Panasonic – Hardcore handheld digital movie camera for outdoor activities – WA30, WA3, DC3
Panasonic is going to release 3 new tough digital movie camera models this month.
The hardcore “WA30″ model is the new ultimate handheld camera to use to take active outdoor scene videos. It is waterproof (10m), dustproof, shockproof (1.5m), freezeproof (-10 degree Celsius) and the design is a good ergonomic one-hand style.
Its wide 2.6 inch LC display rotates 285 degrees and you can take photos/movies from any angles. Still images are 16M pixels. It can also take photos while taking a movie.
With built-in Wi-Fi, fresh photos/movies can be shared through SNS quickly. Also, you can use your smart phone as a remote control for the digital movie camera and control the zoom, self-timer, etc. so you can do a shot of an object that it is difficult for you to approach.
On the same release day, the slightly less hardcore model “WA3″ which is also waterproof, freezeproof and dustproof will be released, as well as the compact, light model “DC3″ which is extremely portable.
Specifications for the WA30:
- Camera: 16.4 megapixels
- Lens: F2.8 (WIDE) / F3.9 (TELE)
- Optical zoom: 5x
- Digital zoom: 120x
- Focal length: 4.0 – 20.0mm
- Still picture extra zoom: 10x
- Built-in memory: 65MB
- Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC
- Recording format: MPEG-4
- Still image: 16.9 megapixels
- Still image recording format: JPEG
- Weight: 269g (290g with battery and SD card)
- Dimensions: Approx. 96.6 x 127.2 x 46.2mm