Panasonic HDC-TM90 High Definition Camcorder

Panasonic HDC-TM90 High Definition Camcorder

Panasonic HDC-TM90 High Definition Camcorder


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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080p HD
  • 3D Recording with Optional Lens
  • 16GB Built-In Flash Memory
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 3.32MP 1/4.1" CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" Touch Screen LCD Display
  • 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • 40x Intelligent Zoom
  • HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization
  • 5MP Digital Still Capture
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Panasonic HDC-TM90 Overview

  • 1Description

Panasonic's HDC-TM90 High Definition Camcorder features the option to record in 3D recording, along with 1080p 2D video, and internal 16GB and SD flash memory storage. Using the optional VW-CLT1 3D conversion lens the TM90 gives you the ability to make fun and unique 3 dimensional memories that literally pop! Finished 3D movies can be viewed on any 3D TV that is compatible with the side-by-side method, including the Panasonic VIERA 3DTV.

When it comes to making good old 2D movies the TM90 doesn't fall short. With 1080p recording and a multitude of quality features the camera not only yields stunningly detailed, vibrant, and life-like footage that will look great on your HDTV, it also gives you the tools you need to create memories that will last a lifetime. The CMOS sensor and Panasonic's Crystal Engine PRO processor work together to produce those high def images quickly, and with the incredible beauty and detail that only progressive recording can give.

Progressive recording, as opposed to interlaced, reproduces the entirety of an image - the lines of information going across and up and down in an image. This means that your colors will be more vibrant and true to life and details will be more well-defined. Progressive literally records twice as much information from your scene than interlaced does. When you put progressive footage up on your HDTV you'll see the incredible detail and lush colors that standard definition and interlaced recording can't match. Not only that, but shooting 1920 x 1080/60p also means that your video is future-friendly - making it usable and relevant for many years to come.

Other tools of the TM90 include a 28mm wide-angle lens. This lens helps you to get everyone in the scene. A 3.0" touch screen LCD gives you a generous platform on which to record and review your footage. The touch operation gives you an intuitive way to move through menus and change settings without taking your eyes off your subject. Other standard camcorder features include HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization, for keeping your footage steady, and a 40x Intelligent Zoom.

In addition to being a high def camcorder, the TM90 doubles as a 5MP digital still camera. You can leave your dedicated still cam at home - freeing yourself up from the burden of a weighed down bag and from having to switch between units. Other features of the TM90 include a bevy of user-friendly shooting controls. These controls help take the guesswork out of recording, allowing you to focus on the moment and not trying to figure out the correct setting for a particular scene. Functions like face detection, scene modes, and Intelligent Auto, among others, give you the options you need to make the most of your videos!

When you're done shooting and ready to share your memories the TM90 gives you numerous options. Use the included HD Writer AE 3.0 software for editing, archiving, and sharing your footage, including help uploading to social media sites like YouTube or Facebook. Using an optional mini HDMI cable or the optional VIERA Image Viewer you can view your video on your HDTV. You can also burn your footage using an optional DVD burner. And yet another option is to use the in-camera Advanced Highlight Playback which turns your scenes into a creative montage complete with music.

28mm Wide Angle Lens
The 28mm wide-angle lens on the HD 90 Series fits more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. It fits your subjects in even when you shoot from up close, and makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with the mic. It also gives you entirely new ways to enjoy your camcorder, like taking self portraits or capturing sweeping landscapes without losing the sense of scale
Intelligent 40x Zoom and HYBRID O.I.S.
The HD 90 Series features a an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 40x. 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 HD 90 Series is equipped with HYBRID O.I.S., an image stabilizer 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
O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Lock
The image-stabilizing effect is increased by pressing and holding the O.I.S. Lock indication on the LCD screen, which maximizes the blur detection sensitivity. This is great for when you want to zoom at a fixed angle, like for bird watching
1080/60p Recording
With its transfer rate of 28 Mbps, 1,080/60p recording (Full-HD, 1,920 x 1,080, 60 progressive recording) conveys about twice the information of 1,080i (interlace) recording. 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 90 Series 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 designs where more patterns tend to occur, or when capturing scenes during sports events where the subjects are intensely moving around. Also, the recorded images displayed clearly even when they are made into still images, so it is possible to preserve stunning photos when clipping them from videos

