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Basic Owner's Manual
Wearable Camera
Model No.
Please read these instructions carefully before using
this product, and save this manual for future use.
HX-A1M
(U.S. customers only)
SQT0885

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  • Page 1 You can download and install a version of Adobe Reader that you can use with your OS from the following website. (As of March 2015) http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html Register online at www.panasonic.com/register (U.S. customers only) If you have any questions, visit : U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Dear Customer, Date of Purchase Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most Dealer Purchased From sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it Dealer Address will bring you and your family years of enjoyment.
  • Page 3 Trade Name: Panasonic Model No.: HX-A1M Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 Support Contact: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 4 Some studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not been confirmed by additional research. HX-A1M has been tested and found to comply with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency(RF) Exposure Guidelines.
  • Page 5: Cautions For Use

    ≥ Use of benzine, paint thinner, alcohol, or ∫ Cautions for use dishwashing liquid may alter the camera body or peel the surface finish. Do not use these This unit and the microSD card become solvents. warm during use. This is not a ≥...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preparation Others (Important) About the Waterproof/ Troubleshooting ........29 Dustproof and Anti-shock Performance Requests when disposing of this unit ... 30 of this unit..........7 Specifications ......... 32 When using in a cold climate or at low About copyright ........33 temperatures ...........
  • Page 7: Preparation

    1.5 m (5.0 feet) for a time not exceeding 30 minutes. Anti-shock Performance This unit has cleared a test conducted by Panasonic, which complies with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock (a drop test performed from a height of 1.5 m (5.0 feet) onto 3 cm (0.10 feet) thick plywood).
  • Page 8 ≥ Do not leave this unit for a long period of time in places where temperature is very low (at high altitude etc.) or very high (inside a car under strong sunlight, close to a heater, on the beach, etc.) waterproof performance may be degraded.
  • Page 9 Check that the terminal cover (waterproof), glasscover and rubber seals are neither cracked nor deformed. ≥ Be sure to read the supplied leaflet about the rubber seals. Rotate the terminal cover (waterproof) and glasscover until they are attached firmly. ≥ Rotate them in the opposite directions of Step 1. ≥...
  • Page 10: When Using In A Cold Climate Or At Low Temperatures

    ≥ If you remove the terminal cover (waterproof) or glasscover without thoroughly drying this unit, water droplets may form on the card or other parts. Also, water may accumulate in the gap around the card slot or the terminal connector. Be sure to wipe any water off with a soft, dry cloth. ≥...
  • Page 11: 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 12: Accessories

    Preparation Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of March 2015. These may be subject to change. Glasscover (night Multi Mount mode) SFC0315 (Orange) SFC0316 (Black) ≥...
  • Page 13: Power Supply

    Preparation 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 14: Charging And Recording Time

    ≥ This unit heats up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction. ≥ For information about charging with a mobile USB charger or an AC adaptor, check the support site. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam/index.html (This site is English only.) The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
  • Page 15: Recording To A Card

    ≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Inserting/removing a microSD card 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.
  • Page 16: Turning This Unit On/off

    Insert (remove) the microSD card into (from) the card slot. ≥ Insert the microSD card with its terminal side facing down. Push it straight in until it clicks into place as shown in the figure. ≥ Press the center of the microSD card and then pull it straight out. Rotate the terminal cover in the opposite direction of Step 1 to attach it.
  • Page 17: Wi-fi ® Function

    Panasonic will not take any responsibility for any damage that arises when using this unit for any purpose other than as a wireless LAN device.
  • Page 18: Install The "image App

    Install the “Image App” The “Image App” allows you to change this unit’s settings and record and play back images. About the “Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic. For Android apps For iOS apps Android 4.0 or later iOS 6.0 or later...
  • Page 19: Connecting To A Smartphone

    Preparation Connecting to a smartphone ∫ Preparations before connection Install the smartphone application “Image App” on your smartphone. (l 18) Turn on the Wi-Fi function of your smartphone. ≥ For further details, please read the operating instructions for the smartphone. Setting up a Wi-Fi connection to a smartphone ≥...
  • Page 20: Setting Date And Time

    Setting date and time The date and time setting of this unit is synchronized with that of the smartphone. synchronize to adjust the clock, etc. # [Camera setup]. Tap [Date & time]. ≥ When you want to adjust the clock, change the time of the smartphone first, and then synchronize the time with this unit.
  • Page 21: Attaching This Unit To A Multi Mount Or Tripod Mount

    Preparation Attaching this unit to a Multi Mount or Tripod Mount You can attach this unit to a Multi Mount or Tripod Mount and perform recording. ≥ When the Tripod Mount is attached to a tripod or similar item, do not hold this unit or adjustment belt to carry the assembled items.
  • Page 22 Fasten the Multi Mount securely by aligning the two fasteners to one another. ≥ Fasten securely to prevent the Multi Mount from falling off. ≥ Dust, etc. adhering to the hook and loop fastener will weaken the adhesion. Before attaching it, check if dust, lint, etc. is adhering. Attach this unit to the Multi Mount as shown in the figure.
  • Page 23 Attach this unit to the Multi Mount as shown in the figure. Attaching this unit to the Multi Mount ≥ Before attaching this unit, fasten the Multi Mount securely with the band and the hook and loop fastener. While holding the tightening nut A, tighten the adjustment knob B by rotating it towards LOCK.
  • Page 24: Using A Tripod Mount

