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Panasonic TA1 Full HD Pocket Camcorder - Grey (8MP Still Images, Skype Compatible Webcam, Built In USB) - £44.99 Delivered @ Amazon
Panasonic TA1 Full HD Pocket Camcorder - Grey (8MP Still Images, Skype Compatible Webcam, Built In USB) - £44.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Panasonic TA1 Full HD Pocket Camcorder - Grey (8MP Still Images, Skype Compatible Webcam, Built In USB) - £44.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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RRP £169.99.Great value for this HD pocket camcorder,gets good reviews as well,also in white and violet at this price. Product Description
Manufacturer's Description

With its simple design and effortless operation, the TA1 is easy for anyone to use, even the first time.
Shoot, View, Link Up. The HM-TA1 Pocket-Size HD Mobile Camera

The HM-TA1 is a new-genre HD mobile camera with pocket-size dimensions and exceptional mobility. Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, the TA1 slips easily into a pocket or a bag for both full-HD video recording and high-quality photo shooting -- any time and any place.

Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080) Recording and Still Image Capture

Even with its compact, palm-size body, the TA1 records full-HD (1,920 x 1,080/30p) videos with superb picture quality. You can even 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.


Importing movies is fast and and file sizes are small. You can edit and upload right away.
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 and Mac applications, such as Apple iMovie and PC applications.

Fight hand-shake to record crisp, clear images

The E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilizer) system helps to correct the kind of handshake 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.

4x Digital Zoom and LED Light for Shooting in Dim Locations

The TA1 zooms up to 4x, making it easy to capture faraway subjects and expand the user's range of creative expression. The built-in LED lets you capture bright, crisp images even in dark situations, like indoors or during night time events.*

Effect with Sepia/Monochrome/Soft Skin

The TA1 offers three effect modes. The Soft Skin mode produces beautiful skin tones. The Sepia mode adds warmth to the captured images. And the Monochrome mode transforms the appearance of images to create a cool ambience. By selecting one of these modes, the user can add a unique effect to suit the shooting purpose.

SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card Recording

The TA1 uses an SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card as recording media. These solid-state recording devices are highly resistant to external impact and allow instant recording. Also, since the memory card can be removed from the camera body and carried around, recorded images can be easily shared with family and friends. This media is also ideal for transferring data to a PC.


Connect the TA1 to a PC and … it’s a web camera.
Works with Skype

The TA1 is compatible with Skype,* the video call service. You can talk face to face with faraway family and friends. Go ahead, try some visual communication with the TA1.

Quick PC Connection with a Built-in USB

When the TA1 is connected to a PC via the USB terminal, recorded images can then be loaded into a PC for playback, editing and uploading. Plus, the TA1 can upload videos directly to YouTube™ or Facebook, without having to launch a browser. When e-mail software such as Outlook Express is registered in advance, an e-mail message with the URL for the uploaded video page already attached is automatically launched, making it easy to send e-mails to family and friends to notify them of the uploaded page.

USB Charging and USB Bus Power

Charging the battery is as easy as connecting the TA1's USB terminal to a PC.* This eliminates the need to carry a separate cord or adaptor. The battery can be charged anywhere with an available PC. The TA1 is also USB bus-powered. When using the battery, power is automatically supplied from the PC as soon as the TA1 is connected to it with a USB cable to enable quick and easy video playback and editing with the PC, even in places where there is no external power supply.

*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.

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

*The use of a high-performance CPU is recommended for video conferencing with high-quality images.

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

Box Contains
HM-TA1 compact HD mobile camera
Rechargeable battery,AV cable
USB extension cable
Strap


Also includes free personalised skin if you redeem a code on the pack by May 31 2011:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…99O

mystyle.panasonic.eu/
- llyyrem

87 Comments

Original Poster

Oh and get a free personalised skin amazon.co.uk/gp/…99O

is it any good ??

Original Poster

read the comments on Amazon,it seems to be pretty good and with the great name of Panasonic you can't go wrong.

LOUGHBORO GUY

is it any good ??


Will see how it compares to my Sanyo Xacti... Thanks!

looks nice ! ordered! thankyou

Ordered and will return my unopened Toshiba Camileo S10 purchased last week from Tesco Direct!

many thanks op as i dropped my samsung u10 hd camcorder on holiday - insured but they are taking their time paying up / getting it fixed, seen this before but at 44.99 worth having an spare one, got the white one as black are boring

I tried one of these in JL recently. As far as I could tell from the built-in screen (which is necessarily small), the image quality was good as long as the subject didn't move very much, but as soon as I tried panning the image on the screen would tear. I don't know whether the recorded image suffered in the same way. I guess card write speed would be a factor. These pocket camcorders are really designed for talking heads and not much else.
Great price if you want one, though.

i purchased as an spare, but find they are ok if you just need to carry an camera with you , got an slr camera for better photos but its bulky and no way fits in my pocket, these cameras were designed to do that - they are pocket camcorders. i like my u10 wich is smaller and has an 10 mp camera but this one at 44.99 is an bargain and you cant go wrong with panasonic

Has image stabiliser too. Could not resist, ordered immediately. Great find.

