Skip to main content

Panasonic taps Brazilian soccer star Neymar to demo wearable 4K camcorder

panasonic taps brazilian soccer star neymar jr demo wearable 4k camcorder hx100
Image used with permission by copyright holder

While 4K adoption among consumers has yet to take hold, equipment that shoot 4K video are trickling into the marketplace. One such device is the Panasonic HX-A500, which is described as the world’s first 4K wearable camera. Worn around the ear at eye-level for hands-free recording, the waterproof camcorder can shoot ultra-high-definition (UHD) point-of-view video at 4K/30p, or standard Full HD 1080/60p. 

To demo how the HX-A500 can be used in the sporting world, Panasonic created a video featuring Brazilian soccer star, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, also known simply as Neymar. Panasonic equipped the athlete with an HX-A500 to record footage of him displaying his fancy footwork. The camcorder even captured Neymar’s “two-point” goal into a basketball hoop (with his feet, naturally), which is described as the toughest and “most unusual” goal of his career. The video also shows Neymar reviewing the footage on a Panasonic 4K tablet.

Unfortunately, the YouTube video can’t be viewed in 4K, but it at least shows what most users can do with Panasonic’s take on the POV action camcorder, minus the tricks.

Editors' Recommendations

Les Shu
Former Digital Trends Contributor
I am formerly a senior editor at Digital Trends. I bring with me more than a decade of tech and lifestyle journalism…
‘Photoshopped’ royal photo causes a stir
The Princess of Wales with her children.

[UPDATE: In a message posted on social media on Monday morning, Princess Kate said that she herself edited the image, and apologized for the fuss that the picture had caused. “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing," she wrote, adding, "I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused."]

Major press agencies have pulled a photo of the U.K.’s Princess of Wales and her children amid concerns that it has been digitally manipulated.

Read more
Help NASA in its quest to learn more about our sun
Scientists have used the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter’s Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) in a new mode of operation to record part of the Sun’s atmosphere that has been almost impossible to image until now. By covering the Sun’s bright disc with an ‘occulter’ inside the instrument, EUI can detect the million-times fainter ultraviolet light coming from the surrounding corona.

SunSketcher Solar Eclipse Project Tutorial

NASA is calling on citizen astronomers in the U.S. to help it learn more about our sun.

Read more
How to photograph April’s solar eclipse, according to Nikon
A total solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Photography Tips from Nikon | Best Camera Settings | 2024 Solar Eclipse Guide

Excitement is building for next month’s total solar eclipse that will see the moon’s shadow fall across a large part of the U.S., from Maine in the northeast all the way to Texas in the south.

Read more