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Panasonic HDC-TM40

Panasonic HDC-TM40
alaScore 82

6 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and zoom are on the whole positive. The portability and value for money are also appreciated.

value for money, portability, zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-TM40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 6 reviews)

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Panasonic HDC-TM40

 

Like their cheap competitors from Sony and Canon, Panasonic's budget-priced HDR-SD40, TM40 and TM41 are only nominally high-definition; where HD requires a minimum of 2.07-megapixel resolution, these and their ilk use lower-resolution sensors and...

They're compact and have manual controls, a zoom lens, and a video light, which is nice for the price of the Panasonic HDC-SD40, TM40 and TM41 .

When it comes to video quality, you're getting what you pay for.

Panasonic's HDC-TM40, TM41 and SD40 are some of the cheapest camcorders you can buy with a zoom lens and manual controls. If you care about video quality, spend a little more money on another model; if you don't, buy the cheapest one of these you can...

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Panasonic HDC-TM40

 

Lots of manual controls, but a frustrating user interface on this budget HD camcorder

Good amount of manual controls; Excellent stabilization and battery life

Disappointing motion and sharpness results; Manual controls are very difficult to adjust and set

In a time when few people are willing to shell out tons of money for a camcorder, we’re happy to see Panasonic launch the HDC-TM40 with a wallet-friendly price tag of $399. Since the release of the TM40, however, plenty of better camcorders have...

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Panasonic HDC-TM40 Consumer Camcorder Review

 

Low price ; Small size ; Optical zoom ; Power OIS

Lower quality due to 1MOS sensor ; No manual ring, accessory shoe or external microphone jack

Anyone seeking an entry level, high definition camcorder, that's super compact and easy on the budget, should check out the Panasonic HDC-TM40.

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Consumer review by:

PANASONIC TM40 BLACK

 

I needed a camcorder to use in dimly lit areas. This one is loads better than my last one which was a sony.

connecting wires to hd tv is a bit too expensive

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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