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.
BodyThis 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.
PerformanceThis 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 & ConnectivityThe 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.