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Panasonic HX-A1ME

Panasonic HXA1MEK Camcorder

CMOS 0.75h Jul 2013
Full HD Sensor Type Built-In Display Battery Life Release Date
The lightweight and compact Panasonic HX-A1ME-K Action Camcorder is perfect for capturing the action wherever you go. Compact and tough design The ultra-compact and lightweight body of the HX-A1... More
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Camcorders produced by Panasonic have an average rating of 79%, which is in the top 42% of all camcorder brands that we have assessed.

Full HD

Full HD

The HX-A1ME is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago are not Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price] which is cheaper; or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price], or the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which has better reviews.

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Waterproof

The HX-A1ME is waterproof, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HX-A1ME are not waterproof.

We compared all the other waterproof camcorders to this camcorder and we think the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price].

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HX-A1ME has a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think a cheaper video camera such as the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price] or you might consider a higher scoring video camera such as the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price], and the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] are also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HX-A1ME is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that are a similar age to the HX-A1ME. The white balance modes "cloudy", "sunny", "White Set", "Indoor1" and "Indoor2 (TTL system)" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of video cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1.8mm to 110mm. At only 2.6 millimeters, the Panasonic HX-A1ME has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HX-A1ME.

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Small

With a height of only 26 millimeters, the HX-A1ME is very small compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HX-A1ME. The average height of comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HX-A1ME is 110mm, and the heights range from 26mm to 690mm.

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Very Small

The average width of video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 94mm, and the widths range from 19mm to 640mm. The HX-A1ME is fairly small (only 26 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of camcorders of this type and age is 1.9h. With a battery life of only 0.75 hours, the HX-A1ME has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HX-A1ME.

If you want a video camera with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price] (3h).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HX-A1ME does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HX-A1ME also do not have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price], or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The HX-A1ME does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HX-A1ME also do not have an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might also want to look at including the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price], or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic HX-A1ME is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Shallow Waterproof Depth

The HX-A1ME has a fairly shallow waterproof depth (only 1.5 meters) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HX-A1ME. The shallowest waterproof depth of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.5m and the deepest is 100m.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 2.6 millimeters, the HX-A1ME has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst video cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HX-A1ME is 0.5mm and the longest is 900mm.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the HX-A1ME is more than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats aac are also supported by this camcorder.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Panasonic HX-A1ME does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price], or the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that came out around the same time as the HX-A1ME are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic HX-A1ME is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HX-A1ME, the HX-A1ME does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Small Internal Memory Size

The smallest internal memory size of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HX-A1ME is 8MB, the largest is 32GB, and the average internal memory size is 5.4GB. The Panasonic HX-A1ME has a fairly small internal memory size (only 100 megabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HX-A1ME.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of video cameras of a similar age and type to the HX-A1ME range from 1.1 to 4, and the average minimum aperture is 2.3. With a minimum aperture of 2.8, the HX-A1ME has a quite high minimum aperture compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HX-A1ME.

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1 Other reason to consider the Panasonic HX-A1ME

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Use As a Webcam
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Waterproof Depth
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Internal Memory Size
Interface
Cable
Aperture Range
The Windows Operating System
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Format
Mac Operating Systems
Smooth Slow Record
USB Port
Dimensions
USB 2.0 Connector
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Video Compression Format
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed
Built-In WiFi
Dust-Resistant

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hxa1, panasonic hxa1m, panasonic hxa1me, panasonic p231004, panasonic hxa1med, panasonic hxa1mek, panasonic p231004p
Barcodes 04010869208611, 05025232824052, 05025232824069

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