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Panasonic HX-A100

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Panasonic HX-A100

Panasonic HX-A100
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A fully featured and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.32MP 1" Mar 2013
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Panasonic HX-A100 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic HX-A100 number 43 in water resistant camcorders and number 399 across all camcorders.
86
Reviews
16 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
5 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews. 71% of buyers recommended this camcorder to others. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
Customers report it is robust but that it is difficult to use.
This Panasonic camcorder has some great features:
Very light
Has an image stabilizer
2304 x 1296 still image resolution
Features photo mode
A stylish wearable design for hands-free shooting
Real time broadcasting with simultaneous full-hd recording
High image quality with high low-light performance and tilt correction
Waterproof to ipx8 standard and dustproof to ip5x
Slow motion video in HD

Panasonic HX-A100 Video Reviews

Panasonic HX-A100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This Panasonic video camera received an expert rating of 70% from parentesis.com.

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Average User Reviews

People who bought this video camera rated this camcorder 76 out of 100 on average. Over 73% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 71% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Difficult to Use

Two owners who reviewed the product said that it was not easy to use.

Panasonic Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 417 owner and expert reviews (including 132 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two people who reviewed the Panasonic HX-A100 concluded that it was well made.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Six people mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since March 2013.

Features

Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Panasonic HX-A100 of 3.32MP is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 61% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The HX-A100's optical zoom of only 1x is in the smallest 7% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The HX-A100's optical sensor size of 0.244" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 37% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Very Light

The HX-A100's weight of only 167g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 22% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HX-A100 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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2304 X 1296 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HX-A100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 2304 x 1296. That's 44% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all video cameras the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Panasonic HX-A100 does not support HDMI. 70% of camcorders do support HDMI.

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Features Photo Mode

The HX-A100 features photo mode, unlike 80% of video cameras which do not feature photo mode.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The Panasonic HX-A100's maximum aperture number of only 2.5 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 91% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the HX-A100 of 2.5 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 28% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Waterproof

The HX-A100 is waterproof, unlike 91% of camcorders which are not waterproof.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HX-A100 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HX-A100 does not have a built-in display. 72% of video cameras do have a built-in display.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the HX-A100 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HX-A100 features wi-Fi. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HX-A100 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Bigger Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of camcorders is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m. The closest focusing distance of the HX-A100 of 0.3m is in the biggest 23% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hxa100ed, panasonic hxa100d, hxa100ek

Barcodes:

00012302000787, 00031111125559, 00042448744214, 00112292838985, 00132017881027, 00154940324105, 00858897846443, 00885170116771, 04054319107055, 05025232724666, 05025232724673, 05711045964763

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