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Panasonic HM-TA1

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Panasonic HM-TA1

The Panasonic HM-TA1 is a camcorder that supports Full High Definition (HD), 1920 x 1080 pixels recording in a pocket-sized form factor and features an integrated USB terminal and software that allows for PC connection and uploading videos to online to sharing sites such as YouTube™ and Facebook®. The TA1 also supports the Apple© iFrame video format (960 x 540/30p), which is optimize for Mac® users to import and maintain small file sizes. The TA1 also functions as a Web camera and m…

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Panasonic HM-TA1

The Panasonic HM-TA1 is a camcorder that supports Full High Definition (HD), 1920 x 1080 pixels recording in a pocket-sized form factor and features an integrated USB terminal and software that allows for PC connection and uploading videos to online to sharing sites such as YouTube™ and Facebook®. The TA1 also supports the Apple© iFrame video format (960 x 540/30p), which is optimize for Mac® users to import and maintain small file sizes. The TA1 also functions as a Web camera and microphone, and works with IP-based video chat programs, such as Skype.

Features

Measuring 2.09 x 0.70 x 4.09 inch and weighing 0.25lb (with battery and SD card), the Panasonic TA1 is a compact and lightweight HD mobile video camera that records high-quality videos and photos. It comes with a wrist strap, and allows users to shoot spontaneous videos and snapping photos. The TA1 incorporates single-function buttons such as Power, Play, Record, Still Photo, LED Light (on/off) and Delete; and features a center keypad for selecting additional settings. The unit can record still photos with up to eight Megapixels as well as cut still images out of a video clip during editing. This does not require a PC and can be done on the TA1's 2.0“ LCD monitor. The Panasonic TA1 also includes a built-in LED light which allows users to shoot in dimly-lit situations, such as indoors. Other features on the TA1 include integrated USB terminal with pre-loaded software that allows recorded video clips and still images to be loaded into a PC, edited, and then uploaded to popular sharing websites; HD Writer PE 1.0 built-in software which automatically launches and enables one-touch loading of data into the PC for editing; MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4) recording; E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilization) to minimize hand-shake issues; Digital zoom up to 4x to expand the user's shooting range; color effects such as Sepia, Monochrome, and Soft Skin; and USB-capable charging. The Panasonic HM-TA1 is available in three different color options, purple, grey and black in August 2010 with a suggested retail price of $169.95.

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