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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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the zoom, while the reliability and durability get critical comments.

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durability, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TA1 Full HD Pocket Camcorder - Violet (8MP Still Images, Skype Compatible Webcam, Built In USB)Panasonic TA1 Full HD Pocket Camcorder - Violet (8MP Still Images, Skype Compatible Webcam, Built In USB)

Sep, 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. Comments about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas 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.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TA-1 Ultrathin HD Pocket Camcorder Enabled with Skype and iFrame (Dark Grey)Panasonic TA-1 Ultrathin HD Pocket Camcorder Enabled with Skype and iFrame (Dark Grey)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (t3.com)

Panasonic HM-TA1 review

 

Panny's first jaunt into the pocket camcorder market brings Full HD on a budget

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic HM-TA1 - Pocket-lint

 

Manufacturers have picked up on the importance of the pocket camcorder market quite significantly in the last 2 years. Although there's never been a rush

Very compact, good stills, good lens, good in low light

A bit clunky, too many flaps and buttons, terrible strap and bad desktop software, mono mic only

If you're after something cute and sexy in your pocket, then you're barking up the wrong tree here. What the Panasonic HM-TA1 offers is some really good imagining power packed tight into an incredibly convenient and small frame. It's a joy to carry...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HM-TA1

 

Can Panasonic's entry into the pocket Internet camcorder market give Flip something to think about?

May, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

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?

Colours and Skype mode impress, but the poor build quality and difficulties with movement reduce this to an also-ran

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HM-TA1 review

 

With Sony and Samsung already having failed to outperform Flip's UltraHD and MinoHD models, it was inevitable that Panasonic would also try its hand in the mini camcorder market. We're very keen on the company's full-sized camcorders, so we had high...

Detailed 1080p footage in good lighting conditions, but design issues and low light performance mean it isn’t for everyone.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HM-TA1 review

 

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

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Panasonic HM-TA1 Pocket Camcorder

 

A pre-Christmas evening of magical card manipulation introduced me to a new camera from the Panasonic range. This was a pocket camcorder device.

Capturing content is straightforward with the red record button being used to start / stop video recording and a separate button for still images. Reasonably smooth zooming up to x4 is available. Displayed on the screen will be the amount of storage...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic HM-TA1

 

Since the dawn of the Flip, the race has been on to offer a flash camcorder that can do it all for next to nothing. And the Panasonic HM-TA1 is perhaps the best example of offering killer tech at a knock down price. Available for as little as £80, it...

For such a low price, it seems churlish to complain too much about the TA1’s high-definition limitations. This is a camcorder built for those who want to take quick home movies and share them with the world, and in that respect, you won’t find anything...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Panasonic HM-TA1 HD mobile camera/video recorder

 

154. Also in other colours.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Kelvyn Taylor (talktalk.co.uk)

Panasonic HM-TA1 HD camcorder

 

A pocket-sized HD video camera that’s also a Skype webcam Not much larger than a mobile phone, the HM-TA1 is a video camera that records high-definition video at the 1080p resolution. At the ...

Nov, 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