The compact Panasonic HDC-TM80 belongs to the Full HD series
of camcorders from Panasonic. Ideal to take along on long trips or business meetings, this Full HD camcorder has a MOS image sensor
that lets you take videos and images at 1.30 megapixel
resolution at 16:9 aspect ratio. The HDC-TM80 is powered by the Crystal Engine PRO
image processor, which produces smooth and high resolution videos and images.
With the HDC-TM80, you can record videos in Full HD at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 dot pixels (50i). This camcorder records images in JPEG and videos in MPEG4-AVC.
The built-in stereo microphone captures audio in 2 channel stereo and has a zoom microphone feature that captures original audio even when you zoom in while video-taping. The Panasonic video camera records audio while actively suppressing wind noise in outdoor shooting situations with the Wind Noise Canceler feature.
The Panasonic Full HD camcorder has a HYBRID image stabilizer that combines optical and electric stabilization systems to ensure that your videos and images are blur-free even if your hands weren't steady when you shot them.
This Panasonic video camera weighs 193 g
and is very compact. Small enough to fit in a handbag, this camcorder is designed with easy-to-access buttons
to make video recording convenient. The 2.7 inch rotating LCD touchscreen
has a resolution of 230,400 dot pixels and can be used to compose beautifully framed videos or to preview them as well.
The Full HD video camera has 16 GB built-in memory and can be expanded using SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. The camcorder also comes with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.
This Panasonic camcorder has a Panasonic Lens with a focal length of 2.38 - 81 mm
. The 35 mm equivalent focal length of this camcorder is 33.7 - 1240 mm when you shoot videos in 16:9 aspect ratio. For still images, the 35 mm equivalent focal length is 38.1 - 1298 mm in 3:2, 33.7 - 1240 mm in 16:9 and 41.3 - 1405 mm in 4:3 aspect ratios.
With the 34x optical zoom, 42x intelligent zoom and up to 2000x digital zoom options, you can now get clear footage even from a distance. You can take sharp videos and images with the Manual and Auto Focus controls.
The Panasonic camcorder has an aperture range of f/1.8 - 4. Aperture refers to the size of the lens opening which controls the amount of light falling on the image sensor. With the shutter speed range of 1/25 - 1/8000 second in Auto Slow Shutter On mode and 1.50 - 1/8000 second in Auto Slow Shutter Off mode, you can take dramatic images and videos of moving objects.
Features & Connectivity
The Panasonic Full HD camcorder has 11 preset scene modes like Fireworks, Beach, Sunset
and many more. On Soft Skin mode
, the video camera automatically detects skin tones in the frame and softens the focus in the area to increase skin beautifying effect.
The Face Recognition function recognizes up to 6 pre-registered faces and optimizes settings to ensure they are in focus in the videos or images. With the Smile Shot feature, the HDC-TM80 automatically releases the shutter to capture a still image when it detects a smiling face in the frame.
You can watch your Full HD videos on an HDTV by connecting the Panasonic camcorder with the HDMI mini-connector. You can also store your videos and images on PC or a laptop by transferring them through the USB 2.0 high speed port. With the AV Out port, you can watch your videos on a non HDTV as well.
With the HD Writer AE 3.0 software that comes with this Panasonic video camera, you can edit and view your videos on a computer. You can also easily upload your videos and images to social networking sites as they are recorded and saved in YouTube and Facebook compatible formats.