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

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

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


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
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  • 1Description

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.
UPC: 885170121300
In the Box
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)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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
    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 Media Internal Flash Memory 65 MB 
    Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Video Format MPEG4-AVC/H.264
    1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (15 Mbps)
    1280 x 720p / 60 fps
    1280 x 720p / 30 fps
    960 x 540p / 30 fps (24 Mbps)
    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 Type LCD
    Screen Size 2.6"
    Pixel Count 230,400
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Rotation Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speed 1/30-1/10000 sec
    1/15-1/10000 sec
    1/2-1/1500 sec
    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)
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Indoor 1
    Indoor 2
    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
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 880 mAh
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 5.3 x 3.4"

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