The HM-TA20 is a triple-tough design: waterproof, shock-proof and dustproof
Tough Design for Active Shooting: TA20 HD Mobile Camera
The HM-TA20 is a triple-tough design meaning this compact, easy-to-carry design is ideal for both everyday and highly active use. You can take the HM-TA20 underwater as deep as 3 metres and get some great shots in a pool or the ocean. Swim along with tropical fish, capture shots of a beautiful coral reef, or get action footage of a friend snorkeling. Waterproofing also means you can shoot in the rain or snow with no worries. The HM-TA20 is designed to resist damage even if dropped from a height of up to 1.5 metres. Panasonic fortified the outer body casing, making it thicker to improve rigidity and strength. This solid construction makes the HM-TA20 a tough mobile camera. A dustproof design keeps the HM-TA20 safe even if handled with dirty hands or used in a place with swirling dust. The HM-TA20 is protected against sand too, so you can take it to the beach or sports field with no worries. And it's waterproof, so if the body gets dirty you can simply wash it off with water.
Capture bright images even in dimly lit places with Night View Mode
Night View Mode
The HM-TA20 is equipped with Night View Mode, which lets you shoot with twice the brightness* of the previous model. When shooting, this function automatically detects dark scenes and the mode selector button lights up on the LCD screen. Simply press the button to start shooting with Night View Mode. And you can shoot clear images with minimal noise even in dark scenes, such as dimly lit indoor shots or party scenes.
3.0-inch Touch Screen
The HM-TA20 has an easy-to-see 3.0-inch touch panel with intuitive operation. The touch panel has a simple button layout and is easy to operate. The vertical configuration makes the camera easy to hold for shooting, while the horizontal 3.0-inch screen simplifies playback. To further increase operating ease, the Rec button is isolated and positioned below the touch panel. So you can simply pick up your mobile camera and start shooting or playback. A tripod stand comes bundled with the HM-TA20. It's handy for web camera use, or to hold the camera still to prevent blurring while shooting.
Even with its compact size and super mobility, the HM-TA20 lets you shoot Full-HD (1920 x 1080/30p) 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.
The linear PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) system records sounds that are faithful to the original. You can also shoot a photo while recording sounds. Enjoy playing your recorded sounds and photos simultaneously. This is handy for a wide range of applications, including business meetings and lessons.
E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilizer)
The E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilizer) 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 with the TA20's 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.
Still Picture Recording
The HM-TA20 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. The built-in LED lets you capture bright, crisp images even in dark situations, like indoors or during nighttime events. You can also cut out and save still images by simply pressing the Photo Cutout button while playing back a video. This ensures that you'll never miss that perfect shot again.
Easy Web Uploading
Upload your movies onto YouTube and Facebook. As soon as you plug the TA20's built-in USB terminal into a PC, the embedded HD Writer PE 2.0 application launches automatically. With a single click, you can instantly share your movies with your family and friends. The TA20's built-in USB terminal means that there's no need to carry around an adaptor. And you can charge the battery by simply plugging the USB terminal into a PC. In addition, The TA20 features a mini HDMI terminal that lets you enjoy images with natural Full-HD quality by directly connecting the camera to an HDTV.