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Panasonic HX-WA2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and battery are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money. Many are less positive about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-WA2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-WA2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 27 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic WA2 Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - Blue (14MP, 3M Waterproof, 15x Intelligent Zoom, Panorama Mode, EIS, Eye-Fi Ready, SD Card Recording, FPanasonic HX-WA2 Waterproof Full HD Camcorder - Orange + Case and 16GB Memory CardPanasonic WA2 Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - Orange (14MP, 3M Waterproof, 15x Intelligent Zoom, Panorama Mode, EIS, Eye-Fi Ready, SD Card Recording,

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Panasonic HX-WA2

 

Panasonic brings back the “pistol grip” camcorder with its new waterproof model.

Waterproof up to 10 feet; Lots of recording options and still features

More expensive than the competition; Poor user interface and cheap button design

With its funky design, strange menu, and unique features, the Panasonic HX-WA2 deserves notice. It also deserves to have its story told, and anyone who remembers those Sanyo Xacti camcorders from a few years ago—the VPC-HD2000, VPC-CS1, and the...

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Panasonic HX-WA2 Waterproof Camera Review

 

If you're looking for a small camcorder, with lots of features, that you can take with you next time someone tells you to go jump in the lake, then the HX-WA2…

Waterproof to 9.8ft. (3m) ; 5x optical zoom ; 2.6" articulating LCD display ; Full HD recording in both 60i and 30p ; Many features

Buttons seem flimsy ; Some manual options are difficult to find and adjust accurately

If you're looking for a small camcorder, with lots of features, that you can take with you next time someone tells you to go jump in the lake, then the HX-WA2 may be just what the mermaid ordered.

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Panasonic HX-WA2

 

A pocket-friendly camcorder with many features than a Flip for just a bit more money.

Many more features than pocket Internet camcorders ; Optical zoom with 15x maximum iZoom ; Waterproof to 3m

Zoom range split between W and T modes ; Manual settings in full menu only ; Electronic image stabiliser, not optical

Unfortunately, this means you can't go from 1x to 15x in one seamless zoom, but this is still superior to the digital zooms offered by most pocket Internet camcorders. Also, the iZoom uses extra pixels on the sensor (its 14.4Mpixels is much more than...

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Panasonic HX-WA2

 

Easy to operate ; Waterproof enough for underwater adventures

Electronic image stabilisation often produces twitchy footage ; Pistol-grip style can be difficult to hold and keep steady

As a dedicated underwater camcorder, the WA2 does its job well, but we can't help feeling that a little extra money spent on a regular waterproof camera will be a better investment.

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wonderful--used this at the balloon fiesta and everything was perfect

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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