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TM41H HD Camcorder with 16.8x Optical Zoom

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HDC-TM41H
Features
  • 16.8x Optical Zoom
  • Panasonic's Lightest Model
  • Power O.I.S
  • 16GB Built-in Memory

Features

A Portable Camcorder. The Panasonic's Lightest Body at 169 g.*
Long Recording Time of about 135 Minutes.**
*For a full-HD camcorder in AVCHD format as of January 5th, 2011. When using the battery (supplied) and an SD card (optional): Approx. 213 g.
**135 minutes of recording time with a fully charged battery (HA mode).


High Quality Picture & Sound
Beautiful zoom shots of Distant subjects.
16.8x Optical Zoom and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

The HD 40 Series features a 16.8x optical zoom. You can zoom close to catch dynamic shots of distant objects. And because the zoom is optical, there's limited image degradation. Also, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps prevent blurring typically a big concern when shooting with a zoom. This combination of optical zoom and POWER O.I.S. gives you the ability to take fantastic zoom shots.


Makes optimal settings automatically for both motion and still images.
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.
* iA mode is effective only when shooting movies.
** The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.


Corrects even slight hand-shake and high-power zoom shots.
POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode

The POWER O.I.S. suppresses even slight hand-shake. When shooting, hand-shake often comes on gradually due to factors like breathing rhythms or the surrounding wind. While this kind of low-frequency hand-shake went undetected with conventional O.I.S., POWER O.I.S. has a variety of functions that detect even the slightest shake.


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.

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    • On-Screen Display Language
    • Image Sensor (Total)
    • Total Pixels
    • Image Sensor (Effective)-Motion Image
    • Image Sensor (Effective)-Still Image
    • Lens Type
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Standard Illumination
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • Shutter Speed: Motion Image
    • Iris
    • Intelligent Zoom OFF
    • Digital Zoom
    • Backlight Compensation
    • LCD Monitor
    • Still Picture Recording:4:3
    • Creating Still Picture from Motion Picture
    • Signal System
    • Compression (Recording Format)
    • Recording Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • Audio Compression
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • HDMI
    • USB
    • LED Video Light
    • AC Adaptor
    • AC Cable
    • DC Cable
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • AV Multi
    • AV Multi Cable
    • USB Cable
    • Included Software
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Weight (w/o Battery)
    • Dimension (W x H x D)
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight
    • UPC
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Support

Owner's Manuals
FAQs
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  • Is the camcorder compatible with Mac OSX?
    The camcorder is compatible with Mac OSX. To import the videos use iMovie software.
    Note: Videos recorded in 1080/60p is incompatible with iMovie.

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  • I saw a notice on Panasonic's web site that a firmware update was available for my camera. What is a "firmware update" and is it important that I install it?
    Panasonic may occasionally add a new feature to the camera, or if we discover a minor problem after the camera started selling Panasonic may issue new firmware to make the necessary changes. Any new firmware release includes a description of the changes it makes. If you are having the problem it corrects, or if you want to add the new feature, follow the instructions and install the update. You should always begin the firmware update usong a fully charged battery.

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  • I have used the wrong charger cable, now my camcorder doesn't turn on. How can I fix this?
    You will be required to send it to our Service Center to have the camcorder repaired. Click the below link and submit a new repair request. http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/RequestCenter?storeId=15001&catalogId=11017

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  • How do I resolve the "Check card" error message when I insert the SD card in the camcorder?
    This card is not compatible or it cannot be recognized by the model camcorder. If the message appears even though motion pictures and still pictures are recorded on the SD card, the card may be unstable. Reinsert the SD card and if the issue persists then you would need to use a different SD card. If this continues to happen on all SD cards inserted in the camcorder then unfortunately the camcorder would need servicing. Please click the link below and submit a new repair request. Click Here

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  • How do I fix my LCD screen when it is freely swinging in and out while in use?
    You will be required to send it to our Service Center to have the camcorder repaired. Click the below link and submit a new repair request. Click Here

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  • How do I combine two scenes, because when I pause the video when recording it creates a different scene?
    You are able to combine both of the scenes into one by using the HD Writer software that is provided with the camcorder. To use the software however, you will require an Operating System no earlier than Windows XP

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  • How do I clean my camcorder?
    Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull out the AC adaptor from the AC outlet, and then wipe the product with a dry soft cloth.

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  • How do I adjust the volume during playback?
    To adjust the volume during playback, you would be required to use the zoom lever. Turn the zoom lever to the right to increase the volume or to the left to decrease the volume

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  • How can videos and pictures be transferred to my PC without using the supplied software?
    Connect the camcorder to the PC via USB cable. After camcorder and PC are connected, drag and drop the files to the specified folder.
    Note: The files that are drag and drop cannot be edited, burn or playback using the supplied software.
    It is recommended to use the supplied software to transfer the pictures and videos to the PC.

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  • How can the error message "Check card" be resolved when inserting SD card.
    Confirm the SD card is not in "LOCK" position.
    Check if the SD works in the PC. If yes, format the SD card using the PC and reinsert the SD card.
    If the issue persists try to use a different SD card. If the issue remains on all of the SD cards the camcorder needs servicing. Click the link below and submit a new repair request: http://shop.panasonic.com/ecom/onlineRepair/login

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  • How can I maximize my SD Card?
    The maximum amount of space will be achieved when all previous photos have been deleted. The actual number of photos your card can hold will vary depending on the size, resolution and content of the photos.

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  • How can I fix the camcorder when it beeps twice and powers off even when fully charged?
    There appears to be a problem with the internal components of the unit. The camcorder needs to be serviced. Click the link below and submit a new repair request.

    http://shop.panasonic.com/ecom/onlineRepair/login



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  • How can I fix LCD screen picture loss and vertical lines?
    There appears to be a problem with the internal components of the unit. The camcorder needs to be serviced. Click the link below and submit a new repair request.

    http://shop.panasonic.com/ecom/onlineRepair/login



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  • How can I fix a loose LCD screen?
    The LCD screen is required to be serviced. The service center is where the camcorder needs to be sent. Click the link below and submit a new repair request.

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  • How am I able to turn off the time and date display on my camcorder?
    In order to turn off the Date/Time display on your model's camcorder, go to the "Menu" then select "Setup" then Date/Time and select "Off".

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  • How am I able to resolve the message "Card full" on the LCD when there is nothing on the card?
    In order to, resolve the "Card full" message, you would be required to format the SD card. To format the SD card, select Menu > Format Media > SD card.

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  • How am I able to correct the error message that my laptop does not find the new equipment whenever I connect my Camcorder to the laptop?
    Make sure that you are using the supplied USB that comes with the Camcorder. Then, attempt to connect the camcorder to a different USB port. Also, you may try to connect to a different PC to determine whether the issue is with the PC or camcorder.

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  • How am I able to adjust the volume during playback?
    In order to, adjust the volume during playback, you are required to use the zoom lever. Turn to use the zoom level right to increase the volume or to the left to increase the volume.

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