NEW! HX-WA2 HD CamcorderModel: HX-WA2D
- 3m Waterproof
- Active E.I.S. and 5x Optical (15x iZoom)
- 14 Megapixel Still Picture
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Enjoy outdoor shooting for harsh conditions.
The HX-WA2 allows active shooting at anytime, even while snorkeling, surfing or doing other water sports, or on rainy days.
* This camera's waterproof rating complies with IPX8 ratings. This does not guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or waterproofing in all conditions.
Capture high-quality videos and photos anywhere -- even underwater or in snowy mountains.
Beautiful images and sounds even underwater.
Underwater colors are automatically compensated to give them a naturally clear appearance. Also, the sounds of grasping the camera and operating the buttons are suppressed by the noise reduction function for a clear sound that matches the clear images.
Stable, single-handed shooting.
This unique grip form minimizes shooting fatigue. Shooting is stable because you can easily hold the HX-WA2 with one hand. Single-handed shooting also makes it easy to capture sudden shooting opportunities.
Easy-to-see, free-angle LCD.
285°Rotating, 6.7cm / 2.6-inch Wide-screen LCD
The HX-WA2 features a 6.7 cm/2.6-inch wide-screen LCD monitor that allows the brightness to be adjusted in seven levels. It also rotates through approximately 285° so you can easily position it at your preferred angle. This lets you keep your subject clearly in view, whether you're shooting high, low, or at yourself and your pets.
Twin Shutter / Joy Stick
The twin shutter lets you shoot both videos and still images without having to switch modes, and there is a joy stick on the rear panel. The control buttons are larger than on previous models, for more comfortable operation. For example, you can operate the HX-WA2 while wearing gloves.
High-quality photos and videos.
High-Quality Image Engine
This High-Quality Image Engine enables both excellent image quality and a compact body. Its image-processing algorithms and architecture were designed for high-speed processing, signal processing systems were optimized for noise reduction, and power consumption was reduced. In addition to providing motion judgment for the noise elimination process, the 3D Digital Noise Reduction function also lowers random noise. By allotting the bit rate for the noise consuming component to the video signal, compression efficiency is improved for crisp, clear videos.
Sharpens details and enhances smooth areas.
Intelligent Resolution Technology
The High-Quality Image Engine has evolved with original Intelligent Resolution Technology. This new technology confirms the edges of objects within the image, then emphasizes the edges for optimal clarity. Conversely, it reduces noise and enhances the natural smoothness of parts without edges, like the sky. The increased sharpness is especially effective for images with delicate details. This highly advanced technology maximizes the beauty of Full-HD images.
Save memories, in all their beauty.
Bright and Stunning Full-HD Video Recording
The HX-WA2 renders images in breathtaking, Full-HD (1920 x 1080) beauty, so you can save your memories in stunning image quality and watch them on a large-screen TV.
* "Full-HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels" in Panasonic Camcorder refers to video recordings with 1920 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1080 pixels in the vertical direction.
Beautiful zoom shots of distant subjects.
Intelligent 15x Zoom and Active E.I.S.
In addition to an optical 5x zoom, the New High-Quality Image Engine of the HX-WA2 lets you shoot videos with a maximum 15x Intelligent Zoom* with no image quality degradation. Active E.I.S. enables handheld zooming without blurring. You get a flexible shooting range, from wide-angle to dynamic zooming.
* When using the 15x Zoom, switching is required by pressing the Double Range Zoom button. When the Active E.I.S. is turned on, the zoom is 12x. When shooting photos, the maximum zoom is 5x.
Makes optimal settings automatically.
iA (Intelligent Auto) for Video Recording
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
* The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.
The new 4-axis correction ensures beautiful images with minimal blurring even in highly active situations. Its effects extend to a variety of shooting styles, such as zooming and shooting while walking.
Intelligent Scene Selector
The Intelligent Scene Selector function analyzes the shooting situation and automatically switches the camcorder to the suitable scene mode that will give you optimal results.
This mode captures faces beautifully. With Soft Skin mode, complexions are automatically enhanced to make faces attractive.
This mode is ideal for shooting wide landscapes and sweeping vistas, such as at the ocean or in the mountains. It balances the exposure over the entire frame to prevent brighter parts of the image, such as the sky, from being washed out or having blown highlights.
The camcorder automatically uses this mode for scenes with particularly strong contrast, such as when you're shooting a spot lit area on a darkened stage. It captures the well-lit subject perfectly and prevents washed-out areas.
In dim lighting, the camcorder automatically switches to a slower shutter speed so that images across the entire frame are bright and easy to see.
The faces are darkened by backlighting, and slightly out of focus.
The faces are bright and perfectly in focus.
