Preserve photos with excellent details.
16-Megapixel Still Picture Recording
The HX-WA20 captures even tiny details in 16-megapixel high-resolution still pictures. Depending on the situation, you can flexibly shoot either high-quality 16-megapixel photos or Full-HD videos. You can also capture 2-megapixel still images while recording a video by simply pressing the Still button.*
* Varies depending on the video mode used for shooting.
Enables dynamic 360°/180° panorama shooting.
Panorama makes it is possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture.
Enjoy truly versatile expression.
HDR (Backlight Compensation) / HDR (Paint)
Easily take photos with the optimal exposure. Three images taken at different exposures are combined to record one optimal still image while suppressing blown highlights and blocked shadows.
HDR Paint further expands your photo creativity. This correction process gives still images an artistic, painting-like effect.
Captures those spur-of-the-moment scenes.
This function lets the camcorder snap up to 10 consecutive 3-megapixel still images, which are fired off at 1-second intervals for a total of 13 continuous images in about 1.3 seconds. You can use it to get good shots of subjects in fast motion. Just fire off a number of shots without stopping, then keep the best ones and delete the rest.
Never miss another shutter opportunity.
High-Speed Reverse Consecutive Shooting
The High-Speed Reverse Consecutive Shooting function continues to capture images while the Still button is pressed, and then, by releasing the button when the desired scene ends, the data that was input just prior to the button release is recorded onto the Built-in Memory as consecutive images. This lets you preserve important memories without missing out on those split-second shutter opportunities.
* The number of consecutive shooting images that can be taken varies depending on the image recording size. Also, there is a limit to the number of consecutive images that can be taken.
Makes optimal settings automatically.
iA (Intelligent Auto) for Still Picture Recording
The iA function is active even when shooting still images. When the Intelligent Scene Selector detects the shooting situation, it optimizes the settings for the still image.
Adjust the exposure and coloration so that skin tones look true and natural.
Switches to Macro mode when the camcorder comes close to the subject.
The new 5-axis correction* ensures beautiful images with minimal blurring even in highly active situations. Its effects extend to a variety of shooting styles, such as zooming and shooting while walking.
*Specifications are subject to change.
Sharp focusing even up close.
Get as close as 1 cm when shooting small objects such as flowers or accessories. Enjoy creative shooting with high-resolution photos.
No more worries about whether your subject is centered.
Nine-point Auto Focus
The HX-WA20 automatically focuses on your subject with its nine-point auto focus, even if it isn't located in the center of the frame. This prevents your shots from going out of focus.
Shoot in your very own style.
Select the exposure compensation, aperture priority, and manual mode to shoot.
This allows manual shooting to match the situation.