Panasonic HDC-TM10 High Def Flash Memory Camcorder With 8GB Internal Memory - £319.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Great price for this camera especially from a known retailer like Amazon (free super-saver delivery too). It is generally £50-£100 more expensive elsewhere.

They also have the SD10 (same camera without in-built memory) available for £275 but that is from an Amazon merchant rather than directly from Amazon themselves.

Product Features

* Full HD 1920x1080 recording
* 8GB internal memory and SD card slot
* Leica Dicomar lens with 16x optical zoom
* Intelligent auto mode and AF tracking
* Touchscreen operation

Technical Details

Power Supply DC7.2V / 9.3V
Power Consumption 5.6W
Weight (w/o Battery) approx. 228g (0.50 lb)
Dimension (W x H x D) 48 x 63 x 115 [mm]( 1.89 x 2.48 x 4.53 [inch])
Media Built-in memory (8GB), SD/SDHC Memory Card
On-Screen Display Language Please refer to "OSD" sheet
IMAGE SENSOR
Image Sensor 1/6" MOS
Total Pixels 1.47 megapixels
Effective Pixels
Motion Image 1.17 megapixels [16:9]
Still Image 1.17 megapixels [16:9]
LENS SECTION
Lens Brand
F Value F1.8(WIDE)/2.8(TELE)
Optical Zoom 16x
Digital Zoom 40x- 1000x
Focal Length 2.95-47.2 mm
35mm Film camera Equivalent 44.1-706mm (16:9)
Filter Diameter 30.5mm
CAMERA SECTION
Standard Illumination 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination 9 lx (1/25 Low Light Mode) 1 lx (Colour Night View Mode)
Image Stabilizer Advanced O.I.S. [Optical Image Stabilization] with Active Mode
Focus Auto / Manual
White Balance Auto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set
Shutter Speed
Motion Image Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25-1/8000 , OFF : 1/50-1/8000
Still Image Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25-1/8000 , OFF : 1/50-1/8000 (Progressive : 1/25-1/500)
Iris Auto / Manual
Backlight Compensation Yes
MONITOR
Monitor (LCD) 2.7 Wide LCD ( 230,400 pixels)
STILL IMAGE SECTION
Recording Format JPEG
Recording Image Size
Still Picture 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
Simultaneous Recording 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
Creating still picture from motion picture 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
Flash Yes
DPOF Max. 999 images
PictBridge Yes
RECORDING SECTION
Signal System 1080 / 50i
Recording Format MPEG4-AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant)
Recording / Playback Mode
HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HE (6Mbps / VBR) , (1440 x 1080)
Audio Recording System Dolby Digital (2ch)
Microphone 2ch Stereo, Zoom mic.
Speaker Dynamic type
Media Remaining Indication Yes
INTERFACES
AV Out
HDMI Yes (mini)
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Component Yes
OTHERS
LED Video Light Yes
STANDARD ACCESSORIES
AC Adaptor Yes
AC Cable Yes
DC Cable Yes
Rechargeable Battery Pack min. 725 mAh / Lithium-Ion
Video Component Cable Yes
AV Cable Yes
USB Cable Yes
SD Memory Card
Included Software HD Writer AE 1.5
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#2


Now £299.90 @ Hughes Direct
#3
KingCampo
Now £299.90 @ Hughes Direct

It was that price before, I quoted including postage. :thumbsup:
#4
OUT OF STOCK @ Hughes Direct.
#5
why is that cold? bad reviews?
#6
mieciux
why is that cold? bad reviews?


Dont think so, I got one about 3 weeks ago, fantastic camcorder.... I am really in love with it....
#8
saayinla
Dont think so, I got one about 3 weeks ago, fantastic camcorder.... I am really in love with it....


what's this like for filming indoors? don't in low light - but just normal artificial light scenarios? I've heard that these cameras aren't great at that
#9
Agharta;7987912
It was that price before, I quoted including postage. :thumbsup:


Doh, of course :oops:

It's a great camcorder btw for those who are looking at it.
#10
Great price on a reliable brand. Good find. Heat added.
#11
vik1
what's this like for filming indoors? don't in low light - but just normal artificial light scenarios? I've heard that these cameras aren't great at that


I haven’t got my hands on the TM10 yet so can’t comment on its low light capabilities. Reading various reviews and user comments, it gets everything from a “poor” to “very good” comments so its difficult to say.

I think the answer probably very much depends on your expectations – if you are an average point and shoot user it will probably be okay wheras if you are used to higher-end camcorders it will disappoint in low-light situations.

I was originally looking for a camcorder that worked well in low light and the following two came up a number of times:

JVC Everio GZ-300
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD200

However as mentioned above it can be subjective. The most thorough tests can be found at http://www.camcorderinfo.co.uk/ratings.php# where they measure the amount of light needed to get good shots
#12
Captain - thats great - thanks for the pointers.

If you get chance once you've got one please let me know. I'm very much your average point and shoot - but want it to be markedly better than my TZ7 (which is only 720p - but pretty dam good all round) - otherwise can't justify the cost
#13
vik1
Captain - thats great - thanks for the pointers.

If you get chance once you've got one please let me know. I'm very much your average point and shoot - but want it to be markedly better than my TZ7 (which is only 720p - but pretty dam good all round) - otherwise can't justify the cost


I'll let you know when I've taken a few test shots.

Its funny you mention the TZ7 as I recently got hold of a JVC GZ-MS120 camcorder (A standard def camcorder that is reviewed as being good in low light) and I took a few test shots and then compared it to footage taken at the same time on my TZ6. I was specifically looking for low light comparisons as cameras have bigger sensors than camcorders and therefore work much better in these conditions.

Basically, the results showed that the TZ6 worked much better in very low light conditions and the footage looked better.

In normal outdoor light the TZ6 looked much worse and everything looked too bright and washed out.

Filming in in-between light (indoors but with good daylight coming through) they were a bit closer together with the TZ6 obviously being brighter.

I'll probably do a similar trial when I get the TM10 so will let you know. I am thinking that in future, I may use the TZ6 when filming indoors as its brighter and has a nice wide lens which is handy in small spaces. Of course it is only standard def but I think the footage may be preferable.
#14
Okay, I finally got my hands on the TM10 a couple of days ago and have done a few test shots.

Cutting to the chase re: the low light performance, I took some footage in a room with the curtains shut and 60W light. I have to say that the performance was poor especially when zooming close to a subject. I would say it was just slightly worse than my old Mini DV Sony and also the JVC MS120 that I tried recently. I also tried my TZ6 and that was much brighter and more definition (even though its standard def) but having said that it still wasn’t great. I think that will be the case for any camcorder towards the cheaper end of the spectrum.

However, in a room with daylight coming in the picture was fine and very useable (IMHO) for family videos (can I still use the word videos?!).

Outdoors in good light the picture was great and a huge improvement (as you would expect) on my older camera.

Also, I have to say that I really like the TM10’s overall feel and features and its as light as a feather. I am really pleased I have bought it and would recommend it to anybody who just wants a real easy point and shoot for family videos (provided you don’t take lots of video in darkened rooms!). The only downside I can think of is that the software that comes with it (HD Writer AE 1.5) is pretty clunky and not very intuitive although it gets the job done once you have sussed it out.

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