Panasonic HX-WA2 Waterproof Full HD Camcorder (Orange) HX-WA2D (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 3 Meter Waterproof Design
- Full 1920x1080p HD
- Pistol Grip
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|Item Dimensions||8 x 8 x 6 inches|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD,SDHC,SDXC|
|Media Type||Flash card|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||14.4 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Video Capture Format|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
Ready to go where you are even underwater, the Panasonic HX-WA2 HD Waterproof Dual Camcorder (Orange) is a high-definition powerhouse disguised in a sleek and stylish form. With best-of-class features such as 15x Intelligent Zoom, intelligent scene modes
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Panasonic HX-WA2 10-Ft Waterproof HD Camcorder Wide-Angle Dynamic Zoom 14MP Still Images Active E.I.S. - Orange
An Active Design for you, the Active Videographer
Whatever your activity or weather conditions, the WA2 waterproof HD camcorder is made for active shooting, anytime. Snorkel, surf, hike, or engage in any other sport knowing that rain or shine, this rugged camcorder can capture your unique moments in high-quality videos and photos from underwater moments to a snowy mountaintop. The camcorder's waterproof rating complies with IPX8 ratings, withstanding up to 10ft. of immersed water conditions. Use Underwater Mode to bring out those crystalline marine colors giving them a naturally clear feel. The Noise Reduction function cancels what you don't need and keeps the clear sounds that match your just-taken images. And the camcorder's easy grip allows for you to shoot with one hand, minimizing shooting fatigue.
Intelligent 15x Zoom & Active E.I.S. Improve your Photographic Possibilities
You can thank the Intelligent Zoom function for its smart, zooming abilities, bringing your subjects into your frame by 15x. Because of the waterproof HD camcorder's Intelligent Resolution technology, you can record at high zoom rates while preserving fine image quality and resolution. You get sharp images of incredibly detailed objects - without the nuisance of blurry edges. And if you find yourself in very active situations, don't worry. The WA2's Active E.I.S. extends to a various shooting styles, like zooming and shooting while walking making sure that blurring is minimized. Its 4-axis correction system produces clear images. Go on, zoom in on that far away spot that calls to you.
For the Producer: A Rotating LCD & Joystick
Let this 2.6-inch wide-screen LCD monitor be your guide as it adjusts brightness on seven levels. It also rotates approximately 285° so you can easily position it at your preferred angle. This lets you keep your subject clearly in view, whether you're shooting high, low, or at yourself and your playful pets. The twin shutter lets you shoot both videos and still images without having to switch modes, and there is a joystick on the rear panel. The camcorder's control buttons are larger than on previous models, for more comfort and ease while recording. It's so improved that you can even produce while wearing gloves.
Create Intelligent Movies in High-Quality HD 1,920 x 1080 with the WA2 Waterproof HD Camcorder
iA (Intelligent Auto) thinks for you. This powerful function, on the WA2 camcorder, senses your shooting conditions and automatically adjusts the settings and activates modes that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome work for you making it easier to capture beautiful, well-focused images. This feature comes in handy for sudden photo opportunities that might be missed. With a waterproof mic, you can record anywhere, even underwater, capturing nature's sounds. Between the Intelligent Scene Selector and Face Detection, iA will analyze your setting and switch to one of four modes (Portrait, Scenery, Spotlight, or Low Light) and with nine-point autofocus it will detect light on your subject's face, adjusting accordingly and smoothing skin tones.
High-Speed Burst Shooting Lets You Analyze Motion Images
Say you're eager to capture a sports game or your child's park play. With high-speed burst shooting, you can snap up to 10 consecutive 3-megapixel still images per second for a total of 40 continuous images, taking you all but 4 seconds. With High-Speed Reverse Consecutive Shooting, never miss another shutter opportunity as it continues to capture your images until you tell it to end. This lets you preserve important memories without missing those split-second shutter opportunities. Macro Shooting, with the WA2 HD video camera, lets you get as close as 1cm when recording small objects like insects or intricate jewelry. And Nine-Point Auto Focus centers your subject even if it isn't.
Freeze a Moment in Time and Create a Still Image
Picture yourself recording your children at play; you can easily capture those special moments in rich 14-megapixel high-resolution still images. You can capture 2-megapixel still images while recording a Full-HD video by simply pressing the Still button on the WA2 video camera. In Panorama mode, you can shoot a horizontal/vertical panoramic scene by shooting consecutively, enabling a range of 360°/180°. Enjoy truly versatile expression with HDR Backlight Compensation and Paint.
Create Panoramic Images
In Panorama mode, you can shoot a horizontal/vertical panoramic scene by shooting consecutively and overlaying with the previous shot. This enables a range of 360°/180° images. Enjoy truly versatile expression with HDR Backlight Compensation and Paint.
A Waterproof HD Camcorder that Makes Sharing Your Photos With Your Social Media Circles Easy
Let iFrame, ideal for PCs or MACs, quickly edit your work while you record. Part of your software, HD Writer VE 2.0, for Windows users, is compatible with iMovie. You can also save your work as MPEG-4 files. Either way, with the use of a USB port, you will be ready to update your status on Facebook or YouTube. And with Eye-Fi card compatibility, your camcorder can go wireless, making it easier to send your videos to your tablet or Smartphone without cables or memory cards. For best results, however, please make sure you obtain the proper permissions for Eye-Fi use in your region.
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Top customer reviews
Have some questions about use of the photo zoom, which appears on the monitor but does not register for the actual picture. Also, the HD Writer seems to have a glitch that doesn't allow me to send emails. That menu item only takes me to the same one as the online sharing (You Tube and Facebook). Lastly, I also have some concern over water that appears in the card/battery area. So far it has stayed on the "wall" of that docking area and it has been just a few beads of water. My concern is that it's there in the first place (is this a faulty camera?) and that when I open the door it could drop on the electronics. I even made sure it was dry, put it in the sink for a soak and there was water in there then so I know it's not the depth I'm going to in the water. Please respond.
I bought this camera for my daughter to use in our church youth ministry. She is very careful - the camera was never abused, dropped, or mishandled. It was only ever charged with the included chargers. Panasonic reps told me on the phone that this was a KNOWN ISSUE and that we didn't do anything to cause it.
DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA! In fact, I'd advise against buying anything made by Panasonic.
I have only had the camera in the swimming pool so far, but have not had a problem down to 4 ft. Will be taking it on our next trip to the beach in the near future. Don't know how it will handle the sand. I have a canon camera for still photos so I can't really speak to the still picture quality as I did not purchase it for that.
Buy it, you can't go wrong.