Panasonic HM-TA1

  • Panasonic HM-TA1
74
Based on 19 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Good looks.
  • Easy to use.
  • Multiple functions.

Cons:

  • Flimsy build quality.
  • No HDMI output.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetSpeak on 68

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

By Digital Photography School on

Simple is not always simpler!I knew little about this piece of technology (the Panasonic HM-TA1.) before I laid eyes and hands on the actual gear itself so, in my usual gung ho approach, I tapped the little power button, pressed a few appropriate...

By 5FWD on 100

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...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The success of the pocket Internet camcorder has proved that people do want to shoot video; they’re just far less interested in the details of how they shoot it than with still photography. So mainstream manufacturers have found they have to...

By G4tv.com on

Video Review: Panasonic's TA1 Pocket Camcorder is as small as a mobile phone, records full HD video, offers 8 megapixel pictures and built-in software for easy online uploading. Kevin Pereira and Chris Hardwick take a look at this $110 pocket video...

By GadgetSpeak on 80

This type of small camcorder has become very popular. The first I came across was the Flip with several incarnations. Then Kodak produced one and now Panasonic who are better known for high end cameras and camcorders. Panasonic call theirs a mobile...

By Computeractive on 60

The TA1’s excellent daylight quality and small size are attractive, but it’s let down by being...

By CNET Australia on 60

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

By eTech Reviews on

The camcorder market is getting really crowded especially the minicamcorder market because there are plenty of options to choose from. Hence, in order to lure customers, these devices must either have a low price or should come with a few extra...

By PC Authority on

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

By CNET UK on 70

If you've always assumed that camcorders are unwieldy, expensive and complicated, the Panasonic HM-TA1 is the perfect antidote to all that. It's easy to carry, simple to use and amazingly good value for money, but it has its limitations,...

By infoSync World on 68

Sony and Flip have a considerable amount of time in the pocket camcorder industry, which means it's really tough for Panasonic's freshman attempt to tango with the Bloggie and SlideHD. The Panasonic HM-TA1 could have offered a lot more in terms...

By Stuff.tv on 60

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

By PC Advisor on 80

The Panasonic HM-TA1 offers an easy, fuss-free way of getting photos and videos on the internet. The built-in software lets you upload content directly to Facebook, YouTube and Flickr — once you have set up an account, the Panasonic HM-TA1 will...

By Expert Reviews on 80

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

By Good Gear Guide on 80

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...

By CamcorderInfo on

Panasonic seems to waited a bit too long to enter the ultracompact camcorder market with the HM-TA1 ($169 MSRP). With the market already clogged with similar camcorders, the HM-TA1 fails to bring any exciting new features into the conversation.Other...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Definitely good at its job but there are one or too bumps it would have been nice have seen ironed out. Not stylish but certainly functional Key specsSD, SDHC,...

By T3 Magazine on 80

With its Full HD credentials and iFrame compatibility Panasonic's HM-TA1 is a great budget...

By About.com on 70

Panasonic's HM-TA1 is a high definition pocket camcorder that shoots 1920 x 1080 video in the H.264 format. It retails for $169 and features Web camera capability, digital image stabilization and a 4x digital zoom. Full specifications for the HM-TA1...