TA1 Series Ultra-Thin Pocket HD Camcorder

  • iFrame and MP4 Recording
  • Skype Enabled
  • Ultra-thin Design

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
    • 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 4.3 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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Owner's Manuals
  • Does software come with this camcorder?
    HD Writer VE 2.0 You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to media such as Blu-ray discs, DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer VE 2.0, which is the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM. Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer VE 2.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
  • Are there drivers available for Windows 7 or 8?
    No, there are no drivers for Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • If I turn the camcorder upside down , I hear rattling noise is this normal?
    This rattling noise is the Optical image stabilization sensor which assists with reduces any handshake while recording. This is normal.
  • How do I clean my camcorder?
    Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull out the AC adaptor from the AC outlet, and then wipe the product with a dry soft cloth.
Consumer Product Support and Technical Assistance
Operating hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm EST
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