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Panasonic HDC-TM700K Hi-Def Camcorder with Pro Control System & 32GB Internal Flash Memory (Black)
- 32 GB Internal Flash Memory
- Full HD 1080p
- 35mm Wide-Angle Lens
- 18x Intelligent Zoom
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|Item Weight||2.6 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||3.05 MP|
|Package Height||5 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches|
|Shipping Weight||2.7 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
From the Manufacturer
All-New Color-Bright Image Quality.
Capture Crisp, Clear Images Even in Dim Lighting.
Built-in Memory/SD Card Twin Memory Full-HD Camcorder
High-density, ultra-smooth images
1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive Recording)
The HDC-TM700 uses the progressive method to record twice as much image data as the interlace method. Whereas interlacing requires two images to produce a complete picture, the progressive method records a single image as a complete picture. Plus, the 60 Progressive Recording of the HDC-TM700 produces 60 images per second. This extremely dense image information creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images. The progressive method is most effective when shooting detailed designs where moir patterns tend to occur, or when capturing scenes during sports events where the subjects are intensely moving around. Also, the recorded images are displayed clearly even when they are made into still images, so it is possible to preserve stunning photos when clipping them from videos.
A bright, high-performance lens.
Leica Dicomar Lens
Panasonic HD camcorders 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 HDC-TM700. 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 HDC-TM700 fits more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional 44.9mm lens. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room.
Beautiful zoom shots of distant subjects.
18x Intelligent Zoom
The HDC-TM700 features a 12x optical zoom and an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 18x. When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution Technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving image sharpness. You get crisp images of highly detailed objects - without the blurry edges.
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Top Customer Reviews
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There are many features of this camera that blur the line between "consumer" and "prosumer."
Whether you dub the 35mm lens "wide" or not, it's a hell of a lot more wide than any other consumer cam lens I've tried. My $6500 Sony EX1 has a 31.4mm equivalent lens, so the TM700 is in the same ballpark. For me this make a big difference in the practical use of the camera. No longer do I need to carry and constantly attach/detach a wide angle adapter. This also makes me more likely to use the 18X zoom (since there's no wide angle adapter on the cam).
One nice TM700 feature I haven't seen discussed elsewhere is peaking. Quite simply, "peaking" means that the camera outlines objects in focus with a color, so as to help the camera operator achieve correct focus. The camera does include a peaking function when switched to manual focus. Panasonic calls it "manual focus assist." This really helps achieve critical focus with the 260k pixel LCD screen. The peaking color is blue; I prefer yellow, but will gladly settle for blue.
Another upside to the TM700 vis-a-vis other consumer cams is the manual control ring. Panasonic has done a nice job implementing this feature and it's easy to quickly adjust zoom, focus, shutter speed, & iris using the ring.Read more ›
With the TM700 Panasonic did combine the smooth motion of 1080i60 with the crisp image of a progressive motion
I can not praise the footage quality from this camcorder, it's basically the best camcorder i have ever used, it beats my HF100 and HF S100 when it comes to sharpness and motion by far (I still prefer Canon colors though however Panasonic colors looks exactly as we see them in real life, Canon colors are unrealistic but looks more fun to me)
The wide angle 35mm~ is much better than my previous canons (Canon 43mm~, a little bit zoomed in) but still not as wide as Sony latest camcorders 29mm~, The stabilization From TM700 is really groundbreaking, All low hand shake are completely gone! as if you are using a tripod, almost as good as Sony stabilization (Sony stabilization is the best in the market, Canon got the worst stabilization from the major companies)
Now about the Major flaw with TM700... something i didn't see coming and would have properly canceled my order if i knew about it before i bought it, the Audio is really noisy ! TM700 got a built in Fan on the side (Sony/Canon does not have a fan like tm700) the fan is noisy and the microphone will pick up the noise, now if you think closing the LCD and using the viewfinder will eliminate the fan noise you couldn't be any wrong! close the LCD and the fan noise will be even higher !, problem is I'm afraid that it will collect dust over the months and it will properly be even louder by then or might even break.Read more ›
The 1080p60 image quality was magnificent, and noticeably smoother and sharper than the HC3. One annoying thing I noticed though was as I followed people around the house and moved between rooms with different lighting (windows versus artificial light etc), the TM700 seemed to get its white balance knickers in a twist, and would seem to get stuck in the white balance suitable for the previous room's lighting, meaning everything looked wrong before suddenly shifting to new settings after 10 seconds or so, which would suddenly shift all the colours, giving a fairly bad look on playback. Presumably I could have avoided this by not using iAuto, but for the reasons above, this isn't my thing.
I had read about the fan noise issue, and could hear the fan on recordings during quiet segments but I was okay to overlook this issue, given the overall package. I know the effect can be reduced by switching iAuto off and disabling automatic gain, but then it seems I have to have to have everything in manual mode, which I don't want to do.
The whole user interface/menu system is poor: ugly, badly thought out and clunky. In my experience, consumer electronics companies all seem to be pretty bad at UI, but this has to be the worst effort I've seen in a long time.
Also, I disliked the battery charging arrangement.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the HDC-TM700 because of all the great specs it offered, but the issue with the format forces the use of their SW to get it on a PC. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jason Lockwright
Great Camera. Very good video quality. I use it mostly to self film turkey hunts and I have always had great results.Published 14 months ago by Leslie M. Holloway
i have one i bought in 2010 and they are just alike. panasonic does very well in their camera qualityPublished 22 months ago by Infinite Cinema-Seabron Reese
Very happy with this camera! Not difficult to use. Light weight.
AVCHD video is excellent as are the many features.
I've had this camera since 2010 and still love the quality. There are newer and better cameras for personal home use these days, but not by much. Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by Jason C. Lehosky
Easy to use basic recording and playing functions. Excellent, more sophisticated bells and whistles but they took me some time to figure out -- still have trouble using some of... Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Robertto
I've been using the TM700 for over a year, mainly to shoot live bands in nightclubs. The picture is very sharp, the colors are excellent, low light is very good, but there are a... Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by crocostimpy