Conclusion: To sum things up, the XA1’s 1080p video that we shot and played back on a HD monitor was good, but not the best, sharpest video we have seen from a POV action cam (like the HD Ghost ). Some of our still images seemed a bit soft, especially with distant subjects. This might be due to the single focus lens, or the modest 5MP resolution. The built-in Wi-Fi mode is awesome, allowing us to stream video to our smartphone or PC computer.
Pros: Good high-def video capture at 1080p, Easy menu navigation, Built-in Wi-Fi, Uses standard SDHC memory card, Extremely lightweight and rugged
Cons: Don’t use it to shoot still images, Short battery life (about one hour per charge), Small 1.5-inch LCD screen