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RRP £169.99.Great value for this HD pocket camcorder,gets good reviews as … RRP £169.99.Great value for this HD pocket camcorder,gets good reviews as well,also in white and violet at this price. Product DescriptionManufacturer's DescriptionWith its simple design and effortless operation, the TA1 is easy for anyone to use, even the first time.Shoot, View, Link Up. The HM-TA1 Pocket-Size HD Mobile CameraThe HM-TA1 is a new-genre HD mobile camera with pocket-size dimensions and exceptional mobility. Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, the TA1 slips easily into a pocket or a bag for both full-HD video recording and high-quality photo shooting -- any time and any place.Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080) Recording and Still Image CaptureEven with its compact, palm-size body, the TA1 records full-HD (1,920 x 1,080/30p) videos with superb picture quality. You can even 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.Importing movies is fast and and file sizes are small. You can edit and upload right away.iFrame ModeThe 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 and Mac applications, such as Apple iMovie and PC applications.Fight hand-shake to record crisp, clear imagesThe E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilizer) system helps to correct the kind of handshake 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.4x Digital Zoom and LED Light for Shooting in Dim LocationsThe TA1 zooms up to 4x, making it easy to capture faraway subjects and expand the user's range of creative expression. The built-in LED lets you capture bright, crisp images even in dark situations, like indoors or during night time events.*Effect with Sepia/Monochrome/Soft SkinThe TA1 offers three effect modes. The Soft Skin mode produces beautiful skin tones. The Sepia mode adds warmth to the captured images. And the Monochrome mode transforms the appearance of images to create a cool ambience. By selecting one of these modes, the user can add a unique effect to suit the shooting purpose.SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card RecordingThe TA1 uses an SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card as recording media. These solid-state recording devices are highly resistant to external impact and allow instant recording. Also, since the memory card can be removed from the camera body and carried around, recorded images can be easily shared with family and friends. This media is also ideal for transferring data to a PC.Connect the TA1 to a PC and … it’s a web camera.Works with SkypeThe TA1 is compatible with Skype,* the video call service. You can talk face to face with faraway family and friends. Go ahead, try some visual communication with the TA1.Quick PC Connection with a Built-in USBWhen the TA1 is connected to a PC via the USB terminal, recorded images can then be loaded into a PC for playback, editing and uploading. Plus, the TA1 can upload videos directly to YouTube™ or Facebook, without having to launch a browser. When e-mail software such as Outlook Express is registered in advance, an e-mail message with the URL for the uploaded video page already attached is automatically launched, making it easy to send e-mails to family and friends to notify them of the uploaded page.USB Charging and USB Bus PowerCharging the battery is as easy as connecting the TA1's USB terminal to a PC.* This eliminates the need to carry a separate cord or adaptor. The battery can be charged anywhere with an available PC. The TA1 is also USB bus-powered. When using the battery, power is automatically supplied from the PC as soon as the TA1 is connected to it with a USB cable to enable quick and easy video playback and editing with the PC, even in places where there is no external power supply.*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.*The LED light does not go on when operating in web cam mode.*The use of a high-performance CPU is recommended for video conferencing with high-quality images.*Do not use any USB extension cord other than the supplied one (Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB extension cord.)Box ContainsHM-TA1 compact HD mobile cameraRechargeable battery,AV cableUSB extension cableStrap



Got anymore information on it;)

Review here
Overall 8/10

Apart from the built-in video light, webcam capability, and marginally … Apart from the built-in video light, webcam capability, and marginally better low light ability than many competitors, Panasonic’s HM-TA1 is a relatively innocuous pocket Internet camcorder. However, it does have one feature to set it apart from the crowd – its price. At around £85 (£45), even when you add the price of a SDHC memory card, you should still pay less than £100. This makes the HM-TA1 one of the best value camcorders in its class.

which magazine says flip best but of course twice the price !! This does look a bargain and yes great name is it hdmi connection to my full hd tv ???

Original Poster

hope this helps Weight (without battery): approx. 93.0g
Dimension (W x H x D): 53.0 x 104.0 x 17.8 [mm]

SHOWMAN36

Got anymore information on it;)


Thanks dude. The last deal we had on here for the JVC Camcorder was bogus. At least with Amazon you stand a solid chance of getting what you order. Hot.

Damn you HUKD, resisted this last week when it was £50, must resist, must resist.... ;-)

hotukdeals.com/dea…359

EDIT: bought it! lol
Edited by: "bobdylan" 22nd Mar 2011

I could really do with an informed decision from someone here. We're off to Florida in a few months and I am in the market for a cam just like this for messing about in the parks. My plan was Kodak playsport, but at this price I am tempted by this. Can anyone give infomed advice about either?

