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Panasonic HM-TA20 Full HD

Panasonic HM-TA20 Full HD
alaScore 83

19 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Panasonic HM-TA20 Full HD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HM-TA20 Full HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Panasonic HM-TA20 review: Panasonic HM-TA20


Panasonic's first attempt at a minicamcoder, the TA1 , was a mess. The video quality was OK, but it offered no advantages over competing models, had mediocre editing and sharing software, and felt cheap considering its near-$170 price. That's not the...

The Panasonic HM-TA20 has a comfortable, rugged design, easy operation, and just enough features to keep it competitive.

For a rugged minicamcorder, the TA20's screen and lens are largely unprotected. It has a narrow lens, and there's no 720/60p resolution option.

As rugged minicamcorders go, the Panasonic HM-TA20 is very good and definitely deserves consideration.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Matt Bolton (

Panasonic HM-TA20 review


The Flip pocket camcorder may be dead, but its legacy lives on in rival products

Waterproof ; Shockproof ; Good video quality ; Good size ; Funky design

No optical zoom ; Video wobble issues

Despite the fact that Cisco recently killed off its Flip line of camcorders, other manufacturers are keeping the point-and-shoot video camera legacy alive.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Pav (

Panasonic HM-TA20


Decent HD video quality with usable sound, long recordings & good battery life - fair photos -Manufacturer says "triple tough" & "rugged" (but see below)

Glass filter over lens is VERY fragile!!!! Panaachronic website shows camcorder just slid into front pocket of jeans (they don't provide a case). It was in my pocket, with a home-made case & a handkerchief ... (Just like my mobile phone which is NOT...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Gareth (

Panasonic HM-TA20


Easy to use. Good picture quality. Comes with software to transfer picture and videos onto your PC.


Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Daniel (

Panasonic HM-TA20


ing my words the camcorder on the market

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael (

Panasonic HM-TA20


Waterproof, dust proof and shockproof great for at the beach or at the pool, also it`s a good size.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Mo (

Panasonic HM-TA20


Easy to use, and the attached USB adaptor is a definite bonus!! Don't really have to keep remembering to bring the USB connector.

Screen doesn't show the full scale - or is it just me not getting to grips yet with the menu?

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery voltage:3.7


3D compatibility: No
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR


Color of product:Blue / Orange


Display Diagonal:3
Touch screen: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.93
Effective megapixels (movie):2.93
Optical sensor size:1 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:5.33

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:49
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):49
Focal length range (f-f):4.1
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):2.8
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Power Requirements:5.0V
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer PE 2.0 / HD Writer PE2.0
Cables included:USB
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,3264 x 2448 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,3264 x 2448


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p, 720p
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto