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Panasonic HX-WA30
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Panasonic HX-WA30 Camcorder

16.4MP 1/2.33 290g Feb 2013
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Good Expert Reviews

This big total megapixels camcorder received an expert rating of 80% from altomdata.dk.

Good Brand

Big total megapixels camcorders built by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just big total megapixels camcorders) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HX-WA30 is Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HX-WA30 are not Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], and the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HX-WA30, the HX-WA30 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HX-WA30 has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HX-WA30 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most big total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC compatible memory cards. 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all big total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MS PRO.

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

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Waterproof

The HX-WA30 is waterproof, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HX-WA30 are not waterproof.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 65 gigabytes, the HX-WA30 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. Similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HX-WA30 have internal storage capacitys of between 0.032GB and 65GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 9.9GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HX-WA30 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HX-WA30 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA3[plb_1895953_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price].

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic HX-WA30 is more than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera has a Sepia photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HX-WA30. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HX-WA30 is 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HX-WA30. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this video camera. In addition, this Panasonic video camera support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1920.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all big total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported still image resolution across similar types of camcorder is 640 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HX-WA30 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras of this spec and age. The cables included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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Has Three White Balances

The HX-WA30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this age and type. This Panasonic video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HX-WA30. The white balances "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this video camera.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HX-WA30 range from 1x to 23x, and the average optical zoom is 13x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HX-WA30 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst camcorders of this age.

If this Panasonic video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] (10x and higher rated), or the Sony FDR-AXP33[plb_2697198_price] (10x and higher rated).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HX-WA30, the Panasonic HX-WA30 does not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider include the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Video cameras of this spec and age have display diagonals of between 2.3" and 7.6", and the average display diagonal is 3.1". The HX-WA30 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.6 inches) amongst big total megapixels camcorders of this age.

If this Panasonic video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 5 Mbit/s to 72 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 30 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 15 megabits per second, the HX-WA30 has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the HX-WA30.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders that have been available for more than two years are not 3D. The Panasonic HX-WA30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HX-WA30, the Panasonic HX-WA30 does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider including the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price], or the FDR-AXP33[pl_2697198_price] all from Sony.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

At only 880 milliamperes * hour, the HX-WA30 has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HX-WA30. The battery capacitys of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HX-WA30 range from 700mAh to 5,800mAh.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HX-WA30 do not have a night mode. The Panasonic HX-WA30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HX-WA30

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many big total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic camcorder has been on the market for over four years.

Average Weight

At 290 grams, the Panasonic HX-WA30 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HX-WA30.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the easypix DVC5127 Trip[plb_296709_price] (190g).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HX-WA30 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the FDR-AX100[pl_2109545_price] (160x), or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] (160x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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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
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Photo Effects
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Photo Mode
Waterproof
Shock Proof

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 December 2013

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hxwa30egd, hxwa30ega, panasonic hxwa30, panasonic vbx090, panasonic hxwa30e, panasonic hxwa30k, panasonic vbx090e, panasonic hxwa30ef, panasonic vbx090ew, panasonic vwvbx090, panasonic hxwa30eb, panasonic vwvbx090e, panasonic hxwa30eba, panasonic hxwa30efw, panasonic hxwa30ebd, panasonic vwvbx090ew
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