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. Product Tour
  3. Color & Noise Performance
  4. Motion & Sharpness Performance
  5. Low Light Performance
  6. Compression & Media
  7. Manual Controls
  8. Still Features
  9. Handling & Use
  10. Playback & Connectivity
  11. Audio & Other Features
  12. Kodak Playsport Comparison
  13. JVC GC-FM1 Comparison
  14. Flip UltraHD Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Photo Gallery
  17. Specs and Ratings