HX-WA10 http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/hx-wa10/all en-GB Panasonic HX-WA10 http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-hx-wa10/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does this new waterproof Panasonic sink or swim?&amp;nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/11403_HX-WA10A_slant_LCD-main.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-HX-WA10A-500-3_0.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Panasonic HX-WA10 – full HD 1080p</p> <p>Waterproof camcorders are ideal for outdoorsy types who want to capture videos while out in the wild without the worry of their precious gadgets getting damaged, but they’re also perfect for a relaxing holiday as they can join you for a dip in the pool without any ill effects.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £245.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snap 2 MP stills while recording </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HX-WA10 is very fast in use, producing excellent results, while the screen, with its rotating hinge, helps when waving it around at funny angles.</p> <p>The Panasonic's 1080p video is certainly better than any you’ll find on a mobile phone, but out of the water it still struggles with areas of high detail such as grass, tree leaves and moving water. Depending on which resolution you’re filming in, the HX-WA10 will simultaneously capture still shots at up to 2MP while recording video.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-HX-WA10A-500-1.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HX-WA10 – how well does it work underwater? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Colour recreation is excellent, and it does a nice job of capturing movement smoothly – even underwater.</p> <p>However, it’s not well suited to extreme watersport situations, as the main controls are clustered together in a big lump on the back of the lens. This combination of thumb-operated buttons also feels a little spongy, so you need to pause to look at what you’re doing.</p> <p>Still, the build quality is great, plus there’s a 12x combined optical and digital zoom so you needn’t get too close to the sharks and/or jellyfish.</p> <p>While the controls may be a little clunky, particularly for more action-packed situations, the HX-WA10 offers superb video quality up to 1080p. Panasonic’s water-friendly camcorder also gets points for its handy rotating screen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-HX-WA10A-500-2.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_54.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If picture quality is more important than usability, this is a winner</p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/panasonic-hx-wa10 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-hx-wa10/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-hx-wa10/review#comments Camcorders HX-WA10 Panasonic Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Stephen Graves 418193 at http://www.stuff.tv