  • Interlaced Scanning (1080/60i):

    Only half of the image data is reproduced in each picture. Fabric patterns run together, and moiré patterns appears

  • Progressive Scanning (1080/60p):

    Reproduces all of image data in a single picture. Patterns in fabric are crisp and clear with no color bleeding

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

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

Zoom Mic and Wind Noise Canceller
  • Zoom Mic:

    The Zoom Mic function that links with the camera's zoom action has evolved even further. Compared to previous models, the noise-reducing performance is improved by 1/3 (-10dB).* It lets you clearly record the sound of your target subject

  • Wind Noise Canceller:

    The Wind Noise Canceller automatically detects and suppresses only wind noise. It lets you capture natural sounds with lifelike ambience even when shooting in windy conditions outdoors or by the sea

Still Picture Recording at 5MP with Intelligent Resolution Technology
In Still Picture Recording mode, Intelligent Resolution Technology lets you record clear still images with resolution up to 5MP. Also, when playing back the moving pictures you shot, you can capture 4.5MP still images of any scene you want. The HD 90 Series lets you enjoy high quality in both motion and still images
Scene Mode
Automatically selects the most suitable shutter speed and aperture for the shooting location and situation

  • Scene modes: Sports, Portrait, Low Light (motion image only), Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait (still image only)
Soft Skin Mode
When this function detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that area. This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines appear less noticeable. When turned on, this function makes blemishes and moles look less conspicuous, while preserving resolution in areas of the picture outside of the skin
You can shoot macro close-ups while maintaining a distance of 50 cm from your subject. In addition, using the zoom at full magnification makes it much easier to capture extreme close-ups without your body or camera casting a shadow on the subject and while keeping the background in soft focus
3D Image Recording
When the optional VW-CLT1 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

  • How does the human eye perceive 3-Dimensional Images?

    Beause the left and right eyes are located at different positions on the face, the left and right eyes perceive slightly different images. The difference between these two images is called 'visual disparity'. The brain processes these two images with visual disparity to reconstruct spatial conditions, enabling us to see things with 3-dimensional depth

  • Shooting:

    Images for the right and left eyes are simultaneously recorded through two lenses, using a 3D conversion lens that artificially reproduces the phenomenon of visual disparity

  • Playback:

    The TV alternately reproduces the left and right images, which are viewed through 3D Eyewear. To play back 3D videos, simply insert an SD memory card in the slot of a Panasonic VIERA 3DTV or use an HDMI mini cable to connect the camcorder to a VIERA 3DTV or a side-by-side method compatible 3D TV

3.0" Wide LCD with Intuitive Touch Operation
The easy-to-view 7.6 cm/3.0" wide LCD screen allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Zoom to instantly zoom in and out by simply touching your fingertips, and Touch Shutter to automatically focus when shooting still images by simply touching the subject on the screen. For playback, you can also change thumbnail pages by sliding a fingertip across the screen. You get smooth, intuitive operation and don't have to take your eyes off of the LCD screen

  • Touch operation for shooting:

    You can easily zoom in and zoom out by simply touching the LCD with your fingertips. Shoot at any angle of view while watching the screen

  • Touch Shutter:

    Even when shooting movies, you can touch the subject on the screen to instantly focus on it, and easily switch to still-image shooting

  • Touch operation for playback:

    You can flip through thumbnail pages, display one of the thumbnail scenes, highlight a scene, and more, with easy, intuitive, fingertip operation

iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images
HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode
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

  • 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

Face Recognition
The Face Recognition function recognizes the faces of registered subjects, and automatically optimizes the focus and exposure for those special people. It continues to track the subject as he or she moves anywhere within the LCD frame, making it ideal for video shooting. It is extremely useful for capturing someone's face in a group. Names can also be registered and displayed on the LCD while shooting. A total of six people can be registered, and the names of up to three people at a time can be displayed in the shooting frame
AF/AE Tracking
Touch the LCD screen to indicate the subject, such as a person or an animal that you want to focus on, and let AF/AE Tracking do the rest. The camera locks on the subject and follows it around, keeping it in sharp focus and properly exposed. It keeps tracking even if the subject turns to the side. This advanced function makes it easy to get a continually clear, beautiful shot of the subject in the scene you care most about
Intelligent Scene Selector
The Intelligent Scene Selector function analyzes the shooting situation and automatically switches the camcorder to the suitable scene mode that will give you optimal results

