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Panasonic HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White)

You Pay: $299.99
Product Highlights
  • Records HD 1080/60i/30p and 720/60p
  • 16MP Still Images and 360° Panoramas
  • Waterproof to a Depth of 16' (IPX8)
  • Freezeproof to 14° F (-10° C)
  • Dustproof Rating IP6X
  • Pistol Grip Design with Flip-out LCD
  • 18x i.Zoom & 120x Digital Zoom
  • H.264 and iFrame Recording Formats
  • Uses SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

The Panasonic HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder features a "Triple Proof" tough design, which means the camera is waterproof to a depth of 16 feet, freezeproof to a temperature of 14° F, and has a dustproof rating of IP6X. The 1/2.33" MOS sensor and a High-Quality Image Engine enable the HX-WA03 to capture Full HD 1920x1080 video and 16MP still photos. Other features include an 18x Intelligent Zoom, creative controls, panorama mode and HDR Backlight Compensation.

Triple Proof Tough
The HX-WA03 is waterproof down to 16' (5m), freezeproof down to 14° F (-10° C), and dustproof. This makes shooting possible in even harsh environments.
Full HD Video Recording
The HX-WA03 renders video images in Full-HD (1920 x 1080), so you can save your memories in stunning image quality and watch them on a big screen TV.
High-Quality Image Engine
The High-Quality Image Engine enables both excellent image quality and a compact body. Its image-processing algorithms and architecture are designed for high-speed processing. Signal processing systems are optimized for noise reduction, and power consumption is reduced.
Creative Control
Creative Control comprises a number of filters to choose from, including One Point Color, Old Movie, Fish-eye Effect, HDR Paint, Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid, and Soft. Recorded data can also be retouched.
Intelligent 18x Zoom
In addition to a 5x optical zoom, the High-Quality Image Engine lets you shoot videos with an Intelligent Zoom, up to 18x with no image quality degradation.
iA and Intelligent Scene Selector
iA senses the shooting conditions and automatically adjusts settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
16MP Still Pictures
The HX-WA03 captures even tiny details in 16-megapixel high-resolution still pictures. Depending on the situation, you can flexibly shoot either high-quality 16MP photos or Full-HD videos. You can also capture 2MP still images while recording a video by simply pressing the Photo Shooting Button.
Panorama Mode
Panorama mode makes it possible to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture.
HDR Backlight Compensation
Three images taken at different exposures are combined to record one optimal still image that suppresses blown highlights and blocked shadows.
Macro Shooting
Get as close as 0.39" (1 cm) when shooting small objects such as flowers or accessories. Enjoy creative shooting with high-resolution photos.
Nine-point Auto Focus
The camcorder automatically focuses on your subject with its nine-point auto focus, even if it isn't located in the center of the frame. This prevents your shots from going out of focus.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MPEG-4 files are widely used because they combine video and sound in the same file. As a result, the files can be quickly and easily saved onto a PC and then uploaded onto blogs or social networking sites to share with friends and family.
iFrame Mode
The camcorder lets you record videos in the iFrame format. iFrame is fast to import and edit with compatible video editing software like iMovie.
Eye-Fi Card Compatibility
By using an Eye-Fi card (sold separately) you can save files recorded on a card to a PC or file-sharing site via a wireless network. You can directly transport the data to a smartphone, tablet or other compatible devices without connecting another access point.
Camera
Sensor 1x 1/2.33"  MOS Sensor
Color Filter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Pixel Gross 14,400,000
Effective Pixels 11,900,000 @ Video 16:9
14,300,000 @ Video 4:3
11,900,000 @ Photo 16:9
14,300,000 @ Photo 4:3
Optics
Focal Length 6.8 - 34 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 40 - 240 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (W-Range Zoom W mode)
39.9 - 199.5 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (W-Range Zoom W mode)
82.4 - 494.4 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (W-Range Zoom T mode)
80.9 - 485.4 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (W-Range Zoom T mode)
Maximum Aperture f/ 3.5 - f/ 3.7
Focusing Distance Not Specified By Manufacturer
Angle of View Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Optical: 5x
W-Range: 12x
Intelligent: 18x
Digital: 120x
Recording
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 65MB 
SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Format MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (15Mbps)
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1280 x 720p / 60 fps
1280 x 720p / 30 fps
iFrame/MP4
960 x 540p / 30 fps (24Mbps)
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 16 Megapixel, 4608 x 3456 (4:3)
JPEG: 14 Megapixel, 4352 x 3264 (4:3)
JPEG: 10 Megapixel, 4352 x 2448 (16:9)
JPEG: 7.8 Megapixel, 3744 x 2106 (16:9)
JPEG: 7 Megapixel, 3072 x 2304 (4:3)
JPEG: 3.5 Megapixel, 2560 x 1440 (16:9)
JPEG: 3 Megapixel, 2048 x 1536 (4:3)
JPEG: 2 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 (4:3)
JPEG: 14,400 x 720
JPEG: 7200 x 720
JPEG: 1280 x 14,400
JPEG: 1280 x 7200
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC
Display
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 2.6"
Pixel Count 230,400
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Rotation Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Shockproof Rating Not Specified By Manufacturer
Waterproof Depth Rating 16.0' / 5.0 m (Camera)
Dustproof Rating IP6X
Lux 1400 (Standard Illumination)
9 (Scene Mode OFF 1/30)
3 (Scene Mode Low Light 1/15)
Shutter Speed 1/30-1/10000sec
1/15-1/10000sec
1/2-1/1500sec
White Balance Modes Auto
Daylight
Indoor 1
Indoor 2
Manual
Overcast
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - Yes
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x USB 2.0
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x A/V
1x HDMI D (Micro)
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 880mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter
Charging Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Adapter 5-VAC
Power Consumption Recording: 4.1 W
Charging: 4.8 W
Operating Temperature 14°F (-10°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.8 x 5.0 x 1.8" / 96.6 x 127.2 x 46.2 mm
Weight 9.07 oz / 257 g (without battery and SD card)
9.81 oz / 278 g (with battery and SD card)
Panasonic HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White)
  • AC Adapter
  • Wrist Strap
  • VW-VBX090 Lithium Ion Battery (White)
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Software (HD Writer VE3.0)
  • Limited Warranty (1-Year Parts and 90-Days Labor)
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    PanasonicHX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (33)
    • Zoom range/performance (30)
    • Great picture quality (29)
    • Image stabilization (24)
    • Great sound (19)

