Last Updated on January 13, 2019
Review: Taking a Closer Look of a Panasonic HX-A500E-K 4K
Looking for a camcorder that is light and easy to use? The Panasonic HX-A500E-K 4K is the ideal choice. Because it is lightweight and wearable, it is one camera model with great reviews from enthusiasts and professionals alike. It can be used in various activities, from light sports to family outings.[youtube height=”500″ width=”780″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vDJ0EomsOc?rel=0[/youtube]
What are some of its notable features?
The HX-A500E is an action camcorder with 4K recording that captures clear videos at 30 frames per second. With this type of fidelity, clear pictures and smoother action are guaranteed even with sudden movements. And because of its built-in Electric Image Stabiliser, you won’t have to worry if your hands are shaking or if all that jostling around will show on video, because it will detect and adjust to even out shaky movements while recording.
It boasts of a lightweight design, weighing only 33g. This makes it easy to attach on a helmet, goggles, bike handles or chest harnesses. It can even be slung around the neck, without adding extra weight. With the LCD on the main unit, you can easily check what you’re recording and even change the settings to suit the scene or action that you want to capture. The Panasonic HX-A500E-K 4K is also equipped with a joystick and easy-press buttons, which is why it’s very easy to operate.
Another neat feature of this camcorder is the level shot that automatically adjusts the horizon to prevent any slanted landscapes from showing on videos. It is for this reason that the HX-A500E-K is ideal for light sports and other levels of action. But, if there’s one element that must be included in this Panasonic HX-A500E-K 4K review, the Wi-Fi capability would be it. Gone are the days when you need to connect the device to the computer just to upload videos and photos. This also enables live streaming if you want to show clips in real time. That is, if connectivity is available. The Wi-Fi is also what is used for remote control shooting.
Apart from the Wi-Fi capability, the Panasonic HX-A500E-K 4K also has an NFC connection, which you can use to connect instantly to a compatible tablet. You won’t have to type in the details on the menu.
Of course, it won’t be fit for rugged terrains and rough movements, if it’s not waterproof and dustproof. Good thing the HX-A500E-K can be used underwater by up to 3m, ideal for use on rivers and other outdoor locations. If you want to film your attempt at angling or catch and release, this camera is the perfect companion. Because it is built to withstand dust, you can bring it with you as you go mountain climbing or desert trekking. Combined with the lead shot and electric image stabiliser, you can also use the Panasonic HX-A500E-K 4K to film your adventure on a 4×4.
Moreover, the camera is capable of hands-free shooting. This only shows that every possibility of how a camcorder can be used has been analysed, and then every solution is then integrated with this one nifty device.
What about the price? HX-A500E-K costs just a bit higher than its predecessors, probably due to its added functionality. With all the features it offers, however, every penny spent on it will be worth it. So, if you’re in the market for a lightweight, compact and user-friendly camcorder, check out the Panasonic HX-A500E-K 4K review and then buy one.
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I use this on my mountain bike and have produced some of the cleanest footage i have ever seen. This is easy to use and has been a breeze to setup. I am really glad that I choose this camera. I will be uploading some tests soon to my youtube channel
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