Panasonic does look as though they might have taken a slight detour from the Google Glass route with their latest release, the HX-A500 (aka A500), which happens to be the very first 4K/30p Wearable Camera in the world. The Panasonic HX-A500 is said to feature Wi-Fi and NFC that will enable it to connect to your smartphone, delivering incredible image quality and straightforward functionality, enabling the user to capture scenes which would allow viewers to feel as though they were experiencing such sights for themselves in the flesh – too bad there is no possible way to make sure that smells can be captured right?
The Panasonic HX-A500 will come with a black outer shell, delivering gorgeous 4K/30p (30 frames per second) image quality so that one is able to capture beautiful, smooth video with heightened realism alongside built-in image stabilization that will help enhance picture quality even further. Sporting a powerful lens, sensor and engine, users can now enjoy clean and clear low-noise video. It will arrive as a standard with the newly designed main unit with an LCD and other features that improve operability. Using your connected smartphone or tablet, you are also able to quickly and easily upload your video to the internet. Basically, Panasonic intends to let users of the A500 wearable camera to quickly shoot and enjoy sharing, high-quality action video right there and then.
Of course, what is the whole point of having a wearable camera if it does not come with a wide range of optional accessories? Among these accessories include a new clip mount, multi belt, and multi case so that you are able to obtain the most out of the HX-A500. With different mounts, one is able to enjoy easy shooting in different situations so that one can have additional flexibility. Being waterproof for 30 minutes in nearly 10 feet of water and is dustproof, you get to record in 4K video which is four times the resolution of Full HD. Apart from that, you can also enjoy high frame rates in three resolutions: 1920 × 1080 pixels at 60 fps; 1280 × 720 pixels at 120 fps; and 848 × 480 pixels at 240 fps. The new Panasonic HX-A500 Wearable 4K Video Camera can be yours for $399.99 a pop.