SECAUCUS, N.J., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic announced today three new Dual Cameras, the HX-WA10, the HX-DC10 and the HX-DC1, all which have an easy-to-hold vertical design, making it easy and seamless to shoot full-High Definition videos (1920 x 1080) or photos – without having to switch between the two settings as there are separate video/photo capture buttons. The HX-WA10 is waterproof down to approximately 10 feet(*1) making it extremely versatile, and the HX-WA10 and HX-DC10 models include Panasonic's Backside Illumination (BSI) technology, which allows for optimal shooting in dimly-lit conditions.
Panasonic's three new Dual Camera models record video in the MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4), which is convenient for uploading images to the Internet or editing on a computer. Beyond the full-HD video capabilities, the HX-WA10 and HX-DC10 also offer 16-megapixel still photos, while the HX-DC1 takes 14-megapixel photos – resulting in high-quality images. All three models can take 2-megapixel still photos while shooting full-HD videos. Despite being compact in size, all three models have a powerful 5x optical zoom, giving the user more range when shooting video and photos.
"Panasonic understands that consumers want a camera that will easily take still and video images, but they don't want to sacrifice quality or portability, so with the new line of Dual Cameras, we're providing easy-to-use models that can shoot full-HD video and high-resolution photos," said Chris Rice, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. "Even more, the HX-WA10 is waterproof, and with its unique vertical design, the Dual Camera is easy to carry and hold – making it extremely versatile for all different shooting environments."
Other features of the three new Panasonic Dual Camera models include:
- 2.6-inch wide LCD monitor for the HX-WA10, and 3.0-inch wide LCD monitor for the HX-DC10 and HX-DC1
- Electrical Image Stabilizer to help limit blurry videos
- Panasonic's iA (Intelligent Auto) mode
- Face Detection
- Stereo microphones for clear audio recording
- Mini HDMI Terminal for enjoying even more beautiful Full-HD resolution
The new models will be available in June 2011 in the following color options: HX-WA10 in black, orange, blue; HX-DC10 in black; and HX-DC1 in white, pink and dark grey. Pricing will be announced approximately 30 days prior to shipping. For more information on Panasonic camcorders, please visit: www.panasonic.com/dvc.
*1 Waterproof: IEC60529 IPX8. Provided the care and maintenance guidelines described in this document are strictly followed, this camera can operate underwater, to a depth not exceeding 12 m for a time not exceeding 60 minutes. This does not guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or waterproofing in all conditions.
*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. Company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.