Sony, the Japan based technology company just officially announced their latest Handycam series with Sony HDR-GW77V. Sony Handycam HDR-GW77V is sleek Handycam Camcorder with waterproof features that making it durable and perfect to use at beaches, pools, outdoor and any family’s active lifestyle. It’s also shockproof (1.5m MIL-STD810F Method 516.5-Shock), dustproof, waterproof down to 16 feet and support Underwater Mode to make colors appear natural.
Sony HDR-GW77V Camcorder comes with a 20.4-megapixel back illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor with an integrated flash that make it can capture crispn and clear footage with reduced noise high quality full HD video at 28Mbit/sec data rate. The 3.0 inch Xtra Fine LCD™ touch pabel display (921K) with Brightness Control provides sharp, bright and vivid images, even when submerged and with 17x Extended Zoom and 10x optical zoom. For memory, the latest Sony camcorder ship with 16GB Flash memory which capale to record up to 4 hours of HD video recording and offer memory card reader slot with support Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media, Secure Digital (SD), and SDHC media card formats for extra memory.
Dimensions of the camcorder are 32.2mm × 105.5mm ×70.2mm with eighs (Approx.) at 7.8oz and also comes with micro-B / USB2.0 Hi-speed, HDMI, Microphone, Monoral Speaker, LITHIUM ION® NP-BG1 battery and built-in GPS receiver with NAVTEQ® maps. It’s also backed by Digital Zoom 120x, Extended Zoom 17x, Optical Zoom 10x and Steady Shot Mode Active 31.7 – 538.7mm. “This lightweight waterproof Handycam camcorder sports an innovative design and allows consumers to focus on the moment rather than fret over protecting their gadget,” said Hidenori Toyoda, director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics.
Other features are Sweep Panorama™ mode, Intelligent Auto mode, Red-Eye Reduction, Golf Shot to captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, Highlight Playback, Date / Time Stamp, Multiple Language Display and Face detection with Smile Shutter™ technology that capable to detects faces and adjusts flash, focus, and exposure for best result. According the product page, Sony HDR-GW77V Handycam Camcorder is available now for pre-order in US market for cost at $699.99 and expected will be starting ship at the end of this month.