Summary: This is a good and affordable camcorder. It works great and the quality of images is Wowwww. BUT, if you plan to do lots of filming at night, you should drop this and go for a higher model. This one works best for daylight filming.
Summary: The camcorder is very small, light and easy to use. The picture isn't as good as I thought that it would be, it isn't as clear as I thought that it should be. The editing software is not as easy to use as I thought that it should be.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder last year before it was released to the public through my employer, which by the way is not Panasonic, but I like the camera so much I decided to review it here on Amazon. There's a lot of pluses to this camera and really only one negative. I find that the menus and operation of the camera are about as perfect as they could be. It's easy operation so simple that you really don't need to read the instructions although I do suggest it.
Summary: I bought it to take videos at a casino Karaoke because my camera wasn't clear enough. It really zooms in close and gives some great shots and compensates for movement. I haven't figured out how to take a video without the light coming on but will work on that part. Very light weight and comfortable to use. I would recommend it to everyone interested in a decent camcorder at a reasonable price.
Summary: Regular quality camcorder. Average quality pictures and video, but for the price it meets the expectations. Really good zoom, and it comes with an internal Memory card, reason by external SD cards are really not necessary but nice to transfering data to the computer.
Summary: I am very pleased with this purchase. I haven't used it with my daughter's soccer games, but have put it to good use otherwise. The quality of the picture is very nice and vivid. Taking a video of my other daughter in her high chair was great. We have a homemade highchair with a butterfly inlay of multiple kinds of wood. The video picks out the grain and color detail precisely. I really like the wide angle capabilities of this camcorder as well.
Summary: The camcorder is very light and relatively small compared to other camcorders in the market. it has a very decent picture and sound quality. at this price, I think it is a great purchase. the camera doesn't work well in dark environments, but it's a common problem with all the camcorders of this size I have worked with.
Summary: When this camcorder came in, at first I was nervous because everything looked so small. Unfortunately, I'm a person that doesn't always read the manual 1st. But after opening this product, I found mostly everything to be simple. Although I'm not a proffessional, it really served my purpose. However, you have to be careful to close the optical lens after every shooting.
Summary: Panasonic HDC - TM80k or should I call it TM55k with more zoom and memory....The product is similar to the discontinued model TM55k in many aspects. If someone is looking for good camera with good quality and lesser price I would recommend this....