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A1: Ultra-Light Wearable HD Action Camera HX-A1MD - Orange

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HX-A1MD
Features
  • Ultra-light, versatile and tough 1080p Full HD wearable action video camcorder
  • Rugged 1.6 oz. body, dustproof, waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof to 14°F
  • Wi-Fi and USB sharing, plus dual-angle recording with Wireless Twin Camera
  • Ideal for POV recording of endurance events, climbing, diving, cycling and everyday adventure
  • Includes multi mount and tripod mount, plus night vision IR lens
  • A full range of optional mounts and accessories available
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Features

The Ideal Choice for Any Environment At just 1.6 ounces, 3.3 inches, Wi-Fi enabled and quad-proof tough, the sleek, wearable Panasonic A1 action cam is the lightest, most versatile 1080p Full HD video cam out there. Its rugged, all-weather, every-season body fits instantly into pockets and packs for total mobility. Plus a full range of features, and included and optional mounts, clips and other accessories adds more angles, range and fun to all your recording.

Available in two adventurous colors, the Panasonic A1 has everything you want and need to capture the rush of any adventure — from all-season endurance events, climbing and caving to snorkeling, trekking, cycling and more, as well as everyday imaging. The camera's built-in, 480 mAh battery easily recharges via micro USB.
Ultra-Compact, Ultra-Rugged When it comes to size and weight, no other adventure cam matches the Panasonic A1. Only 1.6 ounces and 3.3 inches long, it travels super light and never interferes with action or movement. It's so lightweight, in fact, you'll practically forget your wearing it. The A1 is also as tough and durable as it gets. Both body and lens are dustproof, waterproof and shockproof to 5 feet and freezeproof to 14°F.
Brilliant Color and Detail On any desert trail, double-diamond slope, river rapids, windy peak or city street, the 3.54-megapixel A1 brings home the action in brilliant 1080p Full HD video color and detail, with crystal-clear AAC sound. The high-end, super-tough Panasonic 2.6mm, F2.8 lens easily withstands the elements to capture everything. And a super-compact 1/3-inch MOS image sensor makes shooting in low-light a snap.
Slow Motion Video You can also record video in two modes to capture fast-moving subjects like skiing and motorsports. Choose 1280 x 720 resolution at 60fps/30p or 848 x 480 at 120fps/30p.
Share the Rush with Wi-Fi With built-in Wi-Fi, the A1 shares the action quickly and easily to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. And with the wireless Twin Camera function, you can send A1 video to a compatible video cam via WiFi for simultaneous, dual-angle picture-in-picture recording. Plus sync it to your smartphone to use the phone's display as a remote control. Back home, you can relive the rush with everyone on your PC or laptop via the camera's USB or microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC card. SD cards sold separately.
What's in the box?

SpecificationsExpand All

  • SENSOR SECTION
    • Image Sensor
    • Total Pixels
    • Effective Pixels
    • Motion Image
    • Still Image
  • LENS SECTION
    • Lens Brand
    • F Value
    • Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Angle of View
    • Angle of View
    • Minimum focus distance
  • CAMERA SECTION
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • Shutter Speed
    • Iris
  • RECORDING SECTION
    • Media (Motion / Still Image)
    • Recording Format
    • Compression
    • Recording Mode
    • Normal Recording Mode
    • 1280x720/60p (Average 15Mbps / VBR)
    • 1280x720/30p (Average 9Mbps / VBR)
    • 848x480/30p (Average 4.5Mbps / VBR)
    • Slow Motion Mode
    • 848x480/120fps/30p (Average 4.5Mbps / VBR)
    • Audio Compression
    • Wind Cut
  • STILL IMAGE SECTION
    • Recording Format
    • Recording Image Size (Still Images)
    • Intermitting Recording
    • Shutter Speed (when manual mode)
  • SYSTEM SECTION
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Weight
    • Without microSD Card
    • With microSD Card
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • LCD Monitor
    • WiFi
    • Interface
    • HDMI
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • USB
  • OTHERS
    • Tough Design
    • Waterproof /Dustproof
    • Freezeproof
    • Shockproof
    • Night Mode
    • NOTE
    • UPC
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Reviews

