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Panasonic Black High Definition 3D Lens Ready Camcorder - HDC-TM900K

Abt Model: HDCTM900K | UPC Code: 885170040038
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32GB Built-In Memory/ Full HD 1080p/60p Video Recording/ 3D Lens Ready/ 28mm Wide-Angle Lens/ 12x Optical Zoom/ 20x Intelligent Zoom/ 3.5" Wide LCD Monitor/ Records Onto SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards/ Leica Dicomar Lens/ Black Finish (3D Lens VW-CLT1 Sold Separately)
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Panasonic Black High Definition 3D Lens Ready Camcorder, Model HDCTM900K

Superb color expression from a high-sensitivity sensor. 3MOS Sensor
The 900 Series and SD800 employ the 3MOS Sensor, with its three-sensor configuration. This provides a resolution of 7.59 million effective motion image pixels (2.53 million x 3). The 3MOS Sensor splits the light information captured by the lens into the three primary colors - red, green and blue - and processes each color with its own individual sensor. This reduces light loss compared to the 1MOS sensor, and renders colors, details and gradation all with intricate detail and natural beauty. This superb color reproduction maximizes the inherent quality of Full-HD progressive images.

A bright, high-performance lens. Leica Dicomar Lens
The 900 Series and SD800 use Leica Dicomar lenses, which are renowned for their ability to render sharp images and excellent shading. They also suppress ghosting, flare, and distortion at the image edges. Even in strong sunlight, these superb lenses maintain high contrast and resolution. A bright new F1.5-F2.8 lens with a 46mm filter diameter has been created for the 900 Series and SD800. Efficient light collection allows the new lens to capture bright, clear images even in dim lighting or at high shutter speeds. This high-end lens brings out all the beauty of Full-HD images.
* Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystem IR GmbH, and Dicomar is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

Captures large groups, even when shooting from up close. 35mm Wide Angle Lens*
The 35mm wide-angle lens on the 900 Series and SD800 fit more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional lens. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room.
* 35mm camera equivalent

Beautiful zoom shots of distant subjects. **New** Intelligent 20x Zoom and HYBRID O.I.S.
The 900 Series and SD800 feature an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 20x. When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. You get sharp images of highly detailed objects without the blurry edges. Plus, the 900 Series and SD800 are equipped with HYBRID O.I.S, an image stabilization system that corrects hand-shake blurring by combining the action of its hybrid optical and electrical image stabilization systems. Even when zooming, where hand-shake often occurs, both optical and electrical hand-shake correction make it possible to record beautiful images with approximately 2 times* the hand-shake suppressing effect as conventional models.
* Compared with the HDC-SD700, HDC-TM700, and HDC-HS700.

Intricate details from Intelligent Resolution Technology. Crystal Engine PRO
The Crystal Engine PRO instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine PRO clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, with extremely natural beauty. In addition, its Noise Reduction (NR) technology has been completely redesigned. The low-frequency noise that occurs when recording in dim lighting has been further minimized. Compared to previous Panasonic models, noise has been reduced by approximately 45%.* And Intelligent Resolution Technology ensures sharp and crisp pictures, resulting in bright and beautifully colored motion images.
* Compared with the HDC-SD700, HDC-TM700, and HDC-HS700

Sharpens details and enhances smooth areas. Intelligent Resolution Technology
The Intelligent Resolution Technology incorporated in the new Crystal Engine PRO uses edge detection technology to confirm the edges of objects within the image, then emphasizes the edges for optimal clarity. For example, it brings crisp definition to patterns and the outlines of objects like flowers. Conversely, it reduces noise and enhances the natural smoothness of parts without edges, like the sky. The increased sharpness is especially effective for images with delicate details. This highly advanced technology maximizes the beauty of Full-HD images.

Shooting Functions Easily save important scenes in 3D. 3D Image Recording*
When the 3D Conversion Lens is attached, the HD 90 Series produces an effect called visual disparity. Right and left images are captured simultaneously by the two lenses, and recorded using the side-by-side method. To play back 3D videos, simply insert an SD Memory Card in the slot of a Panasonic VIERA 3DTV.** Or you can use an HDMI mini cable to connect the camcorder to a VIERA 3DTV or another 3D TV that is compatible with the side-by-side method.
* The optional VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens is required for shooting 3D images.
** Some models of VIERA 3DTV may require a firmware update to play 3D images from an SD card.

