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Panasonic HX-WA2
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Panasonic HX-WA2 Camcorder

14.4MP 1/2.33 259g MOS Mar 2012
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Active HD Camcorder HX-WA2 - 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... More
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Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

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

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HX-WA2 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HX-WA2 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HX-WA2 has an HDMI port. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HX-WA2 also have an HDMI port.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HX-WA2 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HX-WA2.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder is MS Pro-HG.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Panasonic HX-WA2 has a built-in display.

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4352 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HX-WA2 is 4352 x 3264. That's over six times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of this age and spec. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this Panasonic camcorder. In addition, this video camera support still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1920 and 4352 x 2448. The still image resolution of all big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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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. Across all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years the worst video mode is 480p and the best is 1080p.

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4352 X 3264 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Panasonic HX-WA2 is 4352 x 3264 pixels. That's over seven times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The best maximum image resolution of all camcorders of this age and spec is 6592 x 3712 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic HX-WA2 is more than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this 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 frequently supported video resolution on comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HX-WA2 is more than most comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this video camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 330mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 34mm to 730mm. At 485.4 millimeters, the Panasonic HX-WA2 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small

The Panasonic HX-WA2 is quite small (only 44.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the HX-WA2. Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HX-WA2 the depths range from 21mm to 480mm.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HX-WA2 range from 1x to 40x. The Panasonic HX-WA2 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HX-WA2 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Panasonic HX-WA2 has a quite small screen size (only 2.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HX-WA2. The smallest screen size of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HX-WA2 is 2.3", the largest is 7.6", and the average screen size is 3.1".

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic HX-WA2 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic HX-WA2 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HX-WA2 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HX-WA2 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HX-WA2 do not have a built-in projector. The Panasonic HX-WA2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

Across all the camcorders that were released around the same time as the HX-WA2 the movie megapixel counts range from 1.1MP to 17MP. The Panasonic HX-WA2 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 1.19 megapixels) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HX-WA2 that we have checked, the Panasonic HX-WA2's minimum focal length of 40 millimeters is one of the longest. The minimum focal lengths of big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HX-WA2 range from 2.8mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of video cameras of this spec and age range from 1.1 to 11. At 3.5, the Panasonic HX-WA2 has a fairly high minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HX-WA2.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HX-WA2

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic camcorder has been on the market for over four years.

Average Weight

With a weight of 238 grams, the Panasonic HX-WA2 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HX-WA2 has a pretty typical digital zoom (120 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HX-WA2.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Video & Photo Dual Shot
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
AV Output
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hxwa2egd, hxwa2ega, panasonic hxwa2, panasonic vbx090, hxwa2egdvidcampa, panasonic hxwa2d, hxwa2egavidcampa, panasonic vbx090e, panasonic vwvbx090, panasonic vbx090ew, panasonic vwvbx090e, panasonic vwvbx090ew
Barcodes 05025232659166, 05025232659173, 05025232669257
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