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Panasonic HX-WA20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Panasonic HX-WA20. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the color, while the memory and connectivity get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

battery, connectivity, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-WA20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-WA20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and durability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the design. Many are negative about the connectivity and battery.

usability, durability, portability, image quality, size

battery, connectivity

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic WA20 Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - White/Grey/Blue (16MP, 3M Waterproof, Dustproof, 15x Intelligent Zoom, 240fps Slow-Motion Recording, PPanasonic WA20 Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - White/Grey/Blue (16MP, 3M Waterproof, Dustproof, 15x Intelligent Zoom, 240fps Slow-Motion Recording, P

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-WA20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HX-WA20 HD Camcorder review

 

Image quality isn't up there with the rest of Panasonic's camcorder range, but the HX-WA20 is a well-designed sports camera which is great for underwater footage

May, 2012

Expert review by: Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20 Active HD camcorder

 

With 28mm wide-angle lens, 15x zoom and slow-motion mode, £300. Also in white/blue

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: roger (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Good for carrying about for quick point and shoot shots and video . Weather proof so ideal for wet weather photos

Controls a little fiddely

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: daniel (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Lightweight, good picture quality. Not been used underwater yet

Very poor battery life. Filmed for about 20 mins and also took about 30 photo s then battery died. Purchased 2 extra (more powerful) batteries for the device

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Malcolm (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Only had the camera a few weeks - but I am very impressed

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Fast start with when the screen door is open so you don't miss a shot ; The slow mo is excellent. Still image is good and has a good wide angle. Good flash for a small unit. Good for left handers as well

Controls are a bit difficult if wearing gloves ; It's easy to pick the wrong option if your not paying attention

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Mark (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Good purchase

None as yet

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: bianca (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Small, waterproof, good value for money

Need to open viewer to film, no lens cover

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Good quality sound and images ; Great slow motion features ; camera is very good too

Batteries consumed quickly so just buy a few spares

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Darren (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA20

 

Good ergonomics, comfortable to hold, ease of use under water

Extra cost for the privalidge of colour choice white. 2 extra mega pixels doesn't sweeten it

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:actioncam / Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR

Design

Colour of product:Anthracite, Orange / Blue, White / Grey / White

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.6
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.3 / 9.9
Effective megapixels (movie):8.4 / 9.8
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:16.4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 280
Focal length range (f-f):4 - 20
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):14 / 28
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.8
Optical Zoom:5

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
AV output:1 / Yes
Extra/Smart zoom:15
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.2 / 4.5

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer VE2.0
Cables included:AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/1000
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3072 / 4608 x 3456
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1440,2560 x 1920,3840 x 2160,4608 x 2592 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1440,2560 x 1920,3840 x 2160,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1440,2560 x 1920,3840 x 2160,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3456

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Video

Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 480p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.41
Height :12.6
Weight:256
Width:9.39

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Manual, Sunny