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Panasonic Announces Pricing And Availability For The HX-A500

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NEWARK, N.J., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a global leader in video technology announced today the pricing and immediate availability of the world's first 4K/30p Wearable Camera, the HX-A500 (A500). Featuring Wi-Fi® and NFC to connect to your phone, incredible image quality and straightforward functionality, this wearable camera enables the user to capture scenes that puts viewers right there, in the thick of the action.

The A500, which features a black outer shell has an SRP of $399.99 is available now at www.shop.panasonic.com and at photo specialty retailers.

The A500 features gorgeous 4K/30p (30 frames per second) image quality, allowing you to capture beautiful, smooth video with heightened realism along with built-in image stabilization to enhance picture quality even further. With a powerful lens, sensor and engine, you can now enjoy clean and clear low-noise video. 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.
*?Complies with IPX8. ?* ?Complies with IP5X.

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.

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.

Panasonic teamed up with Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (aka Neymar Jr.) to promote the launch of the new HX-A500 Wearable 4K Video Camera -- the world's first 4K/30p Wearable Camera. During a recent video shoot with the A500, Neymar Jr. captured his own amazing skills from a unique point-of-view perspective. See the video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C0vo5B92GgI

To learn more about Panasonic's line of LUMIX Digital Cameras and other consumer electronic products please visit www.shop.panasonic.com and www.lumixlounge.com. You can also follow Panasonic on Twitter (@PanasonicUSA) and Facebook.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Newark, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. The Company's portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray Disc players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Personal Care and Beauty products.

SOURCE Panasonic