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Panasonic HDC-TM40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The zoom and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the usability.

price, size, zoom, portability, battery


On average, users rate this product 93/100 and experts rate this product 74/100.

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Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Holder (

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.

Consumer review (



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

Nov, 2011