HX-A500 action cam from Panasonic offers 4K Point of View recording


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Written by Ben Carter
Published on March 25, 2014

Summary:
The sensor and lens are separated from the recorder, which would allow a main unit 1.5-inch display for easier control.


The cam records video in 4K (3820×2160) resolution and is attached to the ear so that it takes pictures from the first-person perspective.

The Panasonic HX-A500 is a two-part action camera. The sensor and lens are separated from the recorder, which would allow a main unit 1.5-inch display for easier control.

The integrated Wi-Fi module, however, is used for remote control via an app, which is available for iOS and Android devices. In addition, a live video stream can be streamed.

The camera itself captures video at a maximum of 4K at 25 frames per second, but can also be operated per second in full HD mode with 50 images. One battery charge is sufficient for a recording time of 140 minutes.

The HX-A 500 is water-and dust-proof and is supported by an ear mount. It may be submerged up to 30 minutes 3 meters/9.8ft under water. Alternatively, there are also mounting options for handlebars and other bars.

The Panasonic HX-A500 will be available in June 2014 for around 450 Euros / $630. This corresponds to the level of the Gopro Hero 3 + Black Edition, which can record videos in 4K only at 15 frames per second, however, which is insufficient for smooth playback.


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