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Panasonic HM-TA2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability and battery. Comments are divided on the memory.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

battery, reliability

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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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 are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

portability, usability, image quality, durability, battery

size, reliability

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

Apr, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Panasonic HM TA2


so easy to use. Excellent value for money.

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

Sep, 2012

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Panasonic HM TA2


Nice still photos and camcorder I am loving it

Sep, 2012

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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

Sep, 2012

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Panasonic HM TA2


Lightweight fairly easy to use plug and go similar quality to much more expensive cameras/camcorders

Screen cut in half when filming/photographing battery drains quickly no auto off function

Sep, 2012

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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.

Sep, 2012

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Panasonic HM TA2



Sep, 2012

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
Continuous video playback time:0.5
Video recording time:0.5


3D compatibility: No
Minimum illumination:9
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR


Color of product:Black / Red / White
LED Indicators: Yes


Display Diagonal:3
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No


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
Auto focus: Yes
Internal memory:10
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.6
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
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/30

Still Image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p, 540p, 720p / 1080p, 480p, 720p
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height:4.25 / 4.29

White Balance

White Balance:Auto