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Panasonic HX-WA2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Panasonic HX-WA2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and battery. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the durability and design. There are some mixed comments about the zoom.

usability, price, portability, battery, image quality

design, durability

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 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 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and battery. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the zoom and design.

usability, price, portability, battery, image quality

design, zoom

92% 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,

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-WA2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HX-WA2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HX-WA2 Waterproof Full HD Camcorder (Orange) HX-WA2D

May, 2016

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

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...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Videomaker (videomaker.com)

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 may be just what the mermaid ordered.

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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

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.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: skiwii (productreview.com.au)

Very good camera. OK image quality, easy to use. Great value for money!

 

I have owned 2 gopro cameras and sold them as I was fed up with the poor build quality (wifi not working, always having to do firmware updates to get it to work, stupid mount screw heads that are super easy to lose especially in the snow!) and lack of...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA2

 

No lens cap , this rendered the camera useless for me

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA2

 

Lightweight and slips in a pocket for easy carrying. Ready for use immediately the screen is opened, never miss an opportunity to capture the action. Menu items are all easy to use

None yet

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: KATHARINE (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA2

 

Feels substantial and well made

None that I have identified so far

Jul, 2012

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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