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Panasonic HDC-TM80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the memory and portability are overall positive. The usability and image quality are also appreciated. The features and resolution get critical reviews. Opinions are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-TM80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-TM80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the battery.

price, image quality, usability, portability, size

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-TM80S HD Twin Memory Camcorder (Silver)Panasonic HDC-TM80R HD Twin Memory Camcorder (Red)Panasonic HDC-TM80K HD Twin Memory Camcorder (Black)

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Panasonic HDC-TM80 ( Black)

 

The Panasonic HDC-TM80, SD80, and HS80 camcorders provide manual controls in a functional, if somewhat boring, design.

The sub-HD resolution sensor produces merely satisfactory video.

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls (unusual for their price class) and well-designed touch-screen interface, but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three,...

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Panasonic HDC-TM80 HD Camcorder Review

 

For the price you pay and the features you get, the TM80 is a solid investment for anyone looking for a convenient video recording option.

Can be controlled through VIERA Link televisions, Has relay recording, Can record to internal or external memory, Still pictures can be taken while recording video

Uneven overall video quality, Low storage capacity, Lack of HD cable accessories

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Really great quality and almost no zoom focusing.

 

I still haven't went through all the menu options but this camcorder works great using default settings. Literally I zoomed over a hundred feet away and could se rocks on the street. In low lighted areas it has a lamp which works well for close...

No focus long distance zooming. Light and compact. Lamp for low light shooting. Bonus software

Sketchy fast movement playback. Maybe it's youtube. So light it's hard to keep steady. No HDMI cable

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"Really great quality and almost no zoom focusing."

 

I still haven't went through all the menu options but this camcorder works great using default settings. Literally I zoomed over a hundred feet away and could se rocks on the street. In low lighted areas it has a lamp which works well for close...

No focus long distance zooming. Light and compact. Lamp for low light shooting. Bonus software.

Sketchy fast movement playback. Maybe it's youtube. So light it's hard to keep steady. No HDMI cable..

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Panasonic HDC-TM80

 

Good point and shoot video and still camera. Huge built in memory - difficult to fill completely ; Viewer is good even in sunlight as the brightness can be turned up ; Ability to shoot still picture during video capture is a good feature - but watch...

Fade in/out can't be set on until swithed off - it goes off after the scene is shot or when the viewer is closed ; Can be difficult to use with large hands ; Lens cover has to be closed manually

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
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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