Summer vacation is just around the corner (well, not really but one can dream) and we will need a better way to record all the adventures that await us. Fortunately for us there’s a new camera in town. The Panasonic HX-A500 4K is a two-part wearable camera and it’s marketed as one of the first action cameras that gives our recording that realistic high-resolution we’ve dreamed about because we want to capture the best from our mountain climbing.
4K means that it’s designed to record a video more vivid than 1080p capturing 25 frames per second, which is the best we can get from most high-def cameras on the market right now.
The only other 4K wearable camera available at the moment is the GoPro but it records at only 15 frames per second which doesn’t make it too useful if you want to capture action.
The design of the Panasonic HX-A500 4K looks less conventional than the GoPro rival camera. The HX-A500 is made of two separate parts: a camera that you can attach to your ear and another camera that is like an arm strap that has controls on it and a 1.5 inch screen where you can preview what you record. You can connect the two pieces with a cable. After you record your adventure you can stream it through the Wi-Fi to an app where you can edit the video or broadcast it live for all your friends at home. You don’t have to worry if you’re planning to go into more dangerous exploring because the Panasonic HX-A500 4K is dustproof and waterproof, resisting at 10 feet under water.
Panasonic HX-A500 4K wearable camera – price and availability
This professional and durable device costs $627 and it will be available this coming May. So if you’re into scuba diving or climbing rocks, the HX-A500 4K will be just the cam for you.