Like Clicking? Wear your camera! Panasonic launches wearable shooter

Digital photography and the selfie craze are at their pinnacle now and every person aspires to be a decent photographer. The first step to that is getting the right camera that can help you get the right shots at the right times. The Rear camera gave way to the front camera on mobiles and the point and click digital camera gave way to the DSLR. Panasonic now lets you wear your camera to get dramatic and vivid shots. They have a new one, the HX-A1 that will do this

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Panasonic India launches its rugged wearable camera HX-A1 offering a revolution in capturing night scenes you have never seen before. The Ultra Compact camera weighs approximately 45 grams making shooting hands-free compatible even over longer periods recording exciting scenes in Full HD. The rugged machine is waterproof to 1.5m without the need for extra housing, shockproof to 1.5m, dustproof and even freezeproof down to minus 10 degrees C.

The HX-A1 has a 0 Lux Night Mode for recording no-light japes. The camera itself includes an IR filter (night mode) and can be used with an infrared light source to catch that pesky red-eyed tree frog. It also features loop recording so you don’t need to worry about running out of storage. When recording for longer than an hour, this mode retains the most recent hour of scenes by erasing earlier scenes. The camera keeps recording seamlessly, by managing video in two-minute segments. The Wi-Fi wearable camera can be mounted to a Multi Mount onto goggles, shoulder bags or helmets or onto a tripod using a Tripod Mount. There’s plenty of optional accessories available including a handlebar mount, extended battery, twin mount for a light source, clip mount and head mount. It also captures footage up to Full HD and has a slow motion mode capable of shooting 60fps at 720p or 120fps at 480p.


Speaking on the occasion Mr. Mr. Gaurav Ghavri, Product Head, Panasonic India, said, “Panasonic India has made a sustained effort to grow in the market by offering our innovative and technologically advanced products to cater to the ever evolving customer needs in the camera segment. The introduction of HX-A1 wearable camera defines Panasonic’s unrelenting pursuit of providing unmatched experience creating excitement in the action camera market. “

The wearable camera gives you a whole new dimension to your photography. It will enable the user to capture all those little moments that are lost in the bustle of any event. The user can enjoy more shooting options with a variety of accessories like twin mount, extended battery, strap adaptor, wind jammer, clip mount and suction clip mount.


Product Specifications:

Image Sensor 1/3″ MOS Sensor
Total Pixels 3.54 megapixels
Effective Pixels Motion Image 2.87 megapixels [16:9] (Shooting Mode: Normal shooting mode, Pixels / Frame rate: 1920×1080/30p, Angle of view: Wide)
Still Image 2.66 megapixels [16:9] (Shooting Mode: Picture Recording Mode, Angle of view: Wide)
Lens Brand Panasonic Lens
F Value F2.8
Focal Length 2.6mm
Angle of View Approx. 150˚ (Shooting Mode: Normal shooting mode, Pixels / Frame rate: 1920×1080/30p, Angle of view: Wide)
Approx. 120˚ (Shooting Mode: Normal shooting mode, Pixels / Frame rate: 1920×1080/30p, Angle of view: Standard)
Minimum focus distance Approx. 30cm
Minimum Illumination 6 lx
Focus Fixed-focus
White Balance Auto /White Set/Sunny/Cloudy/ Indoor1 / Indoor2 (TTL system)
Shutter Speed 1/30-1/12000
Media (Motion / Still Image) micro SD(1GB/2GB) , micro SDHC(4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB),

microSDXC(48GB/64GB/128GB) (Removable)

Recording Format MPEG-4 AVC file format compliant(.MP4)
Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Compression AAC
Wind Cut YES
Recording Format JPEG (Design rule for camera File system,based on Exit 2.2 standard)
Recording Image Size (Still Images) [16:9] 2.7M 2176x1224 , 2.1M 1920x1080
Intermitting Recording Yes (5 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 60sec)
Shutter Speed (when manual mode) 1/15~1/12000
Power Supply When using Built-in Battery:3.7V /When using DC-input(Extended Battery): 5.0V
Power Consumption  Max. 1.3W  (Built-in Battery, Recording), 1.4W (Extended Battery, Recording) /

2.1W (Charging)

Weight Without microSD Card Approx. 45g(0.099lb)
With microSD Card Approx. 45g(0.099lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx.φ26.0 x 26.0 x 83.1mm(1.02 x 1.02x 3.27 inch)
Interface HDMI
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Buzzer
USB Hi-Speed USB(USB 2.0),USB terminal Type Micro B

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.715 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2015. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers.

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