I wondered how long it would be before a major consumer electronics player got in with a wearable camera that enables the user to record their every step, and true to form Panasonic has got in there first.
Announced at the company’s event at CES in Las Vegas this morning the HX-A100 Wearable Camcorder is designed to let users easily capture and share images of everyday life such as sports and events.
The camera comes with an Earhook that enables users to shoot hands-free without a helmet. There’s also a Multi-Mount option for mounting the camera to a helmet or backpack.
The camera is waterproof has built-in Wi-Fi , so for example users can broadcast live video with simultaneous Full-HD recording or upload recorded images using a smartphone or tablet.
The camera also has host of image-enhancing technologies, including a bright F2.5 lens, the BSI Sensor, and Advanced Image Processing LSI. there’s also an Image Stabilizer to suppress blurring, and a Level Shot function to automatically correct tilted images. Other features include a Wind-cut option and slow-mo video in SD quality. Battery life is a reasonable 140 minutes of shooting on one single battery charge.
No news on pricing and availability.