Panasonic HX-A1ME Review
|Missing Some Features|
|4 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 31?
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This camcorder is missing some features:
Very low maximum aperture number
Very shallow waterproof up to
Quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Quite short battery life (max)
Panasonic HX-A1ME In-Depth Analysis
We checked 385 owner and expert reviews (including 98 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Features Auto Focus
The HX-A1ME features auto focus, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature auto focus.
Very Low Maximum Aperture Number
Across all the camcorders the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The HX-A1ME's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the lowest 11% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
The Panasonic HX-A1ME is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.
Very Shallow Waterproof Up to
The HX-A1ME's waterproof up to of only 1.5m is fairly shallow compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shallowest 6% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The waterproof up to of video cameras range from 1m to 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 16m.
Features Photo Mode
The Panasonic HX-A1ME features photo mode. 76% of video cameras do not feature photo mode.
Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 29mm, with the shortest being 1.8mm and the longest being 110mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic HX-A1ME of only 2.6mm is very short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 4% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
Has a Wireless Connection
The Panasonic HX-A1ME has a wireless connection, which is unusual. 87% of video cameras do not have a wireless connection.
The Panasonic HX-A1ME is waterproof. 89% of camcorders are not waterproof.
Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HX-A1ME's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2.6mm is very short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 3% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm.
Quite Short Battery Life (max)
The shortest battery life (max) of camcorders is 0.083h, the longest is 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 52h. The battery life (max) of the HX-A1ME of only 0.75h is in the shortest 5% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
The HX-A1ME features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.
Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number
The average minimum aperture number of all video cameras is 2.2, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22. The minimum aperture number of the HX-A1ME of 2.8 is fairly high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This Panasonic video camera has been on the market since July 2013.