TA1 Series Ultra-Thin Pocket HD Camcorder

  • iFrame and MP4 Recording: iFrame and MP4 recording modes allow quick and easy uploading and editing of your videos on Mac and PCs
  • Skype Enabled: Make Skype video calls on your PC or Mac using the TA1 as your webcam and mic
  • Ultra-thin Design: Record FULLHD video anytime anywhere
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This, That and Everything! HD Communication
Share your movies over the web

Upload your favorite movies. It's a snap!
Easy Web Uploading. (HD Write PE 1.0 Embedded Software*)

Upload your movies onto YouTube™, Facebook or anywhere you want. As soon as you plug the TA1's built-in USB terminal into a PC, the embedded HD Writer PE 1.0 application launches automatically. With operation this easy, you can instantly share your movies with the world.
* For Windows OS

Intuitive operation makes it easy. No confusion here!
Simple Operation

Just press the Rec button to record. Then press the Play button to see what you've got. Operation is easy because each button has a single function. So you can enjoy shooting as soon as you pick up your new camera.

Ideal for Mac and PC Users.
iFrame Mode

The TA1 lets you record movies with iFrame. When using iMovie, the iFrame video data in your camera is the same format as the one you'll be using to edit, so importing is fast and file sizes are small. You'll be able to edit and upload movies to the internet and portable devices right away. Iframe is based on standards, so it works with compatible PC andMac applications, such as Apple iMovie and PC applications.

USB is built-in for direct connection.
Built-in USB

The TA1's built-in USB terminal means that there's no need to carry around a cord and an adaptor. And you can charge the battery by simply plugging the USB terminal into a PC.

* Do not use any other USB extension cord except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB extension cord.)

Connect the TA1 to a PC and...It's a web camera!
Works with Skype

The TA1 is compatible with Skype, the video call program. Talk face to face with faraway family and friends. Go ahead, try some visual communication with the TA1.
*The use of a high-performance CPU is recommended for video conferencing with high-quality images.

Easy Functions for Versatile Shooting.
Take it everywhere you go. It's snapshot easy!
Compact size

Even with its compact size and super mobility, the TA1 lets you shoot full-HD movies and photos. Just slip it into a pocket or hang it from your wrist. It goes wherever you go. Perfect for capturing everyday fun.

Save your memories, in all their beauty.
Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080) Recording

Record high-quality full-HD (1920 x 1080/30p) movies with this handy little compact. Save those fun moments forever in beautiful HD images.
*Full-HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels" in Panasonic's home-use HD mobile camera refers to video recordings with 1920 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1080 pixels in the vertical direction.

Fight hand-shake to record crisp, clear images.
E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilization)

The E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilization) system helps to correct the kind of hand-shake blurring that often happens with compact cameras. Record all the images you want, whether you're shooting while walking, or taking self portraits, without having to worry about blurring.

Get Creative!
Effect function
Give the image some warmth with Sepia mode, make it extra cool with Monochrome mode, or capture beautiful skin tones with Soft Skin mode. Match your shooting to your mood and subject.

Save those precious moments.
Still Picture Recording

The TA1 lets you save a smile from someone special, or capture the beauty of flowers bathed in sunshine. You can save memories like these in high-quality images with 8-megapixel resolution.*

*Records 8-megapixel still images with 5 million effective pixels.

Cut out special moments from your movies.*
Still Image Capture

You can cut out and save a still image by simply pressing the Still Picture button right when the desired image appears on the TA1's LCD monitor. This ensures that you'll never miss that perfect shot again.
*Still images cannot be cut out while shooting a video. *The size of the cutout still image is the same as that of the video image.

Dark scene? No problem.
LED Light for Shooting in Dim Locations

The built-in LED lets you capture bright, crisp images even in dark situations, like indoors or during nighttime events.*

*The LED light does not go on when operating in Web cam mode.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Records Onto
    • Recording Format
    • Image Sensor (Total)
    • Total Pixels
    • F Value
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Still Picture Recording:4:3
    • Still Picture Recording:16:9
    • Shutter Speed: Motion Image
    • Shutter Speed: Still Image
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Standard Illumination
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • LCD Monitor
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • On-Screen Display Language
    • LED Video Light
    • Media Remaining Indication
    • Signal System
    • Recording Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • Image Sensor (Effective)-Motion Image
    • Image Sensor (Effective)-Still Image
    • Audio Compression
    • USB
    • AV
    • AV Cable
    • USB Cable
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • Included Software
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Weight (w/o Battery)
    • Dimension (W x H x D)
    • Compress (Recording Format)
    • Continuous Recording Time
    • UPC



HM-TA1 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price I find that this camcorder works great for the price. A few notes though, after a week using this product the labels on the buttons are almost completely rubbed off so I have to guess what each button does now (except for the record button). The cover for the USB port doesn't pop open easily and is annoying. I took this to Mexico and found that it stops working properly at the temperatures you see in a beach environment but that is expected of any electronic device in high heat. One last note, it takes a long time to charge. Overall this is a cool camcorder. It has decent sound, great video, is easy to use and easy to interface to a computer.
Date published: 2011-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to use Great little video camera. It is very easy to use as far as shooting and sharing online. I like that it uses sd cards because we already have a lot of them. The editing was a snap too. Only a couple of drawbacks so far. the wrist strap should have been attached lower so it is more comfortable while using it. And the video output cable is not HDMI it's just an A/V cable. I do like the camera overall.
Date published: 2011-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo Good it's just awesome what panasonic has done it is so small and awesome love you i think ever one should have it.
Date published: 2010-08-01
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