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.
The only Camera you need for a Vacation, or an Adventure.
18 September 2014
Summary: So... this camera is amazing. If I could give it 10 stars I would. My reason for buying it was a 10 night Caribbean cruise. I went to the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, and Honduras. I used it both on land and underwater. The pictures and video were excellent quality. I couldn't imagine not being able to capture my memories of swimming with the stingrays, or climbing a waterfall in Jamaica. Memories are worth all the money in the world to me. Next stop Europe!
Excerpt: I bought this as a replacement for the older version of this camera that was stolen. This one has a nice large grip, better buttons, great image quality. This camera is often categorized with the little pocket web type camcorders but it actually a full camcorder in a waterproof ergonomic shape. The older version of this camera was great, and this one has done great improvements such s additional function buttons and a little more optical zoom. I recommend this product.
Excerpt: Nunca crei tener una camara de excelente calidad a tan bajo precio.La uso para viajes porque es muy compacta y ademas tengo una gran camara de fotos!! tengo la posibilidad de elegir el formato entre 4: 3 o 16: 9 ya sea de fotos o video lo cual lo hace muy util para una tv LED.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound