Panasonic Intros HX-WA2 Waterproof Camcorder for Outdoor Adventures

Panasonic Intros HX-WA2 Waterproof Camcorder for Outdoor Adventures


Secaucus, NJ—Panasonic’s new HX-WA2 camcorder, engineered to shoot high-quality video and still images in a variety of outdoor conditions, is ideal for capturing underwater activities and scenes. The HX-WA2 camcorder offers a waterproof design that allows for submersion in water at a depth of 9 feet, 8 inches.

“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,” said 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.”

Beyond capturing HD videos, the HX-WA2 shoots 14 megapixel images, and users can utilize the panorama mode by panning the camcorder up, down, left or right to capture horizontal or vertical panoramic images. Intelligent 15x zoom enables users to record faraway subjects in detail while active EIS (electric image stabilization) provides hand-shake correction to help achieve blur-free video and photos.

Using the included HD Writer VE2.0 software, consumers can edit videos, and the software features a “smart wizard” that automatically starts when the camcorder is connected to the USB port of a PC, prompting users to follow an on-screen guide to copy clips to a PC or burn to a DVD. The software also allows videos to be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. Advanced editing functions let users set favorite songs as background music, insert various effects and transitions, and use photo retouch.

With the newly added short movie story function, users can also transform recorded still images into a short movie. Once the image data, theme and background music are selected, the camcorder takes over to automatically complete the story, which can be saved onto disc with HD image quality and uploaded to the web.

The Panasonic HX-WA2 will be available in blue and orange. Pricing and 2012 availability will be announced approximately 30 days prior to shipping.