Panasonic Launches HM-TA20 Rugged Compact Camera


Panasonic’s new HM-TA20 is a full-HD mobile camera with a rugged design that is waterproof to approximately 10 feet, shockproof to approximately 5 feet and dustproof. With the Night View Mode, it claims to shoot exceptional video and photos, even in low light.

The Panasonic HM-TA20 shoots in full-HD 1920 x 1080 videos, and records in the MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4), which is convenient for editing images with a computer and uploading files to the Internet.

The new 8-megapixel shooter also features a 3-inch touch screen, 4x digital zoom, voice recording with stereo microphones and an HDMI interface for direct connection with HDTVs. It can also be used as webcam for video chat over the Internet.

[Site: Panasonic]

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Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.