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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panorama makes it is possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get as close as 1 cm when shooting small objects such as flowers or accessories. Enjoy creative shooting with high-resolution photos.
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.
Select the exposure compensation, aperture priority, and manual mode to shoot.
This allows manual shooting to match the situation.
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
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 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.
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.
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You will never have to worry about unexpected or unplanned repair bills. The coverage covers parts and labor to keep product in good operating condition. If you have in home service during the factory warranty then the same is provided during the extended period. If you have carry in service, then you have the same during the extended period.
Ensures only authorized and highly trained techinicians with up-to-date diagnostic tools will work on your product. Knowing how important your product is to you, servicers will repair your product as quickly as possible. Only Panasonic parts and components are used.
When you need service just call the Panasonic 800 number and someone will contact you within 24 hours.
In addition, the service is transferable to a new owner!
Your Plan is priced to offer you affordable protection for your valuble electronics product. The coverage will cost you just pennies a day and there are no deductibles.
This document sets forth the entire Contract between the Service Contract Administrator hereinafter referred to as We, Us and Our, and, the Purchaser as You and Your. No representation, promise or condition herein shall modify these terms. Service Net Warranty, LLC ("Service Net") is contractually obligated to You to provide service under this Contract where in accordance with, and as allowed by state law. If this Contract is purchased in Florida or Oklahoma, Service Net Solutions of Florida, LLCis contractually obligated to You to provide service under this contract.
1.What Is Covered. We will furnish labor, parts, and/or replacement equipment (or pay for same) necessary to repair operational or mechanical breakdowns of the product specified in this Contract, provided such service is necessitated by product failure during normal usage. The product specified and covered includes only equipment as originally configured and charged for in this Contract. Coverage also applies to the parts and accessories that are necessary to the covered product's functionality, but does not apply to accessories that are used in conjunction with or to enhance the performance of the covered product. The maximum liability owed to You under this Contract will be the full retail cost of Your Product minus the sales tax. In the event We (I) replace the Product with a Product with equivalent specifications or (II) reimburse You for the current market value of the Product with equivalent specifications or (III) reimburse You for the retail amount of the Product, less claims made, minus sales tax, We shall have satisfied all obligations owed under this contract. Power Surge and Spike: This service plan protects against operational failure of a covered product if a failure occurs while connected to a surge protector approved by the Underwriter's Laboratory. Your surge protector may be collected by the Administrator for examination.
2.TO OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FOR REPLACEMENT (ON REPLACEMENT CONTRACTS ONLY):
You must obtain authorization prior to the receipt of a replacement Product.
Call the toll free number listed on the reverse side of this Service Contract.
Have this Contract, Your Contract number, and the original Product receipt available.
Instructions on obtaining replacement will be given.
Once authorization is obtained You may be required, at Your expense, to return the Product to Service Net.
This Product is not to be taken to the Retailer.
At Our determination, You will receive a replacement Product of like grade and quality. Technological advances may result in a replacement product with a lower selling price than the original Product. In all cases where a replacement cannot be made, You will receive reimbursement for the original purchase price, excluding sales tax, delivery and installation.
All contractual obligations are considered fulfilled upon Product replacement, reimbursement or Contract term expiration.
We reserve the right to replace the Product with a remanufactured or refurbished Product.
The replacement Product will be mailed to You at no cost.
3.DEDUCTIBLE. No deductible applies to this Contract.
4.IMPORTANT NOTE. Repairs recommended by the repairing facility not necessitated by mechanical breakdown are not covered unless specifically authorized by Us. We reserve the right to inspect the items to be covered, or the items covered, as the case may be, prior to coverage or during the coverage period. Model number, serial number and original date of purchase of all items to be covered must be provided to execute application for service. If You request a service call for a non-covered repair, You will be responsible for all osts associated with the repair. In the event You are unable to meet the servicer, You must call to cancel the appointment in advance of the agreed upon time of service. You may be responsible for paying the second trip charge for the subsequent rescheduled repair. If the product is found to be performing to the manufacturer?s specifications, it will be returned to You. This contract must be paid in full prior to services being rendered.
