Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sony HDR-GW77V, the First Water-Proof Sony Compact Video Camcorder

Sony HDR-GW77V
Sony HDR-GW77V
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The first water-proof Handycam, the Sony HDR-GW77V, is set to be unveiled by Sony near the end of the month in Japan.  This upcoming compact video camcorder from Sony will offer a number of features that may not be found on other similar compact video camcorders.

Although the Sony HDR-GW77V is quite small, it is capable of staying sixteen feet underwater for around one hour. Aside from being water-proof, the upcoming compact video camcorder is also dust-resistant and can survive a fall of around five feet.

The upcoming Sony HDR-GW77V will come with a 20.4MP resolution, which is quite remarkable for a device of its size. The compact video camcorder will feature a pop-out three-inch touchscreen, 16 GB internal storage that is expandable through a Memory Stick Micro or an SHDC memory card.

The device is also capable of taking panoramic photos and has its own GPS chip that allows geo-tagging of photos. The Sony HDR-GW77V also features a 10x optical zoom and is also capable of recording fill 1080p videos at 60fps.

For the moment, Sony has not revealed the date for the international launch of the upcoming Sony HDR-GW77V. It is also uncertain when the upcoming compact video camcorder will be released into the US market. However some industry watchers are expecting the Sony HDR-GW77V to make its international and US debut before the end of the year, similar to the release of the HDR-TG5 which was released by the Japanese company in 2009.

The upcoming water-proof compact video camcorder from Sony will reportedly have a price tag of 70,000 yen or around $862.

A video was also unveiled which showed the Sony HDR-GW77V undergoing a drop test. 

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