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Panasonic HX-A500E

Panasonic HX-A500E
alaScore 90

89 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Panasonic HX-A500E. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-A500E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-A500E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic HX-A500E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-A500E-K 4K Wearable Action Camera Camcorder - BlackPanasonic HX-A500E-K 4K Wearable Action Camera Camcorder - Black

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-A500E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Panasonic HX-A500E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-A500 4K Point-of-View Wearable Action Camera Camcorder with 3-Inch LCD (Gray)Panasonic HX-A500 4K Point-of-View Wearable Action Camera Camcorder with 3-Inch LCD (Gray)

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review

 

Panasonic is tackling the action camera and wearable trend in one go, with its HX-A500 action camera - the follow-up to 2013's HX-A100. Overall, the thing that impresses about the Panasonic HX-A500 is the quality of its results. Although the 4K option...

Good quality video, good quality audio, comfortable to wear, easy to control, 4K/25p capture, water resistant without extra casing

Two-piece design might present limitations, battery isn't changable - needs to be plugged in to charge, high cost compared to rivals

Overall, the thing that impresses about the Panasonic HX-A500 is the quality of its results. Although the 4K option is nice to have - and will no doubt be of interest to many, if not the main attraction to buy - it's the 1080/50p setting that we...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic HX-A500 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Panasonic today announced a new action camcorder, the Panasonic HX-A500. It follows the same design as the HX-A100 launched in 2013, offering a camera

Mar, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HX-A500E

 

The first action camera we have tested that can shoot 4K at 25fps

Shoots 4K at 25fps ; Waterproof and dustproof ; WiFi control via iOS and Android apps

Fixed lens ; Wide field of view causes image distortion

The Panasonic HX-A500E lays down the gauntlet to GoPro, with capable 4K shooting in a rugged, feature-rich action camera format.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HX-A500

 

An excellent Ultra HD action camera but we wish more mounts were included

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: KSW (bhphotovideo.com)

Unique angles.... Check

 

I'm motorsports and use this to capture different angles others don't even think to get.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Krumkee (bhphotovideo.com)

Impressed!

 

This is a very impressive piece of technology and a reasonable price. The commentator who suggested the Nitecore 25.4mm filters as a protective cap was spot on. They even make a little click when you put them on.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ThePurp5 (panasonic.com)

A500 Great for OCR

 

" Ran a Spartan Race with the A500 and it performed beautifully. It was comfortable, durable, captured great footage, and after about 10 minutes I forgot I was even wearing it. "

Easy to use , Durable , Exceeded expectations , Convenient

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Captain stavros (panasonic.com)

awesome video sharp clear stable

 

" I've used this camera for amazing surf and ski videos. Simple to use and share and very good video stabilization. "

Easy to use , Durable , Exceeded expectations , Convenient

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: eddyattoronto (bhphotovideo.com)

One and only - at lease for now

 

I have to say I am not the average person who bought this camera to shoot themselves in action. I am a video producer, shooting documentaries, music video and trainning videos. I buy this camera to add a POV (point of view) shot to my work, and the...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: b (bhphotovideo.com)

Nice little 4k camera

 

30 fps @ 4k.. nice. Once connected via WiFi, the Panasonic Image app controls the camera very nicely. It may bog down at times on your phone, but the image recorded is fine. Doesn't have a camera lens cover for storage. Will need to find something that...

Jan, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.45 / 1450
Battery performance:1450
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:3.7

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1

Design

Color of product:Black / Orange
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Built-in display:No / Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.5

Features

Color of product:Grey / Orange
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Minimum illumination:1
Night mode:Y
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.04

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance:11.8
Minimum focusing distance:19.7

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.8
Effective megapixels (movie):2.8 / 9.03
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3 / 1 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:12.76 / 3.32

Lens System

Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: No
Minimum aperture number:2.5

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:118.1

Other Features

Photo mode: Yes
Waterproof: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer WE1.0
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25-1/12000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3072 x 1728
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1296,3072 x 1728 / 5376 x 3024, 3840 x 2160, 3072 x 1728

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Color of product:Grey / Orange
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Minimum illumination:1
Night mode: Yes
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.04

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4 / MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.984 / 2.7
Height:1.04 / 3.7
Weight:1.09 / 5.89
Width:1.04 / 2.34

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Sunny