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Product Type
Digital Camcorder
Flash Memory Capacity
65 MB
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Number of Image Sensors
1
Effective Image Resolution
11.9 Megapixel
Effective Video Resolution
11.9 Megapixel
HDMI
Yes
Recording Media
Flash Memory, Memory Card
Image Stabilization
Electronic
Optical Zoom
5x
Digital Zoom
120x
Brand Name
Panasonic
Screen Size
6.6 cm (2.6")
Video Formats
MP4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Recording Formats
Full HD
Built-in Devices
Microphone, Speaker, Flashlight
Green Compliant
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
REACH, WEEE
Image Sensor Size
1/2.33"
Maximum Image Resolution
4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate
60 fps
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Audio Channels
Stereo
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
MOS
Total Camcorder Resolution
14.4 Megapixel
Recommended Illumination
1400 lux
Maximum Video Lines
1080
Interlaced Scan
Yes
Progressive Scan
Yes
USB
Yes
Longest Shutter Speed
1/2 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed
1/10000 Second
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
39.90 mm to 199.50 mm
Memory Card Supported
Eye-Fi Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height
127.2 mm
Width
96.6 mm
Depth
46.2 mm
Colour
Black, Orange
Video System
PAL
Minimum Illumination
3 lux
Focal Length
6.80 mm to 34 mm
Image Formats
JPEG
Audio Formats
AAC
Focus Modes
Auto, Manual
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
HX-WA3
Product Name
HX-WA3 Active HD Camcorder
Aperture Range
f/3.5 to 3.7
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
HX-WA3EB-H
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Active HD Camcorder HX-WA3 - Tough, Full HD Camcorder for Active Lifestyle

The HX-WA3 feature triple proof design. Waterproof evolved to 5m to allow you to shoot scenes under deep water while diving. -10?C freezeproof design allows active shooting during winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Dustproof design lets you shoot safely in sandy or dusty environments.

The HX-WA3 renders images in breathtaking, Full-HD (1920 x 1080) beauty, so memories can be saved in stunning image quality even in places with bright or dim lighting. In addition, Intelligent Resolution Technology captures even tiny details in 16-megapixel high-resolution still pictures. The Wind Noise Cut suppresses excessive wind noise for clear sound recording.

Creative Control comprises 12 filters in all -- Miniature Effect, One Point Color, Old Movie, Time Lapse Rec, Ghost Effect, Fish-eye Effect, HDR Paint, Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid, and Soft -- for highly expressive video and still images. Recorded data can also be retouched.

Shooting far away subjects is easy with the Optical 5x Zoom and Intelligent 18x Zoom. The New Active Image Stabilizer further enhances the correction angle for dynamic zooming while on the move, and beautiful images without blurring.

By using the Eye-Fi™ card, you can save files recorded on the card on a PC, or upload them to SNS via a wireless network. You can also directly transport the data to your device (smartphone, tablet etc.) without connecting another access point.

Package Contents
  • HX-WA3 Active HD Camcorder
  • AC Adaptor
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution
230400 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Weight (Approximate)
257 g
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Indoor1
  • Indoor2
  • Sunny
  • Cloudy
  • White Set

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