Panasonic HM-TA20 reviews: Memory card storage Full HD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

£189 at 1 retailer out of 423 retailers checked

8.7 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
Panasonic HM-TA20: Pocket camcorder using SDXC card. See full product description

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Mo, Darlington Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, and the attached USB adaptor is a definite bonus!! Don't really have to keep remembering to bring the USB connector.
Bad points:
Screen doesn't show the full scale - or is it just me not getting to grips yet with the menu?
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Oct 2011


Score 10.0/10
Good points:
ing my words the camcorder on the market
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2012

Pav, Edinburgh centre Keen amateur

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Decent HD video quality with usable sound, long recordings & good battery life - fair photos -Manufacturer says "triple tough" & "rugged" (but see below)
Bad points:
Glass filter over lens is VERY fragile!!!!
Panaachronic website shows camcorder just slid into front pocket of jeans (they don't provide a case). It was in my pocket, with a home-made case & a handkerchief ... (Just like my mobile phone which is NOT "tough" - but it's been ok for 4 years)... Did I do something too strenuous? Playing the mandolin, walking, getting a bus, going to an evening class? The glass broke (it is about 0.5mm thick) Rugged? About as rugged as my.... elbow? No, much more fragile!
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2011

This Panasonic HM-TA20 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
3D No
Media format Memory card
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDXC
Shape of camcorder Bar
Shape of camcorder Pocket
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Weight (g) 153
Screen size (Inches) 3
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 49
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 49
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2011-05-31

Also known as: Panasonic HM-TA20EB-A, Panasonic HM-TA20EB-D, Panasonic HMTA20EBA, Panasonic HMTA20EBD, HM-TA20

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Manufacturer's Description

HD Mobile Camera

  • Full-HD Shooting with a 3m Waterproof, 1.5m Shockproof and Dustproof*
  • Night View Mode* for Bright Video Recording
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD* with Touch Operation
  • Tripod stand Included for Self Portraits
  • Voice Recording (Linear PCM)
  • E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilizer)

he HM-TA20 is a triple-tough design with waterproofing down to 3 meters for use even in seawater, shock-proofing to withstand a 1.5-meter drop, and a dustproof structure. This tough, compact, easy-to-carry design is ideal for both everyday and highly active use. *Waterproof: IEC60529 IPX8, Shockproof: MIL-STD-810F METHOD 516.5 SHOCK, Dustproof: IEC60529 IP5X (This does not guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or waterproofing in all conditions).

The HM-TA20 is equipped with Night View Mode, which lets you shoot with twice the brightness* of the previous model. When shooting, this function automatically detects dark scenes and the mode selector button lights up on the LCD screen. Simply press the button to start shooting with Night View Mode. *Compared with the HM-TA1.

The HM-TA20 has an easy-to-see 3.0-inch touch panel with intuitive operation. The touch panel has a simple button layout and is easy to operate. The vertical configuration makes the camera easy to hold for shooting, while the horizontal 3.0-inch screen simplifies playback. To further increase operating ease, the Rec button is isolated and positioned below the touch panel. So you can simply pick up your mobile camera and start shooting or playback. *The LCD in the model for Europe is described as being 7.0 cm (which equals 3.0 inches).A tripod stand comes included with the HM-TA20. It’s handy for web camera use, or to hold the camera still to prevent blurring while shooting.

The linear PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) system records sounds that are faithful to the original. You can also shoot a photo while recording sounds. Enjoy playing your recorded sounds and photos simultaneously. This is handy for a wide range of applications, including business meetings and lessons.

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