Panasonic Announces The HX-A500 Wearable 4K Camera.


Panasonic announced the HX-A500 4K wearable camera today. This puppy will shoot 24/25 fps at 4K for around $500 US. I’m not too sure about the cable lens thing but anything that gets us closer to inexpensive 4K is good in my book. The Panasonic HX-A500 is due to hit the street this May 2014.

Here is a rip from the Verge post.

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“The HX-A500 isn’t quite as compact as a GoPro though: it has a separate body and camera, connected together by cable. On the body are camera controls and a 1.5-inch display for previewing the video. Video can also be streamed over Wi-Fi or NFC to the Panasonic Image App on iOS and Android to record, edit, and broadcast live to UStream. Panasonic also says that the entire camera is dustproof and waterproof, enough so that it can shoot video under up to nearly 10 feet of water for 30 minutes at a time. Panasonic hasn’t told us exactly where the camera will be available come May, but it says that it’ll be selling for £379.99.”

Source: The Verge

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.