Released January, 2011
The Pros:Video output on a HDTV looks great, very sharp and detailed. Easy to hook up to an external display for quick reviews. Video light is more than bright enough for most applications.
The Cons:Still photos lack some detail compared to pictures taken with a purpose-built still camera.
The Panasonic HDC-TM90 is a mid-cost camcorder. The Touch Zoom feature of this camcorder allows you to zoom with the swipe of a finger. The HDC-TM90's Touch Shutter feature allows you to take a digital photo by merely touching the subject on the screen.
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This camcorder's iA (Intelligent Auto) feature selects the most suitable shooting mode at the press of a button. This feature includes Face Recognition, which finds the faces of registered people (up to six faces can be registered) and optimizes the focus and exposure for them. The HDC-TM90 features a 1MOS sensor that can capture HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution. With the addition of the optional Panasonic VW-CLT 3D Conversion lens, this camcorder is capable of capturing 3D. The 40x Intelligent zoom of this camcorder uses Panasonic's Crystal Engine PRO, a high-resolution processor that helps to record clear, crisp videos even in low-lighting. The 28mm wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting in tight spaces. With the HDC-TM90, you can record to SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cards or the 16GB built-in memory (which is what sets this model apart from the lower cost HDC-SD90 model, which has no memory). This model differs from the lower cost HDC-TM80 model in that it has a 40x Intelligent zoom as opposed to 42x, a 28mm wide-angle lens as opposed to 33.7mm, and is capable of recording 3D (with the addition of the CLT1 conversion lens). The Panasonic HDC-TM90 camcorder is equipped with a Hybrid optical image stabilizer, which reduces blur due to arm and hand shake.
- Color: Black
- 1MOS sensor
- HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 3D capable (with the addition of optional Panasonic VW-CLT 3D Conversion lens)
- Record to SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cards
- 16GB built-in memory
- 40x optical zoom
- 3D capable (w/ the addition of the CLT1 conversion lens)
- HYBRID OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
- iA (Intelligent Auto) w/ Face Recognition
- Eco Mode
- F1.8 (WIDE) / 3.5 (TELE)
- 2.82- 59.2 mm focal length
- 1400 lx standard illumination
- Auto/manual focus
- Dolby Digital (2 ch) audio recording
- USB 2.0
- LED video light
- AC adapter
User Reviews (1)
video output on a HDTV looks great, very sharp and detailed
easy to hook up to an external display for quick reviews
video light is more than bright enough for most applications
hand-shake is almost never a factor, good image stabilization
enough built-in memory to last a long time before backups need to be made
autofocus is fast, finds the subject right away
still photos lack some detail compared to pictures taken with a purpose-built still camera
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