After 2 years of owning the TM900 there are a few issues.....
25 July 2013
Summary: Generally, the video quality is superb in optimal lighting situations but otherwise the unit will ping pong between auto mode presets and change the picure hue substantially (specially indoors and in lower light conditions). In manual mode the auto focus is less responsive than in auto mode.
Summary: Bought this on Amazon after BestBuy cancelled my order for a Canon M41 that I had been waiting for a month to be filled (thanks for nothin' Best Buy). Worked out great for me though since this camera was a great buy at a very competitive discount.
Summary: Just opened this little camcorder yesterday. Way smaller than my old Panny PV-DV953 whose cassette mechanism gave in. I'm not that keen that the viewfinder does not rotate but is fixed. Love the time lapse feature, and of course all manual controls.
Summary: This is just some random thoughts from my use of this camera I used this camera for about three months in various conditions, beach, inside a house.... I read a lot about fan noise, personally not even once i noticed fan noise in my videos.
Summary: Just got my TM900. So far very pleased. Will update review as I get a chance to use it more fully. For now: 1) Fan noise is there, not sure how noticeable it will be except perhaps in the most silent of situations.
Summary: I wanted to get a $950 range HD digital camcorder and decided on this one compared to similar models made by Sony and Canon. I am still learning about the camera and there are lots of features I will probably never use (photography, automatic settings, etc) but the picture is SHARP and looks...
Good so far, but not all featured accessories match/fit this camera
8 June 2011
Summary: Camcorder so far seems to work well, to include taping a dance recital in low light conditions. Size of the camera is larger than I was expecting. I have an older Panasonic mini-DV camcorder, and the HDC-TM900 is not as wide but is longer than the mini-DV camcorder.
Summary: The Panasonic HDC-TM900K camcorder delivers about as good a picture as is possible from a camcorder. I've used Sony, Canon, and Panasonic before, and all three make fine products. I've always been partial to Canon as I have many lenses for my still cameras, but my last DVD camcorder was a three chip...
Summary: I just unpacked this today, so here's a couple of notes. The camera is very light and small compared to my last panasonic camera, which was a PVGS400 that I got several years ago. That old camera is very sturdy, and I was hoping panasonic had continued in that tradition with their high-end consumer...
Summary: I just got the tm 900 last week. Picture quality of this unit is simply unbelievable. Very natural colours and extremely sharp picture. So on the picture side, could not be more pleased. However, there is of course the fan issue which, i'm sorry to say, is still an issue.