Summary: I say pocket-size but that's true only for loose fitting shorts. It is small and easily portable compared to earlier versions of camcorders however. The video quality is excellent in outdoor conditions (HD=WOW) and good indoors (It's all about lighting). I had mine at a karate tournament which was held inside an old middle school gymnasium and the video was clear with a little yellowish tint (although those old gym lights were the yellowish variety).
Summary: Got a good deal on this at Costco - since it is last year's model 2009 (I bought it April 2010), the price is great for such a versatile camcorder. Be prepared to sacrifice battery life and storage capacity for shooting in the highest quality HD, which, if you are looking for an HD camcorder, you likely already know. The bundled editing/burning software is a little quirky but worked fine on my 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo, 3 Meg memory, Windows 7 machine.
Summary: I was looking for a home camcorder. I have a Canon A620 digital camera and I think excellent (the price was high, but I do not regret), but the prices of camcorders Canons are much higher. When I got a good bargain from Amazon by Panasonic TM SD10 (U.S. $ 299.00, the price of the common definition camcorders), even knowing the limitations of the model, I decided to buy it. Certainly it is a good camcorder. The daylight does an excellent job.
Summary: I'm a bad reviewer for stuff like this, because I only know what I like. I bought this for a trip, and have used it under some extremely dirty an rough conditions, and I like it. You need to practice with it a little, but I learned without too many tears. I would buy it again, but read other reviews from those tech folks who know more than I do.
A Nice Little Camcorder.....If The Price Is Right!
Old Whovian "Wildcatbuff", Amazon
15 December 2009
Summary: It's tiny,takes nice outdoor video,has a great zoom,comes with 8gb of onboard memory and uses SD Cards. Pretty much useless indoors even in fairly bright rooms.This camcorders big selling feature is its size,small,light easy to use and comfortable in your hand.I paid [...] on ebay new in the box with shipping,at that price it's a no brainer,for the price of a Kodak Z or Mini HD pocket cam,I got a real camcorder with O.I.S.
Summary: I bought this item back in august 2010. three years later, this camcorder is still in perfect condition and I have never had a problem with it. I film and photograph skateboarding with this camera and is the only one I use. it has great picture quality and the built in windscreen mic is very clear. the quality at night is not the best, but the light on the camera is pretty bright for filming in dark rooms.
Excellent HD camcorder + Simple operation = GR8 value !
A. HEWITT "Tony", Amazon
28 June 2010
Summary: Panasonic HDC-TM10 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 8GB Internal Memory, SD Card Slot & 16x Optical Zoom - Silver I've owned and used this camcorder for a while now, being an upgrade from my previous 'high end quality' JVC unit, and am very impressed with the picture quality, especially if viewed directly from the camcorder to an HD TV, although it's 'fiddly' having to operate the playback manually rather than via a remote control as my past JVC units ( Didn't...
Summary: Overall, very pleased with this HD camcorder. The images are very sharp and look stunning when I plugged the camcorder into my HD TV. Disappointed that in low light conditions the images and colour quality are not that good, but I have only had this product for just over a month and I am still getting used to the controls and settings, so maybe I will find out how to compensate for low light conditions.