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Panasonic HX-WA3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Panasonic HX-WA3. 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 really like the durability and image quality. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the size and zoom.

portability, usability, design, image quality, durability

zoom, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-WA3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HX-WA3 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the portability. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some critical comments about the size.

usability, portability


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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-WA3 Full HD Camcorder - White/Blue + Case + 16GB Memory Card and TripodPanasonic HX-WA3 Full HD Camcorder - White/Blue + Case + 16GB Memory Card and Tripod

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (

Panasonic HX-WA3 review


Shoots on the beach or up a mountain

Can offer detailed video ; Great battery life ; Waterproof and dustproof ; Handles motion brilliantly

Images can be a bit soft ; Image stabilisation can cause blurring ; Not super-ergonomic ; Big digital zoom no replacement for optical

If image quality was all that mattered here, we might give the Panasonic HX-WA3 a lower score than this. But context is vital, and the Panasonic HX-WA3 as a holiday package really stands out.

May, 2013


Expert review by: James Morris (

Panasonic HX-WA3


A waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof camcorder that takes great footage

Commendable image quality ; Waterproof to 5m, dustproof and freezeproof ; Creative settings ; Non-optical image stabilisation

Fewer manual settings than mainstream Panasonic camcorders ; Zoom divided into two portions

As with the WA2, the waterproofing is excellent, and this is one area where the Panasonic HX-WA3 shows marked improvement. Thanks to the double-locking door covering the SD card slot, battery, micro USB and micro HDMI ports, the WA3 is even tougher...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

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


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/15 / 1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3


HD type:Full HD