Sony GW77V waterproof camera: Power and efficiency in a tiny device


Waterproof video cameras used to be hard to come by. But now, with technological advancement in full bloom, waterproof video cameras are getting cheaper.

The question is, is the quality of the produced video also improving? Or is the quality lethargic and poor?

Japanese company Sony is going to shake up the handy video camera industry in the US, as it launches their new GW77V waterproof video camera.

What else can go wrong when the tag says Sony, right?

The GW77V can be submerged up to 16 feet and is shockproof and at the same time dustproof. The video camera has a Sony 1/3.91 inch type Exmor R backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and Bionz image processor that captures AVCHD video at 1080/60p and shoot 20 megapixel still images.

Though the name Sony separates it from the rest of the field, the GW77Vs 10x zoom Sony G lens also is a sight to behold. The latter starts at a wide angle 29.8mm focal length for both photos and videos.

The GW77V also has a built-in flash for those low lighting conditions. Though the quality isn’t really, comparable to flash bulbs, but it is enough to make a scene brighter.

The Sony GW77V is a great piece of equipment. Unfortunately, you’d have to shell out $700 for it. Hey, you have to pay loads of money for a high quality waterproof camcorder.

Would you?

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