What thoughts the first came in your head a superficial glance at this device? Probably the most common variant: «a flashlight». However, the flashlight may not be worth 12000. Maybe gold, encrusted with Svarovski crystals from c a handprint Jimi Hendrix, but this is not the case. Anyway, this is the camera. So-so video camera. And let it not Golden in the truest sense of the word. But she is absolutely «Golden» characteristics.
First and foremost, pay attention to the dimensions: with a length of 83.1 mm and a diameter of 26 mm, the device weighs only 45 grams, which allows everywhere and always carry the camera with me.
This camera this adventurers, with it you can do whatever you want: it can be submerged in water to a depth of 1.5 meters, drop from the same height, and use at temperatures up to -10°C, it is possible to play gorillas, tortured, torturing – it will still work. Just don’t let her small children, otherwise no repair is necessary.
For Panasonic HX-A1 is equipped with a 2,8 megapixel MOS sensor and a 2.6-mm lens with an aperture of f/2.8. The camera is able to shoot Full HD video at 30 frames per second or HD video at 60 frames per second. There is also a slow motion mode with frequency of 120 frames per second, but in this case the video resolution is reduced to 848 x 480 pixels. Don’t worry, you’re done.
But it’s not the most interesting. A strange feature of the device is that they can shoot in the dark: an IR lamp and IR filter Glasscover (night mode) enables you to shoot night life your friends and other wildlife, to do their shooting trips to the caves and to remember that even the cat with his magic glance will not see.
By the way, if you are very lucky and you have another Panasonic, you can connect the HX-A1 to any other camcorder, and use a Twin Camera function that allows you to remove the object from two angles and then merge the material into one video. Just remember: the model should be no later than 2015, which significantly complicates the task.
As for colors – the standard colors and more typical for extreme sports: orange and black. Great camera, shoots good and is very reliable. What else do you need for rafting, skydiving and a carefree ride on rough terrain?