Original Poster

bobdylan

Damn you HUKD, resisted this last week when it was £50, must resist, must … Damn you HUKD, resisted this last week when it was £50, must resist, must resist.... ;-)[url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-ta1-full-hd-pocket-camcorder-free-case-50-40-amazon/890359]http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-ta1-full-hd-pocket-camcorder-free-case-50-40-amazon/890359[/url]EDIT: bought it! lol


haha,you have the illness too!!

imiskeen

I could really do with an informed decision from someone here. We're off … I could really do with an informed decision from someone here. We're off to Florida in a few months and I am in the market for a cam just like this for messing about in the parks. My plan was Kodak playsport, but at this price I am tempted by this. Can anyone give infomed advice about either?



this willbe ideal for your requirements, plus slips in your pocket meaning less weight as you board plane then take it out during flight to get some ideal footage out of the window

LOUGHBORO GUY

which magazine says flip best but of course twice the price !! This does … which magazine says flip best but of course twice the price !! This does look a bargain and yes great name is it hdmi connection to my full hd tv ???



No. It doesn't have an HDMI connector. You might wonder at the logic of having a full-HD camcorder with an AV (i.e. composite) output.

Gone for a white one because it is Panasonic and now priced well below the competition presumably as it is being phased out. Don't forget to add the Amazon Basics bag (£3.70) to the basket and it is adjusted to £0.00 at checkout. Packaging also apparently offers a free "skin" until the end of the month by applying to Panasonic.

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Decentbloke

No. It doesn't have an HDMI connector. You might wonder at the logic of … No. It doesn't have an HDMI connector. You might wonder at the logic of having a full-HD camcorder with an AV (i.e. composite) output.


I will just be plugging this directly into my LG HD tv usb socket so no hdmi required.

Lack of HDMI connection putting me off here, as I am looking for an HD mini camcorder at moment.


-Kev

Any idea what the webcam resolution is? is will it be a HD webcam, or only VGA?

EDIT: looks like its only VGA for webcam use
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 22nd Mar 2011

Also, probably another silly question, but apart from 1080P would the quality of vide recorded on this be greater than that of say an HTC desire?

Not overly sure I need a camcorder for anything.. but I don't own one so I'm tempted, seems a great deal! Thanks OP.

Crap - bought this for £60 two weeks ago...

Got a free 4GB card mind you...

hmmmmmm it accidently jumped into my amazon basket and the computer on its own clicked buy! oh well will just have to keep it!
Edited by: "CuteKitty26" 22nd Mar 2011

imiskeen

Also, probably another silly question, but apart from 1080P would the … Also, probably another silly question, but apart from 1080P would the quality of vide recorded on this be greater than that of say an HTC desire?



Probably pretty similar. Maybe slightly better but I wouldn't expect a massive jump in quality at these prices.

ie. Decent in good, natural light. Struggles with low or indoor lighting. Not ideal with lots of fast movement. Bog all proper zoom. (Digial zoom doesn't count)

sancheez

Probably pretty similar. Maybe slightly better but I wouldn't expect a … Probably pretty similar. Maybe slightly better but I wouldn't expect a massive jump in quality at these prices.ie. Decent in good, natural light. Struggles with low or indoor lighting. Not ideal with lots of fast movement. Bog all proper zoom. (Digial zoom doesn't count)




Cheers, I suspected as much, I have an HTC Desire already - I'll go for the playsport so I can use it in the water parks. Cheers.

We all carry a mobile camcorder around with us each and every day, so I don't really see the merit in carrying more baggage. But I'm sure I will stand to be corrected.

Thanks OP, I ordered a white one. My wee girl's just started walking and it'll be nice to see if this is better than our 4 year old Canon SD video camera. Being pocket-sized certainly helps.

*cobra*

We all carry a mobile camcorder around with us each and every day, so I … We all carry a mobile camcorder around with us each and every day, so I don't really see the merit in carrying more baggage. But I'm sure I will stand to be corrected.



very true... other than battery getting drained . I use Samsung galaxy S to take HD Vidoes , quite good provided bright light is available.

Had to give it a shot...will come in handy for family use...even if its a gimmick will still get used. Thanks

Any reason why I should replace my Kodak ZX1?

Go on - Just need a big push.


Noticed u can upload your OWN pics for the skin selection.

mystyle.panasonic.eu/UNQ…spx
Edited by: "rizla01" 22nd Mar 2011

Tempted But The USB Only Charge Option Not That Good.... Anyone manage to work around another way of mains charging ... I have heard it might be possible to use an iphone charging lead ?

Really, really tempted. Its a Panasonic aswell.
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