5.TIME FOR SERVICE. Service will be performed during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Any additional costs above the service providers authorized hourly rate (premium or overtime charges) or after hours service will be at Your expense with exception of health related or severe weather related emergencies.
6.PLACE OF SERVICE. Service will be provided by a manufacturer authorized service center, or the Dealer named in this Contract. After We authorize Your claim, We will arrange for service and We will cover the reasonable parts and labor costs that We authorize. You may be asked to provide proof of purchase as a condition for receiving service under this Service Contract. Your original purchase receipt should be kept with this service Contract in a safe place. (a) On-site service will be provided for Major Appliances and televisions greater than 42 screen size. All televisions (LCD, Plasma, Projection) with a screen size between 19 and 42 may be serviced either on-site or by depot repair, at Our discretion. If depot service is required, the cost to transport and/or ship the Product for service will be paid by Us. On-site service, if applicable, will be provided when Your residence is located within fifty (50) miles of an authorized service provider. If You are entitled to on-site service but due to environmental and/or technical requirements, certain repairs can not be completed in Your residence, or if You are located more than fifty (50) miles from the nearest authorized provider, the cost to transport and/or ship the Product for service will be paid by Us. On-site service where applicable requires clear, complete and easy access to the product by the authorized service provider and does not include removal or re-installation of an installed product. It is possible that certain on-site repairs will not be completed on-site, but will require that the product or parts of the product, at the servicer's discretion be removed for shop diagnosis and/or repair and then returned. (b) All other Product categories are covered for carry-in or depot service.
7.PARTS AND SUBCONTRACTING. Parts used to repair equipment may either be new or refurbished at Our sole option. Service may be performed by subcontractors.
8.UNAVAILABILITY OF FUNCTIONAL PARTS OR TECHNICAL INFORMATION. If We determine that We are unable to repair Your Product due to the unavailability of functional parts, service or technical information, the total liability owed to You under this Contract will be the lesser of (I) the current market value of a Product with equivalent specifications or (II) the retail price paid for Your Product minus sales tax and claims paid, in lieu of service repairs or replacement of the Product with equivalent specifications. In all cases where parts or technical information are on extended backorder for a minimum of sixty (60) calendar days, We will determine if a replacement or reimbursement will be made. All contractual obligations are fulfilled, in lieu of repairs, upon Product replacement, reimbursement or Contract term expiration. Technological advances may result in a replacement Product with a lower selling price than the original Product. If We replace the Product or buyout the Contract, the covered Product becomes Our property and We may, at Our discretion, require the Product to be returned to Us (or Our designee) at Our expense.
9.RENEWABILITY. This Contract is renewable at Our sole discretion.
10.LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE. This Contract Does Not Cover: A. Any equipment located outside the United States. B. Service required as a result of any alteration of the equipment, or repairs made by anyone other than a participating servicing dealer, an authorized service provider, its agents, distributors, contractors or licensees, or the use of supplies other than those recommended by the manufacturer. C. Damage or other equipment failure due to causes beyond our control including, but not limited to, repairs necessary due to operator negligence, the failure to maintain the equipment according to the owner?s manual instructions, abuse, vandalism, theft, fire, flood, wind, freezing, power failure, inadequate power supply, unusual atmospheric conditions, or acts of war or acts of God. D. Service necessary because of improper storage, improper ventilation, including failure to place the equipment in an area that complies with the manufacturer‘s published space or environmental requirements. Misuse, abuse and any utilization of equipment that is inconsistent with either the design of the equipment or the way the manufacturer intended the equipment to be used, including cases in which the manufacturer of the equipment would not honor any warranty. E. Any utilization of equipment that is inconsistent with either the design of the equipment or the way the manufacturer intended the equipment to be used. Any installation that prevents normal service. Any and all cases in which the manufacturer of the equipment would not honor any warranty regarding the equipment. F. Equipment used commercially or in a commercial setting. An industrial or commercial setting is defined as anything other than a single family dwelling. Single family dwellings include: Houses, Townhouses, Modular Housing, Condominiums, Duplexes, and Apartments. Equipment used in recreational vehicles is not covered. G. Cosmetic damage such as, but not limited to scratches, dents, rust, stains. Expendable or lost items, such as, but not limited to ear buds or head phones. H. Consumable items are defined as any part that is considered consumable by the manufacturer and/ or any item that is designed to be consumed (wear out) during the life of the Product, regardless if it is consumer replaceable or not. Consumable items include, but are not limited to For Consumer Electronics: light bulbs, lamps (unless purchased as additional coverage), and batteries. For Printers, Copiers, and Multifunctional Equipment: ink, fuser, roller kits, maintenance kits, paper trays, and any toner/cartridge. For all Products: Telephone or other lines connecting to the equipment. I. In-warranty parts not provided or shipped by the manufacturer. Operational or mechanical failure covered by manufacturer?s warranty, manufacturer?s recall, improper construction, or factory bulletins, (regardless of whether or not the manufacturer is doing business as an ongoing enterprise). Defects in the equipment due to the manufacturer?s error or improper construction of the equipment. J. Any software, including but not limited to, application programs, network programs, upgrades, formatting of any kind, databases, files, drivers, source code, object code or proprietary data, or any support, configuration, installation or reinstallation of any software or data. K. Normal, periodic or preventative maintenance, customer education and cleanings. L. Consequential damages as a result of malfunctioning of or damage to an operating part of the covered equipment or damages as a result of any repairs or replacements under this agreement. Damages caused by delays in rendering service or loss of use during the period that the product is at the authorized service center or otherwise awaiting parts are not covered. M. Loss or damage as a result of violation of existing federal, state and municipal codes including repairs to products not complying with said codes. N. Pre-existing conditions (incurred prior to the effective date of coverage), and known to You. O. Equipment where the serial plate attached to the equipment is removed, defaced or made illegible. P. Markings or retained images on the glass panel resulting from viewing fixed images (including, among other things, non-expanded standard 4:3 pictures on wide screen TVs, or onscreen data in a stationary and fixed location). Damaged or defective LCD screens when the failure is caused by abuse or is otherwise excluded herein. All display products that are used in an application that requires continuous and/or business operation. Q. Damage resulting from unauthorized repair; software virus; improper electrical wiring and connections; damage caused during delivery, improper installation, or setup, user facilitated minor adjustments and settings outlined in the product?s owners manual, external antenna or local reception problems, inaccessible products or parts, negligence, misuse or abuse whether willful or not. R. Payment for subsequent service calls which result in "no failure found" diagnosis. Non failure problems including but not limited to noises or squeaks. Subsequent trip charges may need to be paid by You if a second "no failure found" diagnosis is determined based on the same problem. S. Broadcast grade models are not covered by this program. Repair of resolution (pixels) failure must match the factory minimum standards before an authorized repair occurs. T. Equipment sold without a manufacturer?s warranty, sold "as is" or sold as refurbished Products or is located in a rental property. U. De-installation, removal, or reinstallation of any equipment. V. Any cost recoverable under any other warranty, guarantee, or under an insurance policy (in such case, this Contract will cover any applicable deductible). W.Transit or delivery damage, damage caused by packing, unpacking, assembly, installation, or removal. Short circuit, loss of use, parts or labor covered under the manufacturer?s warranty, lack of maintenance, bodily injury, pre-existing conditions, manufacturer?s recall, periodic checkups or maintenance. We will not pay for adjustments or repairs required because of conditions at your location. X. Electronics and PC equipment over 5 years of age.
11.NO LEMON GUARANTEE. During the term of this Contract, when three service repairs, with three separate claim numbers, have been completed on the same part, and that same part requires repair under a fourth claim number, as determined by Us, Your Product will be replaced with a Product of like grade and quality by Us, not to exceed the original retail purchase price. In the event a comparable replacement cannot be located, a buyout, not to exceed the original retail purchase price, will be provided. This does not include repairs necessary during the manufacturer?s warranty period, rework/ callback service required after initial service, during the warranty of work period provided by the Service Company, or previous service Contract terms. Once you have received Your Product replacement or buyout all contractual obligations under this Contract have been fulfilled.
