For DSLR shooters, sometimes you just want a simple solution to shooting video. Maybe a good ‘B’ camera. Above is a nice example from Vimeo member Roger Shealy of the performance the TM900 camcorder offers. Replacing the TM700 (which was a great camera), the new Panasonic TM900 is a 3MOS sensor with Leica Dicomar lens, and offers 20x Image Stabilized Zoom. The TM900 also provides smooth 60fps at a full 1080p. If you want to record high quality HD video without the pitfalls of DSLRs, this is a great little cam. There’s a built in 32GB hard drive, but can be expanded via SDHC media. It has a 3.5mm microphone input so you can use your Rode VideoMic Pro and record directly. It can also be upgraded with the Panasonic 3D Lens. Today Amazon listed it on their deals page knocking off a good $189 dollars (Click here).
Panasonic TM900K 3 MOS with 32GB Internal Flash Memory (Black)