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Panasonic HM-TA20 Camcorder Review

The HM-TA20 is Panasonic's newest attempt at a waterproof ultracompact camcorder.

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Introduction

The HM-TA20 is Panasonic's newest attempt at a waterproof ultracompact camcorder. The model did a decent job in our performance tests, but it didn't handle all that well and it was surprisingly difficult to use. The camcorder is available in blue or orange and currently retails for just under $200.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Panasonic HM-TA20, take a look at these other camcorders.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color Performance
  4. Low Light Performance
  5. Motion Performance
  6. Sharpness Performance
  7. Sample Videos
  8. Ease of Use
  9. Handling
  10. Controls
  11. Recording Options
  12. Hardware
  13. Other Features
  14. Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Comparison
  15. JVC Picsio GC-WP10 Comparison
  16. Panasonic HM-TA1 Comparison
  17. Conclusion
  18. Photo Gallery

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