Sony HDR-GW77V/L High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Waterproof down to 5m (16-Feet)
- 1920x1080 Full HD video and 20.4MP stills
- 10x optical zoom, 17x extended zoom
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|Item Dimensions||4.13 x 6.02 x 7.76 inches|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||4 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||5 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||3.5 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||20.4 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.45 pounds|
|Video Capture Format|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080|
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Now you can make underwater memories with total peace of mind. Sporting a waterproof design and easy-to-use controls, this camcorder helps you to capture every detail of your next adventure in legendary Sony HD. There's also a 10x optical/17x extended zoom for extreme close-ups with razor-sharp detail.
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Sony HDR-GW77V High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Blue)
Check out the compact, waterproof and dust proof Sony HDR-GW77V Handycam camcorder. You can now make underwater memories with the waterproof design and easy-to-use controls. With 20.4MP still capture and 17x extended zoom, you can get even closer to the action. Also enjoy up to 4 hours of recording with 16GB embedded Flash memory-perfect for the active lifestyle.
Compact waterproof 60p HD Camcorder with 20.4MP still capture
The HDR-GW77V camcorder is built to handle extreme environments, allowing you to concentrate on safety and composition while capturing Full HD videos and 20.4MP photos. The camcorder is waterproof down to 16 feet (IPX8), and its 3.0-inch touch-screen remains fully operational underwater. It also has a shock resistance rating for up to 5 foot drops plus dirt (MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock standards )and dust resistant seals (IP5X) that help make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grime.1
17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
Up to 4 hours of recording with 16GB1 embedded Flash Memory The built-in 16GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 4 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for superb low-light video Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
Wide angle (29.8mm) G Lens to capture everything you want Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm focal length in Photo Mode and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps7 A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the HDR-GW77V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.
3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) The 3.0-inch (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. This intuitive touch-screen is fully operable under water for convenient use in even wet environments.
Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC compatible Expandable memory with Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC card slot.
Built-In FlashThe built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
Face detection with Smile Shutter Sony’s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. When engaged the camera also employees Smile Shutter technology to ensure you capture a smiling face each and every time.
Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns.
Event Browse groups video/stills by events automaticallyEvent Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.
Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.
Intelligent Auto (99 different scene combinations possible) Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 99 different combinations possible: Auto / Night Scene / Night Portrait(Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow / Underwater. With the added feature of ‘underwater mode’ the camera will even intelligently and automatically adjust white balance levels while underwater.
Golf Shot Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite “sequence shot” image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.
Intelligent Sweep panorama mode Put your camcorder in still photo mode and capture expansive landscapes with a single press of a button. Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode reaches beyond the traditional wide angle lens to let you capture expansive, breathtaking shots of landscapes or cityscapes in incredibly detailed high resolution. Just press the shutter and pan the scene with a sweeping motion. The camera takes care of the rest—to spectacular results.
Play Memories Home Lite built-in With the pre-installed Play Memories Home Lite software the HDR-GW77V makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camcorder and conveniently upload them from the camcorder to a compatible PC and popular internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software or install.2
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And DON'T buy if it's over $700+/-. Don't get me wrong, this is/was a GREAT cam' especially when you consider it was one of the very FEW that was water/dust/shock-proof AND could output some very high quality video ALL in one very compact unit!!! For me, the "underwater" feature was always more of a safety feature than a selling point, so any gripes I heard about disabled touch-screen features were irrelevant for me. Sure, I might use it underwater to record a few things, but I thought of it as a possibility, in practice, I like the idea of being able to take it ANYWHERE and not worry.
Firstly it takes stunning 1080P video. With it's 29.8mm G lens it is awesome. One of the complaints I had with the TG-1 was that while other Sony units got the G lens, the TG-1 did not. You really had to back up far sometimes to get everything in the shot. The optics are flawless, even underwater. The screen is definitely brighter, but not bright enough for direct sunlight. GPS is also fantastic. I haven't had the terrible battery experience as others but it definitely is not as good as the TG-1. It's Achilles heal is.....the still camera. 20.4MP? No way, no how. I saw another reviewer said it is 5mp blown up which I knew about before I bought it. It clearly showed on Sony's website that the sensor is 5MP. I just don't know why they advertise it as 20.4. It isn't. It is really no better than my TG-1, except that it works. The artifacts are just too much. My Galaxy S4 takes much better pictures. The Sony does have an easy interface,
One thing to note: Sony must have realized how poor some features of this camera are. They took it off the market less than a year from its launch.
If you want a waterproof camcorder that takes stunning video, this is it. If the still camera is very important to you, wait until the next generation.