Great camcorder, but wait around, you will find a capture. I did a large amount of investigation on energetic camcorders to find out which was the finest for me, and settled on the wa3. Nevertheless, studying the detail in the downloadable guide, i identified out that ‘the integrity of the rubber [waterproofing seals may decrease after about 1 year, with use and age. To avoid permanently damaging this unit, we recommend you to replace the seals once each year. “ok, so you either risk destroying the camcorder by not replacing the seals, or you pay to send it away and have them replaced every year. I emailed panasonic to find out how much this would cost, and was directed to the dk audio visual repair centre. I lookied on the dk website and eventually found that the base labour charge for any kind of service on panasonic camcorders was £60 (just for replacing some rubber seals), plus £10 for them to send the camcorder back to you, plus postage for you to send it to them in the first place. And you’re expected to do this every year. I expect panasonic and dk make a fat sum out of that from customers who have been caught out and had not read the manual before purchasing the item. I phoned up dk and they told me they weren’t allowed to give price estimates over the phone (very fishy) and we had to fill in a service request form online, probably comitting us to send in the camcorder, before we found out how much it would cost. ]
Small, compact and videos are sharp.
Panasonic HX-WA3EB-W Full HD 1920 X 1080 Tough Vertical Camcorder – White/Blue (16MP, 5m Waterproof, -10 C Freezeproof, Dustproof, Still Images, 18x Intelligent Zoom) 2.6 inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)
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- 5 Meters Waterproof
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Terrific digicam does particularly what it says. Fast delivery, wonderful digital camera does precisely what it suggests.
This was purchased to replace a former design, dropped and harmed further than economic restore. This model usually takes fantastic video, like the former just one, but the establish is a lot much more plastic based and thus does not experience as robust.
But it appears to be like fantastic and the spec seems terrific. Despite the fact that i have not used this as i acquired it for a christmas present for my son, but it seems to be good and the spec sounds terrific.
Panasonic HX-WA3EB-W Full HD 1920 X 1080 Tough Vertical Camcorder – White/Blue (16MP, 5m Waterproof, -10 C Freezeproof, Dustproof, Still Images, 18x Intelligent Zoom) 2.6 inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer) : Was very disappointed that you cannot upload direct from the camera to. It is a bit fiddly fitting the usb cable without ejecting the battery. Was very disappointed that you cannot upload direct from the camera to a pc (and internet) as i used to with a previous camcorder. I loaded the software included and this made no difference, the pc does not recognise the connection. Luckily i have access to a chip reader and that is how i manage to upload/store data. Camera does not come with a carrying case or extras like a tripod. It is still early days but i am pleased with the quality of the videos and still shots, and is easy to operate.