Active HD Camcorder HX-WA20 - A Waterproof & Dustproof 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. A dustproof design keeps the HX-WA20 safe even if handled with dirty hands or used in a place with swirling dust. The HX-WA20 is protected against sand too, so you can take it to the beach or sports field with no worries. * This camera's waterproof/dustproof rating complies with IPX8 and IP5X ratings. This doesn’t guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or waterproofing in all conditions.
High Speed, High Quality Images
Fast-moving scenes can be taken in slow-motion video. Choose 240 fps (640 x 360) for 15 seconds, or 480 fps (320 x 180) for 15 seconds.This lets users capture great moments in sports.
Wide Angle Lens
28mm Wide-angle gives the user a wider range of composition possibilities and it's ideal for shooting field sports at a wide angle. The Intelligent 15x Zoom enables to shoot faraway subjects. * 35mm camera equivalent. ** When the optical image stabilizer is turned on, the zoom is 12x.
You can catch those special moments in 16-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.
3 Metre Waterproof and Dustproof Design for Active Shooting
Carefully designed, the WA20 can be used to a depth of 3 metres underwater for up to 60 minutes. Can be used in dusty areas with no worry about dust getting inside the camera. With its dustproof design, the WA20 is ideal for taking to the beach without worrying about sand getting into the interior. This is a camcorder for enjoying life, not a camcorder to be kept indoors safe and sound. Perfect for more shooting fun in a variety of conditions, such as snorkelling, skiing, surfing and rugged outdoor activities.
Slow Motion Mode
This newly added feature offers creative video shooting. Records images at an impressive 240 fps (640 x 360) for 15 seconds or at 480 fps (320 x 180) for 15 seconds, and plays slow-motion images at 60 fps. This lets users capture great moments in sports.
Enjoy 1920 x 1080 Full-HD Movie Recording
28mm Wide-angle with Intelligent 15x Zoom*
This wide-angle lens gives the user a wider range of composition possibilities, allowing them to fit more of their desired scene into the shot. Ideal for shooting field sports at a wide angle, or shooting spacious landscapes for example. Thanks to the Intelligent 15x Zoom.
*Users can shoot faraway subjects with ease
For more creative filming, the Panorama Mode enables dynamic 360/180 degree panorama shooting. Simply swing the camera up, down, left or right to take easy vertical or horizontal images.
Back Light Compensation (HDR)
The WA20 features a number of user friendly features that work to help users produce the best movie footage. For example, HDR (Back Light Compensation) is when three images are taken at different exposures, and then combined to record one optimal still image while suppressing blown highlights and blocked shadows. Another correction process, HDR (Paint), gives still images an artistic, painting-like effect for more enjoyment and creative freedom.
Incredibly responsive, the WA20 captures decisive moments even in fast-moving scenes. Ten consecutive images at 3-megapixel resolution are fired off at 1-second intervals for a total of 40 continuous images in about 4 seconds. This helps to catch fleeting photo opportunities in fast-moving situations like sports. Fast and durable, the WA20 is the perfect outdoor companion.
Built-in uploader for quick sharing.
The MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4) is convenient for uploading and editing images with a PC or the Internet. The format features high compression that results in small files that are easy to share. iFrame files are designed to speed up video editing. With iFrame, the video in your camera is the same format you'll edit, so it's fast to import and edit with compatible video editing applications such as iMovie.
Sharing movie footage with friends and families is of keen interest to users, which is why Panasonic has made it so easy. Designed with users in mind, the built-in uploader is activated by connecting the HX-WA20 to a PC via USB. Simply select the video inside the camera in advance for easy uploading to SNS websites.
More FeaturesIntelligent resolutionBSI Sensor for bright, stunning Full-HD video shootingActive E.I.S. (Electrical Image Stabilizer) for powerful, 4-axis hand-shake correctionAutomatic optimal settings with iA (Intelligent Auto) modeCaptures faces beautifully with Face DetectionHandheld Night ShotClearly records sound with stereo microphonesHigh-speed Reverse Consecutive ShootingMacro ShootingNine-point Auto FocusManual ShootingA stylish, easy-to-hold vertical design2.6 -inch wide TFT LCD monitor, which is capable of rotating 285 degreesEye-fi Card compatibility for easy transferring of image data to a PCMicro HDMI Terminal for even more beautiful Full-HD resolutionCompatible with the SDXC Memory Card for large-capacity recording