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Panasonic HDC-TM41
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Panasonic HDC-TM41 Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5.8 213g MOS Aug 2011
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Panasonic has good average reviews for its small sensor size camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDC-TM41 is 800x. The Panasonic HDC-TM41 has a quite big digital zoom (1,500 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDC-TM41.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDC-TM41, the Panasonic HDC-TM41 has an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HDC-TM41 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HDC-TM41 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it. This video camera also 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).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDC-TM41.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HDC-TM41 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this type and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDC-TM41. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Small

At only 108.46 millimeters, the HDC-TM41 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The average depth of small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-TM41 is 140mm, and the depths range from 27mm to 1,200mm.

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Very Small

With a width of only 51.56 millimeters, the Panasonic HDC-TM41 is quite small compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDC-TM41. The widths of camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-TM41 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 camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The HDC-TM41 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDC-TM41 which are Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

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

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The HDC-TM41 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 16.8 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDC-TM41 have optical zooms of between 10x and 78x.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years have a built-in display, however the Panasonic HDC-TM41 does not have a built-in display.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic HDC-TM41 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDC-TM41 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic HDC-TM41 is no exception to this as it too is 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. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-TM41 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-TM41, the Panasonic HDC-TM41 is not waterproof.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 1.5 hours, the HDC-TM41 has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDC-TM41. Across all the camcorders of this age and type the video recording times range from 1h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

When compared to other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDC-TM41 that we have assessed, the minimum illumination of the HDC-TM41 of 7 lux is one of the biggest. The average minimum illumination of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2.2lx.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HDC-TM41

Released Over Five Years Ago

Panasonic released the HDC-TM41 over five years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Panasonic HDC-TM41 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 213 grams, the HDC-TM41 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as 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 typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Flash Memory
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Camera
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Power Requirements

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hdctm41, panasonic hdctm41h
Barcodes 00885170045293

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