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Panasonic HDC-TM80 Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5 193g MOS Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Panasonic has excellent camcorder reviews
Fairly big digital zoom
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Panasonic Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Based on 338 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has excellent ratings for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

Panasonic released the HDC-TM80 in August 2011.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 2,000 times zoom factor, the HDC-TM80 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst video cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 760x.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V160 (£129.98) (2,500x).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDC-TM80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HVR-Z7.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 34 times zoom factor, the HDC-TM80 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon 800 (£1,100) (35x and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDC-TM80 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M40 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Panasonic HDC-TM80 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The HDC-TM80 is one of the lighter camcorders of this type and age (only 193 grams) amongst camcorders of this age. The lightest comparable spec video camera that has been on the market for more than two years is 57g weight and the heaviest is 3.9kg.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.3 megapixels, the HDC-TM80 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 16MP.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

Camcorders of this type and age have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 4.5MP. The HDC-TM80 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie) (only 1.3 megapixels) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1.5 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 1.5 megapixels sensor camcorder.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 1.5MP sensor camcorders and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic HC-V500 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Rollei S-30 (£78.99) (2MP and higher rated).

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDC-TM80 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDC-TM80 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HDC-TM80 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Light

The HDC-TM80 has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera do not have a built-in light.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the HDC-TM80 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Canon Legria HF M56 (3" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The HDC-TM80 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 350,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels, the HDC-TM80 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDC-TM80 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDC-TM80 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDC-TM80 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDC-TM80 has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Panasonic HDC-TM80 features back light compensation. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature back light compensation.

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Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HDC-TM80 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 0.05lx and the biggest is 1,400lx. With a minimum illumination of 7 lux, the HDC-TM80 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Still Image

2304 X 1296 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HDC-TM80 is 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 44% more maximum image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. This video camera also has a maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1728 pixels. Across all camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 4224 x 2376 pixels (best).

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2304 X 1296 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDC-TM80 is 2304 x 1296. That's 44% more still image resolution than the most common still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080 (which is also supported by this camcorder). This video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480 and 1856 x 1392 and 2064 x 1376. The still image resolution of all camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder ranges from 640 x 480 to 4224 x 2376.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hdctm80r, panasonic hdctm80s
Barcodes 00033586881008, 00885170040298, 00885170040304, 00885170040311

Panasonic HDC-TM80 Review Sources

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