Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (Orange)

Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (Orange)

Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (Orange)

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Product Highlights

  • Records 1080p30 Video
  • 5' Waterproof and 5' Shockproof
  • IP6X Dustproof and 14° Freeze-Proof
  • Lightweight at Only 1.6 Ounces
  • Night Vision Mode and IR Lens
  • Slow Motion Recording
  • Loop Recording Mode
  • Wi-Fi and USB Sharing
  • Multi Mount and Tripod Mount Included
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Panasonic HX-A1 overview

  • 1Description

At just 1.6 ounces and 3.3" long, the orange Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable Action Camera is a versatile action camera ready to capture 1080p POV footage of all of your action sports and adventures. It features a "quad-proof" rugged design that is waterproof to depths of 5' without an additional housing, shockproof from drops up to 5', dustproof (IP6X), and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as 14°F. A range of optional mounts and accessories make it easy to attach the the camera to your helmet, bike, board, or other gear to capture hands-free footage from a wide range of exciting angles. The camera comes with a Tripod Mount and a Multi Mount for attaching to goggles, shoulder bags, or helmets.

The A1 incorporates a 1/3" MOS sensor that supports 1080p30 video with AAC audio recorded to microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. For fast-moving subjects, you can record slow-motion 720p video at 60 fps or 848 x 480 resolution video at 120 fps. Video is automatically converted to 30p internally, so the slow-motion footage is immediately viewable without having to conform it in post. To capture nearly all of the action in front of it, the camera is equipped with a 2.6mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens. For night-time shooting, the camera has a "0 Lux Night Mode". The camera itself includes an IR lens that allows the camera to see in complete darkness when used with an optional IR light source.

For conveniently control and sharing using the Panasonic Image App, the camera has built-in Wi-Fi. The app also also supports a wireless twin camera function that lets you send a video feed from your A1 to a compatible Panasonic camera for simultaneous, dual-angle picture-in-picture recording. As an added bonus, the camera can even be used as a webcam when connected via the micro-USB, which is also used to charge the camera's internal 480mAh battery.

Key Features
  • Ultra-light, rugged 1080p wearable action camera
  • Capture hands-free POV footage
  • Waterproof to depths of 5'
  • Shockproof from drops up to 5'
  • Dustproof (IP6X)
  • Freeze-proof to 14°F
  • Slow motion video: 720p at 60fps (30p) and 848x480 video at 120fps (30p)
  • Loop Recording Mode retains most recent hour of scenes by writer over earlier scenes; video is recorded in two-minutes segments
  • 0 Lux Night Vision Mode using included IR lens and optional external IR light source
  • Wi-Fi and USB sharing
  • Dual-angle recording using Wireless Twin Camera feature with additional compatible Panasonic camera
  • Multi Mount and Tripod Mount included
  • Full range of optional mounts and accessories
In the Box
Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (Orange)
  • IR Lens
  • Multi Mount
  • Tripod Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
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    Panasonic HX-A1 specs

    Sensor 1-Chip 1/3" MOS
    Sensor Resolution 3.54 MP
    Focal Length 2.6mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Recording Media x microSD/HC/XC
    Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Slow Motion Mode 60 fps Recorded at 1280 x 720p
    120 fps Recorded at 848 x 480p
    Audio Format AAC
    Shockproof Rating 5.0' / 1.5 m
    Waterproof Depth Rating 5.0' / 1.5 m (Camera)
    IP Rating IP6X
    Lux 0 (Night Mode)
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 480 mAh
    Charging Method USB
    Weight 1.6 oz / 45.4 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.6 x 4.1"

    Panasonic HX-A1 reviews

    HX-A1 Wearable HD Action Cam (Orange) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from compact action cam recently took it for a bike ride and it performed great! I have not taken any still with it,yet. but the video looks great. It is small and no one noticed I was wearing a video camera. Will have to try the extended battery, which looks like it will effective compactness.
    Date published: 2015-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best deal for this quality! I'm not sure how long they will have these at this price. To answer about the color: most of the accessories are in black, I don't think this is a current product for Panasonic in the US (maybe international market), so Orange accessories may be harder to come by. From a performance standpoint, it's 1080p30, it does that well. From what I can tell it does have image stabilization, although I can't see it mentioned in the specs. I used it in the car as a dash cam and no jitters. The battery life is okay, not great, but okay. This is a weak spot, but you can plug it into a USB power source while using, be careful because it won't be waterproof if you use it this way! The feature I wanted this for was for night vision, if you were a fan of SNY's nightshot technology, this is exactly the same (green/grey hue), the only difference is this is HD. Try finding a HD camera with night capabilities, it's not cheap or easy. I use this in conjunction with a cheap torch-like flashlight, that has been upgraded with an IR led. The night recording quality is awesome! There are other strengths/weaknesses, as with all products. If you want a G-Pro-like experience, you may want to spend the extra money to get what you want. If you want HD night-vision capability, in a small form-factor and decent video quality, get this one.
    Date published: 2016-12-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well works but the accumulator weak Good record - high quality, but I have not understood why colour has such great value that the black chamber costs on much more than orange? I have noticed when held in a hand and the chamber works - it heats up (Or it only at me?)
    Date published: 2016-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy owner This camera arrived on time and worked just like it said. Pro WiFi light and very functional con beeps and is loud once hooked to phone can shut off.Used for wedding and sports event.have not used 0 lux function.looking forward to soccer season goal post cam.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cycle cam I use these for my cycling and mount them on my helmet with velcro. They are very light and image quality is good when there are lots of light. There is no built in stabilization so that is why I mount it on my helmet. When mounted on my handle bar, the video was too shaky and no motion stabilizing software could help. Battery life is about 30 minutes although using the optional battery extender module to extend to about 75 minutes. This will double the length and weight. On longer trips I will disconnect the backend cap and attach a micro usb cable to a external usb battery pack. This way it is not waterproof but the camera can record for many hours. This unit uses about 1000mAh/hr. The image app software is ok and this is the only way to change any settings on the camera. The live view mode does not seem stable in HD mode. There is no sound or vibrations when starting to record so you need to verify the recording mode button is activated. I read in the manual there is sound to indicate when it starts, but I have never heard of any start sound. For 0 lux mode, you replace the front filter to the included infrared filter and everything turns green. At prices near $100, these are a good deal.
    Date published: 2017-06-01
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