Summary: So all and all I like the Panasonic HX-WA10K, it offers a wide range of options and shoots good quality, however auto HDMI always outputs 1080i even if video is 720P and the menu's can be frustrating mainly because the controls are stationary where the viewfinder can rotate meaning you sometimes...
Summary: I have used this camera whilst wet canyoning. It has handled extremes of temperatures and jumping from as high as 18 meters into water (handled the jump better than I did). It has been just fine, doing what was asked of it.
Summary: BE AWARE THAT THIS CAMCORDER ONLY RECORDS IN THE US FORMAT NTSC! This results in a degradation of video quality when watching the footage on our PAL-formatted TVs here in the UK. Panasonic and Amazon don't say that in their specifications and technical details here on the product site.
Summary: I was looking for a decent stills camera for my hols, saw this on one of those TV gadget shows and thought it would be ideal. Initially, I didn't realize it was predominantly a video camera, but my main want was something that worked well underwater as I wanted to take photo's while snorkelling.
Summary: Early impressions of the Camcorder are excellent. Although it's actually water proof I just wanted it to be rain proof. It's easy to use but I find the buttons to record and take stills not ideal being above your thumb.
Summary: Swift delivery, arriving the next day after order placed. Having used the camera for a few weeks, I am very happy with my purchase. Overall quality of both video and stills is very acceptable. I basically wanted a dual camera for holidays, one that was preferably waterproof too.