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Panasonic HX-A500E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Panasonic HX-A500E. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The reliability and image quality also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the zoom and color.

usability, image quality, reliability, size, price

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-A500E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HX-A500E

 

The first action camera we have tested that can shoot 4K at 25fps

Shoots 4K at 25fps ; Waterproof and dustproof ; WiFi control via iOS and Android apps

Fixed lens ; Wide field of view causes image distortion

The Panasonic HX-A500E lays down the gauntlet to GoPro, with capable 4K shooting in a rugged, feature-rich action camera format.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review

 

Panasonic is tackling the action camera and wearable trend in one go, with its HX-A500 action camera - the follow-up to 2013's HX-A100. Overall, the thing that impresses about the Panasonic HX-A500 is the quality of its results. Although the 4K option...

Good quality video, good quality audio, comfortable to wear, easy to control, 4K/25p capture, water resistant without extra casing

Two-piece design might present limitations, battery isn't changable - needs to be plugged in to charge, high cost compared to rivals

Overall, the thing that impresses about the Panasonic HX-A500 is the quality of its results. Although the 4K option is nice to have - and will no doubt be of interest to many, if not the main attraction to buy - it's the 1080/50p setting that we...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic HX-A500 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Panasonic today announced a new action camcorder, the Panasonic HX-A500. It follows the same design as the HX-A100 launched in 2013, offering a camera

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HX-A500

 

An excellent Ultra HD action camera but we wish more mounts were included

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Christoph de Leuw, Jan Becker (computerbild.de)

Panasonic HX-A500: 4K-Action-Cam im Test

 

Die Action-Cam Panasonic HX-A500 verspricht ultrascharfe Filme in 4K-Auflösung. Reicht das, um die Bestenliste der Mini-Videokameras zu erobern? Der Test zeigt es.

Top-Bildqualität ; Praktisches Display ; 4K-Auflösung

Kurze Akkulaufzeit ; Magerer Ton

Die HX-A500 liefert die beste Videoqualität aller bisher getesteten Action-Cams. Wenn Panasonic noch den Ton verbessert, die Akku-Power erhöht und GPS einbaut, reicht es problemlos für Platz eins der Bestenliste.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Ludwig (chip.de)

Test: Panasonic HX-A500 (Action-Kamera)

 

Panasonic killt die GoPro! Lange Zeit behauptete sich der Marktführer unangefochten auf dem ersten Platz der Action-Cam-Bestenliste, nun überholt die Panasonic HX-A500 mit einem ungewöhnlichen Konzept und Vorsprung durch Technik. Denn während die GoPro...

Ultra-HD-Video ; Enorm hohe Bildschärfe ; Fernsteuerung via Smartphone ; Full-HD mit bis zu 50 Bildern/Sek

Zweiteiliges Konzept ; Tragekomfort Aufnahmemodul

Die Panasonic HX-A500 entpuppt sich als ungewöhnlicher Action-Cam-Sieger. Während die Konkurrenz viel Technik in ein kleines Kästchen packt, setzt Panasonic auf zwei Module - das schränkt allerdings den Einsatzbereich ein. Dagegen überzeugen uns die...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ví­ctor S. Manzhirova (tuexperto.com)

Panasonic HX-A500, videocámara de manos libres que graba ví­deos 4K

 

La Panasonic HX-A500 es la primera videocámara pensada para llevar en nuestros viajes y aventuras con capacidad para grabar contenidos con definición 4K. Te contamos todos los detalles.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by (hi-fi.ru)

Жизнь в 4КВидеокамера Panasonic HX-A500 Цена – 16 990 руб. Ваша жизнь полна приключений? Вы совершаете подвиги? Ваши дети удивляют и радуют вас каждую

 

Ваша жизнь полна приключений? Вы совершаете подвиги? Ваши дети удивляют и радуют вас каждую минуту? Если да, то как вы обходитесь без видеокамеры? Ведь так многое хочется запечатлеть и показать близким!

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Dirk Voordeckers (audiovideo2day.com)

Panasonic HX-A500 review: wordt 4K met de HX-A500 de nieuwe standaard?

 

Wanneer we vandaag de dag de markt van actioncamera's zouden blootstellen aan een recall-test, een fancy begrip uit het marketingjargon om merkbekendheid te meten, zou het antwoord steevast GoPro zijn. Dat merk heeft maar liefst iets meer dan 80% van...

4K video's met 25 fps, Cameragedeelte is zeer licht, Heldere en scherpe beelden, WiFi en NFC functionaliteit, Bijhorende app voor Android en iOS, LCD schermpje, Interne beeldstabilisator

LCD schermpje heeft lage beeldkwaliteit, Verbindingskabel mogelijk storend, Geen 64 gigabyte microSD-kaart ondersteuning, Minder beschikbare accessoires vergeleken met GoPro

Passie voor muziek en film lag aan de basis voor het schrijven van de eerste artikels op het vroegere audioforum. Dit gecombineerd met wat kennis van elektronica maakt dat Dirk zijn enthousiasme voor heel wat audiovisuele toestellen graag met jullie...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (digitalfotoforalla.se)

Test av Panasonic HX-A500E

 

Denna nya actionkamera säkrar en imponerande hög videoupplösning i 4K och har en speciell design. I övrigt spöar den sin största konkurrent på två viktiga punkter.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.45
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:3.81

Features

Colour of product:Grey / Orange
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Minimum illumination:1
Night mode:Y
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.04

Focusing

Minimum Focusing Distance:50

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):9.03
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:12.76

Lens System

Image stabilizer: Yes

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:3

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):5376 x 3024, 3840 x 2160, 3072 x 1728

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC

Technical Details

Colour of product:Grey / Orange
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Minimum illumination:1
Night mode: Yes
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.04

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.85
Height :2.65
Weight:31
Width:2.65

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Sunny