panasonic HDC-TM200 camcorder


This Panasonic video camera offers on-board flash memory, a touch-screen and good image stabilisation

Good 1080p video quality, 10.6-megapixel still shots, iA mode works well

Difficult touch-screen interface, expensive, not much flash memory

Panasonic’s HDC-TM200 camcorder sits in a difficult position, costing only a few hundred dollars less than the flagship KDC-HS200-K. It is still a capable camcorder, with great quality video when using automatic settings as well as surprisingly stills...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: David (

Panasonic HDC-TM20


Easy to shoot on automatic no need to change settings. Menu quite easy to select and follow. |Very comrehensive online manual

Start stop button not very well positioned, causes shake when operating it, Needs to be larger and more sensitive. Don't like the 'spacial. 5 channel sound, prefer stereo

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

The TM20 is a twin memory camcorder that records Full HD images either on its internal flash memory or a SD (or SDHC) memory card. It features a relay recording function. When the built-in memory being used to record images becomes full, this function automatically switches the recording media to the SDHC/SD memory card to provide uninterrupted recording. The iA function automatically activates several convenient shooting functions. These include advanced O.I.S., which compensates for hand-shake to eliminate blurring; face detection, which adjusts the exposure so faces are captured perfectly; and intelligent contrast control, which helps ensure proper contrast. Also included is the intelligent scene selector, which determines the shooting conditions and automatically selects the scene setting that will provide optimal results. And AF tracking keeps the subject in focus even if it moves around to ensure continuously beautiful image quality. With the developed Leica Dicomar lens, which enabled the optical 16x zoom, HDC-TM20 gives users dynamic zooming in full HD image quality.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
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

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD 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 / Sports mode / Sunset / Beach / Snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
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 / 1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264
Digital Zoom:1000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG