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Panasonic HX-A1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Panasonic HX-A1. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the color and price are overall positive. The size and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the durability and image quality. There are some mixed views about the battery.

portability, usability, size, price, color

image quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-A1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-A1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HX-A1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size, but there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-A1 / (HXA1) Ultracompact Action Camera with night vision, water, shock, Freeze & Dust Proof Lightweight - Full 1080p High Defenition and Panasonic HX-A1 / (HXA1) Ultracompact Action Camera with night vision, water, shock, Freeze & Dust Proof Lightweight - Full 1080p High Defenition and

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-A1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic HX-A1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability, but there are some negative views about the image quality.

portability

image quality

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-A1 HD Wi-Fi Waterproof POV Action Video Camera Camcorder (Black) with Multi & Tripod Mounts + Head Mount + 64GB Card + Case + KitPanasonic HX-A1 HD Wi-Fi Waterproof POV Action Video Camera Camcorder (Black) with Multi & Tripod Mounts + Head Mount + 64GB Card + Case + Kit

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Dave Cheng (cnet.com.au)

Wondering what goes bump in the night? The Panasonic HX-A1 will show you (review)

 

With 4K capability being pushed by Sony and GoPro in their top-of-the-line cameras, HD action cams like the Panasonic HX-A1 compete for budget-minded buyers. The A1 is an affordable full-HD action cam selling for $199.99, £179.99 or AU$299. The A1...

The Panasonic HX-A1 is a super-light and compact action cam. Out-of-the-box night-vision makes it the only action cam for shooting in total darkness. An included adapter for use with GoPro mounts gives buyers accessory options

The A1's image quality suffers due to compression artifacting. The A1 also doesn't have an underwater case for waterproofing beyond the camera's low built-in rating so underwater filming is restricted. Pedestrian battery life won't suit those shooting...

The HX-A1's size and price offer a decent option for buyers, but there are better choices.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: David Hollingworth (pcauthority.com.au)

One Minute Review: Panasonic HX-A1

 

Panasonic has an unexpected miss with its new action cam.

... as a camera, it suffers.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery voltage:3.7

Design

Shock proof up to:1.5

Display

Built-in Display: No

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.87
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:3.54

Lens System

Image stabilizer: No

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Freeze resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant
Shock proof up to:1.5

Packaging Content

Bike mount: Yes
Helmet mount: Yes
Included memory card size:8
Memory Card Included:microSDHC
Universal mount: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2176 x 1224
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):(16:9) 2.7M 2176 x 1224, 2.1M 1920 x 1080

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/12000
Minimum illumination:6
Night mode: Yes
Shock proof: Yes
Shutter speed (photo):1/15 - 1/12000
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.03
Wind filter: Yes

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.31
Height :2.6
Weight:45
Width:2.6

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny