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Panasonic HDC-TM900K
Panasonic HDC-SDT750
Panasonic HDC-HS700
Panasonic HDC-HS300
Panasonic HDC-HS100
Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder
Panasonic HDC-SDT750 High Definition Flash Media  AVC 3D Camcorder
Panasonic HDC-HS700K Black 240GB Full HD Camcorder - HDC-HS700K High Definition AVCHD
Panasonic HDC-HS300K 120GB Hard Drive HD Camcorder
Panasonic HDC-HS100 60GB Hard Drive HD Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2011
Jul 2010
Feb 2010
Apr 2009
Sep 2008
HDD Size
32.0 GB
240.0 GB
120.0 GB
60.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
12.0 x
12.0 x
12.0 x
12.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC, H.264, MPEG
MPEG-4 AVC, H.264 (original format) HA, HG, HX, HE: MPEG-4 AVC, H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant), JPEG
DV, AVCHD, HDV, Micro MV
Flash Media, Hard Drive
High Definition, Hard Drive, AVCHD
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital, 3D
Digital
Digital
Digital
CCD Quantity
3.0
1.0
3.0
3.0
Memory Still Resolution
14.2 MegaPixels
9.15 MegaPixels
14.2 MegaPixels
9.2 MegaPixels
2.1 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
High Definition, Flash Media, AVC
Hard Drive
Flash Media
High Definition, Hard Drive, AVCHD
Use
Video
Video

  • Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing to baby the white balance a bit. The TM900 is my top pick of the three for its EVF, but if you're on a tight budget the SD800 should suit just fine.


  • 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 its 3D recording option (with the purchase of an optional conversion lens) makes it a cutting-edge product.

    Despite all this, we are still disappointed with the TM900. Other than adding the 3D capability and increasing the size of the LCD, Panasonic didn't do much to improve on last year's HDC-TM700â??


  • 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. There's also no significant premium being charged for this new model compared to the outgoing TM700, if you can still find it. So the TM900 takes over from its predecessor as our videomaking enthusiast camcorder of choice.


  • The HDC-SDT750 ($1399 MSRP) is an extraordinary camcorder for capturing regular 2D content, but its 3D features are definitely limited. Performance-wise, we were definitely impressed with how well the camcorder recorded footage in 3D, but we were consistently disappointed by the lack of manual controls in 3D mode. You cannot use zoom, manual focus, manual shutter speed, or manual aperture while the 3D conversion lens is attached.

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    Equally great 2D recording can be found for less money but if good quality 3D appeals to you then the HDC-SDT750 from Panasonic is certainly worth a look-see.


  • The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 is the first serious 3D camcorder for consumers, and it performs its job commendably. However, the current price is nearly twice that of a similarly specified 2D-only Panasonic HD camcorder, such as the HDC-TM700. So you're paying a significant premium for the 3D lens and shooting abilities. If you're a die-hard early adopter with deep pockets, this is a real semi-professional 3D camcorder. But the rest of us will have to wait for the prices to go down.


  • - It's also more practical here, since Panasonic also has the smallest, lowest-resolution LCD in its class.
    - Because of the small, low-resolution sensors still photo quality doesn't match the competition's.
    - It's better in low light than the rest, with lower noise and accurate but slightly more saturated colors.


  • The Panasonic HDC-HS700 is one of two high-definition digital camcorders (HS700, TM700) announced in February 2010 as successors to Panasonic's HS300/TM300 series. Both camcorders feature a 35mm wide-angle Leica lens, a 12x optical zoom, and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card expansion.


  • The Panasonic HDC-Sd700 is everything that a high-def camcorder should be. It provides a wealth of advanced features for experienced videographers, while remaining very user-friendly for beginners. Without question, it is one of the best HD camcorders in its price range.


  • A very good prosumer HD camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-HS300 still isn't as good a deal as the similarly featured but flash-based TM300 and has the same annoying touch-screen interface.

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    - Most of the buttons are poorly designed and some are difficult to access while you are shooting.

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    - The HDC-TM300 has a 2.7” wide LCD, auto focus tracking, and a manual ring that can control zoom, focus, aperture, shutter speed and white balance.

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    - The ring isn't perfect, however.
    - The placement of the mode dial and Record Start/Stop button is highly conducive to the natural position of the thumb.


  • - I'm glad to say that the newer Panasonic HDC-HS100 HD camcorder is a better camera than the HS9, with improved image quality and great usability.

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    - Audio captures in Dolby Digital 5.1 and sounds very clear.


Top 5 prosumer panasonic camcorder:

  1. Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder
  2. Panasonic HDC-SDT750 High Definition Flash Media AVC 3D Camcorder
  3. Panasonic HDC-HS700K Black 240GB Full HD Camcorder - HDC-HS700K High Definition AVCHD
  4. Panasonic HDC-HS300K 120GB Hard Drive HD Camcorder
  5. Panasonic HDC-HS100 60GB Hard Drive HD Camcorder