Makes optimal settings automatically for both motion and still images. iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. With both motion and still images, iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images. * The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.

Blur-free zooming and shooting on the move. **New** HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
HYBRID O.I.S. corrects hand-shake blurring by combining the action of its hybrid optical and electrical image stabilization systems. Even when zooming, where hand-shake often occurs, both optical and electrical hand-shake correction make it possible to record beautiful images with approximately 2 times* the hand-shake suppressing effect as conventional models.
* Compared with the HDC-SD700, HDC-TM700, and HDC-HS700.

Active Mode
Active mode comes in handy when shooting while walking or playing with your children. The wide correction area corrects even relatively large hand-shake motion. It's especially good for active video shooting.

Specifications:

  • Records Onto: Built-in memory (32GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
  • Recording Format: JPEG
  • Image Sensor (Total): 1/4.1" MOS
  • Total Pixels: 3.32 megapixels
  • F Value: F1.8(WIDE) / 3.5(TELE)
  • Optical Zoom: 21x
  • Intelligent Zoom: 20x
  • Intelligent Zoom OFF: 12x
  • Digital Zoom: 1 30x / 700x (The maximum value of zoom magnification)
  • Focal Length: 3.45-41.4mm
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent: 35.0-420mm (16:9) [Motion Image]
    35.7-428mm (3:2), 35.0-420mm (16:9), 38.8-466mm (4:3) [Still Image]
  • Lens Type: Leica Dicomar Lens
  • Image Stabilizer: HYBRID O.I.S. [Optical Image Stabilizer]
  • Still Picture Recording:4:3: 14.2 megapixels (4608 x 3072), 8.6 megapixels (3600 x 2400), 5.5 megapixels (2880 x 1920) [3:2]
  • Still Picture Recording:3:2: 13.3 megapixels (4864x2736), 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160), 5.3 megapixels (3072 x 1728) [16:9]
  • Still Picture Recording:16:9: 12.2 megapixels (4032 x 3024), 7.7 megapixels (3200 x 2400), 4.9 megapixels (2560 x 1920), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) [4:3]
  • Shutter Speed: Motion Image [60i / 60p] Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/30-1/8000
    OFF : 1/60-1/8000
    [24P] Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/24-1/8000
    OFF : 1/48-1/8000
  • Shutter Speed: Still Image1/2-1/2000, video flash: 1/2-1/500
  • Minimum Illumination: 1.6 lx (1/30 Low Light scene mode) 1 lx (Color Night Rec)
  • Standard Illumination: 1400 lx
  • Focus: Auto/Manual
  • White Balance: Auto/Indoor1/Indoor2/Sunny/Cloudy/White Set
  • Iris: Auto/Manual
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes
  • LCD Monitor: 3.5" WideLCD ( 460,800 dots)
  • Simultaneous Recording: 13.3 megapixels (4864 x 2736), 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160) , 2.1 megapixels (1920x1080) [16:9]
  • Creating Still Picture from Motion Picture: 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
  • Microphone: 5.1ch Surround, Zoom and Focus Microphone [iFrame] 2ch Stereo
  • Speaker: Dynamic type
  • On-Screen Display Language: English / French / Spanish
  • Flash: Yes
  • Media Remaining Indication: Yes
  • Signal System: 1080 / 60p, 1080 / 60i, 540 / 30p
  • Recording Mode: 1080/60p (28Mbps/VBR),(1920x1080) HA(17Mbps/VBR),(1920x1080) HG(13Mbps/VBR),(1920x1080) HX(9Mbps/VBR),(1920x1080) HE(5Mbps/VBR),(1920x1080) iFrame (28Mbps / VBR) , (960 x 540)
  • Playback Mode: 1080 / 60p (28Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080) HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) HE (5Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080) iFrame (28Mbps / VBR) , (960 x 540)
  • Image Sensor (Effective)-Motion Image: 7.59 megapixels (2.53 megapixels x 3) [16:9]
  • Image Sensor (Effective)-Still Image: 7.89 megapixels (2.63 megapixels x 3) [3:2] 7.59 megapixels (2.53 megapixels x 3) [16:9] 6.96 megapixels (2.32 megapixels x 3) [4:3]
  • Compression (Recording Format): 1080 / 60p : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (original format)
    HA / HG / HX / HE : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant)
    iFrame : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC file format compliant (.MP4))
  • Audio Compression: 1080 / 60p / HA / HG / HX / HE : Dolby Digital (5.1ch) iFrame : AAC (2ch)
  • DPOF: Max. 999 images
  • HDMI: Yes (mini)
  • USB: 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Microphone (Stereo mini): Yes
  • Headphone (Stereo mini): Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes (Cold)
  • AC Adaptor: Yes
  • USB Cable: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: Yes
  • Included Software: HD Writer AE 3.0
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack: min. 1790 mAh / Lithium-Ion
  • Power Supply: DC7.2V / 9.3V
  • Power Consumption: Max. 6.4W (Recording) / Max. 10.3W (Charging)
  • AV Multi: Yes
  • AV Multi Cable: Yes
  • EVF: Yes
  • AC Cable: Yes
  • DC Cable: included AC Adaptor
  • Shoe adaptor: Yes
  • F Value (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1)): F3.2
  • Focal Length (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1)): 2.5mm
  • 35mm Film camera Equivalent (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1)): 58mm (16:9) [Motion Image]
  • Minimum Illumination (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1)): 28 lx (1/30)
  • STANDARD ACCESSORIES (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1)): Lens Front Cap, Lens Rear Cap, Lens Pouch

