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Panasonic HDC-TM900 Camcorder

3.05MP 1/4 395g Nov 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Panasonic has excellent camcorder reviews
Does not have a good case
3D needs additional lens, which is added cost

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Panasonic Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Based on 339 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has excellent reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders compared to other brands. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Viewfinder

The viewfinders of video cameras of this type and age range from 90,000 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels. At only 123,000 pixels, the HDC-TM900 has a fairly low viewfinder compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The lightest camcorder of a comparable type and age to this video camera is 57g weight and the heaviest is 3.9kg. The HDC-TM900 is one of the heavier small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera (395 grams) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Still Image

3840 X 2160 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDC-TM900 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 2560 x 1920, 2880 x 1920, 3072 x 1728, 3200 x 2400, 3600 x 2400, 4032 x 3024 and 4608 x 3072 and 4864 x 2736. Across all comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4224 x 2376.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The HDC-TM900 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) (2.53 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The average effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 2MP, and the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDC-TM900 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDC-TM900 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HDC-TM900 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HDC-TM900 has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in light.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The HDC-TM900 has a built-in flash. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

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Design

Robust

One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic HDC-TM900 was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this camcorder “I'm really broke at the moment” however they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

Comprehensive Manual Settings and Enthusiast Features

Two people thought it had a good interface. Etechreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “Its straightforward, unglamorous interface and generally impressive video quality”. One customer who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Etechreviews.com said in their Panasonic HDC-TM900 review six years ago “Comprehensive manual settings and enthusiast features” .

3MOS Sensor Quality

Four people who purchased the product mentioned that it was good quality. Etechreviews.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic HDC-TM900 “3MOS sensor quality” nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 14 out of 100. Etechreviews.com also wrote “Great image quality in most conditions” in their review. Etechreviews.com also wrote “Generally excellent video quality and a straightforward, if somewhat unglamorous, interface highlight the Panasonic HDC-H 900” in their review.

Does Not Have a Good Case

One customer considered that it did not have a good case. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this camcorder “The casing doesn't allow the prong to seat completely into the USB port on the back of my case because of a bolt that is in close proximity”.

Easy to Damage or Scratch

One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic HDC-TM900 was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this camcorder “I'm really broke at the moment” however they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100.


Other Features

Has an Audio Output

The HDC-TM900 has an audio output. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder also have an audio output.

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Has a Video Out

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 has a video out, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Features Manual Focus

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 features manual focus, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features Auto Focus

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 features auto focus, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDC-TM900 features photo mode. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also feature photo mode.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDC-TM900 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF M52 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 10x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 30x. At only 12 times zoom factor, the HDC-TM900 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R406 (32x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 700 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HDC-TM900 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If this Panasonic camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R406 (1,060x) which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also support HDMI.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDC-TM900 has a microphone in, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HDC-TM900 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a DC-in jack.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDC-TM900 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also are Full HD.

Alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon Vixia HF G20 which has better reviews.

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HD-Ready

The Panasonic HDC-TM900 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the HDC-TM900 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The display diagonals of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder range from 1.4" to 4.3".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available including the XF105 ($8,499), the XA10, or the Legria HF G10 all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Support

Multitude of Manual Controls

Two owners wrote that it had good technical guidance. Etechreviews.com said six years ago “Multitude of manual controls” in their review of the Panasonic HDC-TM900 although they rated this camcorder 14 out of 100.


Display LCD Touchscreen

One owner reckoned that it had a good screen. Etechreviews.com mentioned “Display LCD touchscreen” in their review of this camcorder however despite that they scored this camcorder 1 stars.

3D Needs Additional Lens, Which is Added Cost

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder did not have a good lens. Etechreviews.com wrote “3D needs additional lens, which is added cost” in their Panasonic HDC-TM900 review.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This small total megapixels camcorder was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232613120

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