As rugged minicamcorders go, the Panasonic HM-TA20 is very good and definitely deserves consideration.
The Panasonic HM-TA1 minicamcorder offers above-average HD video recording in a small package, but is otherwise pretty lame.
The Panasonic SDR-SW20's only saving grace is its water-, shock-, and dust-proof body (and even those have limitations). Otherwise, there's no reason to buy this pocket camcorder.
Panasonic's entry-level DMR-ES20 DVD recorder offers excellent recording quality and easy camcorder dubbing, but its editing features fall short.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent.
Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FH20 is a very good value for anyone in need of a basic point-and-shoot with a midrange zoom.
An SLR alternative with a stabilized 12X zoom lens that both enthusiasts and casual photographers can appreciate.
The Oppo HM-31 offers some nice upgrades for custom home installs, but competing models offer more inputs for less money.
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