Panasonic Releases an HD Mobile Camera with a Tough Design

Panasonic Releases an HD Mobile Camera with a Tough Design

Panasonic is pleased to announce the release of the tough designed new HD Mobile Camera HM-TA20. The TA20 features a triple tough design that is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, and Night View mode for shooting in dim lighting. These features greatly expand shooting possibilities -- for both movies and photos -- and allow users to enjoy active video recording during all kinds of sports and recreational activities. In addition, a large 3.0-inch Touch LCD enables easy and intuitive operation anywhere and anytime.

The TA20 features the MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4), which is convenient for editing images and uploading with a PC or the Internet.

The TA20 includes an integrated USB terminal in its compact body. After editing images inside the camera, the user simply connects the camera to a PC and the built-in software launches automatically. This makes it easy to upload movies online, such as to Facebook or YouTube. The new model can also be used as a web camera, for applications like Skype video communication. Extended voice recording is also possible, for recording and storing sounds such as those of musical instruments and language lessons.

Panasonic introduces the new HD Mobile Camera especially for use in active lifestyles, making it possible to capture Full-HD movies and high-resolution photos as you like, that rival the quality of a HD Mobile Camera.

Main Features for HM-TA20

1. Full-HD Shooting with a 3-Meter Waterproof, 1.5-Meter Shockproof and Dustproof Design
2. Night View Mode for Bright Video Recording
3. Large 3.0-inch LCD with Touch Operation

Full-HD Shooting with a 3-Meter Waterproof, 1.5-Meter Shockproof and Dustproof Design

  • Can be used underwater at depths down to 3 meters.
    Complies with IEC60529 IPX8.
  • Dustproof for use in sandy or dusty places, and shockproof against drops from up to
    1.5 meters6 for active video recording fun in various situations.
  • High picture quality with Full-HD (1920 x 1080/30p) recording in MP4 format.
    Ideal for clear, high-resolution viewing both on a large-screen TV and a PC.

Night View Mode for Bright Video Recording

When shooting in dim lighting, the camera will automatically prompt the use of Night View Mode. This new function enables shooting at a frame rate of 1/15 with a single operation, which makes it possible to shoot bright images even in dimly lit conditions, such as a birthday party scene where someone is blowing out candles or a party at night.

Large 3.0-inch LCD with Touch Operation

  • The large 3.0-inch LCD with Touch Operation provides smooth, intuitive operation for anyone.
  • Touch Operation controls not only essential operations such as play, record, stop and zoom, but also enables users to edit, upload and configure settings with one finger.
  • By holding the camera horizontally, images that were taken can be immediately viewed on the large LCD screen.

Other Features for HM-TA20

  • Tripod stand included for self portraits
  • Shooting faraway subjects with 4x Digital Zoom
  • 8-megapixel still picture recording
  • Blur-free shooting with E.I.S (Electrical Image Stabilizer)
  • Automatic optimal settings with iA (Intelligent Auto) mode
  • Captures faces beautifully with Face Detection
  • 1-button simple operation for easy recording
  • Simultaneous Voice recording (Linear PCM) with still pictures
  • Still image cut out from movies8
  • Three recording effects: sepia/monochrome/soft skin
  • Clear voice recording with stereo microphones
  • Direct connection to high-definition TVs with a single HDMI cable

Main Features of HM-TA2

1. Night View Mode for Bright Video Recording
2. Large 3.0-inch LCD with Touch Operation
3. Voice Recording (Linear PCM)

Built-in HD Writer PE 2.0 Software for the HM-TA20/HM-TA2

With the embedded HD Writer PE 2.0 software, users can use any Windows compatible PC even when using a friend's PC or another PC away from the home or office. The software automatically launches when the camera is connected to a PC through the integrated USB terminal, and lets users view, edit and upload images easily. With operation this easy, users can instantly share movies with family and friends.

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