Panasonic HX-WA2 First Impressions Review
Lens & Imaging System
The WA2 will capture light on a 1/2.33-inch MOS sensor, and even though megapixel count will only be 14.4, to the WA20's 16.4, more of those pixels will be used for video and still recording. The WA2 will take advantage of 11.9 effective megapixels in 16:9, and 14.3 in 4:3, while the WA2 will use roughly 8.4 and 9.9 megapixels respectively.
Unlike the Sanyo HD2000, on which this camera is based, the WA2 will only feature 5x optical zoom, with an aperture capable of opening to only f/3.5.