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Panasonic HX-WA2

Panasonic HX-WA2
alaScore 89

66 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Panasonic HX-WA2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features, while comments are divided on the price.

usability, portability, battery, image quality, design


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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA2 from 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 Opinions about the image quality and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the features.

usability, price, portability, battery, image quality


93% of the reviews on 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,

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: cyberpapou (

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Consumer review by: vickil51 (



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

Product Specifications


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


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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


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


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