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Panasonic HX-WA3

Panasonic HX-WA3
alaScore 93

14 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality, but some have doubts about the features.

image quality, battery


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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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


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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...


Product Specifications


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


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