Face Detection automatically senses the ambient lighting and adjusts the exposure accordingly, so faces are bright and easy to see. The focus also prioritizes the faces, and skin tones are smoothed.
Record lifelike audio.
The HX-WA2 uses a waterproof microphone speaker that lets sound pass through while keeping water out. It lets you record videos with lifelike stereo sound virtually anywhere, even underwater.
Preserve photos with excellent details.
14-Megapixel Still Picture Recording
The HX-WA2 captures even tiny details in 14-megapixel high-resolution still pictures. Depending on the situation, you can flexibly shoot either high-quality 14-megapixel photos or Full-HD videos. You can also capture 2-megapixel still images while recording a video by simply pressing the Still button.*
* Varies depending on the video mode used for shooting.
Enables dynamic 360°/180° panorama shooting.
Panorama makes it is possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture.
Enjoy truly versatile expression.
HDR (Backlight Compensation) / HDR (Paint)
Easily take photos with the optimal exposure. Three images taken at different exposures are combined to record one optimal still image while suppressing blown highlights and blocked shadows.
HDR Paint further expands your photo creativity. This correction process gives still images an artistic, painting-like effect.
Captures those spur-of-the-moment scenes.
This function lets the camcorder snap up to 10 consecutive 3-megapixel still images, which are fired off at 1-second intervals for a total of 40 continuous images in about 4 seconds. You can use it to get good shots of subjects in fast motion. Just fire off a number of shots without stopping, then keep the best ones and delete the rest.
Never miss another shutter opportunity.
High-Speed Reverse Consecutive Shooting
The High-Speed Reverse Consecutive Shooting function continues to capture images while the Still button is pressed, and then, by releasing the button when the desired scene ends, the data that was input just prior to the button release is recorded onto the Built-in Memory as consecutive images. This lets you preserve important memories without missing out on those split-second shutter opportunities.
* The number of consecutive shooting images that can be taken varies depending on the image recording size. Also, there is a limit to the number of consecutive images that can be taken.
Makes optimal settings automatically.
iA (Intelligent Auto) for Still Picture Recording
The iA function is active even when shooting still images. When the Intelligent Scene Selector detects the shooting situation, it optimizes the settings for the still image.
Adjust the exposure and coloration so that skin tones look true and natural.
Switches to Macro mode when the camcorder comes close to the subject.
The new 5-axis correction ensures beautiful images with minimal blurring even in highly active situations. Its effects extend to a variety of shooting styles, such as zooming and shooting while walking.
Sharp focusing even up close.
Get as close as 1 cm when shooting small objects such as flowers or accessories. Enjoy creative shooting with high-resolution photos.
No more worries about whether your subject is centered.
Nine-point Auto Focus
The HX-WA2 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.
Shoot in your very own style.
Select the exposure compensation, aperture priority, and manual mode to shoot.
This allows manual shooting to match the situation.
Easy Sharing and Playback
Upload your favorite videos. It's a snapshot easy!
Easy Web Uploading (HD Writer VE 2.0*)
Simply select the videos and photos inside the camcorder in advance to connect the HX-WA2 to a PC via USB.
HD Writer VE 2.0*
It's so easy to upload your images on to YouTube™ or Facebook™. The included HD Writer VE 2.0 software* lets you post videos and photos with easy operation.
* For Windows OS
Excellent format compatibility.
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.
Ideal for Mac and PC users.
The HX-WA2 lets you record videos in the iFrame. With iFrame, the video in your camera is the same format you'll edit, so it's fast to import and edit with compatible video editing software. iFrame is based on standards, so it works with a number of applications ¿ such as iMovie
Shoot in iFrame mode.
Data can be quickly transferred to a PC, with no need for data conversion.
Data transferred from the HX-WA2 can be directly edited with iMovie.
Increases in volume due to the data conversion process are also suppressed after editing.
Your images can be easily shared on the web and used for mobile enjoyment with any portable device.
You can make your camcorder wireless.
Eye-Fi™ Card Compatibility
By using the Eye-Fi™ card, you can save files recorded on a card to a PC of file-sharing site via a wireless network. You can direct transport the data to your device (smartphone, tablet etc.) without connecting another access point.
- The functions of the Eye-Fi™ card (including wireless transmission) are not guaranteed to work on this product. In the case of a malfunction of the card, please contact the card manufacturer.
- To use the Eye-Fi™ card, permission from the national or regional government is required. Do not use if you have not obtained permission. If you are unsure as to whether use is permitted, please check with card manufacturer.
- Install the software supplied with the Eye-Fi™ card in advance on your PC, and configure the Eye-Fi™ settings. (For settings methods etc., please read the card operating instructions or consult the card manufacturer)
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