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Panasonic HM-TA20 Full HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 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. People really like the price and size. The design and image quality are also appreciated. The zoom and portability get less positive reviews.

usability, image quality, design, size, price

durability, portability, zoom

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Panasonic HM-TA20 review: Panasonic HM-TA20


Panasonic HM-TA20

The ; 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 : Spencer Dalziel (

Panasonic HM-TA20 review


A pocket cam that is packed with attitude

Jun, 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 (

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 (

Panasonic HM-TA20


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


Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Panasonic HM-TA20


ing my words the camcorder on the market

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

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 (

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