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Sony HDR-GW66
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Sony HDR-GW66 Camcorder

1/3.91 188g CMOS 10x May 2013
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18 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony medium sensor size video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HDR-GW66 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-GW66. Video cameras of this age and type have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4".

Alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX130[plb_1355831_price].

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] (3.5"), or the JVC GY-HMQ10[plb_1974537_price] (3.5").

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-GW66, the HDR-GW66 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX130[plb_1355831_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the HDR-GW66 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-GW66 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-GW66 also have an HDMI port.

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDR-GW66 is 1/3.91". That's 48% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-GW66 the best optical sensor size is 1/3" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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Has Eleven Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Sony HDR-GW66 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Night portrait", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise", "Sunset" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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4512 X 3384 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-GW66 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4512 x 3384. That's 84% more still image resolution than the most common still image resolution of 3840 x 2160. The worst still image resolution of all comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-GW66 is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HDR-GW66 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels. That's over ten times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Across all camcorders that were released more than two years ago the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6592 x 3712 pixels (best).

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-GW66, the Sony HDR-GW66 has a built-in display.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-GW66 is more than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and spec. The white balance mode "Outdoor" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, the HDR-GW66 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst video cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution of camcorders of this spec and age is 96,000 pixels, the highest is 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small

The HDR-GW66 is one of the smaller camcorders of this type and age (only 32.5 millimeters) amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest medium sensor size camcorder that came out more than two years ago is 17mm wide and the biggest is 270mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-GW66, the HDR-GW66 does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The HDR-GW66 has a quite small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-GW66. Medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

There are a number of other 10x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price].

If this Sony video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] (12x).

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HDR-GW66 is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price].

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Only Has Five Capture Modes

The number of capture mode found on the HDR-GW66 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. This camcorder has an LP capture mode, which is the most commonly found capture mode found on video cameras of this age and type. The capture modes "FH", "FXP", "HQ" and "SP" are also found on this video camera.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-GW66 do not have a night mode. The HDR-GW66 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-GW66 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-GW66 also do not have a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Sony HDR-GW66 is not waterproof.

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Only 17 Extra/Smart Zooms

Most medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago have between 17 and 54 Extra/Smart zooms, including the HDR-GW66 which has 17 Extra/Smart zooms.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 298 millimeters, the Sony HDR-GW66 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-GW66. The shortest maximum focal length of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-GW66 is 4mm and the longest is 1,900mm.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The HDR-GW66 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-GW66. The cables included "AC" and "HDMI" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

At 6 lux, the Sony HDR-GW66 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-GW66. Medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-GW66 have minimum illumination of between 0.3lx and 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.7lx.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-GW66

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-GW66 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] (320x).

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Average Weight

The HDR-GW66 has a pretty average weight (188 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-GW66.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
GPS Function
Geotagging
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Video & Photo Dual Shot
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Wrist Strap Included
Other Features
The Windows Operating System
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

23 June 2013

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrgw66, hdrgw66v, hdrgw66e, hdrgw66ve, sony hdrgw66, hdrgw66vebcen, sony hdrgw66v
Barcodes 04905524929676, 04905524929683, 04905524933659, 05013493237353, 05053973238722

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