Panasonic’s New Wearable Camera Lets You Share the Adventure as You Experienced It
Ultra-compact, lightweight and tough, the Panasonic HX-A1 is the adventure seeker’s friend
Panasonic has today announced the HX-A1, a wearable camera designed for hands-free, Full HD shooting in harsh, rugged environments.
Waterproof down to 1.5m (5ft) without a housing case, shockproof from a height of 1.5m (5ft), freezeproof down to -10°C (14°F) and dustproof (IP6X) the wearable camera is the perfect device to capture your white water rafting, skiing or even adventure race activity.
The HX-A1 also captures every detail from fast moving scenes at 60fps, which is double regular frame rate, in 1280x720 pixels and at 120fps, four times regular frame rate, in 848x480 pixels enabling action to be played back in slow motion.
See Into the Dark
Ultra compact and lightweight at around only 45g the HX-A1, in combination with a separate infrared light and Glasscover (Night mode), is the ideal tool to shoot into a dark, unexplored cave with no natural light or record nocturnal wildlife hidden in the depths of a forest in a ‘0 Lux Night Mode’.In fact the camera is so compact and light that its weight goes unnoticed next to a heavy headlight.
The Perfect Angle
Using the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi users can effortlessly connect the device to a smartphone or tablet and, via the Panasonic Image app, make sure that the camera is in the right position to capture the action as is intended.This recording can then be shared directly with friends and family using social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Flickr.
Furthermore the Wi-Fi can be used to connect the HX-A1 to selected models in Panasonic’s 2015 camcorder range to create a wireless twin camera.While recording footage with the HX-A1 the image can be seen in a sub-window on the display of the wirelessly connected camcorder allowing two simultaneously recorded videos to be merged into one.A whole new world of shooting scenarios can be explored such as recording a snowboarder and capturing their point-of view at the same time or seeing the obstacles faced from the perspective of someone taking part in an adventure race as they are filmed from the side of the course.
When connected via USB the camera can even be used as a webcam, and when paired with the Head Mount (VW-HMA1) accessory, gives the user the chance to share what they are seeing with friends from the user’s eye-level.
Enjoy More Shooting Possibilities with Over Ten Accessories
The HX-A1 comes bundled with the Multi Mount (VW-MKA1) and the Tripod Mount (VW-CTA1) giving the user a wide range of options to attach the camera to goggles, shoulder bags, helmets or to be secured to a tripod.
Even more shooting possibilities are created with the optional accessories;
Twin Mount (VW-TMA1): Attaches to the HX-A1 and an infrared light for shooting in the dark or can be used to combine two HX-A1’s facing in opposite directions to capture all the action from in front and behind.
Strap Adapter (VW-SAA1): Attaches the camera to a strap or carabineer
Head Mount (VW-HMA1): Allows the camera to be mounted on either the left or right side of the head
Clip Mount (VW-CLA100): Allows the camera to be clipped on to a cap visor or similar surface
Suction Cup Mount (VW-SCA100): Allows the camera to be attached to a flat surface such as a surf board or boat deck
Handle Bar Video Camera Mount (RP-CMC10): Allows the camera to be attached to bike handle bars
Wind Jammer (VW-WJA100): Reduces wind noise on the microphone
Extended Battery (VW-BTA1): Enables around 2hrs 45mins of continuous recording with HX-A1. Lightweight and waterproof without a housing case (IPX8)
Multi Belt (VW-MBA100): Worn across the shoulder or strapped to a backpack. Can be used with a mobile charger for longer recording
(MIL-STD810F Method 516.5-Shock compliant)
At 1920x1080 pixels/30p
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.74 trillion yen (57.74 billion Euro) for the year ended March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net