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Panasonic HM-TA1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 reviews of Panasonic HM-TA1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HM-TA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HM-TA1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Panasonic HM-TA1 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability and durability. There are some mixed opinions about the zoom.

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durability, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HM-TA1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic HM-TA1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability, reliability, battery

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HM-TA1 Full HD pocket camcorder

 

Panasonic's pocket digital camcorder offers Full HD recording, attractive looks and good image quality

Solid video performance, user-friendly interface, attractive styling, good still image mode

No HDMI port, limited feature set, no lens cap

The Panasonic HM-TA1 is a great choice for people who just want to do the basics. It will suit casual videographers, teenagers and bloggers on the go.

Sep, 2010

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

Panasonic HM-TA1

 

The Panasonic HM-TA1 mini-camcorder offers above-average HD video recording in a small package, but is otherwise pretty lame.

Very good video quality for its class ; Small ; Can be used as a webcam

Poor design ; No HDMI output ; No macro focus ; No mic, headphone jacks ; Mediocre sharing software

Via CNET

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Stuff.tv blank (pcauthority.com.au)

Panasonic HM-TA1 review

 

Panasonic has joined the pocket camcorder party with this stylish little number. But do you need it in the age of HD-shooting smartphones?

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Mono
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Sound:Stereo

Battery

Battery voltage:3.6

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image
Minimum illumination:12
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, FRE, ITA, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, NOR, POL, SWE, TUR

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
USB Connection: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver / Violet / White
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08
Display resolution (numeric):153600
Screen Resolution:153600 pixels
Screen Size:2 in
Screen Type:LCD
Touchscreen: No

Features

Web Cam Function: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective mega pixels:2.93 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:3264x2448, 1920x1080, 1600x1200, 640x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:5.33 Megapixels

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.08
Effective megapixels (movie):2.93
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:5 / 5.33

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):49 - 59
Focal length range (f-f):0 - 4.1 / 4.1
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Optical Zoom:1

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-tele):F2.8
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:4 x
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Optical Zoom:0 x
Shutter speeds:1/30-1/4000 s
White Balance:Auto

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):103.88x53.08x17.78 mm
Weight:95 g

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, A/V out
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.5
Power requirements:4.2V / 5.0V / DC 4.2/5.0 V
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer PE 1.0
Cables included:AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Related

Miscellaneous:iFrame and MP4 Recording, Skype Enabled

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/4.1 in
Sensor Type:1MOS

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/20 - 1/4000 / 1/30 - 1/4000
Shutter speed (photo):1/2-1/4000 / 1/20 - 1/4000
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/4000 / 1/30-1/4000

Still image

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

Storage

Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
External Memory Type:SD/SDHC/SDXC
Extra Memory Support: Yes

Video

HD Recording:HD 1080p
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recording Format:SD / SDHC / SDXC
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / MP4
Video Resolution:1920x1080, 30fps, 1280x720, 30fps, 960x540, 30fps, 640x480, 30fps
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.78 / 10.4
Height :1.78 / 10.4
Weight:93 / 95
Width:5.3

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto