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PanasonicHDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 46 reviews)

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    (23)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (59)
  • Easy to use (41)
  • Image stabilization (34)
  • Great picture quality (32)
  • Good in low light (21)

Cons

  • No external mic input (7)
  • Poor in low light (7)

Best Uses

  • Home movies (37)
  • Travel (30)
  • HD shooting (16)
  • Weddings (16)
  • Low light (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (29), Enthusiast (11), Semi-pro (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

In this case size does not matter.hehehe

So far satisfied still learning all the features.

So far satisfied still learning all the features.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good camcorder for this price

I have been using it about 10 days. I bought it for home video. Camcorder is good, all is easy and quick start. All options are adjustable (on/off). There is...Read complete review

I have been using it about 10 days. I bought it for home video. Camcorder is good, all is easy and quick start. All options are adjustable (on/off). There is short battery life, not enough even for 2 hours. Camcorder became warm after about 10 minutes of filming. Indoor filming I use maximum quality for getting good image. Low light-sensitivity. The built-in lamp is useful for filming at darkness. Good for outdoor video.
Of course it shouldn't expect outstanding quality for this price.

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4.0

Would buy again

By Bill

from N.J.

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Zoom range/performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Travel

    Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

    Great zoom

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    • No

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    5.0

    Small and Great

    By AJM

    from Des Moines, IA

    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

      • Home Movies
      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

      Our son is 4 1/2 months old and we use it to take video, we've used it to take pictures. The sound and picture are great. It was a great price and it works great too. We are really happy about getting this.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best Price found

      By Shane

      from Michigan

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

          I tried this video camera at a big box store and compared it to a Sony product. I was able to zoom across the entire store and keep the camera still, unlike the Sony brand. Definitely would recommend trying out cameras and then coming to B&h to buy. The price was $100 cheaper. Ordered by phone and the sales man was very helpful and polite. Great Job will buy from you again.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good things come in small packages

          By 13 Nickels

          from Hauppauge, NY

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Zoom
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

          • Not easy for large hands

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

          This camcorder has a remarkable number of features that enable the user to customize it for any specific need. I purchased it to record a school play that will last about two hours. It takes a while to read the manual but certainly necessary in order to select the proper settings. Although it records in AVCHD format, the provided software makes it relatively easy to convert to MPEG2 for recording onto DVDs.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Sharp & Compact !

          By LeadMaster

          from Lakewood NJ

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

            We love the clrity of the Picture. Easy to use. In Short, Great Product.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good product

            By edgbe

            from Hialeah.FL

            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
              • Travel

              Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

              I use this product to unforgatable family time moments so, this item record in perfect full high definition quality.High recomment this item.

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              • No

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              4.0

              In this case size does not matter.hehehe

              By drumwish2010

              from smalltown USA

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel

                Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                So far satisfied still learning all the features.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good Little Camera

                By Kevin

                from Aldie, VA

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Zoom
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                I haven't used this camera much but for the price, its a good little camera. The picture quality is great but no so much in low light. I bought this mostly for making DVD's (vacations, family events, etc.) After purchasing the camera I found out it takes a very powerful processor to make the HD DVD's. I had to buy a new computer (which I needed anyway) to make this function work. You may want to look into this before purchasing this camera or any HD camera.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Incredible

                By Chelle

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                  Great home video camera. Exactly what I expected. Great product. Only downfall is if you plan on video taping little ones playing soccer, the camera is not capable of the fast back and forth.

                  It has the capability to add memory which was an important aspect when I reviewed the other video cameras. I also liked how it has still photo options.

                  Very light weight and small.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  B&H have me as a customer for life

                  By andreithesexgod

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Zoom

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                    $200 cheaper than the [@] down the street; ordered and had it on my doorstep in under 2 days not bad for free shipping!!Camcorder is perfect, long battery life, 16GB built in storage with the capacity to put in a 64GB card. It is an ideal camcorder to have, my iphone is cool and all, but when you want a tiny tiny camcorder than can fit into your palm and no mess with garbage tapes. This one is it. [$] I have never had a better shopping experience. Forget you [@]ect.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    great value for money

                    By Julianp911

                    from Cali, COL

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Poor In Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                    great value for money

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    good value for its price

                    By garfield

                    from NV

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Travel

                      Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                      good quality. convenient to use. con: no auto len close

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      AWESOME!!!!

                      By Talia

                      from arlington, va

                      About Me Video Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel

                        Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                        I just bought this for personal use, and i love it! The picture quality is great, and the battery lasts a long time. I am really happy with my purchase

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great camcorder for the price!

                        By Mike78

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Travel

                          Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                          Given what you get for the money, this is a great camcorder! It's tiny, light-weight, easy to use, and shoots great videos -- that's all I need as a non-professional user (we use it mostly for home videos and travel).
                          Picture and sound quality is very good and with the built in 16GB memory you're ready to shoot in less than a second! Would definitely recommend this product!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          So Far So Good

                          By MG

                          from Beacon, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Zoom range/performance

                          Cons

                          • No External Mic Input

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                          I teach video at a High School. My students love the camera. It's user friendly, great size and the images are excellent. Only time will tell how sturdy they are but I expect them to last a long time.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Exactly what I needed

                          By Ron G.

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization

                          Cons

                          • Auto lens closure

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                          Excellent quality for the price

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          First camera!

                          By Mare

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Zoom

                          Cons

                          • Poor Still Image

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel

                          Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                          I bough this camera for my girlfriend who is not technologically inclined and is able to use it. It's small, compact, and great resolution. Very happy with the purchase and at an affordable price compared to other places. All the accessories that were ordered came in a couple days (3) and grouped together. I was very pleased with the website (easy to use) and will without a doubt use it again.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Gotta get one....we're getting two!

                          By Crazy Mom of Ninja want-to-be

                          from Arlington, 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

                            • Documentaries
                            • HD Shooting
                            • Home Movies
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                            I researched for days to find just the right camcorder. Our daughter will be living in Japan for at least a year and I wanted a camcorder that could do everything, user friendly, quick start up, onboard light, built in lens cover, long battery life, built in memory, and compact. Well this is this the one to get with all the above mentioned. I couldn't get it away from my husband long enough for her to set it up and get acquainted with it. This gave her something to do on her 16 hour flight. He commented what a cool little camera it was. He never says anything positive about the things I pick out. So, with that said you know this camcorder is a winner. We will be purchasing another one for ourselves very soon. I can't wait to get some videos and photos from Japan!

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                            • Yes

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                            4.0

                            It's Freakin Brilliant!!

                            By ChristB4Ian

                            from Statesboro, GA

                            About Me Video Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • No External Mic Input
                            • Poor In Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • HD Shooting
                            • Home Movies
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                            only flaw i found was that the light is either fully on or off. There is no brightness adjustment. So in a semi dark area it may flicker on and off, if it is set to auto, because it can't decide. Aside from that, if's freakin brilliant!!

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                            4.0

                            Nice small , good for carry arouund.

                            By Noi

                            from NYC

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Sound
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Zoom range/performance

                            Cons

                            • No External Mic Input
                            • Poor In Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Travel

                            Comments about HDC-TM80 High Definition Camcorder (Black):

                            I brought this camcorder from B&H before New Year. It is a nice camcorder with all the feature I need. Talking about the picture, this cam give me a very nice outdoor recorder. But for the indoor use the quality is disappointed when compared with the other brands like cannon (at the similar price range). The functions are easy to use. I would recommended to friends if they are looking for the nice small compact camcorder for this price range.

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