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Sony HDR-GW66E
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Sony HDR-GW66E Camcorder

5.4MP 1/3.91 188g CMOS Jun 2013
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11 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

On average Sony camcorders have good reviews compared to other brands as do all camcorders built by Sony.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-GW66VE has an HDMI, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI currently available including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-GW66VE has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an image stabilizer.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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Has Eleven Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-GW66VE is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Underwater scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-GW66VE. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Night portrait", "Portrait", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HDR-GW66VE has a maximum maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels. That's over six times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels. The maximum image resolution of all camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-GW66VE ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-GW66VE, the Sony HDR-GW66VE has a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The HDR-GW66VE supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most video cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camcorder also support a video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all video cameras of this age and type the worst video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of camcorders that have been around for more than two years range from 0.5mm to 900mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 298 millimeters, the Sony HDR-GW66VE has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst camcorders of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Sony HDR-GW66VE is not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-GW66VE has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-GW66VE the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 22x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 10x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ820[plb_2109593_price] (12x).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the HDR-GW66VE does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-GW66VE is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Sony HDR-GW66VE is not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-GW66VE, the HDR-GW66VE does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-GW66VE does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-GW66VE also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ420E[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The HDR-GW66VE has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution (only 28 megabits per second) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HDR-GW66VE. The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-GW66VE is 120 Mbit/s.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-GW66VE is 24mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 1.8mm to 110mm. At 29.8 millimeters, the HDR-GW66VE has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The HDR-GW66VE has one of the bigger minimum illuminations (6 lux) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras of this age and type the minimum illuminations range from 0.02lx to 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 41lx.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-GW66E

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HDR-GW66VE has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-GW66VE.

There are a number of other 3" screen size video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HDR-GW66VE has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-GW66VE.

Other 120x (digital) video cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the HDR-CX730E[pl_363171_price], or the HDR-TD20VE[pl_1505099_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ820[plb_2109593_price] (160x).

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.91" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 188 grams, the HDR-GW66VE has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-GW66VE.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
GPS (satellite)
Camera Playback
Geotagging
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
S-Video in
Battery
Battery Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Wrist Strap Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Power Cord Included

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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