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Panasonic AG-HMC40 Camcorder Review

$3,410.49 at Amazon
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Introduction

With an MSRP of $2295, the AG-HMC40 is one of the cheapest and smallest professional camcorders on the market. Its features and controls may be lacking compared to the other pro models we've reviewed, but its low price—along with its ability to record to regular SD/SDHC memory cards—makes it an intriguing product.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Panasonic AG-HMC40, take a look at these other camcorders.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color & Noise Performance
  4. Motion & Sharpness Performance
  5. Low Light Performance
  6. Audio
  7. Compression & Media
  8. Manual Controls
  9. Still Features
  10. Handling & Use
  11. Playback & Connectivity
  12. Other Features
  13. Canon XL H1A Comparison
  14. Canon XH A1S Comparison
  15. Sony HDR-FX1000 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Photo Gallery

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