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Panasonic HM-TA20 Full HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Panasonic HM-TA20 Full HD. 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 really like the size and usability. The design and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the image quality and zoom.

price, design, usability, size

zoom, image quality

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: 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

Expert review by: PC Pro (

Panasonic HM-TA20


It’s waterproof, plus video quality is good, but too many niggles for a recommendation

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Panasonic HM-TA20 review: Panasonic HM-TA20


Panasonic's first attempt at a minicamcoder, the TA1 , was a mess. The video quality was OK, but it offered no advantages over competing models, had mediocre editing and sharing software, and felt cheap considering its near-$170 price. That's not the...

The Panasonic HM-TA20 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

Product Specifications


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


Battery voltage:3.7


3D: 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


Colour of product:Blue / Orange


Display diagonal:7.62
Touchscreen: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto

Image sensor

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

Lens System

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 formats supported:MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.3

White balance

White Balance:Auto