    Cons

    • No external mic input (5)
    • Poor in low light (5)
    • Limited zoom (3)
    • Poor sound (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (31)
    • Home movies (27)
    • HD shooting (20)
    • Movies/short films (11)
    • Documentaries (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (23), Enthusiast (9), Semi-pro (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Cam is a GREAT deal for the money.

    I use this camera for surf videos and stills. After using it for only a couple weeks I can tell about some of the video and still features.The video at 1940x1080(30p)setting is...Read complete review

    I use this camera for surf videos and stills. After using it for only a couple weeks I can tell about some of the video and still features.The video at 1940x1080(30p)setting is very crisp and clear. I've yet to shoot at 1940x108(60p). I've shot stills at 16mpx(4:3) and also 10mpx(16:9). The stills are also very crisp and clear. I tested out the macro and panoramic modes and both also had beautiful results. At $[$].00 this cam is a good deal. I paid only [$] from B&H so it was a GREAT deal. I did get a battery upgrade from [*] though. This cam comes stock w/a pretty weak battery and it pays to get the better ones. It was only $20.00 for two step up bats w/a wall and car charger. The wall charger is nice to have instead of a usb charge w/the cam connected to pc. You can still shoot while a bat is charging. I haven't tested out the waterproofing yet.I like the fact that I can use this camera on the beach with my SOLOSHOT and not have to worry if it gets wet from the rain or ocean.

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    Nice camera if it continues to work!

    This is the second camera of this model that I have tried. I really liked the first camera until it quit working halfway through our european vacation. I was then forced to use my...Read complete review

    This is the second camera of this model that I have tried. I really liked the first camera until it quit working halfway through our european vacation. I was then forced to use my Iphone for the rest of the trip. As alway B&H took care of me with a replacement and we will see how this one fares! The camera takes very good photos. Videos still appear shakey even with the image stabilization on. The stabilization is bad enough that the videos are very amatuer in appearance. The menu and options are about as confusing as any other video/camera nowadays. One nice feature is to use the best image option and the camera picks the best filter when you take a photo for the current conditions.

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    5.0

    Excelente camera

    By Clovis, o cineasta

    from S. Bento do Sul - Brazil

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White):

    Comprei a HX WA 03 ha 2 meses na BH. É uma excelente camera, ótimo zoom, filtros úteis que fazem o clip ou foto mais interessantes. Fácil de usar, leve. boa relação preço/produto.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Nice camera if it continues to work!

