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Panasonic HM-TA2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 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. People really like the price and image quality. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, and some have doubts about the battery.

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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 People are impressed by the battery and durability. The image quality and usability also get good comments, but many are less positive about the reliability and size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HM-TA2 HD Mobile Camera - Black (8MP Stills) 3-inch Touchscreen (Tripod Included)Panasonic HM-TA2 HD Mobile Camera - Black (8MP Stills) 3-inch Touchscreen (Tripod Included)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Sawan (

Panasonic HM TA2


Nice still photos and camcorder I am loving it

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Laura (

Panasonic HM TA2


so easy to use. Excellent value for money

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Howard (

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Grant (

Panasonic HM TA2



Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Darren (

Panasonic HM TA2


Size of device Price of device and quality of video all great points

Video playback screen size a little small

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Ian (

Panasonic HM TA2


great little machine most ways I can think of

the night vision switch failed after 2 days light use - leaving me with a screen that is unviewable

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Grant (

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic HM TA2


Ease of use. Decent HD video recording

Still images not great

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Terry (

Panasonic HM TA2


picture stereo sound built in movie light up to 32gb with card class 10 giving 4.5 hours of full hd video

cannot change battery 40 minutes max on full charge

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Battery voltage:3.7
Continuous video playback time:0.5
Video recording time:0.5


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


Colour of product:Black / Red / White
LED indicators: Yes


Display diagonal:7.62
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No


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
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 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 :10.8 / 10.9

White balance

White Balance:Auto