Panasonic Camcorders

Panasonic WXF991
EDITORS' TAKE

Panasonic WXF991

Releasing five new models for early 2016, they're mostly tweaks on the models introduced at last year's show.

Panasonic HX-A1
REVIEW

Panasonic HX-A1 ( Black)

The HX-A1's size and price offer a decent option for buyers, but there are better choices.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 2, 2015
Panasonic HC-WX970
EDITORS' TAKE

Panasonic HC-WX970

The highlight of Panasonic's camcorder announcements are a couple of feature-packed 4K/UHD models.

Panasonic HC-X1000
EDITORS' TAKE

Panasonic HC-X1000

A new prosumer run-and-gun-style camcorder has tons of entry-level pro features -- it's just missing the three sensors.

Panasonic HDC-SD800
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-SD800

Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing to baby the white balance a bit. The TM900 is my top pick of the three for its EVF, but if you're on a tight budget the SD800 should suit just fine.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 2011
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $849.99

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Panasonic HDC-TM41
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-TM41

Panasonic's HDC-TM40, TM41 and SD40 are some of the cheapest camcorders you can buy with a zoom lens and manual controls. If you care about video quality, spend a little more money on another model; if you don't, buy the cheapest one of these you can find, adjusting for the cost of memory for the SD40.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 16, 2011
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $379.99

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Panasonic HM-TA20
REVIEW

Panasonic HM-TA20 ( Blue)

As rugged minicamcorders go, the Panasonic HM-TA20 is very good and definitely deserves consideration.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 17, 2011

MSRP: $199.99

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Panasonic HDC-TM80
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-TM80 ( Silver)

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls (unusual for their price class) and well-designed touch-screen interface, but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three, the SD80 is the best choice simply on price.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2011

MSRP: $499.99

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Panasonic HDC-SD80
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-SD80 ( Red)

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls, unusual for their price class, and well designed touch-screen interface but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three, the SD80 is the best choice simply on price.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2011

MSRP: $449.99

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Panasonic HM-TA1
REVIEW

Panasonic HM-TA1 ( Grey)

The Panasonic HM-TA1 minicamcorder offers above-average HD video recording in a small package, but is otherwise pretty lame.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 12, 2010