    While holding the tightening nut A, loosen the adjustment knob B by rotating it towards UNLOCK to adjust the direction of this unit.   UNLOCK While holding the tightening nut A, rotate the adjustment knob B by rotating it towards LOCK until this unit is fastened securely.
  • Page 25 Attaching this unit to the Tripod Mount While holding D, loosen the adjustment belt B  until this unit can be passed through it by rotating the tightening nut C towards UNLOCK.  UNLOCK LOCK  Pass this unit through the adjustment belt B so ...
  • Page 26: Basic

    Basic Recording Check before recording When you connect this unit and a smartphone and start up the “Image App”, you can check the image from this unit on the live view screen. ≥ We recommend that you make a test recording to check the angle of view mode, [White Balance] setting and other settings before recording.
  • Page 27: Recording With This Unit

    Recording with this unit Record images with this unit. ≥ You can record images even when this unit is not connected to a smartphone. Press the recording mode/Wi-Fi button to switch to the desired recording mode. ≥ The recording mode changes each time you press the button. The recording mode lamps will light (or flash).
  • Page 28: Playback

    Basic Playback Motion pictures or still pictures stored in this unit are played back with the smartphone. ≥ For more information, refer to the [Help] in the “Image App” menu. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App. (l 19) Example of the motion picture 1 Camera function playback screen display:...
  • Page 29: Others

    Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in following cases The lens fogs up. ≥ This is due to condensation. It is not a malfunction. Please refer to page 8. Problem Check points This unit cannot be turned ≥ Charge the battery again to ensure it is sufficiently charged. (l 13) ≥...
  • Page 30: Requests When Disposing Of This Unit

    Others Requests when disposing of this unit When disposing of the used product, initialize the network settings (l 20) first and remove the built-in battery from this unit. Please refer to page 31 about how to remove the battery. Thank you for supporting our battery recycling efforts. ≥...
  • Page 31 This figure describes the disposal of this unit, it is not instruction for repair. If disassembled, repair is not possible. ≥ Disassemble after the battery runs out. ≥ If it cannot be removed smoothly, contact Panasonic’s Service center. ≥ Keep disassembled parts out of reach of children. Remove the terminal cover and Remove the lead C from the glasscover.
  • Page 32: Specifications

    Others Specifications Wearable Camera Information for your safety Power source: INPUT: DC 5.0 V, 1 A Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack: DC 3.7 V, 480 mAh (1.87 Wh) Power consumption: Recording; 2.1 W (Built-in battery) 2.9 W (Extended Battery) Charging; 2.4 W (When using PC) 2.4 W (When using Extended Battery) Shutter speed: Motion picture recording format:...
  • Page 33: About Copyright

    Wireless transmitter: Compliance standard; IEEE802.11b/g/n Frequency range used; Central frequency 2412 MHz to 2462 MHz [11ch] ™ Encryption method; Wi-Fi compliant WPA ™ WPA2 /WEP Access method; Infrastructure mode Others About copyright ∫ Carefully observe copyright This product is licensed under the AVC patent laws portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to (i)
  • Page 34 For at least three (3) years from delivery of this product, Panasonic will give to any third party who contacts us at the contact information provided below, for a charge no more than our cost of...
  • Page 35: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries. Accessory No. Figure Description VW-MKA1 Multi Mount VW-MKA100 VW-TMA1 Twin Mount VW-CTA1 Tripod Mount VW-CTA100 VW-SCA100 Suction Cup Mount VW-WJA100 Wind Jammer RP-CMC10 Video Camera Mount (For Handlebar) * To use the Suction Cup Mount/VW-SCA100 and Video Camera Mount (For Handlebar)/ RP-CMC10, the Tripod Mount/VW-CTA1 or VW-CTA100 is required.
  • Page 36 Accessory No. Figure Description VW-CLA100 Clip Mount VW-HMA1 Head Mount VW-BTA1 Extended Battery VW-SAA1 Strap Adaptor VW-MBA100 Multi Belt NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary by country. Please consult your local dealer. Product numbers correct as of March. 2015. These may be subject to change. SQT0885 (ENG)
  • Page 37: Accessory Order Form (for Usa Customers)

    VISIT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC DEALER YOU MAY CONTACT US DIRECTLY AT: 1-800-237-9080 (FAX ONLY) MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC NATIONAL PARTS CENTER 20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 In CANADA, please contact your local Panasonic dealer for more information on Accessories. (ENG) SQT0885...
  • Page 38: Limited Warranty (only For U.s.a.)

    If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Corporation of North America (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts,...
  • Page 39 If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Service Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to: Consumer Affairs Department Panasonic Corporation of North America 661 Independence Pkwy Chesapeake, VA 23320 PARTS AND SERVICE, WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
  • Page 40: Warranty (for Canadian Customers)

    Camcorder Products - One (1) year, parts and labour This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new condition in the original packaging.
  • Page 41: Useful Information (only For Latin American Countries)

    Service Center; buy spare parts and accessories by our web site to Latin American: http://www.lar.panasonic.com Also you may contact us directly by our Contact Center: Panama 800-PANA (800-7262) Colombia 01-8000-94PANA (01-8000-947262) Ecuador 1800-PANASONIC (1800-726276) Costa Rica 800-PANA737 (800-7262737) El Salvador 800-PANA (800-7262) Guatemala 1-801-811-PANA (1-801-811-7262) Chile...
  • Page 42 Panasonic Corporation Web site: http://www.panasonic.com Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 http://www.panasonic.com Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 2T3 www.panasonic.com © Panasonic Corporation 2015 Printed in China...

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