Waterproof Sony handycam HDR-GW66VE announced – Details and Specifications

We all know that newly launched smartphones are incorporated with a high ability to record video in 720p or 1080p HD though in many ways they are still inferior in rank when compare with dedicated camcorder counterparts. And to present the precision of the above said statement, one of the leading company in electronics industry has launched it’s new Handy cam , Sony Handycam “HDR-GW66VE” in the gadgets industry.

Sony Handycam HDR-GW66VE announced officially

Sony Handycam HDR-GW66Ve is equipped with lots of nice feature and specifications. One of the most highlighted component of this device is- it is capable of going down to 10m underwater to snap photo or video, not only the ultimate waterproof capability but this device is resistant to dust, dirt, freezing temperatures and accidental drops in the water. As we mentioned above it’s accidental drops and freezing proof feature it is safe at a drop height of 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) and can operate in temperatures down to -10ºC (14ºF) although its durability partially depends on the substance upon which it is dropped. In terms of display, it flaunts 3 inch screen with extra white pixel element as it has a high resolution of 800×480 pixels to make the image more brighter.

Dealing with it’s working, Sony Handycam HDR-GW66VE shoots at a maximum resolution of 1080p (50 fps), in a choice of AVCHD, MPEG2 or MP4 formats. It’s also able to capture 20-megapixel stills. Images are captured via an F1.8 – F3.4 G lens, and a 4.6-mm back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor.

Below are quick specifications of the device:

Video formats
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264

MPEG2-PS:MPEG-2 (Video)

MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Video Resolution

HD:1920×1080/50p(PS), 50i(FX,FH), 1440×1080/50i (HQ,LP)


MP4: 1280×720 25p

Image sensor
1/3.91 type (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor
Still image size (maximum)
20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016 x 3384)
10x (optical zoom)

17x (extended zoom)

120x (digital zoom)

Memory card compatibility

Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2) and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)

The Price of Sony Handycam is expected to be around $650, which I personally think quite a heavy price tag.

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