Excerpt: We purchased this camcorder for our place of business. We work with water/sewer lines and are required to video the job site before, during and after the job completion. We needed something that would be waterproof and work in all aspects of the weather. This camcorder gets an A+ from us!
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: This is the second camera of this model that I have tried. I really liked the first camera until it quit working halfway through our european vacation. I was then forced to use my Iphone for the rest of the trip. As alway B&H took care of me with a replacement and we will see how this one fares! The camera takes very good photos. Videos still appear shakey even with the image stabilization on.
Pros: Large Clear LCD
Cons: Complicated To Operate, Poor image stabilization
Excerpt: I am certainly not a video pro and I don't have much to compare to, but this HX-WA03 is a pretty good value. My comparator is the Panasonic HDC-HS250, a camera with 3 sensors but smaller than the HX. To start off, the pistol-grip of the HX feels good, but when operating it, the ergonomics aren't very good for operating it with one hand. The old HDC was more easily controlled with one hand, although in time I might get used to the HX.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: Can't give 5 starts yet because I haven't used it for more than a week yet. So far so good though. It takes great pictures and video is clear and steady. Recharging is a bit inconvenient having to open the battery case door to connect the cable. It does have a bit too many feature functions to ever use, but are nice options to have at your disposal. Build quality is high. It takes a bit of getting used to learning how to operate though not too bad.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality
Summary: A very nice camera. Easy to use and it produces high quality results. Battery life is a bit of an issue I recommend buying extra batteries and an external charger. Overall I love this camera and the zoom is amazing.