  • Portrait:

    This mode captures faces beautifully. With Soft Skin mode, complexions are automatically enhanced to make faces attractive

  • Scenery:

    This mode is ideal for shooting wide landscapes and sweeping vistas, such as at the ocean or in the mountains. It balances the exposure over the entire frame to prevent brighter parts of the image, such as the sky, from being washed out or having blown highlights

  • Spotlight:

    The camcorder automatically uses this mode for scenes with particularly strong contrast, such as when you're shooting a spot lit area on a darkened stage. It captures the well-lit subject perfectly and prevents washed-out areas

  • Low Light:

    In dim lighting, the camcorder automatically switches to a slower shutter speed so that images across the entire frame are bright and easy to see

Face Detection
Face Detection automatically senses the ambient lighting and adjusts the exposure accordingly, so faces are bright and easy to see. The focus also prioritizes the faces, and skin tones are smoothed. Faces in the center of the frame serve as the reference for adjustments, but the function can detect up to 15 faces at once
Intelligent Contrast Control
Intelligent Contrast Control detects the ambient light level and adjusts the exposure accordingly, helping to prevent blown highlights and blocked shadows. You can capture natural looking, highly nuanced images with proper contrast
Special iA Mode for Still Images
The iA function is active even when the camera is in still-image mode. When the Intelligent Scene Selector detects the shooting situation, it automatically switches to one of the five Scene modes for still-image shooting, and optimizes the settings for the still image

Sports, Portrait, Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Macro

Handy Functions and Interfaces
You can enjoy more professional shooting with these handy functions

  • Microphone:

    There is a mic input terminal on the side of the camcorder. Plug in an external mic (optional) if desire

  • Accessory Shoe:

    Optional accessories can be attached here to increase shooting versatility

Smile Shot (Still Image)
The Smile Shot function automatically detects subject smiles, and captures the best possible smile while you're shooting movies. It lets you easily catch those fleeting, easy-to-miss stills of a smiling subject. It will also optimize the focus and exposure for your subject's smiling face

  • Capture the smiles of only certain subjects - Face Recognition Link:

    This function detects subjects who are registered in advance and automatically snaps the shutter to catch the subject's best possible smile. It's great for capturing the smiles of certain people in a group

  • Capture the smiles of an entire group - Face Detection Linked:

    This function automatically snaps the people within the LCD frame smiles. It gives you shots of an entire group of people smiling, making it great for group shots

  • Capture the smiling face of a moving subject - AF/AE Tracking Linked:

    Simply touch a subject within the LCD frame. This function will then lock on and start tracking your subject. When the subject smiles, it'll automatically snap the shutter

1.0 Sec Quick Power-On
Switch the power on and the HD camcorders are in standby mode in approx. 1.0 seconds, ready to shoot when you are. When the LCD is closed, the power automatically switches off. This fast startup and automatic shutdown also help reduce battery consumption
0.6 Sec Quick Start
Using Quick Start mode, you simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to shoot in just 0.6 seconds. When Eco mode is also used, the power turns off whenever the camcorder has not been operated for 5 minutes. This reduces wasted power consumption, and enables a longer battery life
Relay Recording
The Relay Recording mode automatically switches from the built-in flash memory (once it's full) to the SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card and continues recording. You don't have to worry about missing an important shot while switching media

How to combine motion images that are split onto two types of media as a continuous scene

  • Arrange the data that is split onto two types of media on an SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card:

    The Relay Recording mode automatically switches from the built-in flash memory (once it's full) to the SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card and continues recording. You don't have to worry about missing an important shot while switching media

  • Use the included software:

    You can also use the editing software that is included with the camcorder to join the split data as a continuous scene

  • Use a DVD burner to create a disc:

    If the SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card is not big enough to hold all of the split data, use a DVD burner to create a disc with all the motion images as a single continuous scene

