Panasonic HDC-TM40 Camcorder Review

The Panasonic HDC-TM40 is no longer the bargain it may have originally appeared to be in early 2011.

$369.98 at Amazon


If you want to record Full HD video on a budget and still have access to important manual controls, the Panasonic HDC-TM40 is one of the few options on the market. The camcorder is light and compact, while retaining the traditional horizontal design and coming loaded with 16GB of internal flash memory.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color Performance
  4. Low Light Performance
  5. Motion Performance
  6. Sharpness Performance
  7. Sample Videos
  8. Ease of Use
  9. Handling
  10. Controls
  11. Recording Options
  12. Hardware
  13. Other Features
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  15. JVC Everio GZ-HM450 Comparison
  16. Panasonic HDC-TM90 Comparison
  17. Conclusion
  18. Photo Gallery