Panasonic has launched the HX-A1 wearable action camera in India for Rs 19990. Action cameras are increasingly becoming popular in India and the HX-A1 is right on time. The Hx-A1 is has a rugged casing that is not only durable, but also waterproof and dustproof. It can operate at temperatures upto minus 10 degrees C. The Hx-A1 is a specialist on night mode, where it can capture footage or image at darkness upto 6 lux. It weighs less than 50 grams and can be mounted on a number of accessories which are available through Panasonic. Though it can caputure still images, the Hx-A1 would be mainly prefered by people who want to capture action video footage. The video can be shot on Full HD mode and it is capable of shooting slow motion videos upto 120 fps.
On the technical aspect, the Hx-A1 has wide angle lens which can shoot at 15o degree coverage. The lens is f/2.8 and the minimum focus distance is 30 cm. It is manufactured by Panasonic and it has a focal length of 2.6mm. It has fast shutter speed upto 1/2000 of a second. The camera can take in microSD cards and the memory can be expanded by upto 128 GB. It can be powered by the built in battery as well as DC power input.
Though it falls under the category of action camera, it can be used not just in sports and adventure, it can be used as a complementary video angle for wedding shoots, product demo videos and much more. Its small form factor and durable build can suit endless use cases.