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Panasonic HX-WA30 Camcorder

16.4MP 1/2 290g May 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good expert reviews
Supports HDMI
Very small optical zoom

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website altomdata.dk scored this video camera 80%.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 339 expert and user reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the HX-WA30 in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 290 grams, the Panasonic HX-WA30 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HX-WA30 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder. Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder the optical zooms range from 1x to 25x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-DC3.

If this camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony FDR-AXP33 (£949.99) (10x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HX-WA30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony HDR-CX730E, or the Panasonic HX-DC3 which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HX-WA30 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 120x (digital) camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

At 3.9, the Panasonic HX-WA30 has a quite high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera. The lowest maximum aperture number of big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.6 and the highest is 11.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HX-WA30 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including the Sony HDR-CX730E, or the Canon Legria Mini X which has better reviews.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HX-WA30 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.6 inches, the Panasonic HX-WA30 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 2" and the largest is 7.6".

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Legria Mini (2.7"), or the Legria Mini X (2.7") both from Canon or the Panasonic HX-DC3 (3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,400 pixels, the HX-WA30 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HX-WA30 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 5 Mbit/s and 72 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 34 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 15 megabits per second, the HX-WA30 has one of the smaller bitrate at maximum video resolutions amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Panasonic HX-WA30 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Other Features

Waterproof

The Panasonic HX-WA30 is waterproof. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder also are waterproof.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Vivitar DVR786 (£34.99).

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Features Photo Mode

The Panasonic HX-WA30 features photo mode. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also feature photo mode.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HX-WA30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HX-WA30 features indoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HX-WA30 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HX-WA30 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HX-WA30 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Storage

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera the internal storage capacities range from 0.032GB to 65GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 12GB. The internal storage capacity of the HX-WA30 of 65 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Still Image

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The HX-WA30 supports a maximum still image resolution of 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 camcorder). This Panasonic camcorder also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1920. The still image resolution of all big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder ranges from 640 x 480 to 5472 x 3648.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hxwa30ebd, panasonic hxwa30eba, panasonic hxwa30efw, panasonic hxwa30k, hxwa30ega, hxwa30egd
Barcodes 04902704140524, 05025232712670, 05025232712687, 05025232712694, 05025232712700, 05025232712731, 05025232712748, 05025232712762, 05025232712779, 05025232712786, 05025232712816, 05025232712823, 05025232712830, 05025232712847, 05025232724659

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