Panasonic HX-WA10, HX-DC10 & HX-DC1: Spec, Price & Release Date

At OSM we like to talk to you about different cameras and DSLRs, some of the recent ones are the Canon T3/T3i, the JVC GC-PX and perhaps the best camera that we have seen to date with its amazing imaging the Phantom Flex.

Now a few more models have caught the eagle eye of OSM all from Panasonic, let’s start with the HX-WA10. Looking at the device it is a pistol style grip but this is a camera with a difference, its waterproof! It has 2.7” widescreen LCD monitor and it can capture 16 megapixel stills. It records in HD with a resolution of 1920×1080; the file type is MPEG-4 AVC which is great for editing and uploading images on your PC.

As for the device being underwater, it can be used as deep as 3 meters for up to an hour. The only catch to under water recording is once you have finished your hour of recording you have to leave the device in dry conditions for more than 10 minutes. You can read the full press release for the device over at the Panasonic website by clicking here where you can learn much more about the device.

As for the other two devices we are going to pull them together as they are pretty similar, both devices can both record in full HD. The DC10 features 16 megapixels worth of recording and still imaging, the DC1 has 14 megapixels to carry out its duties. Both devices have a 3” widescreen TFT LCD monitor. There’s a gallery of images for the devices over at photographyblog.com so be sure to head over and have a peek. The two cameras are mentioned within the original press release, if you missed it you can view it here.

What do you think of the new cameras? Do you like the pistol design and would you ever need to record anything underwater? Let us know in the comments section below.