Panasonic HX-A100 Basic Operating Instructions Manual

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Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future
This document explains basic operations of the unit. For more detailed
explanation, please refer to "Operating Instructions (PDF format)" which
is recorded in the enclosed CD-ROM.

Basic Operating Instructions

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Wearable Camera



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  • Page 1: Basic Operating Instructions

    Basic Operating Instructions Wearable Camera HX-A100 Model No. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. This document explains basic operations of the unit. For more detailed explanation, please refer to “Operating Instructions (PDF format)” which is recorded in the enclosed CD-ROM.
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety ∫ Cautions for use WARNING: Keep this unit as far away as possible from To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or electromagnetic equipment (such as product damage, microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.). ≥ Do not let water or other liquids drip or ≥...
  • Page 3 Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Hereby, “Panasonic Corporation” declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Customers can download a copy of the original DoC to our R&TTE products from our DoC server:
  • Page 4 -If you see this symbol- ∫ Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    ≥ Most major credit and debit cards accepted. Recording motion pictures ....23 ≥ All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities Recording still pictures ...... 23 are provided directly by Panasonic UK. Playback ..........24 ≥ It couldn’t be simpler! ≥ Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products.
  • Page 6: (Important) About The Waterproof/Dustproof

    If an impact to this unit occurs, it should be inspected (subject to a fee) by a Panasonic’s Service Centre to verify that the waterproofing is still effective. ≥ The waterproof performance may be degraded due to the strong water pressure when this unit is used deeper than 1.5 m underwater.
  • Page 7: Check Before Using Underwater

    The fog will disappear naturally in about 2 hours with the side cover open when the temperature of this unit gets close to the ambient temperature. ≥ Contact Panasonic’s Service Centre if the fogging does not disappear. Check before using underwater Do not open or close the side cover in places with sand and dust, close to water, or with wet hands.
  • Page 8: Using This Unit Underwater

    Using this unit underwater ≥ Use this unit underwater at a depth of down to 1.5 m with the water temperature between 0 oC and 35 oC. ≥ Do not use this unit at a depth of over 1.5 m. ≥...
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of January 2013. These may be subject to change. * Join the earhook parts together before Earhook* use.
  • Page 10: Read This First

    Use it at your own risk. ∫ Indemnity about recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content, and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly.
  • Page 11: What You Can Do With This Unit

    What you can do with this unit You can enjoy a variety of functions by connecting this unit to a smartphone or an access point. For detail, refer to the Operating Instructions. (PDF format) DLNA-compatible devices Playback on DLNA-compatible devices You can play back the contents stored in this unit on the DLNA-compatible devices.
  • Page 12: Preparation

    Preparation Preparation Wearing this unit Wear the main unit and camera unit. ≥ If you have felt discomfort after a long period of use, stop the use or loosen the tight fit by slightly Camera unit loosening the adjuster, etc. ≥...
  • Page 13 Attaching the camera unit to the earhook to wear Insert the camera unit until it Loosen the camera/main unit clicks into place. connection cable B to the shape of an ear, and fit it in the holder C. ≥ Insert so that the projecting part A of the camera will face up.
  • Page 14: Power Supply

    Power supply Charging the battery When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before using this unit for the first time. ≥ This unit has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Do not remove except when disposing of this unit.
  • Page 15: Charging And Recording Time

    ≥ For information about charging with a mobile USB charger or an AC adaptor, check the support site. (This site is English only.) The mains plug is the disconnecting device. Install this unit so that the mains plug can be unplugged from the socket outlet immediately.
  • Page 16: Recording To A Card

    “Slow motion mode”. If you use microSD cards conforming to Class 4 or less of that, the recording may stop suddenly. ≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below. (This website is in English only.) ≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
  • Page 17: Turn This Unit On/Off

    When using a microSD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the microSD card. When the microSD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
  • Page 18: Wi-Fi ® Function

    Panasonic will not take any responsibility for any damage that arises when using the camera for any purpose other than as a wireless LAN device.
  • Page 19: Connecting Directly With A Smartphone

    Connecting directly with a smartphone Installing Image App The Image App is an application for the smartphone provided by Panasonic. Required Operating Systems for Image App The following Operating Systems of the smartphone are supported. Android device: Android 2.2 to Android 4.2 iOS device: iOS 4.3 to iOS 6.0...
  • Page 20: Starting Image App

    Selecting SSID of this unit to connect with a smartphone Select this unit's SSID (Wireless network name) on a smartphone and enter password to connect with the smartphone. ≥ Change the default SSID and password after completing the first setting. (l 21) Press the Wi-Fi/WPS button continuously to change the Wi-Fi mode lamp to [ ≥...
  • Page 21: Setting Up With Setup Wizard

    ≥ You can perform a live broadcast by setting the following. j Make the live broadcast settings. For detail, refer to the Operating Instructions. (PDF format) For compatible access points, see the following support site. (This Site is English only.) VQT4X90...
  • Page 22: Setting Date And Time

    Refer to the USTREAM site for details. About “LUMIX CLUB” Refer to the “LUMIX CLUB” site for details. To use the Live broadcast, access following website. ≥ Refer to the Operating Instructions (PDF format) for how to play back on a DLNA-compatible TV or broadcast a motion picture.
  • Page 23: Basic

    Basic Basic Recording Record motion pictures or still pictures using the smartphone as a remote control. ≥ For details, refer to the help of the Image App. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App. (l 19) 1080/25p Angle of view Live view...
  • Page 24: Playback

    Playback Motion pictures or still pictures stored in this unit are played back with the smartphone. ≥ For more information, refer to the help of the Image App. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App. (l 19) ≥...
  • Page 25: Others

    Others Others Recordable time/Number of recordable pictures microSD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. Recording modes/approximate recordable time ≥ The default setting is [1920k1080/25p] Mode. ≥ The stated times are the approximate recordable times for continuous recording. ≥...
  • Page 26: Requests When Disposing Of This Unit

    Requests when disposing of this unit When disposing of your used products, remove the battery built into this unit after initialising the network settings, and please cooperate in recycling of the battery. Please refer to page 27 about how to remove the battery. ≥...
  • Page 27 ≥ Disassemble after the battery runs out. Remove the connector F of the ≥ If it cannot be removed smoothly, contact Panasonic’s Service Centre. camera unit, and lift up the circuit ≥ Keep disassembled parts out of reach of board.
  • Page 28: Specifications

    Specifications Wearable camera Information for your safety Power source: 3.7 V (When using battery)/5.0 V (When using USB) Power consumption: Recording; 3.8 W Charging; 5.3 W Minimum required illumination: Motion picture recording format Approx. 6 lx (Normal shooting mode/Slow motion mode): Approx.
  • Page 29: About Copyright

    About copyright ∫ Carefully observe copyright laws This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) other published or broadcast material for encode video in compliance with the AVC purposes other than your own private use Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC...
  • Page 30: Limited Warranty (Only For Australia)

    Panasonic Warranty 1. The product is warranted for 12 months from the date of purchase. Subject to the conditions of this warranty Panasonic or its Authorised Service Centre will perform necessary service on the product without charge for parts or labour, if in the opinion of Panasonic, the product is found to be faulty within the warranty period.
  • Page 31 VQT4X90...
  • Page 32 Pursuant to the applicable EU legislation Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web site: VQT4X90 © Panasonic Corporation 2013 F0113MT0 ( 9000...