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Panasonic HDC-TM900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM900. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and price are generally positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the reliability and battery. Some have doubts about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-TM900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-TM900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the zoom and design are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TM900 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 32GB Inbuilt Flash, SD Card Recording, Leica Dicomar Lens and ManuaPanasonic TM900 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 32GB Inbuilt Flash, SD Card Recording, Leica Dicomar Lens and Manua

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-TM900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-TM900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and price. The portability and image quality also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the durability. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-TM900K 3D Camcorder with 32GB Internal Flash Memory (Black)Panasonic HDC-TM900K 3D Camcorder with 32GB Internal Flash Memory (Black)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (t3.com)

Panasonic TM900 review

 

Move over TM700 - the TM900 has managed to take your thrown

Nov, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-TM900

 

Can Panasonic maintain its position as our favourite enthusiast camcorder manufacturer?

Comprehensive manual settings and enthusiast features ; Great image quality in most conditions ; Option for 3D shooting

No 24Mbits/sec AVCHD mode

Panasonic’s HDC-TM900 offers no revolutionary new features, now that 3D shooting has already started its journey to ubiquity. But like its predecessors it blends excellent enthusiast features, headlined by the lens ring, with supreme image quality....

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HDC-TM900 + VW-CLT review

 

Does sticking a set of 3D mirrors onto one of the world's best consumer camcorders give it some extra depth?

A splendid, almost unbeatable camcorder for 2D, but 3D performance with the adaptor is very disappointing

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HDC-TM900 + VW-CLT Review

 

A splendid, almost unbeatable camcorder for 2D, but 3D performance with the adaptor is very disappointing

Roughly translated into English, that perplexing alpha-numeric sequence can be read as “an update of a classy camcorder with a 3D attachment bolted on”. Available as a package, the TM900 camcorder and

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Christian Harris (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Panasonic HDC-TM900

 

Businesses can use video for product demonstrations, motivational messages from the CEO, employee training, and communication of corporate messaging―all in entertaining or riveting ways previously unimagined. A professional video is a sure-fire way to...

The HDC-TM900 is Panasonic’s best Full-HD 3MOS camcorder to date. With image quality that rivals professional video equipment and further advancements on last year’s HDC-TM700, the HDC-TM900 not only has that added wow-factor and future-proofing with...

Aug, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Panasonic HDC-TM900

 

Panasonic adds a handful of subtle enhancements to its A-Listed camcorder, including a gorgeous new screen

An incremental improvement to an already excellent product; it takes over as our A List camcorder of choice

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-TM900 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 is the successor to the lauded HDC-TM700, our pick for Camcorder of the Year in 2010. The TM900 offers the same fantastic video performance as its predecessor, particularly with its widely-praised 1080/60p mode, but Panasonic...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

Panasonic HDC-TM900 – A Pretty Intimidating Camcorder

 

Panasonic HDC-TM900 is a successor to lauded HDC-TM700 and offers same fantastic video performance like its predecessor, especially with its widely praised 1080/60p mode. Its straightforward, unglamorous interface and generally impressive video quality...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

3D-capable camcorder

 

If you don't want to spend more for the top-rated Canon Vixia HF G10 (*Est. $1,400), experts say the Panasonic HDC-TM900 is a fine alternative. The Panasonic can't quite match the Canon's stunning sensitivity in dim light, but the Panasonic does one...

Outstanding 60p HD video, 3D capable (with optional lens), full manual controls

White balance problems in one test, some owners complain of fan noise in recordings

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HDC-TM900

 

Great performance, but if you don't want 3D, little to recommend it over the TM700

Excellent color and noise results; Great motion and sharpness in 60p; Plenty of manual and auto controls

60i performance falls off a bit

The HDC-TM900 (MSRP $1099) is a great camcorder, that much is clear. It captured excellent video in a variety of record modes, and its performance recording 1080/60p HD video was as good as it gets. It has a ton of controls, a solid body design, and...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2

Camera

Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, HUN, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):460800

Flash

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

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):7.59
Effective megapixels (movie):2.53
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.05 / 9.15

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20 / 700
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35 - 420
Focal length range (f-f):3.45 - 41.4 / 35 - 700
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:12

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.5 - 2.8
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal Memory:32768
Lens focal range:F1.5 - 2.8
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.4
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0
Cables included:AV, USB
Lens hood: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/2-1/2000 / 1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/2-1/500 / 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4032 x 3024 / 4608 x 3072
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3072 / 640 x 480,2560 x 1920,2880 x 1920,3072 x 1728,3200 x 2400,3600 x 2400,3840 x 2160,4032 x 3024,4608 x 3072,4864 x 2736 / 640 x 480,2560 x 1920,2880 x 1920,3072 x 1728,3200 x 2400,3600 x 2400,3840 x 2160,4032 x 3024,4864 x 2736

Storage

Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card / Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:220

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.6
Height :7.2
Weight:395
Width:6.6

White balance

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