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Panasonic HDC-TM41
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Panasonic HDCTM41H Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5.8 213g MOS Aug 2011
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Panasonic Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 125 expert and user reviews for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range.

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDC-TM41 is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 770x. The HDC-TM41 has one of the bigger digital zooms (1,500 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDC-TM41 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-TM41, the HDC-TM41 has an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDC-TM41 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of this age and type. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDC-TM41.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Panasonic HDC-TM41 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and type. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Small

The HDC-TM41 is one of the smaller video cameras that were launched more than two years ago (only 108.46 millimeters) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-TM41 have depths of between 27mm and 1,200mm, and the average depth is 140mm.

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Very Small

At only 51.56 millimeters, the HDC-TM41 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDC-TM41. Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the widths range from 30mm to 570mm.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Panasonic HDC-TM41 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDC-TM41 which are Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDC-TM41 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 10x to 78x. With an optical zoom of only 16.8 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HDC-TM41 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDC-TM41 have a built-in display, however the HDC-TM41 does not have a built-in display.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDC-TM41 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDC-TM41 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDC-TM41 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HDC-TM41 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The HDC-TM41 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

At only 1.5 hours, the Panasonic HDC-TM41 has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDC-TM41. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have video recording times of between 1h and 95h.

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-TM41, the minimum illumination of the HDC-TM41 of 7 lux is one of the biggest. Small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-TM41 have minimum illumination of between 0.1lx and 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 2.1lx.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HDC-TM41

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Panasonic camcorder has been on the market for over five years.

Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Panasonic HDC-TM41 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 213 grams, the HDC-TM41 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDC-TM41.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display
Aspect Ratio
Camera
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
Power Requirement

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hdctm41, panasonic hdctm41h
Barcodes 00885170045293

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