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Panasonic HDC-TM15

by Cdy291 / November 27, 2009 2:20 AM PST

So what does everyone think of this model? It vs. the Sony cx100. I lean more toward the panasonic because it uses sd cards.

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Panasonic HDC-TM15
by MrO14526 / January 29, 2010 11:44 PM PST
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I like the camera but it takes WAY too long to convert to MPEG. 3 hours for a 6 minute video. There has got to be a better way!

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ok cam
by chickenorfish / January 30, 2010 12:40 AM PST
In reply to: Panasonic HDC-TM15

the cam has horrible low light performance, otherwise its a good beginner hd cam. compared to the sony cx100, it has much more controls, not sure about video performance. if you can hold off til the spring sony is putting out new models (hdr-cx110) that should be considerably better then the current version. plus you will be able to use standard (sdhc) memory cards with it

the tm10 and tm15 are the same other then int memory

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by MrO14526 / January 30, 2010 3:18 AM PST
In reply to: ok cam

The camera has a 1 LUX rating. My experience so far has been very good with indoor movies. The MPEG conversion is a serious problem for me though. Not everybody has HD or Blue Ray. I need to be able to produce Standard video for people that don't have HD... but of course I want the original recording to be the best quality possible. I've got a fairly new computer with a good, dual core processor. There has to be a better way to convert my video's. I'm hoping someone on this forum has a suggestion. High-powered Software or something...

Another issue is battery life. It's OK, but not what I would expect from a camera that has no moving parts.

The controls and the touch screen are great. Nice job on that Panasonic!

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1 lux doesnt mean anything
by chickenorfish / January 30, 2010 3:48 AM PST
In reply to: 1 LUX

maybe 1 lux with a very slow shutter speed and gain way up, but the image will be grainy and blurry

are you trying to convery the mpeg(sd) or avchd(hd)? btw a dual core is even too slow for avchd

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