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Panasonic HX-WA3

Panasonic HX-WA3
alaScore 88

34 reviews

Feb, 2018

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.

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HX-WA3 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Feb, 2018

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

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. It's capable of taking some great shots, with brilliantly...

May, 2013

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

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

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:0.88 / 880
Battery performance:880
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:9

Design

Color of product:Anthracite, Orange / Blue / Blue, White
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Freeze resistant / Dust resistant, Freeze resistant, Water resistant

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.6
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Color of product:Black, Orange
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Minimum illumination:3
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.033

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):11.9
Effective megapixels (movie):11.9
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.33
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:14.4

Indication

LED Indicators: Yes

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 3.7
Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):0.268 - 1.34
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.53
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):9.45
Optical Zoom:5

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Freeze resistant
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:196.9

Other Features

Photo mode: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer VE 3.0
Cables included:AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/1500
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/10000

Software

Bundled software:HD Writer VE3.0

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3744 x 2106,640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1440,3072 x 2304,4352 x 2448,4352 x 3264,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1440,3072 x 2304,4352 x 2448,4352 x 3264,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1440,3072 x 2304,4352 x 2448,4352 x 3264,4608 x 3456

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:Eye-Fi, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal memory:65
Internal storage capacity:0.065
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Color of product:Black, Orange
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Minimum illumination:3
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.033

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:17
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 540p, 720p
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MPEG4 / MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MPEG4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.82
Height:5
Weight:9.07 / 9.81
Width:3.8

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Sunny