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Panasonic prices the first 4K/30p wearable camera at $399, Neymar Jr. takes it for a run

Panasonic confirmed the pricing and immediate availability of the world’s first 4K/30p Wearable Camera, the HX-A500 (A500). The device features both Wi-Fi and NFC connectability to your phone, making it a portable and quite impressive wearable setup.
 
The A500, which features a black outer shell has an SRP of $399.99 is available now at online and at participating retailers nationwide.
 
The A500 features 4K/30p (30 frames per second) image quality, with built-in image stabilization. The A500 comes standard with the newly designed main unit with an LCD and other features that improve operability. Via your smartphone or tablet, you can also quickly and easily upload your video to the internet. Panasonic designed the A500 wearable camera so that users can simply shoot and enjoy sharing, high-quality action video.
 
A wide variety of optional accessories including a new clip mount, multi belt, and multi case — help you get the most out of the A500. Different mounts enable easy shooting in different situations allowing the user more flexibility.
 
Waterproof for 30 minutes in nearly 10 feet of water and dustproof, the A500 lets you actively shoot video in all kinds of sports and leisure situations without a housing.
 
With 4K video, you get four times the resolution of Full HD. The new lens, sensor and image engine also achieve greater sensitivity, enabling you to shoot beautiful high resolution video. During a recent video shoot with the A500, Neymar Jr. captured his own amazing skills from a unique point-of-view perspective.
 
You can shoot at high frame rates in three resolutions: 1920 × 1080 pixels at 60 fps; 1280 × 720 pixels at 120 fps; and 848 × 480 pixels at 240 fps. You can then play back the video in slow motion, either for effect or to check out a golf swing or the form of another fast action.
 

 
The main unit is equipped with a 1.5-inch color LCD. Instantly, you can check the field of view and mode settings.
 
more info: panasonic