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Panasonic HX-WA2: Review

The brand-new Panasonic HX-WA2 is a full HD Dual Cameras water resistant and dust expressively designed for the shooting on the move. The camera lets you shoot Full HD at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and photographs with a resolution of 14MP.

All this and much more, allow this technological gem to be a great Dual Camera, thanks to the Intelligent 15x Zoom and HDR system. Rounding out the excellent technical equipment of the device will find the electric image stabilizer (EIS) that will allow us to obtain images with no flicker.

Panasonic HX-WA2: Design

The Panasonic HX-WA2 is equipped with an ergonomic design and extremely durable which enable it to withstand water (up to 3 meters deep) and dust. Available in orange and blue, it is very compact because it measures 9.31 x 12.56 x 4.41 inches and weighs about 259 grams with battery and SD card these dimensions allow the user to return a Dual Camera feeling of solidity and robustness otherwise unthinkable.

Panasonic HX-WA2: Features and Functionality

The Panasonic HX-WA2 has as its main feature rugged character: the Dual Camera is waterproof up to 3 meters deep and is resistant to dust going to meet IPX8 and IPx5 of resistance precisely to water and dust. The Chamber meets the IPX8 and IP5X of resistance to water and dust.

The device is a good dual camera that allows you to create Full HD video 1,920 x 1,080 pixels through the 3MOS image sensor 1/2.3″ with a total pixel count of 14.4 MP.

The objective of the Dual Camera has a focal length from F3.5 (wide angle) to F3.7 (telephoto) with 5x optical zoom and 15x Intelligent Zoom without image degradation, these also thanks to the excellent Active EIS (Electronic Stability image) that avoids precisely blur and flicker in the images but reduces the zoom will automatically become 12x and 15x.

Very handy and useful Double Zoom Range button that allows you to switch from 15x Zoom function to another without having to go through complicated menus or otherwise uncomfortable during the realization of just movies. The Dual Camera also allows you to create panoramic pictures 360°/180A in both horizontal and vertical shots running series that followed the camcorder overlaps.

Panasonic HX-WA2
Panasonic HX-WA2

The camera section of the device deserves special attention due to its own characteristics, which include, in addition to those already mentioned, a lighting standard 1400lx, minimum illumination 9LX (with Scene mode off: 1/30) and minimum illumination with light mode 3LX Dim (1/15), the focus is both automatic and manual white balance as well as it also boasts one of the automatic modes as follows: sunny, cloudy, interno1, interno2 and white set.

The shutter speed for moving images is 1/30-1/10000 while for still images is equal to 1/2-1/1500. The videos made with the cameras are in MPEG4 AVC/H.264 format with audio recorded through a microphone 2-channel stereo, while the still images are recorded in JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2). The photographs and videos can be easily viewed from the LCD side by 2.6 inches with a resolution of 230,400 pixels, or can be shared through the 3 outputs: AV, microHDMI or USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.

Conclusion

The Panasonic HX-WA2 is a Dual Chamber of latest generation rugged able to withstand water up to a depth of 3 meters and is also resistant to dust. The Dual Camera is equipped with an excellent electronic image stabilizer (EIS Active) as well as a 15x Intelligent Zoom that will produce the highest quality in the creation of Full HD 1,920×1080 Video and photos at 14 MP even in landscape mode. HDR photography lovers will be pleased to find that even on this technology Dual Camera that turns out to be a great product at an affordable price.

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PROS : Price, Ergonomic Design, Water resistant up to 3 meters deep; Full hd; Dustproof, Intelligent 15x Zoom, Active EIS.

CONS : Dimensions and Weight.

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