Panasonic HX-A100K – A100: Point-of-View Lifestyle Wearable Full HD Camcorder

Panasonic HX-A100K – A100: Point-of-View Lifestyle Wearable Full HD Camcorder – Overview.

I just saw a press release for this. The Panasonic HX-A100K. The PR suggests its Panasonics attempt at clawing back some of the High Octane Sports Camera market that is dominated by the likes of GoPro and Contour. Whether they achieve that goal or not remains to be seen. There is one feature that I really like about the camera though: LIVE BROADCAST in FULL HD via Ustream – while simultaneously recording in 1080p HD to the local Micro SD card. Now I should clarify the Realtime broadcast feature is via Wifi (not a built in 3G SIM though that begs the question why didn’t they consider using 3g or making it 4G capable/ready?) Anyway you can create a WiFi tethered hotspot with your smartphone and pair with the HX-A100K to stream live. It also remains to be seen if there will be a remote control App to compliment the recorder module. I could see this having a use in covert camera situations and as it records .MP4/H.264 it is widely supported and compatible with lots of non linear editing software. Price point is competitive at $299 and its expected to start shipping by the end of March. Click image or link to visit the Panasonic website for more info

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Innovation Lead, RTÉ | VJ & MoJo (Mobile Journalism) Trainer -Circom Regional | Photographer | HDSLR shooter| Views are strictly personal, not those of my employer.

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