12.CANCELLATION AND REFUND. You may cancel this contract at any time for any reason. If You cancel this Contract within sixty (60) days of the date purchased You will receive a refund of the full purchase price less any claims. If You cancel this Contract thereafter, You will be refunded the remaining days of coverage on a monthly prorated basis, less costs for service performed (if applicable). No refund will be issued if the prorated refund amount is less than or equal to $5.00. We, at Our sole option, may cancel this Service Contract due to non-payment. If We cancel this Service Contract due to non-payment, You will not receive a refund. Neither You nor the Dealer nor We are obligated to renew this Contract beyond the current term.
13.CLAIMS LIMITATION. The total claims limitation under this Contract is the retail price paid for Your Product minus sales tax, claims paid, delivery and installation. During the term of the Contract We may elect, at Our option, to buyout the Contract for the original purchase price of the covered Product less claims paid, less sales tax, delivery and installation, or replace the Product with a comparable Product. In the event We reimburse You or replace the Product We shall have satisfied all obligations owed under this Contract.
14.BUYOUT. We may elect, at Our option, to buyout the Contract during the coverage term for the lesser of (I) current market value of a Product with equivalent specifications or (II) retail price paid for Your Product minus sales tax and claims paid. When determining the current market value of a Product of equivalent specifications a fair analysis is completed using current manufacturers? and distributors? pricing on comparable products. All contractual obligations are considered fulfilled upon buyout of the Product. You have up to forty-five (45) days from the date of authorization to complete your product buyout transaction. Technological advances may result in a replacement product with a lower selling price than the original Product. If We buyout the contract, the covered product becomes property of Service Net and We may, at Our discretion, require the product to be returned to Us (or our designee) at Our expense.
15.STATE VARIATIONS. Certain states have specific conditions; conditions listed on the front of this form apply to You.
16.TRANSFERABILITY. You may transfer this Agreement to any person by sending written notice to: Service Net, P.O. Box 1411, Jeffersonville, IN 47131-1411.
17.NOVATION. If Service Net assigns another insurance carrier with an "AM Best" industry rating of A- or better under this Contract directly or indirectly, such new insurance carrier will carry the liability under this Contract.
18.RIGHT TO RECOVER FROM OTHERS. If we make any payment, we are entitled to recover what we paid from other parties. By accepting settlement of a claim, You transfer to us your right to recovery against any other party.
19.COVERAGE AND TERM. This is not an insurance policy. As the Administrator, We will assist You in understanding Your warranty and coverage benefits from the day You purchase Your Plan. If Your Product needs repair for operational or mechanical failure, You are required to call the toll free number listed on the front of this Contract or submit Your claim in writing to Service Net, 650 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130. With any correspondence, please provide Your daytime phone number and claim number if applicable. If We fail to pay or provide service on a claim within 30 days after proof of loss has been filed, or in the event We are no longer a going concern, please enclose a copy of Your plan when sending correspondence to the Insurer. The expiration date and price of this Contract are listed on the face of this Contract. There are some limitations of coverage. You should review the limitations of coverage paragraph for details. This Plan is secured by a contractual liability or reimbursement insurance policy provided by either Illinois National Insurance Company or New Hampshire Insurance Company Inc., 175 Water Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Telephone 1-800-250-3819. If, within sixty (60) days, we have not paid a covered claim, provided you with a refund or you are otherwise dissatisfied, you may make a claim directly to the insurance company.
20.ENTIRE CONTRACT. This is the entire Contract and no other oral modifications are valid.
21.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. THE DEALER/RETAILER, SERVICE SAVER, INCORPORATED SERVICE NET, THEIR AGENTS, CONTRACTORS OR LICENSEES WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOST TIME, LOST DATA RESULTING FROM THE BREAKDOWN OR FAILURE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR FROM DELAYS IN SERVICING OR THE INABILITY TO RENDER SERVICE ON ANY COVERED EQUIPMENT. EXCLUSION IS MADE OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE ARE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES MADE HEREIN. If You have any questions, require customer service, or wish to report a claim, please contact: Service Net, 650 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130