Panasonic announces waterproof and dustproof full HD wearable camera-HX-A100
Panasonic today announced the wearable camera HX-A100, which can record hands- free full HD video. The camera consists of two stylish parts-camera unit and the base unit. The lightweight camera weighs a mere 30g and comes with a hook. Shooting footage that can be characterized by the photographer’s perspective. The multi-mount VW-MKA100 (sold separately for 3,150 yen) can be fixed in a helmet, goggles, and backpack as per the demand. It also supports low angle shooting. As it does not have a LCD monitor; the HX-A100 body will utilize the smartphone as a monitor for preview.
The Panasonic wearable camera HX-A100 is waterproof up to a depth 1.5m/30 minutes and is dustproof also. The camera can be used easily in outdoor sports such as snowboarding and poolside. The camera supports MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, corresponding to 1,920 × 1,080 / 60p recording format. Also you can shot in 848 × 480/30p mode and 720p. In addition slow-motion photograph is possible (848 × 480/240fps 720/120fps). Above all still photography is possible.
Panasonic wearable camera HX-A100with back-illuminated CMOS (effective pixels 2.8 million) has a fixed bright F2.5 lens. Other features include-tilt and camera shake correction. Angle of view (camera shake correction on standard) can be selected (Standard-shake correction off) / approximately 104 degrees (Wide) / about 117 degrees to about 160 degrees. Shortest distance is about 30cm imaging. Recording media is microSD / SDHC card- up to 32GB. The built-in battery can record up to 140 minutes time. Charging is done via microUSB. Ear hook and arm band case, and adjusters are included. The camera with noise reduction, will be released on May 1st for approximately 30,000 yen ($314), in two colors Orange and Black.