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Camcorder:
    • Height: 2.32"
    • Width: 3.07"
    • Depth: 3.82"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts And Labor

Footnotes:

  1. As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.
More reasons to buy the Panasonic HDC-TM900K from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Panasonic HDC-TM900K is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic HDC-TM900K Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
Storage TypeHigh Definition
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.5"
ViewfinderYes
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom30x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto/Indoor1/Indoor2/Sunny/Cloudy/White Set
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still12.2 megapixels (4032 x 3024)
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Width (inches)3.07"
Height (inches)2.32"
Depth (inches)3.82"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Panasonic Black High Definition 3D Lens Ready Camcorder
 
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Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Great picture quality (3)
  • Great sound (3)
  • Image stabilization (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • HD shooting (3)
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    4.0

    Very good camcorder

    By VideoCasualJohn

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual User

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

    • Mode switch seems weak

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Travel

    Comments about Panasonic Black High Definition 3D Lens Ready Camcorder:

    Good stuff: Excellent video resolution, a dolby 5.1 mic that works, touch display pretty easy to use, pretty good in low light conditions (especially compared to my Samsung). I really like the videos this camcorder produces. The hand shake compensation works well. I did a fair amount of research before buying this camcorder; it gets good reviews (in general) by video enthusiasts.

    The following negative stuff are to me not deal breakers.

    Worries: The mode switch (video, playback, photo) seems a little weak/flimsy. I'm worried it'll break, and there doesn't seem to be a software mechanism (override) to switch modes. The lense door is automatic, with no manual switch or override. What happens if that breaks? Read the manual carefully, especially for cautionary tidbits. e.g., After using in cold conditions, place camcorder in a plastic ziploc and remove all the air before going into warmer, higher humidity conditions. This prevents condensation inside the unit. Also, when storing for more than a few days, remove the battery. The video editing software that comes with it is limited. You'll probably want to buy something else. I use PowerDirector (around 100 bucks). There's lots of editing software out there, including freeware.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Abt is a great store to buy from. Never had a problem with them, and their sales and service folks are knowledgeable.

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    5.0

    Amazing camera

    By TxAgBowHntr

    from Tomball, TX

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Panasonic Black High Definition 3D Lens Ready Camcorder:

      First camcorder for my family and I am very impressed.

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      4.0

      Wow! What an incredible camera!

      By Mane3215

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Travel

        Comments about Panasonic Black High Definition 3D Lens Ready Camcorder:

        I bought this camera after a lot of research for an Alaskan vacation. I was thoroughly impressed with the cameras look and feel and convenient controls. Its amazing how fast the machine can record when you need to flip it open quickly to catch something unexpectedly.

        Once I returned and hooked it up to my 1080p plasma I was absolutely amazed by the image quality. I cant believe how far camcorders have come! Its a joy to use!

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