Panasonic HM-TA1 Camcorder Review



Panasonic has become the newest manufacturer of ultracompact camcorders with the release of its HM-TA1 ($169 MSRP). The camcorder features a sleek design, Full HD recording, a built-in LED light, and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card compatibility. While it did do a solid job in our testing, the only stand-out feature is the ability to plug the TA1 into your computer and use it as a web cam for Skype.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
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  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery