Panasonic wearable 4K video camera aims at action sports
Panasonic has a number of offerings in the camera and video camera market. The latest product comes in the form of the HX-A500 camcorder. This isn't your normal camcorder; it is designed to be worn by the user for hands free recording. The camera has a control unit that is connected to a camera lens via a cable.
The system ships with an arm strap holder for the base unit and a hook for the lens that allows the user to wear it on their ear or the back of the neck. The camera can record 4K resolution video at 30 fps. The camera is lightweight and easy to carry.
Panasonic will offer a number of accessories for mounting the camera in other places. The camera is waterproof and dustproof with IPX 8 and IP5X certifications. The camera has a 160-degree wide-angle lens and uses a 1/2.3 BSI sensor for high quality video.
Other features of the camera include tilt correction and image stabilization. The camera also supports full HD recording at 60fps, 720p recording at 120 fps, and 848 x 480 resolution at 240 fps. Those higher frame rates will let you get slow motion action. The base unit has a 1.5-inch LCD. The camera will launch in July at an undisclosed price. You can bet the camera won't be cheap since it can record 4k video.