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Panasonic HDC-TM80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM80. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the viewfinder and control panel, and there are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

control panel, viewfinder

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM80 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Panasonic TM80 review


There's a lot to like about this little series of camcorders. But while the 16GB Panasonic HDC-TM80 and its similar kin, the no-internal-memory SD80 and 120GB hard-disked HS80, do provide a surprisingly full set of manual controls for the money, as...

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,...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Videomaker (

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

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic HDC-TM80



haven't found any yet

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (

Panasonic HDC-TM80


Lightweight, excellent video quality and easy to use

The touchscreen requires delicate finger tips as the screen is pretty small

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Alan (

Panasonic HDC-TM80


Compact and easy to carry

Very light, very easy to move the camera whilst operating it, requires a new technique to use compared to previous cameras. Miss the lack of a view finder

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Vitali (

Panasonic HDC-TM80


lightweight ; HD ; built in headlight ; CD burning software ; easy to operate

no remote control ; awkward to photograph or video record myself

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Sanjay (

Panasonic HDC-TM80


Small and handy

Battery life is short, due viewing thru side panel

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Brian (

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

May, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0 / STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie
Minimum illumination:1 / 7
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9


Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.3
Effective megapixels (movie):1.3
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000 / 90
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):33.7 - 1240 / 38.1 - 1298
Focal length range (f-f):2.38 - 81 / 33.7 - 1415
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:34

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal Memory:122880
Lens focal range:F1.8 - 4.0
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.7
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0
Cables included:AC, AV, USB / AC, USB
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/30 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/8000 / 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1296 / 2304 x 1728
Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1296 / 640 x 480,1856 x 1392,1920 x 1080,2064 x 1376,2304 x 1296 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2064 x 1376,2304 x 1296 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2064 x 1376,2304 x 1728


Camcorder media type:HDD / Memory Card / Memory card, NAND / Memory card, SSD
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:16
Memory slots:1


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i / 1080p, 480i
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 5.9
Height :10.9 / 5.9 / 6.4
Weight:193 / 265
Width:5.15 / 5.2 / 6.4

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny