Following the footsteps of a water-resistant slate we recently saw, is the Panasonic HX-WA2 camcorder with its waterproof abilities. The device enables users to comfortably shoot videos and photos in a variety of outdoor conditions, along with underwater scenes.
Although it is waterproof, the company recommends a maximum water submersion of only up to 9 feet, 8 inches which roughly converts to three meters. Embedded with a 14MP sensor to capture considerably clear images, the camera is also equipped with panorama mode which captures horizontal or vertical panoramic images according to how and in which direction users move the gadget. Distant subjects can be clearly snapped by using the 15x intelligent zoom feature, while active electric image stabilization takes care of blur caused due to manual error like shaky hands.
“Designed with adventurers in mind, Panasonic’s new HX-WA2 camcorder provides users with more diverse functionality for shooting in outdoor environments. The resilient, waterproof design allows users to experiment with shots in rainy conditions and even underwater,” conveyed Chris Rice, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. “By enabling both video and still picture recording, users can enjoy enhanced features for capturing crisp, clear memories.”
The Panasonic HX-WA2 camcorder not only offers some attractive features for adventurous users and avid photographers, but also shows off an alluring persona with the two colors it is available in. Dressed in blue or orange, the device is loaded with the Smart Wizard software which auto starts when connected to a PC via USB port. It is meant to directly copy videos to the desktop, burn to a DVD, or upload on Facebook or YouTube. Editing functions also allow users to cut, merge and add effects to videos for added personalization.
The Panasonic HX-WA2 camcorder release date and price will be announced 30 days before the shipping schedule.