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Panasonic HM-TA2 Camcorder

5.33MP 1/4 138g MOS Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Panasonic camcorders have excellent reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Panasonic Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic is one of the best camcorder brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all camcorders.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium total megapixels video camera has been on the market since August 2011.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HM-TA2 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder. Medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.99) (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic HM-TA2 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ260E which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF S30 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a touchscreen.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HM-TA2 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of its better review score, the Sony HDR-CX330.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Battery

Very Short Video Recording Time

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has a quite short video recording time (only 0.5 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have video recording times of between 0.016h and 2h.

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Other Features

Features Auto Focus

The Panasonic HM-TA2 features auto focus, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Features Photo Mode

The Panasonic HM-TA2 features photo mode, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 10 megabytes, the Panasonic HM-TA2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder. The average internal memory of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 85MB.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HM-TA2 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has a fairly typical weight (138 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera is 1.3MP and the highest is 21MP. The Panasonic HM-TA2 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) (only 2.93 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5.33 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 5.33 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you want a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Polaroid POLC3 (£64) (6MP and higher rated), the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,198.80) (6.59MP and higher rated), or the Samsung HMX-U20 (7.8MP and higher rated).

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Camera

Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The Panasonic HM-TA2 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations (9 lux) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The minimum illuminations of similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera range from 0.3lx to 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 4.2lx.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 770618081hmta2ebk, panasonic 770604623hmta2ebv, panasonic hmta2eba, panasonic hmta2ebv, panasonic hmta2ebr, panasonic hmta2ebk, panasonic hmta2ebw
Barcodes 00885170045651, 00885170047020, 00885170050488, 00885170050501, 05025232624546, 05060319630669

Panasonic HM-TA2 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HM-TA2 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.
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