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Panasonic HM-TA2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Panasonic HM-TA2. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the price and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Many are less positive about the battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HM-TA2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 53 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic HM-TA2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the battery and durability are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and size.

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size, reliability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HM-TA2 HD Mobile Camera - Black (8MP Stills) 3-inch Touchscreen (Tripod Included)

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: DJ690 (

Jumpy Video Quality


This camera is nice looking. It is very easy to set up and use., which is operated by the touch screen which functions nicely. I like most things about this camera except the most important aspect, and that is video quality. My disappointment is with...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Me2012 (

Perfect for traveling


I purchased this camcorder for my daughter who will be traveling next year. She absolutely loves it and you know it is hard to please a teenager. Great affordable purchase!!!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: RER1 (

Used Camcorder


I was sent a used camcorder with scratches and parts missing. Returned to shopnbc. Returns are always a hassle even if allowed. Now I feel what else I will order that is not new as lead to believe.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: mcjaydog (

Nice Camera for the $$


I wanted an HD camcorder that I could bring with me to record kids' events, parties, and my one year old son's adventures with. I found this camera to have an easy to use menu and the HD looks great in well lit or outside shots. The night view assist...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Laura (

Panasonic HM TA2


so easy to use. Excellent value for money

Internal memory/ capacity is rubbish. A card needs to be purchased

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Sawan (

Panasonic HM TA2


Nice still photos and camcorder I am loving it

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Howard (

Panasonic HM TA2


Small, good quality HD, easy for kids to use, great value for money, well known brand

battery is not that great, screen splits showing half video & half settings, screen responsiveness takes a little getting used to

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Panasonic HM TA2


Easy to use and because of the small size more likeley to have it availiable to use

Because of the small size it makes it difficult to hold still. I found attatching the enclosed tripod and using this as a handgrip helped

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Grant (

Panasonic HM TA2



Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Darren (

Panasonic HM TA2


Size of device Price of device and quality of video all great points

Video playback screen size a little small

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/4.1'' / 1/4''


Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Candy Bar / Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Pocket Camcorder


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/40000


Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3