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Camcorders

Panasonic HDC-HS900
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-HS900

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
Panasonic HDC-SD40
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-SD40

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
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Panasonic HM-TA20 (Blue)
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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

Panasonic HDC-TM80 (Red)
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-TM80 ( 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
Panasonic HDC-SD80 (Black)
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-SD80 ( Black)

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
Panasonic HM-TA1 (Grey)
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

MSRP: $169.99

Panasonic HDC-TM55
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-TM55

Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great value, and if possible, avoid paying the unnecessary price premium for the hard drive in the HS60.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2010
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $479.95

Panasonic HDC-SD60S (silver)
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Panasonic HDC-SD60S ( silver)

Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great value, and if possible, avoid paying the unnecessary price premium for the hard drive in the HS60.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2010

MSRP: $449.95

Panasonic HDC-TM700 ( 32GB, Black)
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Panasonic HDC-TM700 ( 32GB, Black)

The flash-based Panasonic HDC-TM700 and its hard-disk sibling, the HDC-HS700, stand out for their low-light video quality and broad set of manual controls. However, while the TM700 is very attractively priced for its class, the HS700 is not, and not worth the price premium unless you absolutely need the hard disk.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 27, 2010
2.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $999.95

Panasonic SDR-H85 (Black)
REVIEW

Panasonic SDR-H85 ( Black)

The Panasonic SDR-H85 standard-definition camcorder is worth considering for its manual controls and powerful zoom lens in a very compact body--not video quality.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 22, 2010

MSRP: $349.99