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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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Re: Panasonic A500 - Action camera

Wow, I don't know how I missed this one at NAB! Thanks for the vid Paulo.

I have to say though (I hope you're reading this Panasonic), the first one, the A100, is/was garbage. Despite the useful addition of the screen on the main unit (awesome!) doesn't actually look any better. More of the same, with more resolution, is not attractive. And really, for $400, compared to the Hero3 or Sony, I'll easily take those instead.

Also, Panasonic... the cable is too short to be useful for much other than mounting on your head. Give me a removable cable so I can swap between 3', 6' or 10' cables and all of a sudden the applications for this explode.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:29 PM   #3
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Yes clearly Panasonic do not understand action cameras and the market.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 08:01 AM   #4
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I used my A100 again last weekend... This thing could have been so good if done properly. I still love the tethered form factor...
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Old June 26th, 2014, 08:36 AM   #5
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Road test video at 4K:


The 4K original is downloadable. The included software (HDWriter) enables editing and merging without re-compression, and that was used.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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I'm so tempted to try one of these, but just can't get over the $400 price tag with the Hero 4 looming close.

Despite hating so much about my A100, it's still my favorite wearable POV camera.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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Thunderstorm time lapse from hotel window:


Video showing, among other things, the value of fisheye lens, and 4K:

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Old July 17th, 2014, 04:45 PM   #8
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4K cloud time-lapse:


3-second interval; powered by external battery (not needed, just to check). Put-together in Sony Vegas Pro 13.
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Old July 18th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #9
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Two reviews

Pocket-lint review:

Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review - Pocket-lint

Lesnumeriques review:

Panasonic HX-A500 : Test complet
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Old July 27th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #11
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great color and sharpness, amazing that this comes out of such a small package.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 09:59 PM   #12
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Two more reviews of the A500

ExpertReviews Review of the A500

Panasonic HX-A500 review | Expert Reviews


Trusted Reviews Review of the A500

Panasonic HX-A500E review - Camcorder - Trusted Reviews
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Old July 31st, 2014, 05:38 PM   #13
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Old August 5th, 2014, 07:03 PM   #14
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Beaches are actually pretty boring (that's the point) - people sit mostly and enjoy the sun and the view. The ultra wide-angle is perfect for this setting:


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Old August 14th, 2014, 10:57 PM   #15
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The ultra-wide lens is perfect for campus landscapes. A 4K campus tour video with music:

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