The pistol-grip format of Panasonic's HX-WA2 is almost as pocketable as the candy-bar Flip and its imitators. But there are many more features on offer, in particular a 5x optical zoom with 15x iZoom. It's waterproof to 3m, and has decent digital photography capabilities, shooting 14.3Mpixels stills and providing some of the functions found in a dedicated compact. So if you're looking for a camcorder that you can carry anywhere like a pocket Internet model, but with fewer of its limitations, this is the next step up.
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