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Panasonic HX-WA2 Camcorder Review

Panasonic is bringing back the "pistol grip" style camcorder with its new waterproof HX-WA2 camcorder.

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Introduction

Panasonic is bringing back the "pistol grip" style camcorder with its new waterproof HX-WA2 camcorder. The model is clearly reminiscent of the compact Sanyo Xacti camcorders, like the VPC-CS1 and the VPC-CG10, that hit the market a few years ago—and considering Panasonic acquired Sanyo in 2010, that shouldn't be much of a surprise.

The Panasonic HX-WA2, which is waterproof up to 10 feet, is available in orange or blue, and has an MSRP of $279.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Rugged Design
  18. Samsung HMX-W200 Comparison
  19. Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Comparison
  20. Panasonic HM-TA20 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery