This camcorder has Japanese Menus & Operation Booklet only
26 December 2014
Summary: This Sony pocket camcorder has only Japanese Operating Instructions - the camcorder menus & instructions are in Japanese and the Operation Booklet is also in Japanese language only ........ NO English instructions anywhere. Not possible to use this HDR-GW77V/L unless you can understand this language.
Summary: ... be SURE it has an ENGLISH display! While the English/international versions do have multiple language displays, the ones with JAPANESE displays are ONLY in Japanese. What's more, there are Japanese sellers here who will TRY to sell you their Japanese Handycam!! And DON'T buy if it's over $700+/-.
Summary: This is basically just a rehashed version of the Sony TG-5V (for twice the price). The only ports on this cam are USB and HDMI. No AV ports, no remote port, no headphone or microphone - nothing. Would've been a great cam if they didn't strip all the features away.
Summary: BEWARE! I just bought one, opened the box, charged the battery and opened the lcd screen - it froze on setup!!! The initial screen (choose language) froze. Sony says I have to ship it in for repair... I am so heartbroken because the camera looks so fun!