Panasonic HDC-TM300

Panasonic HDC-TM300 HD Camcorder

Can you guess - what about I am reviewing? Am I presenting a review about someone from the beauty emporium or am I going to present the review of a widget. That is right, I am reviewing about a smarter gizmo, that offers highly productive and useful features of a Prosumer high-end camcorder, such as Panasonic HDC-TM300 that attaches with it an electronic viewfinder, manual features set, and high-class video capacity either.

This Panasonic HDC-TM300 has a glitch that its display is not touch-sensitive, what we were expecting from it. This camcorder has an optical sensor type, CMOS, optical zoom, 12x and many other features either.  It is offered on a price tag of USD 1160.95.

Panasonic has brought about two more series, like HDC-HS300 n HDC-HS250 offering high-definition features, relatively to their past series like HD100 n SD100.  Panasonic can toss down all such past series, which have no any utility in the marketplace.

This tyrant camcorder is carrying along some of highly enviable capabilities like other Prosumer-string camcorders.  Panasonic has swapped the badly looking manual usability with a touchscreen, the enhancement in video standard and efficiency make it a far better fun-driven widget.

This model including previous two series like HDC-HS300 n HDC-HS250 attaches 12x zoom, fl.8-2.8 lens - the lens already used by two strings HS100 n SD100.  These series also add with it 1/41in 3MP 3MOS sensors, with an effective resolution of 2.07MP each for 16:0 video.

Key Specs and Features Image Sensor

Image Sensor: 1/4.1" MOS x 3

Total Pixels: 9.15 megapixels (3.05 megapixels x 3)

Motion Image: 6.21 megapixels (2.07 megapixels x 3) [16:9]

Still Image: 7.95 megapixels (2.65 megapixels x 3 ) [3:2] / 7.53 megapixels (2.51 megapixels x 3) [16:9] / 6.96 megapixels (2.32 megapixels x 3 ) [4:3]

Lens Section

Lens Brand: Leica Dicomar Lens

F Value: F1.8(WIDE)/2.8(TELE)

Optical Zoom: 12x

Digital Zoom: 30x- 700x

Focal Length: 4-48mm

Filter Diameter: 43mm

35mm Film camera Equivalent: 44.9-539mm (16:9) [Motion Image] / 41.3-496mm (3:2), 40.8-490mm (16:9), 45.0-540mm (4:3) [Still Image]

Camera Section

Standard illumination: 1400 lx

Minimum Illumination: 1.6 lx (1/25 Low Light Mode) / 1 lx (Color Night View Mode)

Image Stabilizer: Advanced O.I.S. [Optical Image Stabilizer]

Focus: Auto / Manual

White Balance: Auto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set

Motion Image: [50i] Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25-1/8000 , video flash: 1/25-1/500 OFF : 1/50-1/8000, video flash: 1/50-1/500 [25P] Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25-1/8000 , video flash: 1/25-1/500 OFF : 1/50-1/8000, video flash: 1/50-1/500

Still Image: 1/2-1/2000, video flash: 1/2-1/500

Iris: Auto / Manual

Backlight Compensation: Yes

Monitor

EVF: Yes

Monitor (LCD): 2.7 Wide LCD ( 230,400 pixels)

Still Image Section

Recording Format: JPEG

Creating still picture from motion picture: 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]

Simultaneous Recording: 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160), 2.1 megapixels (1920x1080) [16:9]

Still Picture: 10.6 megapixels (3984 x 2656), 7.0 megapixels (3264 x 2176), 4.5 megapixels (2592 x 1728) [3:2] / 10.0 megapixels (4224 x 2376), 6.0 megapixels (3328 x 1872), 3.5 megapixels (2560 x 1440) [16:9] / 9.0 megapixels (3520 x 2640), 8.0 megapixels (3264 x 2448), 5.0 megapixels (2560 x 1920), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) [4:3]

Flash: Yes

DPOF: Max. 999 images

Pict Bridge: Yes

Recording Section

Signal System: 1080 / 50i

Recording Format: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant)

Recording Mode: HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HE (6Mbps / VBR) , (1440 x 1080)

Playback Mode: HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) / HE (6Mbps / VBR) , (1440 x 1080)

Audio Recording System: Dolby Digital (5.1ch)

Microphone: 5.1ch Surround, Zoom and Focus Microphone

Speaker: Dynamic type

Media Remaining Indication: Yes

Interface

AV: Out

HDMI: Yes (mini)

Microphones (stereo mini): Yes

Headphones (stereo mini): Yes

USB: 2.0 Hi-Speed

Video component: Yes

Others

Accessory Shoe: Yes (Cold)

Standard Accessories

AC Adaptor: Yes

AC Cable: Yes

DC Cable: Yes

Rechargeable Battery Pack: min. 1250 mAh / Lithium-Ion

Video Component Cable: Yes

AV Cable: Yes

IR Remote: Yes

USB Cable: Yes

Included Software: HD Writer AE 1.0

General

Media: Built-in memory (32GB), SD/SDHC Memory Card

On-Screen Display Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Netherlandic, Turkish, Swedish

Power Supply: DC7.2V / 9.3V

Power Consumption: (W) 6.8

Weight (w/o Battery): approx. 385g

Dimension: Width 70mm, Height 72mm, Depth 141mm

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