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Panasonic HDC-TM300

alaTest has collected and analysed 165 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the features.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-TM300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-TM300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the color and reliability. The portability and image quality also get good comments. Some have doubts about the zoom and price. Comments about the size and viewfinder are different.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-TM300 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 32GB Internal Memory & 3MOS Sensor - BlackPanasonic HDC-TM300 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 32GB Internal Memory & 3MOS Sensor - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-TM300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and price.

usability, portability, design, size, image quality

price, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-TM300 Twin Media HD Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HDC-TM300 Twin Media HD Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-TM300 review

 

In 2008, we knocked the hard-drive-based Panasonic HDC-HS100 HD camcorder for its lacklustre video quality. But 2009 is looking up for the company, as the excellent Panasonic HDC-TM300 delivers some of the best still and video images we've seen from a...

Beyond those minor complaints - and they are indeed minor - the Panasonic HDC-TM300 is one of the best small HD camcorders we've seen. Its marquee features are its performance in well-lit conditions, its blend of automated and manual modes, and its...

Oct, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-TM300

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS300 looked like a hard act to beat, but the HDC-TM300 is an even more desirable camcorder.

The Panasonic HDC-HS300 looked like a hard act to beat when we reviewed it, but the TM300 is an even more attractive package. The smaller video storage is balanced out by the reduced weight, and it's around £50 cheaper too. Although Canon's LEGRIA HF...

May, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HDC-TM300 review

 

A mix of Full HD, 10.6MP stills and 32GB flash storage make this Panny hot property. But is there a problem lurking in the shadows?

Stellar outdoor images and countless manual modes make this a fun camcorder to play with. Only low light ability let its down

Feb, 2009

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European HD Flash Cam 2009-2010 -> Panasonic HDC-TM300

 

Easy handling, top technology and professional features are combined perfectly in Panasonic's HDC-TM300 HD camcorder. Its high-resolution, high-sensitivity 3MOS image sensor system, together with advanced optical picture stabilisation, secures good...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Chris McGivern (reviewexplorer.com)

Review: Panasonic HDC-TM300 Camcorder

 

Panasonic's HDC-TM300 camcorder has been getting some serious plaudits in the review world and has been steadily picking up awards throughout the entire year, including Best Camcorder at the TR Awards.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC–TM300 review

 

An excellent high end HD camcorder sadly let down a smidge by the touchscreen

Great pics, compact body and easy to use

Resistive touchscreen, below par stills

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic HDC-TM300

 

The TM300 is a twin memory camcorder that records Full HD images either on its 32GB internal flash memory or an SD (or SDHC) Memory Card. A 32GB SDHC Memory Card can hold around 12 hours of recorded video clips (in HE mode). The TM300 can copy recorded...

It’s easy to forgive Panasonic for jumping clumsily upon the touchscreen bandwagon when the rest of this cutting-edge camera is so impressive. Great colours and a first-class lens earn it top marks. Panasonic HDC-TM300 is tagged with Panasonic...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-TM300 HD camcorder

 

The Panasonic HDC-TM300 camcorder is a good all-rounder suitable for amateurs and enthusiasts

Excellent 1080p video quality, excellent still image mode, good manual + auto modes

Sub par LCD display, not available in Australia

The Panasonic HDC-TM300 HD camcorder is a great option for enthusiasts and amateurs alike. It combines user friendly controls with in-depth manual features, and is capable of taking excellent HD video. Highly recommended.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcworld.com)

Panasonic HDC-TM300

 

In 2008, we knocked the hard-drive-based Panasonic HDC-HS100 HD camcorder for its lackluster video quality. But 2009 is looking up for the company, as the excellent Panasonic HDC-TM300 delivers some of the best still and video images we've seen from a...

Innovative, useful automated settings ; Good HD and still-image quality

No 30p mode ; Expensive

The Panasonic HDC-TM300 generates good-looking video and still images, allows deep manual control, and provides useful automated settings.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC-TM300 (Black) review: Panasonic HDC-TM300 (Black)

 

Panasonic's trio of top-of-the-prosumer-line HD camcorders--the flash-based HDC-TM300, and hard-drive-based HDC-HS300 and --in many ways vastly improve over older models like the HS100 and SD100 . Panasonic jettisoned most of what I disliked about...

High-quality video; solid performance; electronic viewfinder; full manual feature set.

Touch screen not responsive enough.

A very good prosumer HD camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-TM300 nevertheless has an annoying touch-screen interface.

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

The TM300 is a twin memory model that records Full HD images either on its internal flash memory or an SD (or SDHC) memory card. The TM300 can copy recorded video images from the SD memory card to the internal memory, or vice versa, with easy operation. The TM300 features the Full HD 3MOS sensor, developed by Panasonic based on its proven 3CCD technology. Panasonic's 3MOS system captures more vibrant, true-to-life colors, greater detail and richer gradation. 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. (Face/Scenery/Low light/Spot Light) And AF tracking keeps the subject in focus even if it moves around to ensure continuously perfect image quality. The manual ring is provided for users who want more creative freedom in their image production. With the HDC-TM300 users can enjoy precise, responsive fingertip control over five key settings - zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed, and white balance. Image sensor size has been increased from previous 1/6 inch to 1/4.1 inch. 3MOS system with 3 Full-HD sensors has total pixel count of 9,150,000 pixels (3,050,000-pixel x 3). While higher pixel count tends to make noise more noticeable when shooting under dim light conditions, HDC-TM300 solves this problem by using 3 high-sensitivity MOS sensors. It records beautiful images even under dim lighting while maintaining high pixel count, thus making it possible to shoot under minimum luminance of 1.6 lx.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:1.6

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.1cm
Height:7.2cm
Weight:385g
Width:7cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

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:Beach / Fireworks / Low light / Night portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Scenery / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-TM300EB-K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:10.6

Lens System

Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44.9 - 539
Focal length range (f-f):4 - 48
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:48mm
Min Focal Length:4mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.65Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.05Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" ) / 6.2 mm ( 1/4.1 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:Video Component, AV, USB, AC/DC
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.8
Resolution:1920 x 1080

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 1.0
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,2560 x 1440,2560 x 1920,2592 x 1728,3264 x 2176,3264 x 2448,3328 x 1872,3520 x 2640,3984 x 2656,4224 x 2376

Storage

Internal storage capacity:32

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264
Digital Zoom:700
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.1
Height :7.2 / 7.3
Weight:385
Width:7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes