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HX-WA03: Active Lifestyle Full HD Camcorder

Panasonic HXWA03W


  • Comfortable grip design fits firmly in your hand
  • Waterproof, Freeze-proof, Dustproof sealed body suits an active lifestyle
  • 16 Megapixel photo capture modes for sharp looking pictures

Quick Specs

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera
  • Width: 3.81"
  • Height: 5.01"
  • Depth: 1.82"
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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The HX-WA03 is the perfect travel companion for your next outdoor adventure or journey. This active lifestyle camcorder will work as hard as you and is ready to go anywhere. The HX-WA03 is waterproof, freezeproof, dustproof and is designed to fit firmly in your hand to deliver exceptional performance. Capture the tiniest details in 16-megapixel high-resolution still pictures and even 2-megapixel still images while recording a video by simply pressing the Photo Shooting Button.

Comfortable Pistol Grip Design Fits Firmly In Your Hand

You are free to actively shoot in various outdoor situations without worrying with the HX-WA03 Full HD Camcorder. The comfortable pistol grip design, with a flip-out LCD, gives it the power to follow your every adventure.

Waterproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof Sealed Body Suits An Active Lifestyle

Triple Proof Tough Design

The HX-WA03 is tougher than ever. It's waterproof down to 16ft / 5m, freezeproof down to -14°F / 10°C, and dustproof with a sealed body to meet the demands of your active lifestyle. Take it out shooting even in the harshest environments and it's ready to perform.

16-Megapixel Photo Capture Mode For Great Looking Pictures

The HX-WA03 captures even the tiniest 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.

Stunning Full-HD Video Recording

The HX-WA03 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 TV.

* Full-HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels refers to video recordings with 1920 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1080 pixels in the vertical direction.

High-Quality Image Engine

This High-Quality Image Engine enables both excellent image quality and a compact body. The image-processing algorithms and architecture are designed for high-speed processing, while the signal processing systems are optimized for noise reduction and reduced power consumption.

Creative Control

Inspire your creativity with the HX-WA03's Creative Control features. Discover 9 filters - One Point Color, Old Movie, Fish-Eye Effect, HDR Paint,** Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid, and Soft - for highly creative still and video images. Recorded data can also be retouched.***

** Not available for video recording.
*** Retouching can be used with eight filters: One Point Color, Old Movie, Fisheye Effect, Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid and Soft.

Intelligent 18x Zoom and Active Image Stabilizer

In addition to an optical 5x zoom, the High-Quality Image Engine of the HX-WA03 gives you the power to shoot videos with a maximum 18x Intelligent Zoom* with no image quality degradation. The Active Image Stabilizer enables handheld zooming without blurring so you can achieve a flexible shooting range from wide-angle to a dynamic zoom.

* When the Active Image Stabilizer is turned on the zoom is 12x. When shooting photos, the maximum zoom is 5x (2-megapixel / 16:9).

Panorama Mode

Panorama Mode makes it possible to shoot a wide horizontal/vertical panoramic image with consecutive shots taken by overlaying the previous picture. The multiple images are stitched together to create one single wide image capturing your scene.

Take the next step in capturing your memories and turn 360° while shooting. You'll capture expansive scenery in a single still image.

HDR Backlight Compensation

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.

Natural-looking images can be captured even when shooting against the light.

State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies

  • iA Mode
  • Macro Shooting
  • Nine-point Auto Focus
  • Mpeg-4/H.264
  • iFrame Mode
  • Eye-Fi™ Card Compatibility


  • Comfortable grip design fits firmly in your hand
  • Waterproof, Freeze-proof, Dustproof sealed body suits an active lifestyle
  • 16 Megapixel photo capture modes for sharp looking pictures
Image Sensor 1/2.33" MOS Sensor
Total Pixels Approx. 14.4 megapixels
Effective Pixels
Motion Image 11.9 megapixels [16:9] / 14.3 megapixels [4:3]
Still Image 11.9 megapixels [16:9] / 14.3 megapixels [4:3]
Lens Brand -
F Value F3.5 (WIDE) / F3.7 (TELE)
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length 6.8 - 34.0mm
35 mm Film Camera Equivalent
Motion Image [W-Range Zoom W mode] 40.0 - 240.0mm [16:9], 38.9 - 233.4mm [4:3]*1 / [W-Range Zoom T mode] 82.4 - 494.4mm [16:9], 80.9 - 485.4mm [4:3]*1
Still Image 39.9 - 199.5mm [16:9] / 38.6 - 193.0mm [4:3]
Filter Diameter -
Standard Illumination 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination 9 lx (Scene Mode OFF 1/30), 3 lx (Scene Mode Low Light 1/15)
Image Stabilizer Active Image Stabilizer
Focus Auto / Manual
White Balance Auto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set
Shutter Speed
Motion Image 1/30 - 1/10000 / Low Light Mode: 1/15 - 1/10000
Still Image 1/2 - 1/1500
Iris Auto
Optical Zoom 5x
W-Range Zoom / Extra Zoom / Intelligent Zoom (Only for Motion Image) W-Range Zoom : 12x , Intelligent Zoom : 18x
Digital Zoom 120x (Motion Image), 50x (Still Image)
Creative Control
Motion Image One Point Color, Old Movie, Fish-eye Effect, Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid, Soft
Still Image One Point Color, Old Movie, Fish-eye Effect, HDR Paint, Soft Skin, Monochrome, Sepia, Vivid, Soft
Media (Motion/ Still Image) Built-in memory (65MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Signal System 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/30p, 540/30p
Recording Format [MP4] MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 / [iFrame] MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording/ Playback Mode 1080/60i (17Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)*2 / 1080/30p (15Mbps / VBR), (1920 x 1080)*2 / 720/60p (15Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)*2 / 720/30p (9Mbps / VBR), (1280 x 720)*2 / 480/30p (3Mbps / VBR), (640 x 480)*2 / 540/30p (24Mbps / VBR), (960 x 540)*2
Audio Recording System AAC (2ch)
Microphone 2ch stereo
Speaker Dynamic type
Media Remaining Indication Yes
Recording Format JPEG (DCF/Exif2.2)
Recording Image Size
Still Image [16:9] / 10 megapixels (4352 x 2448), 7.8 megapixels (3744 x 2106) / 3.5 megapixels (2560 x 1440), 2 megapixels (1920 x 1080) / [4:3] / 16 megapixels (4608 x 3456), 14 megapixels (4352 x 3264) / 7 megapixels (3072 x 2304), 3 megapixels (2048 x 1536) / 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) / [PANORAMA] / 360° Panorama Horizontal (14400 x 720) / 180° Panorama Horizontal (7200 x 720) / 360° Panorama Vertical (1280 x 14400) / 180° Panorama Vertical (1280 x 7200)
Simultaneous Recording Yes
Creating still Image from motion Image Yes
Flash Yes
Power Supply 3.7V (Battery) / 5.0V (USB / AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption Max. 4.1W (Recording) / 4.8W (Charging)
Without Battery and SD Card Approx. 257g (0.567lb)
With Battery and SD Card Approx. 278g (0.613lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 96.6 x 127.2 x 46.2mm (3.81 x 5.01 x 1.82 inch)
AV Yes
HDMI Yes (micro)
Microphones (stereo mini) -
Headphone (stereo mini) -
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
AV Multi -
Monitor (LCD) 2.6" Wide LCD ( 230,400 dots)
AC Adaptor Yes
AC Cable -
DC Cable -
Rechargeable Battery Pack Yes (880 mAh / Lithium-ion)
AV multi Cable -
AV Cable Yes
IR Remote -
Shoe adaptor -
USB Cable Yes
SD Memory Card -
Included Software HD Writer VE3.0
Lens hood -
Stylus pen -
Standard -
Frequency -
Tough Design
Waterproof 16ft / 5m (IPX8 compliant)
Shockproof -
Freezeproof 14 F / -10 C
Dustproof Yes (IP6X compliant)
LED Video Light -
Accessory Shoe -
On-Screen Display Language English, French, Spanish, Chinese Traditional
Further Specifications
NOTE *1 Without active mode / *2 In PAL area, images are converted from 60i to 50i, 60p to 50p and 30p to 25p for playback.

Quick Specs

  • Appearance

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 3.81"
  • Height: 5.01"
  • Depth: 1.82"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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