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Panasonic HX-WA10

Panasonic HX-WA10 Camcorder

16.8MP 1/2.3 CMOS 5x Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
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Average Expert Reviews

This video camera received a score of 70% from expert review website techguide.com.au.

Good Product Quality

A number of Panasonic HX-WA10 owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. Expert website Techguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Water don't mix unless you've got a waterproof model that can shoot high quality video, take good pictures”. Techguide.com.au also mentioned “Good video quality in low light”. Techguide.com.au also wrote “Very good image and video quality for a small camcorder”.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. Techguide.com.au said in their review of the Panasonic HX-WA10 “Dependable waterproofing”. One Panasonic HX-WA10 owner who reviewed the Panasonic HX-WA10 concluded that it was well made.

Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Panasonic has good average ratings for its big total megapixels video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Five years ago Techguide.com.au mentioned in their Panasonic HX-WA10 review “Easy to use”.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HX-WA10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HX-WA10 also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ580E[plb_409855_price], the Panasonic HX-DC3[plb_1879763_price], or the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Panasonic HX-WA10 has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HX-WA10 also have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], and the NEX-EA50M[pl_2963132_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] is also worth considering.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HX-WA10 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camcorder also supports an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type across all similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HX-WA10.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MS Pro-HG.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HX-WA10 has a built-in display, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HX-WA10.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the HC-V727[pl_1892892_price], and the HC-X929[pl_1902118_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony NEX-EA50M[plb_2963132_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The highest still image resolution supported by the HX-WA10 is 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080 (which is also supported by this video camera). In addition, this Panasonic video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 720.

This camcorder's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HX-WA10.

The worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder is 640 x 480.

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1080i Supported Video Modes

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Across all camcorders of this type and age the best video mode is 1080p and the worst is 480p.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The HX-WA10 has a greater number of included cables than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on camcorders of this age and spec. The cables included "AV" is also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The HX-WA10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this spec and age. This Panasonic camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this video camera.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Panasonic HX-WA10 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it was not cheap. Techguide.com.au wrote “More expensive than pocket Internet models” in their Panasonic HX-WA10 review but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Panasonic HX-WA10 owner who reviewed the Panasonic HX-WA10 wrote that it was not able to connect to the internet.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The HX-WA10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The optical zooms of big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HX-WA10 range from 3x to 23x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the GY-HM70[pl_2007664_price] (10x and higher rated), or the GC-PX100[pl_1725509_price] (10x and higher rated) both from JVC or the Sony FDR-AXP33[plb_2697198_price] (10x and higher rated).

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HX-WA10, the HX-WA10 is not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HX-WA10 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HX-WA10 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], the NEX-EA50[pl_1464417_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HX-WA10 the display diagonals range from 2.3" to 3.5". At only 2.6 inches, the HX-WA10 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HX-WA10.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Legria Mini X[pl_2434399_price] (2.7"), or the Legria Mini[pl_1991330_price] (2.7") both from Canon or the easypix DVC5127 Trip[plb_296709_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The HX-WA10 is not 3D. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HX-WA10 are also not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the HX-DC1[pl_1109289_price], the HC-X929[pl_1902118_price], or the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price] all from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HX-WA10 do not have a built-in projector. The HX-WA10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HX-WA10 does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of this spec and age are not waterproof. The HX-WA10 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

Big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HX-WA10 have effective megapixels (movie)s of between 1.1MP and 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 9.3MP. The effective megapixels (movie) of the Panasonic HX-WA10 of only 1.19 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst video cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Digital Image Stabilizer Type

The Panasonic HX-WA10 has a better image stabiliser type than most video cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic camcorder has a Digital image stabilizer type, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it have an Optical image stabilizer type. Some compact cameras have digital Image stabilisation only, which simply boosts camera sensitivity (ISO) to obtain a faster shutter speeds to help prevent blur. No hardware is involved.

A Digital image stabilizer type is actually the worst image stabiliser type amongst all similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

An Optical image stabilizer type is the best image stabiliser type across similar types of video camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HX-WA10 range from 1lx to 17lx. At 9 lux, the HX-WA10 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HX-WA10.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HX-WA10

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Panasonic camcorder was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HX-WA10 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price] (160x), the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price] (160x), or the FDR-AX100[pl_2109545_price] (160x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Aperture Range (F-F)
Power Requirements

Expert Reviews

(1)
16 October 2011

Summer's on its way and it's usually the time of year when we get our cameras out and head poolside or to the beach.But cameras and water don't mix unless you've got a waterproof model that can... Read more…

Dependable waterproofing
Good video quality in low light
Optical zoom
Very good image and video quality for a small camcorder
Tilting and rotating LCD screen
Dpad can be fiddly
No shockproof rating
More expensive than pocket Internet models
Image stabilisation a little twitchy
Pistol grip ergonomics may be tricky for small hands

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic vbx070, panasonic hxwa10, panasonic vbx070e, panasonic hxwa10e, panasonic vbx070ew, panasonic hxwa10eb, panasonic vwvbx070, panasonic vwvbx070e, panasonic 1920x1080, panasonic hxwa10ebd, panasonic vwvbx070ew
Barcodes 00885170044791, 00885170044807, 00885170047112, 05025232627783, 05053460597196

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