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Panasonic HX-A100
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Panasonic HXA100D Camcorder

3.32MP 1/4.1 167g Feb 2013
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- A Stylish Wearable Design for Hands-Free Shooting- Real Time Broadcasting with Simultaneous Full-HD Recording- High Image Quality with High Low-Light Performance and Tilt Correction- Waterproof... More
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23 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Video camera expert review site parentesis.com scored this video camera 70 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 28 owner reviews this medium sensor size camcorder has an overall owner rating of 74 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic HX-A100 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality. A Vickers said in October last year “Good quality product” . A Vickers also mentioned “The product is well made and very durable”. Ian Russell wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Good quality video capture” in his review of the Panasonic HX-A100 and rated it 5 stars.

Robust

Four customers thought the product was well made. In October this year Ian Russell rated this camcorder as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “Well made device” in his review. Last year Photo Frame scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Panasonic have produced a very nice product here - robust and very well made with great image quality” in their Panasonic HX-A100 review. Stew8791 mentioned in their review of this camcorder two years ago “Don't get me wrong this is a really well made product” but even so they rated it 2 stars.

Easy to Use

A few Panasonic HX-A100 owners wrote that this camcorder was easy to use. Dave Henniker wrote on Amazon “I found the controls and interface easy to use” in his review of the Panasonic HX-A100. Paul S. Weaver he said on Amazon “And it is weatherproof and so easy to control with my android phone”.

One customer considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dave Henniker he mentioned on Amazon “In use I found the headset to be comfortable in use and remarkably stable” in his review of the Panasonic HX-A100.

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Nice Design

One customer who bought the product thought it was good looking. Two years ago Félix Brassier said “Pretty nice camera when you looking for taking wired shot, slow motion” in their review of the Panasonic HX-A100. One Panasonic HX-A100 reviewer considered that it was neat. Last year A Vickers said on Amazon “Neat camera, I use it with a helmet mount on my bike”.

Good Quality Lens

Two Panasonic HX-A100 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic HX-A100 agreed that it had a good zoom.

One customer who reviewed it said that it had a good lens. In October last year Paul S. Weaver rated this camcorder 5 stars and he mentioned “Where as this little baby with its corded lens barrel is really versatile” in his review.

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Good Brand

On average Panasonic medium sensor size camcorders have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras manufactured by Panasonic.

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Good Connectivity

One customer said that it was wifi compatible. Dave Henniker mentioned in his review of this camcorder “I also found it easy to use in WiFi mode on my Samsung Galaxy tablet (first version)” and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Size

One person reckoned that this camcorder was lightweight. Mathew Lythe scored it 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Its tiny, lightweight” in his review of the Panasonic HX-A100.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HX-A100 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HX-A100 also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HX-A100 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HX-A100 also are Full HD.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HX-A100 is 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The best optical sensor size of all medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 1/3" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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Waterproof

Unlike most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HX-A100 which are not waterproof, the Panasonic HX-A100 is waterproof.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HX-A100 is more than most camcorders of this age and type. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Battery Capacity

Across all the camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HX-A100 the battery capacities range from 500mAh to 5,400mAh. At 1,450 milliampere * hour, the HX-A100 has a fairly high battery capacity compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HX-A100.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HX-A100 is 3.7lx. At only 1 lux, the HX-A100 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HX-A100.

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Very Small

Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HX-A100 the depths range from 15mm to 460mm. With a depth of only 25 millimeters, the HX-A100 is fairly small compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HX-A100.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Some Panasonic HX-A100 owners who bought this camcorder wrote that it did not have a good battery life. Dr Pbj wrote on Amazon “No zoom - focal length unfortunately no good for what we were trying to achieve - poor battery time when throwing via wifi” in their review of the Panasonic HX-A100 and scored this camcorder 2 stars. Robert Adkin wrote “Limited battery life” in his review of this camcorder.

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Panasonic HX-A100 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec do have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HX-A100 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HX-A100 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HX-A100 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HX-A100 do have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam[plb_1838072_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HX-A100 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HX-A100 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the HX-A100 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HX-A100 do not have a built-in projector. The Panasonic HX-A100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

When compared to other camcorders that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the HX-A100's maximum aperture value of only 2.5 is one of the lowest. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HX-A100 the maximum aperture values range from 2.5 to 34, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.6.

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Only Polymer Battery

This video camera has a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the HX-A100 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HX-A100.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HX-A100 is 6.5MP, and the megapixel counts range from 1.3MP to 16MP. With a megapixel count of only 2.8 megapixels, the HX-A100 has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HX-A100

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic camcorder has been on the market for over three years.

Average Weight

With a weight of 167 grams, the HX-A100 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the easypix Challenge Action[plb_296722_price] (76g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Protection Feature
International Protection Code
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
DV Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
27 October 2014

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Comfortable to wear, great footage from a very human perspective
WiFi functionality is good
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Definitivamente hay que destacar el diseo que, al estar dividido en dos unidades, permite manipular el objetivo de formas mltiples y as darle un uso prctico y creativo para grabar escenas en movimient
Picture quality isn't as good as rivals, stills aren't very good, battery not removable
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Pese a que la grabacin de video es Full HD, la resolucin de las capturas fotogrficas es limitada
Otro punto que podran mejorar es incluir algn display para monitorear la grabacin, ya que esto se debe hacer forzosamente a travs de algn dispositivo
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 April 2014 by Klenzer
(Verified Purchase)

I use a lot of POV sport cameras and thought I'd give this a try as I like the form factor coming from broadcast POV camera/recorder units. Unfortunately despite the design, this is a failure. The... Read more…

Great Picture Quality
Poor Image Quality
Poor In Low Light
Complicated To Operate
Reviewed 16 December 2013 by Chief
Chief would recommend the Panasonic HX-A100 (Verified Purchase)

Took this camera on duck hunting trip. It was easy to operate and had great video and audio. I would recommend it for outdoor operations...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Poor Still Image
(Verified Purchase)

Not too impressed so far. The image quality leaves a lot to be desired. I have a couple of small discreet cameras, that are able to capture video images far better than this, and they cost a lot... Read more…

Reviewed 2 June 2016 by John
(Verified Purchase)

Beat camcorder about, good wide angle, WiFi picture is rubbish but good for examples, but on board microSD card is better than bad with fi picture is crisp. great bargain. almost like a inspection... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2016 by Mr. Simon Crawford
(Verified Purchase)

Although this item works, beware if the OS on your smartphone is newer than 4:2, cause if it is then the WiFi will not connect. I did not understand this until I had purchased the item. I hope to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hxa100ek, VW-WJA100GUH, panasonic hxa100, panasonic hxa500, panasonic hxa100e, panasonic hxa500e
Barcodes 05025232724666, 05025232724673, 05711045964763

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