HX-A1 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and easy I have used this camera twice. Once on a hike with it clipped to the bill of my baseball cap, and once with the headband mount in a Spartan race. The camera performed great in both cases, and it is light enough to hardly notice I was wearing it. So far, I have not run into any battery issues. I power it on when I want to record a clip, and power it back off when I am done with that clip. With that method, it powered through a 4 hour hike and a 2.5 hour race and still had battery power in both cases. I have noticed two inconveniences. First, being completely round and bullet shaped, care needs to be taken when mounting, to be sure you have it level with the horizon. I'd rather have my shots straight when filmed, than trying to fix rotation afterwards. Second, and this is common to most action cameras when mounted out of direct sight, it's easy to forget if it's on or off, recording or not, etc. I was surprised at how comfortable the head mount was. Since it's hard plastic I was expecting some discomfort, but I never noticed it during 2.5 hours of rigorous activity. I was also happy with how it handled the elements. Given the weather during the race last weekend, it was constantly covered with rain, mud and sand. As I was working the buttons throughout the race, I expected some abrasion and issues, but when I rinsed it off, it looked good as new. The iOS app is reasonable, but I hope they get some updates out to it for stability and features. It does allow fairly easy transfer of photos and videos directly from the camera to the phone, via direct connect wifi. This is a great little camera, and solves my main complaint with most action cameras, that they're too big and bulky for comfortable body mounting.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for any adventure! I love my Panasonic A1 action cam because it’s lightweight, waterproof, freezeproof, and shockproof. As a Spartan obstacle course racer, I appreciate that I can take it through the mud, rocks, and water of an obstacle course, knowing it will stay strong and tough right with me, without weighing me down. The A1 captures clear footage of my race, which allows me to share my race experience with my friends/family, and see ways I can improve my obstacle conquering techniques. Plus, someday soon, when I get a dog, I love the idea of placing it on his/her collar so I can see the world through my pooch’s eyes.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You don't have to spend 400-500 dollar on a go pro, this work almost as good
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great action camera overall I have had this camera for several months now and have used it several times weekly during that time. It is a well built camera, it has survived some minor abuse with barely a scratch on it. I wouldn't recommend putting it through a lot of abuse, but it has held up well. I feel that the battery life could be better, but for its size, I suppose it is OK. Battery life can be extended somewhat by choosing lower quality recording than full 1080p HD. The 720p records good enough quality for what I need this camera for (bicycle commuting). I haven't tried lower quality than 720p, but going lower would probably eke out a little longer battery life. I have found this camera to be fairly user friendly. I am not an expert in techno gadgetry, but I'm not a Luddite either. I have not taken the time to get into all that this camera offers due to my lack of need to exhausting its features/options, but it didn't take long to get comfortable with the features I want to use most of the time. I purchased the extended battery and have found it very useful. The extended battery is an additional expense, and adds a significant amount of length when added to the camera, which could be an issue for some looking for something more compact. However, the extra recording time really makes it a benefit, particularly when out on rides for extended periods of time. I don't have anything to compare this camera to since this is my first action camera, but I do feel this was a good purchase and I am happy with it despite the limited battery life, having to frequently use the battery extender, and increased length and weight of the battery extender to make it more practical.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good overall, some disappointment Good overall product, but I was expecting much longer battery life. The recording quality is great, the camera seems to be durable and of high quality, and it is easy to operate. I am disappointed in the battery life however. I'm lucky if I get more than 45 minutes of recording time out of it. I have friends who have GoPro cameras who can get 2-4 hours of recording time of the same content. I am planning on buying the extended battery for it, but I am not happy about basically feeling forced to purchase the extra battery since the one that came with the camera has such short run time. I recognize the camera is very compact, but so are GoPro cameras and they seem to have longer battery life. Having to purchase the battery extender brings up the overall price of the camera significantly. I would still recommend this camera though.
Date published: 2015-08-02
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