Panasonic HX-A100 – 2 Piece Wearable Camera That Streams Directly to the Internet

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Here’s another cool piece of gear that was unveiled at CES 2013 – this time, in the form of a 2 piece wearable camera.

With the HX-A100, Panasonic now jump in to the lucrative POV (Point Of View) Action Camera Market currently occupied by the likes of GoPro, Sony and a few others. What separates the HX-A100 from it’s competitors though, is that it comes in 2 pieces.

  1. The camera unit, which is now a lightweight housing for the lens and image capturing unit that can be easily clipped on to say, a headband or helmet.
  2. The control unit, which comes with a neoprene arm band that will allow easy access to camera controls.  Even during shooting.

The HX-A100 is also wi-fi capable and is designed so that you can stream live video directly to USTREAM.  There’s also a dedicated app available for Android and Apple iOS devices that will allow you to control the camera settings, even selecting the range of the camera, whether you want to shoot in 160° or 118°, and watch the video straight off your tablet or smartphone.

The video above (courtesy of Currys PC World) shows off a little more of what the camera can do.

This looks like a great little camera…  DEFINITELY put me down for one! 🙂

 

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