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Panasonic WA2 Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - Orange (14MP, 3M Waterproof, 15x Intelligent Zoom, Panorama Mode, EIS, Eye-Fi Ready, SD Card Recording, Face Recognition) 2.6 inch LCD


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  • 3m Water Proof
  • Active EIS (4-axis)
  • 41mm Wude
  • 15x i.Zoom
  • 14MP Still

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 9.3 x 12.5 cm ; 236 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 699 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: HX-WA2EB-D
  • ASIN: B006T9JKDY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Jan. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,930 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Panasonic HX-WA2 Upright Camcorder Orange FHD 5xZoom 2.6LCD Wtprf 3m

Manufacturer's Description

 Active HD Camcorder Range

Active HD Camcorder HX-W2--A Waterproof Full-HD Camcorder Designed for Active Use

The waterproof design withstands immersion to 3 meters in depth for carefree shooting enjoyment on rainy days and in the water. *This camera's waterproof rating complies with IPX8 and IP5X ratings. This doesn’t guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or waterproofing in all conditions.

15x Intelligent Zoom

You can shoot motion images with a maximum 15x Intelligent Zoom and no image quality degradation. The E.I.S.(Electrical Image Stabilizer) also gives you beautiful zoom shots without blurring. * When using the 15x Zoom, switching is required by pressing the Double Range Zoom button. When the Active E.I.S. is turned on, the zoom is 12x. When shooting photos, the maximum zoom is 5x.

 Enjoy 1920 x 1080 Full-HD Movie Recording
Enjoy 1920 x 1080 Full-HD Movie Recording
Still Images

You can catch those special moments in 14-megapixel high-resolution still pictures. Depending on the situation, you can shoot high-quality photos or videos -- whichever you want. It enables dynamic 360°/180° panorama shooting, just swing the camera up, down, left or right. And you can take vertical or horizontal images easily.

Built in YouTube and Facebook compatible software
Built-in software for quick sharing.
Back Light Compensation (HDR)

HDR (Backlight Compensation) gives three images taken at different exposures to combine to one optimal still image while suppressing blown highlights and blocked shadows. HDR (Paint) process gives still images an artistic, painting-like effect.

Included Software (HD Writer VE2.0)

Operation of this model is very easy thanks to the included HD Writer VE2.0 software, which is compatible with both YouTube and Facebook. The software features a "Smart Wizard" that starts up as soon as the Full-HD Camcorder is connected to the USB port of a PC. By simply following the on-screen guidance, even someone who has never used the software can easily copy video clips to a PC or DVD disc without getting lost in the process. Panasonic’s new active range of camcorders give users more opportunities to shoot in a variety of conditions. In situations where traditionally the camcorder would have had to stay at home – thanks to these new additions you can be sure to capture every minute.


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Customer Reviews

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Radcliffe on 1 May 2013
Colour Name: Orange Verified Purchase
This really is a cracking little device, particularly for the £120 I paid in March to an Amazon supplier. I'd set a budget limit of about £230 and this was the cheapest product on my shortlist. I only wanted a basic machine to record the new grandchild and to film dogs and horses at competitions and elsewhere. It works fine on the "auto" settings, but has plenty of manual settings via menus. I thought at first the "pistol" rather than traditional layout might be less effective, but in fact I think you can probably hand-hold it steadier provided you have the right technique. I won't use still cameras without traditional viewfinders and when I first used this holding it at eye level I found it unsteady and also difficult to see the screen (outside) because of reflections. But, if you hold it at stomach level with the right elbow pressed into your side, then steady the screen with the left hand (adjusting the tilt for optimum view) it is both steady and easy to view.

The menu joystick is good and it is easy to start recording video, but to my mind the zoom and still photo switches are a bit awkward. I wonder if it would be better with a more conventional rocker zoom in the front, operated by fingers. But this would probably tempt one to use zoom too much.

Nice "burst mode" features for stills, and will do half speed slow motion by recording at 60 fps. The download software is good, although I havn't tried to assemble a movie yet. Easy to connect to a TV, although I couldn't get the Viera link to my Panasonic TV working, perhaps because I bought a generic lead instead of the £30 Panasonic one. I tend to record at 720p to keep the file size and processing time down, but this is good enough for viewing on a 22 inch computer monitor. The image is quite obviously "digital".
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By The Goat on 27 April 2012
Colour Name: Blue
This is a great little underwater camcorder. Good pictures, looks good, easy to use and waterproof to 3 metres. The stills are ok but not as good as a normal camera, but the video is good. I wasnt convinced about the laser gun style in fact it let like the old skalextric controller but you get used to it quickly.
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Colour Name: Orange Verified Purchase
Great camcorder. Excellent quality and the portability is fantastic for sightseeing. Fits in your pocket like a phone rather than lugging around, and it is instantly on as you fold out the screen so good for catching those fleeting moments. The camera is surprisingly good as well. The only downside is the transition from video to camera doesn't always happen as the buttons are not easy to push with big fingers or gloves, and then the button needs a good shove to take the pic, which can blur the image.

Underwater function is great as well, you get some brilliant shots, just remember that the sound is effected even after you surface until the water runs off the built in mikes.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 April 2013
Colour Name: Orange Verified Purchase
I wanted a small camcorder which could be taken into wet sandy environments. Have read good reports about this one on various sites.

The Good
The camera feels great in the hand, very secure. The quality of output is excellent for a home camcorder. The colours and brightness are excellent. So much better than my DVD camcorder or my Sony bloggie (HD). The camera is small and can be carried in a hip pouch. Video so far has been at the theater (very good) and inside and outside (excellent). Have yet to get it wet, but I'm not worried about the odd splash as I would be with a non water proof version.
Very easy to use. Ready to go in a few seconds from sleep. Doesn't take very long to startup from off either.
Photo's are fine and it can take them whilst videoing, very clever. Photo quality is good, but can be betten by a good compact camera. Takes an SD card so is easy to transfer to PC, no lead required. I put a 32Gb SD card in and it will record for over 4 hours
Battery seems to last in excess of an hour on full charge so should be fine for a days outting. It charges via micro USB so HTC or Blackberry chargers will do. So only need to take one charger on holiday for phone and camcorder.

The Not so good
The menus are not the easiest to use, but once set up no issues

The Bad
None so far

Summary
I paid £119 for it so value for money is excellent. It is an excellent camcorder for recording home video and the kids down the beach. I would recommend it for home videos as it turns in excellent results
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By Geoffrey Handley on 13 April 2014
Colour Name: Orange Verified Purchase
This has been the best camcorder I have ever used and I have had a few !
the quality of recording is great so sharp picture and very easy to use.
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By BFROSTY on 21 Nov. 2013
Colour Name: Blue Verified Purchase
Works perfectly well as a waterproof video camera (light rain, drizzle and dust). The zoom is restrictive but works well and as a modern day home movie device for the family on holiday on the beach etc you just can't do better at such a low cost price.
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By Mr. J. D. Annis on 15 Oct. 2013
Colour Name: Orange Verified Purchase
Got this for a lot less than could buy elsewhere and it was exactly what we were after. Great purchase
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By Anon on 22 Aug. 2013
Colour Name: Orange
Camera is amazing! Perfect for what we wanted it for. Can take photos and record, both under water, easy to use, easy to put onto computer. Really nice. Only negative is we wanted a video camera that did constant filming not short clips, but you can't complain!!
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