Panasonic launched its own wearable cam today at CES, though, unlike some of its competition, the HX-A100's camera is tethered to its controller by a cable. The IPX-8 compliancy badge does, however, mean that it can be submerged up to 5 feet underwater, and while there the in-built WiFi will see you sending your videos live to Ustream in 1080p at 60fps, 720p at up to 120fps and 640 x 360 at a very speedy 240fps. Our man James donned the Panasonic HX-A100 to give it a whirl at the booth this morning and while we didn't get a chance to see any of the action cam's video output while he wore it, he did remark that it was "not uncomfortable" and he did look kinda cool wearing it. The limitations for action cam fans might be found in trying to attach it to a car or other fixed spot when you consider that the memory card and battery sit in the control unit. No word on a date or price but we'll keep an eye out for more info for sure. Check out some more poses from both James and the HX-A100 in the gallery below.
Panasonic's wearable camera HX-A100 heads-on