Panasonic HM-TA20

  • Panasonic HM-TA20
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  • Rugged design.
  • Easy operation.
  • Enough features to keep it competitive.


  • Screen and lens unprotected.
  • No 720/60p resolution option.

Expert reviews and ratings

By on

As an overall opinion, the new Panasonic HM-TA20 is a good and resistant camcorder , but it did let us down in regards to the waterproof function. The rigid design and the colors it comes in pleased us, as well as the colors in the recording. It did...

By RegHardware on 65

The Panasonic HM-TA20 is far from faultless and suffers from a chunky design and poorly implemented software. Still, if you have kids, are into water sports or just need a survive-all camcorder to take on holiday with you, it can be a reliable...

By The Lobe and Mail on

When Cisco killed off its industry-leading Flip in April, it created a vacancy for a new chief in the cheap, pocket-sized camcorder space, and Panasonic hopes to fill it with the HM-TA20. Of course, one of the reasons Cisco dumped the Flip is that...

By CamcorderInfo on

It’s hard to come clean with our true feelings about the Panasonic HM-TA20. We love its rugged, adventuresome design, but we can’t say it is any better than the other waterproof camcorders we’ve tested—particularly the Kodak...

By CamcorderInfo on

It's hard to come clean with our true feelings about the Panasonic HM-TA20. We love its rugged, adventuresome design, but we can't call it a triumph. Despite appearances, the TA20 doesn't have the best grip due to its rigid design, and we...

By T3 Magazine on 80

A great, sturdy pocket cam that offers images with a...

By cnet on 74

As rugged minicamcorders go, the Panasonic HM-TA20 is very good and definitely deserves...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The Panasonic HM-TA20 is a fairly ordinary pocket Internet camcorder – until you take into account its considerable water, shock and dust resistance. With double-locked doors on all its ports, they’re sure to stay shut when the going gets...

By PC Pro on 67

It's waterproof, plus video quality is good, but too many niggles for a...

By TechRadar on 80

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.Panasonic is doing its part with the Panasonic HM-TA20.It's a waterproof and shockproof video...

International Review By Netzwelt on

Das Gehäuse des Panasonic HM-TA20 besteht aus Kunststoff und wirkt ordentlich verarbeitet. Nach Angaben des Herstellers übersteht es Stürze aus einer Höhe von 1,5 Metern und Tauchgänge bis zu einer Tiefe von drei Metern, ohne...

International Review By Gear Online on 83

Denne type kamera skal man først og fremmest købe, fordi man vil tage hurtige billeder eller video uden alt for meget bøvl. Panasonic HM-TA20 overrasker dog positivt med meget høj billed- og videokvalitet, og så er det ekstra...

International Review By CNET France on 70

Le Panasonic HM-TA20 fait partie des très bons mini caméscopes durcis qui valent le...

International Review By on 100

Die intelligente Automatik sorgt für durchgängig gutes Bildmaterial, die Ausstattung mit Videoleuchte und übersichtlichem Touchscreen-Menü ist vorbildlich. Der schwächelnde Ton und nicht zuletzt der ebenfalls magere Akku kosten...