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Panasonic HX-WA20EF-W Camcorder

16.4MP 1/2 235g MOS Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good quality lens
Robust

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This big total megapixels camcorder received a rating of 80% from expert review website Expert Reviews.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 339 owner and expert reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HX-WA20EF-W has a built-in flash, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the HX-WA20EF-W has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The HX-WA20EF-W has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.6 inches) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera is 2" and the largest is 7.6".

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 650,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,400 pixels, the HX-WA20EF-W has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Still Image

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HX-WA20EF-W is 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080 (which is also supported by this video camera). In addition, this camcorder support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1920 and 3840 x 2160 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 640 x 480 and the best is 5472 x 3648.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HX-WA20EF-W has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HX-WA20EF-W has a built-in microphone. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HX-WA20EF-W has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic HX-WA20EF-W has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HX-WA20EF-W features indoor white balance. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also feature indoor white balance.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good zoom. Four years ago Expert Reviews mentioned “Intelligent Zoom 15x” in their Panasonic HX-WA20 review.


Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The HX-WA20EF-W features manual focus. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also feature manual focus.

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Features Auto Focus

The HX-WA20EF-W features auto focus, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The HX-WA20EF-W features dual shot (video & photo). Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature dual shot (video & photo).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HX-WA20EF-W supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HX-WA20EF-W supports HDMI, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Panasonic HX-WA20EF-W has a composite video out. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a composite video out.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HX-WA20EF-W has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HX-WA20EF-W does not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HX-WA20EF-W has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 1x to 25x, and the average optical zoom is 13x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HX-WA20EF-W has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 2.8, the HX-WA20EF-W has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. Video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 11.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HX-WA20EF-W has a relatively typical digital zoom (120 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Design

Robust

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expertreviews.co.uk gave the Panasonic HX-WA20 a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review “The HX-WA20 is a well-designed sports camera which is great for underwater footage”.

Nice Design

One Panasonic HX-WA20 owner who bought the Panasonic HX-WA20 reckoned that it was a good design. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “The HX-WA20 has a pistol grip design and is intended”.

Poor Product Quality

One Panasonic HX-WA20 owner who reviewed it considered that it was not good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “Image quality isn't up there with the rest of Panasonic's camcorder range.”.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic vwvbx090ew, panasonic vbx090ew, panasonic hxwa20h, hxwa20egw, hxwa20efh, hxwa20efw, hxwa20egh
Barcodes 04984824948761, 05025232659050, 05025232659067, 05025232659074, 05025232659081, 05025232659135, 05025232659142, 05025232669257

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