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Panasonic HX-WA10 Camcorder

16.8MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sep 2011
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Sensor Type Release Date
Take the HX-WA10 underwater as deep as 3 meters for up to 60 minutes, and get some great photos or videos in a pool or the ocean. Swim along with tropical fish, capture shots of a beautiful coral... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This big sensor size camcorder received an expert rating of 70% from techguide.com.au.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed the Panasonic HX-WA10 agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Techguide.com.au rated the product 4 stars and wrote five years ago “Water don't mix unless you've got a waterproof model that can shoot high quality video, take good pictures”. Techguide.com.au also said “Good video quality in low light”. Techguide.com.au also wrote “Very good image and video quality for a small camcorder”.

Robust

One Panasonic HX-WA10 owner said in their reviews that the Panasonic HX-WA10 was reliable. Techguide.com.au wrote five years ago “Dependable waterproofing” and rated the product 4 stars. One Panasonic HX-WA10 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic HX-WA10 reviewer said in their reviews that the Panasonic HX-WA10 was easy to use. Techguide.com.au wrote “Easy to use”.

Panasonic Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Big sensor size video cameras built by Panasonic have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HX-WA10 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HX-WA10, the HX-WA10 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HX-WA10, the HX-WA10 has an HDMI port.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HX-WA10 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This Panasonic video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it support an SDHC memory card. This video camera also supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The HX-WA10 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (which is also supported by this video camera). This Panasonic video camera also supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 720.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HX-WA10.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution across similar types of video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HX-WA10 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HX-WA10 also have a built-in display.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. The worst video mode of all video cameras that came out around the same time as the HX-WA10 is 480p and the best is 1080p.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Panasonic HX-WA10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HX-WA10. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HX-WA10 is more than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of this type and age. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Very Small

Across all the camcorders of a similar age and type to the HX-WA10 the widths range from 23mm to 230mm. At only 41.2 millimeters, the HX-WA10 is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HX-WA10.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person who purchased it wrote that it was not able to connect to the internet.

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1x to 40x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the HX-WA10 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HX-WA10 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HX-WA10 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HX-WA10 the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 3.5", and the average screen size is 3.1". At only 2.6 inches, the HX-WA10 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HX-WA10.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HX-WA10 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HX-WA10 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HX-WA10 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HX-WA10, the Panasonic HX-WA10 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HX-WA10 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

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Quite Low Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of only 1.19 megapixels, the Panasonic HX-WA10's movie megapixel count is one of the lowest amongst camcorders of this type and age. The movie megapixel counts of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HX-WA10 range from 1.1MP to 17MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 8.6MP.

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Quite Low Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HX-WA10 is 1,600mAh. When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HX-WA10, the HX-WA10's battery capacity of only 700 milliamperes * hour is one of the lowest.

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Only Digital Image Stabiliser

The HX-WA10 has a better image stabiliser type than most video cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic video camera has a Digital image stabiliser, whereas most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have an Optical image stabiliser. Some compact cameras have digital Image stabilisation only, which simply boosts camera sensitivity (ISO) to obtain a faster shutter speeds to help prevent blur. No hardware is involved.

This video camera's image stabiliser type (Digital) is in fact the worst image stabiliser type amongst all camcorders of this age and spec.

The best image stabiliser type across comparable types of video camera is Optical.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The HX-WA10 has one of the bigger minimum illumination (9 lux) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The minimum illumination of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HX-WA10 range from 1lx to 17lx.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HX-WA10

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Panasonic camcorder was released over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HX-WA10 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
Aperture Range
Power Requirement

Expert Reviews

(1)
16 October 2011

Summer's on its way and it's usually the time of year when we get our cameras out and head poolside or to the beach.But cameras and water don't mix unless you've got a waterproof model that can... Read more…

Dependable waterproofing
Good video quality in low light
Optical zoom
Very good image and video quality for a small camcorder
Tilting and rotating LCD screen
Dpad can be fiddly
No shockproof rating
More expensive than pocket Internet models
Image stabilisation a little twitchy
Pistol grip ergonomics may be tricky for small hands

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hxwa10, panasonic vbx070, panasonic hxwa10e, panasonic hxwa10k, panasonic vbx070e, panasonic vbx070ew, panasonic hxwa10eb, panasonic vwvbx070, panasonic hxwa10ebd, panasonic vwvbx070e, panasonic 1920x1080, panasonic vwvbx070ew
Barcodes 00885170044791, 00885170044807, 00885170047112, 04984824910683, 05025232627783, 05053460597196

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