Summary: The sony handycam is a must by!!! It's unfortunate that Sony discontinued it on their website? But if you can find one... Get your hands on it ASAP!!! It is a great little camera!!! It's small, compact and light weight! I have the Sanyo Xacti I'm comparing it too... Sony beats it hands down!!! When they say HD, they mean HD!!! It's got soo many features with it... Even GPS!!! Which is nuts!!! The one con is... The only new Sony Handycam (not re-furbished or used...
Summary: I've had this camera for a couple of days now. My initial impressions are that the HDR-GW77V may be the best Handycam yet. I have owned multiple generations of Sony cameras, consumer and pro, from VHS to Hi8 to Digital8 to miniDV to HDD, and now microSD flash memory. The form factor of this one is similar to the older miniDV DCR-PC55, but slimmer and lighter. The PC55 was a nice DV pocket cam, but the colors and low light performance were a compromise for the size.
Summary: Pros (select feature I consider important and very handy): - Super light and compact for carrying in pocket when going to the park, pool, etc. - Very short lag between flipping the screen and taking videos - Can change Exposure, White Balance and Scene on the fly even while recording - Extremely sensitive in dark situations - I videotape my children indoors quite often and notice a significant difference between this and the previous version of the same form-factor (from...
Summary: Sony does it again! This little camera packs a lot of power and control in a small package. Optical zoom, simple controls, amazing touch screen gives you full image control. But even as a professional, I have yet to need to dial in manually. The auto sensor that adjusts image settings is like nothing I have seen before. Its perfect every time. Yes it fully water proof, and with the fully adjustable screen you can even jump in and not break of the screen.
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Pros: Снимал 10 дней новогодней поездки по Германии. И на солнце и при плохом освещении и в темноте: качество изумительное. Удобна для ношения с собой , кинул в карман, достал-снял, кинул в карман обратно. Удобное меню, быстрый доступ ко всем функциям, made in japan. Фото получаются хорошо, когда переводишь камеру в фото режим, а не бъешь снимки из видео режима.
Cons: на данный момент, после 2-х месяцев использования недостатков не отмечено.