Pre-Rec Function
This smart function records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting. The images are held temporarily in the camcorder's internal memory, before recording begins. This helps ensure that you won't miss the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event begins all of a sudden. For example, if you're waiting to snap a shot of a jumping dolphin, you can press the REC button after you've made sure that the dolphin has cleared the surface of the water. The camcorder will record the entire scene, from the instant of the dolphin's jump until it disappears again into the sea
Auto Power LCD
The LCD brightness can be adjusted manually to suit the surroundings. In Auto Mode, the LCD brightness is adjusted automatically in 16 smooth steps depending on the surroundings. In darker rooms it adjusts to a lower brightness, making it easier to frame the shot. Outside, it adjusts to almost twice the brightness for easy viewing even on sunny days
Wide Viewing Angle
The LCD has a highly detailed, 230,400 dots display and a viewing angle of 170°, both vertically and horizontally. Images are clear and bright even when viewed from an angle, so everyone can gather around the LCD to enjoy on-the-spot recordings. The wide viewing angle is also great for taking high- or low-angle shots
AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
The O.I.S. linear motor system can detect when the camera is in an unusual shooting position - such as when you've inadvertently left it on in recording mode. In these cases, the camera automatically stops recording, saving both battery power and media storage space
60 Frames/Sec High-Speed Burst Shooting
This function lets the camcorder snap up to 60 consecutive 0.9-megapixel still images* per second for a total of 180 continuous images in about 3 seconds. The resolution can also be increased and up to 30 consecutive 2.1-megapixel still images** per second can be shot for a total of 90 continuous images in about 3 seconds. You can use it to analyze a golf swing, tennis stroke or other motion. You can also use it to get good shots of subjects in fast motion. Just fire off a number of shots without stopping, then keep the best ones and delete the rest
Focus Assist
This function shows which subjects are in-focus by displaying their outlines in blue. You can easily check the focus on LCD when manually focusing, to ensure consistently clear, sharp images
Composition Guide Lines
With wide LCD monitors, it's hard to keep images perfectly level. The HD 40 Series solves this by displaying horizontal and vertical Composition Guide Lines that make it easy to keep the subject straight and level
1080/60p Mode, HA/HG/HX/HE Mode
The TM90 is equipped with a built-in 16GB memory, and can be used together with a 64GB SDXC Memory Card to shoot for up to 34 hours 10 minutes. Choose the recording mode that matches your intended use - HE mode for maximum recording time, or 1080/60p mode for optimal image quality
LED Video Light
When the camera determines that the ambient lighting is insufficient, it automatically switches the light on. This illuminates your subject for shooting. The LED (light emitting diode) has low power consumption, a long service life, and the safety of a low operating temperature
Color Night Rec/Color Night View
Leave the light off. Color Night Rec/Color Night View gives you images with color even in dim lighting (1 lux)
Auto Lens Cover
When the power is turned on, the lens cover automatically opens. When the power goes off, the lens cover closes. You don't have to keep removing and replacing a lens cap - or worry about losing it
World Time
Setting the time is as easy as selecting a city from the displayed map. The World Time function lets you set the time for two cities, home and destination. You don't have to figure out the time difference at your destination, and it's easy when you get home
Advanced Highlight Playback
Select the days of the recordings you want to see, and this innovative function automatically selects the most exciting scenes, arranges them, and plays them, with music. It decides how exciting a scene is, based on zooming, panning, and scene changes, and whether there are faces. The 90 Series have both advanced with the addition of playback effects that include slow motion, still image fading, and flash playback. Four new image effect modes - natural, pop, dynamic and classical - have also been added. Set different effects based on the mood of your images, and enjoy memorable scenes just the way you remember them when shooting. The Face Highlight Playback mode places priority on selecting the faces of subjects who are registered in the Face Recognition function, for quick playback of the scenes where they are clearly recorded, together with music

  • Natural:

    Enjoy more impressive highlight playback with natural switching effects

  • Pop:

    View highlight playback of the images you've taken, together with a variety of fun effects

  • Dynamic:

    Enjoy highlight playback with speedy, dynamic effects

  • Classical:

    Enjoy highlight playback with dramatic effects applied mainly to your subject's faces

