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Capture Life as it Happens with Panasonics New HM-TA1 HD Mobile Camera!


Pocket-size dimensions and exceptional mobility with Full-HD Recording

Easy uploading and sharing with integrated USB terminal with software

Free Video Call on Skype** When Used as Web Camera

8-Megapixel Still Picture Recording*

Still Image Capture

iFrame Mode Ideal for Mac and PC Users

BLUE in Colour  


Pocket Sized Pleasures


With pocket size dimensions and a lightweight design, the HM-TA1 HD mobile pocket

camera lets you capture lifes finest moments wherever you are. Small enough to pop in your pocket or slip into your bag, the TA1 (Available in Black, Aqua Blue, Violet and White) offers both full-HD video recording and high-quality photo shooting ensuring that you dont miss a moment of fun. Not familiar with using a camera or camcorder? Not to worry. Developed with easy operation, the TA1 makes shooting a pleasure and guarantees a quick start up time so you can start snapping as soon as you get it out.


Packed with Innovative Functions

Despite its small size, the TA1 has an incredible 4 x Digital Zoom so you can still get up close and personal to all the action. With the ability to record images with up to 8 mega pixels, you will be guaranteed clear and vivid images with sharp, defined details.


Perfect for capturing images on the go, the E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilizer) system helps to minimise hand-shake promising high quality, blur-free snaps!


Be the talk of your friends by uploading your videos and pictures instantaneously with the TA1s integrated USB terminal. The camera comes with software allowing you to link directly to YouTube or Facebook so family and friends can share your fun! Supported by Apples iFrame video format, you can even load and edit videos and pictures with Macs iMovie software. A unique feature of the highly versatile TA1 is that it can also be used with the Skype IP phone service. Simply connect the TA1 to a PC, and it becomes a web camera for free Skype-based video calls helping you to keep in touch with the world.


The TA1s USB terminal is also used to conveniently charge the camera. Simply plug it in to your PC at home or on the go to recharge the battery.


Works with Skype

Connect the TA1 to a computer via USB and it turns into a webcam - perfect for Skype, which allows users to make free video calls over the Internet. All you need is a high-performance CPU for video conferencing with your PC or Mac. Talk face to face with faraway family and friends and feel closer to them like never before.


Easy Web Uploading

It is a snap - upload your movies onto YouTube™, Facebook™ or anywhere you want. As soon as you plug the TA1 into your computer via its USB connection, the embedded HD Writer PE 1.0 software* automatically launches. With operation this easy, you can instantly share your movies with the world.


* For Windows OS.


Dynamo TV

With the announcement of the new HM-TA1 Mobile Pocket Camera, we claimed that thanks to the full-HD video recording in such a small body you would be able to capture lifes finest moments and ensure you dont miss a moment of FUN… well now we can prove it!


Over the next eight weeks well be hanging out with DYNAMO as he amazes some of the hottest names in entertainment all and its all captured on the Panasonic TA1.


DYNAMO is a major creative force in magic today. His approach combines elements of music, street culture and jaw dropping close up illusion in a way never seen before. But it has been his ability to transcend the magic scene that has made him one of the most relevant magicians of his generation. From appearing alongside the likes of David Beckham and Missy Elliott in the Adidas house party commercial to amazing superstars such as Will Smith, Sir Paul McCartney and Jay-Z, its been a long journey for Bradfords favourite son.


The colourful camera is designed specifically for use with social networking sites thanks to an integrated USB terminal and software allowing you to link directly to YouTubeTM or Facebook so family and friends can share your fun - tune in to YouTubeTM every Wednesday for the latest instalment of DynamoTV and more TA1



Style your TA1




Power Supply (Battery / AC Adapter)             DC4.2V / 5.0V

Power Consumption  Max. 2.5W (Recording / Charging)

Weight (w/o Battery) approx. 93.0g

Dimension (W x H x D)   53.0 x 104.0 x 17.8 [mm]

Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

On-Screen Display Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Netherlandic, Turkish, Swedish



Image Sensor - 1/4.1-type MOS

Total Pixels - 5.33 megapixels

Motion Image - 2.93 megapixels [16:9] / 2.19 megapixels [4:3]

Still Image  -  2.93 megapixels [16:9] / 5.08 megapixels [4:3]



Focal Length - 4.1mm

F Value  - F2.8

35mm Film camera Equivalent  - 49mm (16:9), 59mm (4:3) [Motion Image] / 49mm (16:9), 39mm (4:3) [Still Image]


Standard Illumination  - 1400 lx

Minimum Illumination  -  12 lx

Image Stabilizer  -  E.I.S. [Electronic Image Stabilizer]

Focus -   Auto

White Balance -  Auto

Shutter Speed

Motion Image  -  Auto(1/30-1/4000)

Still Image   -  Auto(1/20-1/4000)

Zoom Digital Zoom 4x

Monitor (LCD)             5.08cm (2.0") LCD ( 153,600 dots)




Recording Format   JPEG

Recording Image Size

Still Picture             2.1 megapixels (1920x1080) [16:9] / 8.0 megapixels (3264 x 2448), 1.9 megapixels (1600 x 1200), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) [4:3]




Signal System             1080/30p, 720/30p, 540/30p, 480/30p

Compression (Recording Format)             MP4 , iFrame / MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC file format compliant (.MP4))

Recording / Playback MODE

MP4      1920 x 1080 30p (12Mbps / VBR) / 1280 x 720 30p (9Mbps / VBR) / 640 x 480 30p (3Mbps / VBR) / iFrame 960 x 540 30p (24Mbps / VBR)

Audio Compression             AAC (Monaural)

Microphone             1ch, Monaural

Speaker             Dynamic type

Media Remaining Indication             Yes

Continuous Recording Time             MP4 : 29 minutes 59 seconds / iFrame : approx. 20 minutes




AV        Yes

USB      2.0 Hi-Speed




LED Video Light      Yes




Rechargeable Battery Pack             min. 940 mAh / Normal

AV Cable             Yes

USB extension cord       Yes

Included Software             HD Writer PE 1.0 (Built-in type)