Panasonic HDC-TM40 Camcorder Review
The TM40 didn't show us anything amazing in our motion test, but the camcorder was able to produce smooth video using its highest-quality 1080i record mode. Artifacting was present throughout our motion test, even in areas of the video without any moving subjects, and there was also a significant amount of pixelation and color fringing in our rotating pinwheels (see the video below for a better idea of what we're talking about). The TM40 offers no alternate frame rate options for recording HD video—it's all captured at 60i—but the iFrame mode uses a 30p frame rate to record standard definition video. More on how we test motion.