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Panasonic HM-TA20 Full HD

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 13 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Mar 18, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 369514 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

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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 (t3.com)

Panasonic HM-TA20 review

 

A pocket cam that is packed with attitude

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Bolton (techradar.com)

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

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HM-TA20

 

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

None!

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HM-TA20

 

ing my words the camcorder on the market

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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

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

Battery

Battery voltage:3.7

Camera

3D:N
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

Design

Color of product:Blue / Orange

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Focusing

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

HDMI: Yes
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

Storage

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

Video

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

Depth:0.697
Height:4.45
Weight:5.57
Width:2.53

White Balance

White Balance:Auto