The HX-WA30 has advanced further with a considerable increase in toughness. It is waterproof down to 10m / 33ft, shockproof up to 1.5m / 5ft, freezeproof down to -10°C / 14°F, and dustproof. This makes shooting possible in harsh environments.
The sensitivity of the CMOS sensor has been improved by BSI (Backside Illumination) sensor technology, so you can record clear images even in dimly lit places - like indoors or at parties. The High-Quality Image Engine enables both excellent image quality and a compact body. Its image-processing algorithms and architecture are designed for high-speed processing, signal processing systems are optimized for noise reduction, and power consumption is reduced.
This unique grip form minimizes shooting fatigue. Shooting is stable because you can easily hold the HX-WA30 with one hand. Single-handed shooting also makes it easy to capture sudden shooting opportunities. The HX-WA30 also features a 6.7 cm / 2.6-inch wide-screen LCD monitor with 7-level brightness adjustment. It also rotates through approximately 285° so you can easily position it at your preferred angle. This lets you keep your subject clearly in view, whether you’re shooting high, low, or at yourself.
With the “Panasonic Image App”, you can utilize a
smartphone as a liveview remote controller and operate
the camcorder from a distance.
Remote Browsing and Easy Share on SNS
You can upload and share your images on SNS or save
them on a smartphone just by drag and drop a thumbnail.
Using wireless access point at home, you can enjoy
watching your images on the big screen.
*DLNA wireless playback is not available depending on the Recording Mode. Compatibility may vary depending on the TV.
The 28mm wide-angle (35mm camera equiv.) on the HX-WA30 fits more people and background into a frame. This comes in handy especially when you want to take a group shot in a small room. It fits your subjects in even when you shoot from up close. In addition to an optical 5x zoom, the High-Quality Image Engine of the HX-WA30 lets you shoot videos with a maximum 18x Intelligent Zoom* with no image quality degradation.
* When the Active Image Stabilizer is turned on, the zoom is 12x. When shooting photos, the maximum zoom is 10x (2-megapixel / 16:9).
Creative Control comprises 12 filters in all — Miniature
Effect, One Point Color, Old Movie, Time Lapse Rec,*
Ghost Effect,* Fish-eye Effect, HDR Paint,** Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid, and Soft — for highly
expressive still and video images. Recorded data can also
* Not available for photo recording.
** Not available for video recording.
*** Retouching can be used with eight types: One Point Color, Old Movie, Fisheye Effect, Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid and Soft.
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
･ The functions included in iA may not be applied when conditions do not call for them.
The HX-WA30 renders images in breathtaking Full-HD
(1920 x 1080) beauty, so you can save your memories in
stunning image quality and watch them on a big screen
･ “Full-HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels” in Panasonic Camcorder refers to video recordings with 1920 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1080 pixels in the vertical direction.
Even fast-moving scenes that can‘t be followed by the
naked eye are sharply recorded in HD image quality.
• 1280 x 720 / 120 fps
• 640 x 360 / 240 fps
• 320 x 180 / 480 fps
Active Image Stabilizer enables handheld zooming without blurring. You get a flexible shooting range, from wide-angle to dynamic zooming.
The HX-WA30 captures even tiny details in 16-megapixel
high-resolution still pictures. Depending on the situation,
you can flexibly shoot either high-quality 16-megapixel
photos or Full-HD videos. You can also capture
2-megapixel still images while recording a video by simply
pressing the Photo Shooting Button.*
* Varies depending on the video mode used for shooting.
Panorama makes it possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical
panoramic image with consequent shots taken by
overlaying the previous picture.
Easily take photos with the optimal exposure. Three images taken at different exposures are combined to record one optimal still image while suppressing blown highlights and blocked shadows.
This function lets the camcorder snap up to 10 consecutive 3-megapixel still images, which are fired off at 1-second intervals for a total of 12 continuous images in about 1.2 seconds. You can use it to get good shots of subjects in fast motion. Just fire off a number of shots without stopping, then keep the best ones and delete the rest.
* 16M burst shooting: Approx. 1 image/sec. Consecutive shooting of up to 10 images. 3M burst shooting: Approx. 10 images/sec. Consecutive shooting of up to 12 images.