    By Chris

    from Cincinnati, Ohio

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Complicated To Operate
    • Poor image stabilization

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Travel

    Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White):

    This is the second camera of this model that I have tried. I really liked the first camera until it quit working halfway through our european vacation. I was then forced to use my Iphone for the rest of the trip. As alway B&H took care of me with a replacement and we will see how this one fares! The camera takes very good photos. Videos still appear shakey even with the image stabilization on. The stabilization is bad enough that the videos are very amatuer in appearance. The menu and options are about as confusing as any other video/camera nowadays. One nice feature is to use the best image option and the camera picks the best filter when you take a photo for the current conditions.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good Value

    By redwing

    from Commerce Township, MI

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

      I am certainly not a video pro and I don't have much to compare to, but this HX-WA03 is a pretty good value. My comparator is the Panasonic HDC-HS250, a camera with 3 sensors but smaller than the HX. To start off, the pistol-grip of the HX feels good, but when operating it, the ergonomics aren't very good for operating it with one hand. The old HDC was more easily controlled with one hand, although in time I might get used to the HX. I use the camera a lot to record indoor hockey games, so while I don't see freezing temps, it still can get down into the 40's. That is one of the reasons for getting the HX. While the old HDC performed well the first couple years in the cold, it got real finicky and it seemed to be temperature related. The camera would freeze (pun intended) up on occasion, and I would lose that scene. The white balance in auto mode is very good. The different lighting in different rinks played havoc on the old HDC and that was with lighting compensation. I do notice that the old HDC seems to auto-focus better and doesn't get "lost" as much as the HX. I think getting "lost" is due to shooting through the glass panes of the ice rink. Battery life is not very good. So far I have not been able to record a full game (45 minutes of ice time). I need about 1 hour of total on-time. The old HDC got me as much as 90 minutes. The Panasonic HD-Writer software is upgraded and works better. This camera stores the video in MP4 format which makes it handier than the old HDC which needed to be converted first. Seems to work well in low light. Overall, I think this is a pretty good value, for half the cost of the old HDC.

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      4.0

      New pocket camera. video recorder.

      By Pics on the go.

      from Duluth, MN.

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White):

      Can't give 5 starts yet because I haven't used it for more than a week yet. So far so good though. It takes great pictures and video is clear and steady. Recharging is a bit inconvenient having to open the battery case door to connect the cable. It does have a bit too many feature functions to ever use, but are nice options to have at your disposal. Build quality is high. It takes a bit of getting used to learning how to operate though not too bad. Deleting video is more involved than deleting pictures, you have to go into a menu to do so. Pics can be deleted with the joy stick quickly. Now if I can only find a slim tight fitting neoprene case I'll be set.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great all around camera.

      By chris

      from california

      Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

      I bought this as a replacement for the older version of this camera that was stolen. This one has a nice large grip, better buttons, great image quality. This camera is often categorized with the little pocket web type camcorders but it actually a full camcorder in a waterproof ergonomic shape. The older version of this camera was great, and this one has done great improvements such s additional function buttons and a little more optical zoom. I recommend this product.

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      5.0

      excelente relacion precio-funciones

      By Beto,el viajero

      from Buenos Aires, Argentina

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • No External Mic Input

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White):

      Nunca crei tener una camara de excelente calidad a tan bajo precio.La uso para viajes porque es muy compacta y ademas tengo una gran camara de fotos!! tengo la posibilidad de elegir el formato entre 4:3 o 16:9 ya sea de fotos o video lo cual lo hace muy util para una tv LED.

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      • No

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      1.0

      very disappointed

      By markd

      from wallingford, pa

      Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

      It could be an ideal gear. But it is not. Very low resolution, definitely not HD. Limited filters. Slow lens which will blur moving grass and branches. No firmware upgrade. I thought that I found my thing...after a few days of thorough tests I returned it. Sorry.

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      5.0

      HX-WA03 Full HD Camcord

      By rsereday

      from St Louis, Mo

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

        Very happy with this camera. It is exactly what I had hoped it would be. Work well in low light. Great camera for the price. I have not tried it underwater yet, but that is not really what I bought it for. It is nice to know that if it is raining you do not have to work about it getting wet. And B&H, bought from them many times. Good company to deal with in my book... it is one of my go to sources.

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        5.0

        Best buy for your buck. Covers all bases

        By Butch

        from Old Forge, Penna.

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White):

          Comfortable. Easy to use. Great qualty pictures.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Waterproof Handheld Camera

          By River Runner

          from Plano, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Travel

            Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

            Fun camera, easy to use. Rode around on my bike & make great video. Takes cool pictures too.

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            5.0

            Great camera

            By Bijou

            from Chicago

            Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

            Love the camera. Very light and takes great videos. My wife lives the color. Can't wait to use it in our trip to Greece in July.

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            5.0

            Love it!

            By Cruisin' Dave

            from Three Rivers, MI

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Travel

              Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

              Easy to use, great pics and videos. Only downside would be the documentaion has some improvement to do.

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              • No

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              4.0

              HX-WA03

              By Richard

              from Singapore

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White):

              Very good customer service & delivery. I am very happy with the product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              3.0

              More is less with this camcorder

              By Ran

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Picture Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Complicated To Operate
              • No External Mic Input

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

              I got this camera as a replacement for a FlipCam I lost, which has been discontinued. I was looking for a simple, easy to use, low-cost camcorder to carry with me for for spontaneous impromptu use. The price of this camera is right and you get a lot of quality for it, but many of the features seem unnecessary (as they can be done in editing) and they complicate the operation of the camera. It does the job, and the video quality is great, I just wish it was a bit smaller and simpler to use.

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              5.0

              Nice, solid Camcorder!

              By deerhuntingal

              from Boise, ID

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Sound
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • No lens cap

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White):

              This is my first digital camcorder so I do not have anything to compare it to but I can tell you it is compact yet nice and solid feeling while in your hand. It is easy to operate and so far it works well.
              It does not come with a case, or SDHC card but that is fine as the savings on this unit you can easily buy those items and be under the cost of the higher priced cameras that do the same thing.
              It also does not have a lens cover so you have to be careful and make sure dirt is not there when you go to use it!

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              5.0

              Great camcorder at a good price!!!

              By Jesus is Truth

              from Saint Marys, OH

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (White):

                I am highly satisfied with this camcorder. I was pleased to find out you can shut the screen after you start a recording and it continues to record. Also you can have no battery in it and hook it to a usb power bank and it runs off that. You have to keep the door open to do this, but if you are indoors and have the camcorder on a tripod you can record great video for hours on end. It takes really good video, but I would recommend a micro hdmi to hdmi cord to get better quality when playing straight to your tv. The cords that are included are the standard Yellow Red White and degrade the video a lot. If you are thinking about getting this, I would recommend it. Oh ya, and you can take it outdoors and not have to worry about it getting messed up with rain or dirt. And I would also recommend getting a drop and spill warranty from Square Trade's site. You can get codes for big percentages off, and since this is $[$]just go with the $[$] warranty and you can get it for about 20 bucks for 3 years. Enjoy :-)

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                5.0

                AWESOME

                By Rob

                from Butler, Pa

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Travel

                  Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

                  Use the camera for my kids soccer games. I can't wait to take it on vacation and use it in the ocean!!

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                  4.0

                  Swiss Army Knife of Cameras

                  By Morpheal

                  from Hamilton, Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easiest To Hold Steady
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Dynamic Range
                  • Great Zoom

                  Cons

                  • Lacks A Lens Cap

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • Experimental Video Art
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Movies/Short Films

                  Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

                  The Panasonic HX-WA03 is like the Swiss army knife of cameras. Disaster resistant HD video, 16 megapixel still photos, closeups, HD video, underwater, ice and snow, shock protected, it nearly does it all. Something convenient to toss into my pocket when a Nikon D800 is too much to carry. Chosen because it has better dynamic range in bright light conditions than its competitors.

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                  5.0

                  Great so far.

                  By Eloc

                  from Wa

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

                    The only really cool thing not advertised is when I pointed it at a very bright light it reduced the light so you could see color of the shade and even read a shiny poster behind the light. Get a floatation wrist strap. The camera is waterproof after all.

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                    4.0

                    Good waterproof camcorder.

                    By Frank Leclerc

                    from Ottawa, ON

                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                    • Poor In Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
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                    Comments about HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black):

                    Good price and good quality camcorder. I use this product mostly for my whitewater canoeing activities. It has a good zoom with quality video recording at either 1080 or 720p. As for still photography it is ok. It does some good quality outdoor pictures but it is not very good for low light situations. If you are looking for better low light qualities, look for it's big brother, the HX-WA30.

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