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Panasonic HX-WA3

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Panasonic HX-WA3

Panasonic HX-WA3
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A classic and fully featured 5x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
5x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.4MP 1" Mar 2013
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Panasonic HX-WA3 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic HX-WA3 number 216 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
17 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 91%, based on 17 reviews.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Panasonic camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Tough design - 5m waterproof, -10 C, freezeproof, dustproof
Full-HD video recording and 16 megapixels still picture recording
Creative control featuring 12 shooting modes
Intelligent 18x zoom with new active image stabilizer
New wind noise cut

Panasonic HX-WA3 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HX-WA3's total megapixels of 14.4MP is bigger than 85% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The average optical sensor size of all camcorders is 0.38", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8". The Panasonic HX-WA3's optical sensor size of 0.429" is larger than 68% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Panasonic HX-WA3 of 278g is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 42% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Video cameras have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the Panasonic HX-WA3 of only 5x is smaller than 73% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HX-WA3 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the Panasonic HX-WA3 of only 2.6" is smaller than 87% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HX-WA3 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HX-WA3's digital zoom of 120x is pretty typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 38% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HX-WA3 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080. The resolution of all camcorders ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4912 x 3680 (best).

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Features Photo Mode

The Panasonic HX-WA3 features photo mode. 79% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HX-WA3 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Microphone in

The Panasonic HX-WA3 does not have a microphone in. 75% of camcorders also do not have a microphone in.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP. The effective megapixels (movie) of the Panasonic HX-WA3 of 11.9MP is in the highest 9% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HX-WA3 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The Panasonic HX-WA3's effective megapixels (image) of 11.9MP is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 86% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hxwa30eba, panasonic hxwa30efw, panasonic hxwa30k, hxwa3egw

Barcodes:

04902704140524, 05025232712496, 05025232712502, 05025232712519, 05025232712526, 05025232712540, 05025232712618, 05025232712625, 05025232712830, 05025232724659

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