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8.7 out of 10

Panasonic A100

The HX-A100 Wearable Full HD Camcorder is designed to easily cap Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic A100

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Overall 4

This is so complicated to use. I wish I ...

Amazon Customer "grtlkfiv", Amazon
4 November 2014
  • Summary: This is so complicated to use. I wish I had sent it back. I kept thinking it would get easier, but it didn't. I'm sure there are easier ones to use. The quality of the video is acceptable. I just wish it wasn't so complicated to use and I'm technologically adept. I would suggest you keep looking for a different one.
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Overall 6

The design does not work well.

Jordi, Amazon
24 October 2014
  • Summary: The concept seems great, in practice it is very difficult to orientate and to set on your cap, helmet or shoulder
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Overall 10

honest input

Christophor W Knox, Amazon
14 September 2014
  • Summary: Only semi major issue with camera is doing live streams while mobile. Other than that, performs very well and handles the bar life style that I put it through every weekend. Only wish is that battery lasted a bit longer.
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Overall 10

Five Stars

Mark Kijek, Amazon
21 August 2014
Overall 8

Great video but mounting nightmare.

Western Lady, Amazon
11 August 2014
  • Summary: This is a very good little camcorder and I finally tested the waterproof claim. It did beautifully on my day trip to Bimini. The only problem with this camera is mounting it. The ear mount apparatus is terrible. It is painful and does not hold the camera steady. There is a new headmount that Panasonic is putting out for the new generation of this camera but good luck getting one. I ordered mine 4 weeks ago and it must be on a slow boat from China.
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Overall 8

Great for unusual uses: filming plays, birds in nests, and model rockets

The Crank, Amazon
26 June 2014
  • Summary: I have been using this camera for about 9 months now. My primary uses are filming grade school plays, and taking slow motion video of my children's hobbies (launching model rockets). I am quite satisfied with the camera. I am the "official" videographer for our local elementary school. I do this on a voluntary basis, but have 8 years of experience now. I use three "real" video cameras (Sony HDR-HC1 and two Panasonic 3MOS cameras, HDC-S600 and HDC-TM900).
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Overall 10

handy little camera

John C, Amazon
28 May 2014
  • Summary: I was looking for a camera to take on vacation and decided to go with this one. I did not want to spend my whole time behind a view finder. The head mount is a little uncomfortable but that might be due to the shape of my head. The battery life is fairly good for all that it does. When it is set to streaming, it really drains the battery fast. The picture quality is really great for a fixed lens, zoom is out of the question.
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Overall 2

Awful image, awful usability.

klenzer, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I use a lot of POV sport cameras and thought I'd give this a try as I like the form factor coming from broadcast POV camera/recorder units. Unfortunately despite the design, this is a failure. The only good thing about it is the mounts are much better than GoPros. And now, the bad... -No swappable battery -No controls on recorder unit except start/stop and Wifi.
  • Cons: Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light
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Overall 8

Great Camera! Superb functions! Difficult to use.

RZ, Amazon
11 March 2014
  • Summary: The Camera is great. Really. In my opinion it is also safer to have a camera by the side than to mount on your forehead in case of impact. The view the camera captures looks good to me and I think the functionality is great (wifi connectivity, over the web viewing etc). One thing that I find difficult is to learn to use the camera. I only learn how to use the functions after a few uses to be able to take the nice POV videos and the automated timed shots.
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Overall 10

Great camera system when used with the app

Dr. Marion R. Thornthwaite "thornclearer", Amazon
7 March 2014
  • Summary: Took the camera on a recent trip to Europe. It was great! It captured everything I was viewing without having to put a camera to my eye. I used the iPhone app to view what I was shooting. You do nee to set some things on the camera and app way before you pal an to use it. It is not an "out-of-box" usable camera, but once it is set up, it works great!
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