Face Highlight, Highlight and Time Frame Index
The index function has been enhanced with the addition of a feature that divides each recorded scene into a number of smaller scenes, and displays thumbnails for each. This makes it much easier to find a particular part of a scene without having to fast-forward

  • Face Highlight Index:

    The Face Highlight Index selects scenes that have faces in them and displays them in an index format. This handy function lets you quickly find and view scenes that have people in them

  • Highlight Index:
  • The camera automatically selects and displays the most exciting scenes. It determines the level of importance of each scene based on zooming and panning, and whether there are faces. This gives you an easy, convenient way to view all the highlights together

  • Time Frame Index:
  • This mode divides each recorded clip into 3 second, 6 second, 12 second, 1 minute and 5 minute intervals, and displays them. This is convenient when you want to find a specific scene within a long clip

Easy Connecting, Easy Viewing
  • VIERA Link:

    Connect your HD camcorder to a VIERA or compatible Blu-ray Disc Player via an HDMI mini cable, and you can control both units in synchronized operation with a single remote control. This kind of simple, easy operation makes it enjoyable to view your recordings

  • VIERA Image Viewer:

    Just slip the SD card from your camcorder into the VIERA Image Viewer card slot on your VIERA TV, and you're ready to view full-HD moving images recorded

Archiving and Playback
The HD camcorders have a USB Host function that lets you connect directly to a DVD burner via a USB cable. Then just press a button and you can copy the moving images you recorded from the SD card, Built-in Memory, or HDD to a DVD disc

  • Easy AVCHD to MPEG2 Conversion:

    You can make a copy either in the original high-definition AVCHD format, or in the standard-definition DVD-Video (MPEG-2) format. Choose the one that matches your playback equipment

  • Saving 1080/60p Data with a PC:

    Use the included HD Writer AE 3.0 software to save Full-HD 1080/60p data onto a PC or an SD card

  • Playback with a DVD burner:

    To view the disc you just burned, simply connect the HD camcorder to an HDTV via an HDMI mini cable

Editing, Archiving, and YouTube Uploading
HD Writer LE 1.0 software, included with the camcorder, makes it easy to play or edit videos on your PC and have more fun when the shooting's done

  • Importing Data:

    When the camcorder is connected to a PC, the software automatically starts up. Importing data takes only a few clicks of the mouse

  • Easy YouTube and Facebook Uploading:

    The videos you've recorded are easily uploaded to YouTube or Facebook in their original high quality. HD Writer LE 1.0 lets you share your videos worldwide

  • Editing:

    It's easy to add titles, rearrange scenes, provide transition effects, and edit images in single frame units

  • Archiving:

    Make a copy either in the original high-definition AVCHD format, or in the standard-definition DVD-Video (MPEG-2) format

In the Box
Panasonic HDC-TM90 High Definition Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • A/V Multi Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Shoe Adapter
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Panasonic HDC-TM90 Specs

    Sensor 1/4.1" CMOS
    Zoom Optical: 21x
    Intelligent (Optical): 40x
    Digital: 1500x
    System NTSC
    Recording Media x Internal Flash Memory (16 GB Maximum)
    Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
    16GB: 1080/60P: 1 hour, 20 minutes; HA: 2 hours; HG: 2 hours, 40 minutes; HX: 4 hours, 10 minutes, HE: 6 hours, 40 minutes
    SD GB
    4GB: 1080/60p: 19 minutes; HA: 30 minutes; HG: 40 minutes; HX: 1 hour
    16GB: 1080/60p: 1 hour, 20 minutes; HA: 2 hours; HG: 2 hours, 40 minutes; HX: 4 hours, 10 minutes
    32GB: 1080/60p: 2 hours, 40 minutes; HA: 4 hours, 10 minutes; HG: 5 hours, 30 minutes; HX: 8 hours, 20 minutes
    64GB: 1080/60p: 5 hours, 20 minutes; HA: 8 hours, 30 minutes; HG: 11 hours; HX: 16 hours, 50 minutes
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 4.8 Megapixel, 2688 x 1792
    JPEG: 5.0 Megapixel, 2592 x 1944
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.0"
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lux 1400
    4 (1/30 Low Light scene mode)
    1 (Color Night Rec)
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - Yes
    Flash - Yes
    Accessory Shoe None
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo
    Outputs 1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x A/V
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack No
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.0 x 2.5 x 4.7" / 50.8 x 63.5 x 119.4 mm
    Weight 8.64 oz / 244.94 g

