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Panasonic HX-WA20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Panasonic HX-WA20. 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. Reviews about the image quality and price are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the color. Many are negative about the memory and connectivity.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

battery, connectivity, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-WA20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-WA20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and durability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the connectivity and battery.

usability, durability, portability, image quality, size

battery, connectivity

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic WA20 Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - White/Grey/Blue (16MP, 3M Waterproof, Dustproof, 15x Intelligent Zoom, 240fps Slow-Motion Recording, PPanasonic WA20 Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - Black (16MP, 3M Waterproof, Dustproof, 15x Intelligent Zoom, 240fps Slow-Motion Recording, Panorama MoPanasonic WA20 Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - White/Grey/Blue (16MP, 3M Waterproof, Dustproof, 15x Intelligent Zoom, 240fps Slow-Motion Recording, P

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-WA20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic Marine HX-WA20-H waterproof digital movie camera Camcorder [International Version, No Warranty]

May, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HX-WA20 HD Camcorder review

 

Image quality isn't up there with the rest of Panasonic's camcorder range, but the HX-WA20 is a well-designed sports camera which is great for underwater footage

May, 2012

Expert review by: Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20 Active HD camcorder

 

With 28mm wide-angle lens, 15x zoom and slow-motion mode, £300. Also in white/blue

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: roger (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Good for carrying about for quick point and shoot shots and video . Weather proof so ideal for wet weather photos

Controls a little fiddely

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: daniel (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Lightweight, good picture quality. Not been used underwater yet

Very poor battery life. Filmed for about 20 mins and also took about 30 photo s then battery died. Purchased 2 extra (more powerful) batteries for the device

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Malcolm (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Only had the camera a few weeks - but I am very impressed

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Fast start with when the screen door is open so you don't miss a shot ; The slow mo is excellent. Still image is good and has a good wide angle. Good flash for a small unit. Good for left handers as well

Controls are a bit difficult if wearing gloves ; It's easy to pick the wrong option if your not paying attention

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Mark (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Good purchase

None as yet

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: bianca (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Small, waterproof, good value for money

Need to open viewer to film, no lens cover

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Good quality sound and images ; Great slow motion features ; camera is very good too

Batteries consumed quickly so just buy a few spares

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Darren (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Good ergonomics, comfortable to hold, ease of use under water

Extra cost for the privalidge of colour choice white. 2 extra mega pixels doesn't sweeten it

Oct, 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 / No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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