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Panasonic HXA100ED Camcorder

3.32MP 1/4.1 167g MOS Feb 2013
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24 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This video camera received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from parentesis.com.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this medium sensor size camcorder rated it as 74 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic HX-A100 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality. A Vickers said in October last year “Good quality product” . A Vickers also mentioned “The product is well made and very durable”. Ian Russell wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Good quality video capture” in his review of the Panasonic HX-A100 and rated it 5 stars.

Robust

Four customers thought the product was well made. In October this year Ian Russell rated this camcorder as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “Well made device” in his review. Last year Photo Frame scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Panasonic have produced a very nice product here - robust and very well made with great image quality” in their Panasonic HX-A100 review. Stew8791 mentioned in their review of this camcorder two years ago “Don't get me wrong this is a really well made product” but even so they rated it 2 stars.

Easy to Use

A few Panasonic HX-A100 owners wrote that this camcorder was easy to use. Dave Henniker wrote on Amazon “I found the controls and interface easy to use” in his review of the Panasonic HX-A100. Paul S. Weaver he said on Amazon “And it is weatherproof and so easy to control with my android phone”.

One customer considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dave Henniker he mentioned on Amazon “In use I found the headset to be comfortable in use and remarkably stable” in his review of the Panasonic HX-A100.

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Nice Design

One customer who bought the product thought it was good looking. Two years ago Félix Brassier said “Pretty nice camera when you looking for taking wired shot, slow motion” in their review of the Panasonic HX-A100. One Panasonic HX-A100 reviewer considered that it was neat. Last year A Vickers said on Amazon “Neat camera, I use it with a helmet mount on my bike”.

Reasonably Priced

One Panasonic HX-A100 owner wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic HX-A100 was a bargain for the price. This month John mentioned on Amazon “Great bargain” in his review.

Good Quality Lens

Two Panasonic HX-A100 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic HX-A100 agreed that it had a good zoom.

One customer who reviewed it said that it had a good lens. In October last year Paul S. Weaver rated this camcorder 5 stars and he mentioned “Where as this little baby with its corded lens barrel is really versatile” in his review.

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Panasonic Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Based on 123 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium sensor size video cameras compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

One customer said that it was wifi compatible. Dave Henniker mentioned in his review of this camcorder “I also found it easy to use in WiFi mode on my Samsung Galaxy tablet (first version)” and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Size

One person reckoned that this camcorder was lightweight. Mathew Lythe scored it 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Its tiny, lightweight” in his review of the Panasonic HX-A100.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HX-A100 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HX-A100 is Full HD. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HX-A100 also are Full HD.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HX-A100 is 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HX-A100 optical sensor sizes range from 1/5.8" to 1/3".

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Waterproof

The Panasonic HX-A100 is waterproof. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HX-A100 are not waterproof.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HX-A100 is more than most camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

The HX-A100 has a quite high battery capacity (1,450 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HX-A100 have battery capacities of between 500mAh and 5,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,500mAh.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 1 lux, the HX-A100 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. The minimum illumination of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HX-A100 range from 0.3lx to 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.7lx.

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Very Small

At only 25 millimeters, the Panasonic HX-A100 is quite small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HX-A100. Across all the video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HX-A100 the depths range from 15mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 110mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Some Panasonic HX-A100 owners who bought this camcorder wrote that it did not have a good battery life. Dr Pbj wrote on Amazon “No zoom - focal length unfortunately no good for what we were trying to achieve - poor battery time when throwing via wifi” in their review of the Panasonic HX-A100 and scored this camcorder 2 stars. Robert Adkin wrote “Limited battery life” in his review of this camcorder.

Price Increase of £5.00

In the last 38 days the price of the HX-A100 has increased by £5.00.

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most of the other camcorders of this type and age have an HDMI port, however the HX-A100 does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HX-A100 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HX-A100 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HX-A100 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HX-A100.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might also want to consider include the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam[plb_1838072_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HX-A100 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HX-A100 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HX-A100 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HX-A100 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HX-A100 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HX-A100 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of camcorders that came out more than two years ago is 1.8 and the highest is 34. With a maximum aperture value of only 2.5, the HX-A100 has one of the lower maximum aperture values amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Only Polymer Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Panasonic HX-A100 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this type and age. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HX-A100

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Weight

With a weight of 167 grams, the Panasonic HX-A100 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the easypix Challenge Action[plb_296722_price] (76g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

User Ratings
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Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
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Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture
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Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
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File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Light Exposure
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Camera
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Minimum Illumination
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Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
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Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
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HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
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WiFi
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Waterproof
Projector
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Expert Reviews

(1)
27 October 2014

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Comfortable to wear, great footage from a very human perspective
WiFi functionality is good
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Definitivamente hay que destacar el diseo que, al estar dividido en dos unidades, permite manipular el objetivo de formas mltiples y as darle un uso prctico y creativo para grabar escenas en movimient
Picture quality isn't as good as rivals, stills aren't very good, battery not removable
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Pese a que la grabacin de video es Full HD, la resolucin de las capturas fotogrficas es limitada
Otro punto que podran mejorar es incluir algn display para monitorear la grabacin, ya que esto se debe hacer forzosamente a travs de algn dispositivo
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 April 2014 by Klenzer
(Verified Purchase)

I use a lot of POV sport cameras and thought I'd give this a try as I like the form factor coming from broadcast POV camera/recorder units. Unfortunately despite the design, this is a failure. The... Read more…

Great Picture Quality
Poor Image Quality
Poor In Low Light
Complicated To Operate
Reviewed 16 December 2013 by Chief
Chief would recommend the Panasonic HX-A100 (Verified Purchase)

Took this camera on duck hunting trip. It was easy to operate and had great video and audio. I would recommend it for outdoor operations...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Poor Still Image
(Verified Purchase)

Not too impressed so far. The image quality leaves a lot to be desired. I have a couple of small discreet cameras, that are able to capture video images far better than this, and they cost a lot... Read more…

Reviewed 2 June 2016 by John
(Verified Purchase)

Beat camcorder about, good wide angle, WiFi picture is rubbish but good for examples, but on board microSD card is better than bad with fi picture is crisp. great bargain. almost like a inspection... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2016 by Mr. Simon Crawford
(Verified Purchase)

Although this item works, beware if the OS on your smartphone is newer than 4:2, cause if it is then the WiFi will not connect. I did not understand this until I had purchased the item. I hope to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hxa100ed, hxa100ek, VW-WJA100GUH, panasonic hxa100, panasonic hxa500, panasonic hxa100e, panasonic hxa500e, panasonic hxa100k
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00012302000787, 00031111125566, 00042448744214, 00112292838985, 00121417306018, 00132017881027, 00154940324105, 00652373347314, 00858897846443, 00885170116771, 05025232724666, 05025232724673, 05711045964763

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