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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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
In the Box
Panasonic HX-WA03 Full HD Active Lifestyle Camcorder (Black)