Sony’s waterproof camcorder named HDR-GW77V is all set to make its debut in the International market. Already available in Japan, this camcorder will be launched for US market by the end of June 2012. The camcorder can record 1080p full HD resolution video and capture high-quality 20.4 megapixel stills. It will hit the worldwide market shelves in three attractive colors of blue, silver, and black along with a price tag of $699. This amazing handycam from Sony offers waterproof features down up to 16 feet of water. The handycam can also survive a 5 feet drop, thanks to its shock resistance property.
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The Handycam HDR-GW77V has an impressive 3 inch LCD touch-screen for display that assures very sharp, clear, and bright images. Moreover, you can also operate the touch-screen in wet environments i.e. under water. The camcorder has built-in White Balance system that helps the photos to look natural as much as possible. Plus, the included flash facility can enhance the images or add extra lighting especially for dark underwater locations. In addition, the HDR-GW77V camcorder records videos in AVCHD format.
The waterproof camcorder uses a back illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor to enhance the clarity and to lessen the grain effect of images and videos in low-light conditions. The Face Detection technology used in HDR-GW77V can detect up to 8 individual faces. Plus, it can adjust focus, flash, white balance, and exposure automatically to deliver crisp images. The camcorder has special 17x Extended Zoom feature along with 10x optical zoom facility that helps in maintaining the HD quality of distant images. HDR-GW77V also has some special features for world travelers and adventurers as this camcorder has integrated GPS and NAVTEQ maps for geotagging. With this geotagging facility, you can tag your shooting locations very easily.
The Sony HDR-GW77V offers 16 GB of internal storage that can store up to 4 hours of HD video recording. You can also expand the storage capacity by using SDHC, SD, or Sony MemoryStick cards. The camcorder provides some useful connectivity options such as Micro-HDMI port and Micro-USB port. The device is compatible with both Windows and Mac Operating Systems. In addition to being a waterproof and shockproof device, the HDR-GW77V camcorder is also a dust proof device. Above all, the camcorder is small in size which brings the device under the category of pocket friendly devices. Hence, the HDR-GW77V camcorder can be your perfect travelling companion.