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Panasonic HDC-TM20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and portability. The battery and design also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the memory and image quality. Opinions are divided on the value for money.

usability, design, battery, portability, size

image quality, 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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-TM20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM20 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

usability, design, portability, battery, size

image quality

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

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

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Panasonic HDC-TM200 camcorder

 

The Panasonic HDC-TM200 is a flash memory-based, Full HD camcorder with 16GB of on-board memory and an SD card slot. It captures excellent video.

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...

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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

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
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

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:2.6in
Weight:9.5oz
Width:2.5in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-TM20
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

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
Type:Camcorder
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