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Panasonic HDC-TM900K

Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder


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Panasonic HDC-TM900K
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Release Date
Jan 2011
Apr 2011
Aug 2011
Feb 2010
Jul 2010
HDD Size
32.0 GB
64.0 GB
240.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
10.0 x
11.0 x
12.0 x
11.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC, H.264, MPEG
Flash Media, High Definition
AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)), MPEG2-PS
DV, AVCHD, HDV, Micro MV
AVCHD
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital, 3D
Digital
Digital
Digital
CCD Quantity
3.0
1.0
1.0
Memory Still Resolution
14.2 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
16.0 MegaPixels
14.2 MegaPixels
14.2 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
High Definition
AVC, AVCHD
Hard Drive
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX DuoSD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card
Use
Video
Video
Video

Generally excellent video quality and a straightforward.

Very expensive.

Excellent aperture, shutter speed, and gain controls

I also think the battery release, also in the LCD enclosure, is in a bad spot; opening the LCD usually turns the camcorder on, which means in order to remove the battery you end up turning on the camcorder.

Cons Extremely front-heavy

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