    Panasonic HDC-TM90 Reviews

    HDC-TM90 High Definition Camcorder is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 95.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great things come in small packages. I have had this unit for a few weeks now and haven't found anything I don't like about the unit itself. I don't own one other panasonic electronic so I was very unsure about this purchase. I mainly buy Sony. Going from a Sony mini-DV to this camera was such an improvement! The quality of the picture on my 40 screen is incredible. No lags, nothing. The unit itself is very compact making it easy to throw in a pocket. The only complaint I have is that the video is such high quality that an everyday computer can't render it niceley for playing back on a computer.You really need a lot of video power on your machine. However when you burn it to DVD or blu ray it is perfect!
    Date published: 2011-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dynomite in a small package I bought this camcorder to use for my DJ business. I make short montages of the events I do (YouTube). I really Like this camcorder,it records very well in low,flashing,multi-colored lights(thats what I needed) it has a great feature called Highlight that can automatically create short clips of the events(if you want to be lazy and not do post video work on your computer) It has Great zoom capabilities, up to 1500X-You will need a newer computer with a lot of Horse Power to use HD camcorders-It's a Great camcorder for under $400-small and lite weight-If you can't afford it's Big Brother the 900 series, then this is the way to go.
    Date published: 2011-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible picture and performance I owned a Panasonic video camera before, but never anything of this amazing quality, versatility and performance. Just happened on the reviews during a routine search for a new camera to take to Mickey's House for our grandkids and it seemed like the right time to buy. Very easy to operate and understand. Touch screen is so quick and helpful. HD picture quality surpassed our expectations. The MacroZoom close up is crystal clear. I show the camera to everyone I'm around, and they are equally amazed. Great value. Wait until you try the Image Stabilization.
    Date published: 2011-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent camcorder After extensive research of online reviews, I selected this camera. It is a best buy in a major consumer review magazine and they have never failed me. The camera is a great performer. We have been using it weekly and have already made some great DVDs of family sporting events, etc. The quality of the video is very high; however to take full advantage of the HD quality you will need a blu ray player and computer set up to burn them. The HD output is 1980x720 and standard DVDs are maxed at 720x480. I burn mine as DVDs but the footage is very high quality.
    Date published: 2011-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My HDC-TM90 HD Camcorder Currently I shoot game film footage for my son's football team so I rely heavily on clarity of picture, ease of controls and ease of transferring my video to computer for editing. I have had the camcorder for a month and really like it! So many features to this camcorder and for a good price. The picture quality is very good and I love how it keeps the filming steady as I hold the camorder in my hand thru my shots. Dislikes - nothing really, I do need to figure out the panning while following fast action, gets a little blurry but that maybe operator error... All in all great camcorder, glad I bought it!
    Date published: 2011-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid-priced HD camcorder I have waited for some time for a quality HD camcorder that I could easily import video and edit using Final Cut Express or iMovie on my Mac. This one met my expectations. Very easy learning curve. Menus are well thought out. I've found the video quality to be very good and would recommend this model to anyone looking for a great camcorder at an affordable price.
    Date published: 2011-05-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent camera if not used for photo This is my 3rd digital camcorder. Exceeded my expectations in many ways. Great picture with very good zoom (zoom is more important that you might think!), low-light performance much better than I expected from non-3ccd camera I puzzled though why such a great camera makes such poor photos. Quality is on the level with budget cameras from 10 years ago.
    Date published: 2011-04-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camcorder This is a terrific camcorder. It is small and lightweight, but extremely powerful. The included software is a bit cumbersome, but make sure to use it to import the video to your computer. If you film long videos (rather than short clips) the camera stores them in 4GB segments. The included software (HDWriter 3) will automatically merge the files on import, whereas if you just drag and drop the files (using the camcorder like a hard drive) you will have a small gap between the 4 GB segments. I hadn't bought a camcorder in 10 years, because I didn't think much improvement had been made. However, after bad experiences with several small, cheap pocket cams, I was blown away by the TM90.
    Date published: 2011-11-29
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