At just 45 grams and 3.3-inches long, the Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable Action Camera captures 1080p footage of action sports and adventures.
It is waterproof to depths of 1.5m without an additional housing, shockproof from drops up to 1.5m, dustproof (IP6X), and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as 10 degress Celsius.
It comes with a tripod mount and a multi-mount for attaching to goggles, shoulder bags, or helmets. A range of optional mounts and accessories are also available for helmet, bike, board, or other gear. (See full press release below.)
The A1 incorporates a 2.87 effective megapixel, 1/3-inch MOS sensor that supports 1080p30 video with AAC audio recorded to microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Slow-motion is at 720p video and 60fps or 848×480 resolution video at 120fps. Video is automatically converted to 30p internally, so the slow-motion footage is immediately viewable without having to conform it in post.
Lens is a wide 2.6mm f2.8, with focusing to 30cm. For night-time shooting, the camera has a ‘0 Lux Night Mode’ – an IR lens that allows the camera to see in complete darkness when used with an optional IR light source.
The Panasonic Image App supports WiFi and 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. The HX-A1 can also be used as a webcam when connected via the micro-USB, which is also used to charge the camera’s internal 480mAh battery. (Over two hours battery life)
Available in late June, the Panasonic HX-A1 Wearable Action Camera has an RRP of $299.
Click here for full press release.