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Now you can make underwater memories with total peace of mind. Sporting a waterproof design and easy-to-use controls, this camcorder helps you to capture every detail of your next adventure in legendary Sony HD. There's also a 10x optical/17x extended zoom for extreme close-ups with razor-sharp detail
Compact waterproof 60p HD Camcorder w/ 20.4MP still capture
The Handycam HDR-GW77V camcorder is built to handle extreme environments, allowing you to concentrate on safety and composition while capturing Full HD videos and 20.4MP photos. The camcorder is waterproof down to 16 feet (IPX8), and its 3.0-inch touch-screen remains fully operational underwater. It also has a shock resistance rating for up to 5 foot drops plus dirt (MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock standards )and dust resistant seals (IP5X) that help make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grime.
17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
Up to 4 hours of recording with 16GB3 embedded Flash Memory
The built-in 16GB3 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 4 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony?s back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w / Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
Wide angle (29.8mm) G Lens to capture everything you want
Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm focal length in Photo Mode and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-GW77V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.
3.0 inch Xtra Fine LCD display (921K)
The 3.0 inch (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. This intuitive touch-screen is fully operable under water for convenient use in even wet environments.
Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC compatible
Expandable memory with Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC card slot.
The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
Face detection with Smile Shutter technology
Sony?s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. When engaged the camera also employees Smile Shutter technology to ensure you capture a smiling face each and every time.
Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns.
Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.
Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.
Intelligent Auto (99 different scene combinations possible)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 99 different combinations possible: Auto / Night Scene / Night Portrait(Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow / Underwater. With the added feature of ?underwater mode? the camera will even intelligently and automatically adjust white balance levels while underwater.
Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite ?sequence shot? image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode
Put your Handycam camcorder in still photo mode and capture expansive landscapes with a single press of a button. Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode reaches beyond the traditional wide angle lens to let you capture expansive, breathtaking shots of landscapes or cityscapes in incredibly detailed high resolution. Just press the shutter and pan the scene with a sweeping motion. The camera takes care of the rest?to spectacular results.
Play Memories Home Lite built-in
With the pre-installed Play Memories Home Lite software the HDR-GW77V makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camcorder and conveniently upload them from the camcorder to a compatible PC and popular internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software or install.
Color Filter System: ClearVid array
Effective Picture Resolution: Approx.5020K pixels(16:9)
Imaging Sensor: 1/3.91" (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross: Approx.5430K pixels
Processor: BIONZ image processor
Still Image Size 4:3: Movie mode:15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384)); Photo mode:15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384)
Panorama Still Image Size: Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920), Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920)
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Dual Record: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); 10.0 megapixels 16:9 (4224x2376); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Internal Media: Flash Memory 16GB
Media Type: Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2); Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)
Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HD PS:Approx.28Mbps / FX:Approx.24Mbps / FH:Approx.17Mbps / HQ:Approx.9Mbps / LP:Approx.5Mbps, STD HQ:9Mbps
Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch): HD PS:Approx.1h(Approx.1h), HD FX:Approx.1h15m(Approx.1h15m), HD FH:Approx1h40m(Approx.1h40m), HD HQ:Approx3h(Approx.2h15m), HD LP:Approx5h15m(Approx.4h20m), STD HQ:Approx3h10m(Approx.2h55m)
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(7): 20.4 megapixels 16:9(6016x3384) : Approx.1,550 pictures, 15.3:megapixels 4:3(4512x3384) : Approx.2,100 pictures, 10.0 megapixels 16:9(4224x2376) : Approx.2,850 pictures, 5.0 megapixels 4:3(2592x1944) : Approx.5,200 pictures, 2.1 megapixels 16:9(1920x1080) : Approx.15,500 pictures, 307K pixels 4:3(640x480) : Approx.40,000 pictures, 230K pixels 16:9(640x360) : Approx.40,000 pictures, Panorama Standard (4,912 x 1,080) : Approx.5,100 pictures, Panorama Standard (3,424 x 1,920) : Approx.3,800 pictures, Panorama Wide(7,152 x 1,080) : Approx.3,900 pictures, Panorama Wide(4,912 x 1,920) : Approx.3,050 pictures
Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.4 megapixels
Still Image Mode: JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9: Movie ModeL 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); Photo Mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384)
Still Image Size(Photo Mode): L:20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384), 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384), M:10.0 megapixels 16:9 (4224x2376), 5.0 megapixels 4:3 (2592x1944), S:2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
Video Actual (Pixel): HD, STD:Approx.5020K pixels(16:9), Approx.3760K pixels(4:3)
Video Format: HD:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible, STD:MPEG2-PS
Video Resolution: HD:1920x1080/60p(PS), 60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP), STD:720x480/60i
Video Signal: HD:HDTV 1080/60p, 60i,STD:NTSC color, EIA standards
Wind Position: Yes(Off/On)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode; f=29.8-298.0mm(16:9), f=36.3-363.0mm(4:3) Photo Mode; 29.8mm - 298mm (16:9), 36.3mm - 363mm (4:3)
Digital Zoom: 120x
Extended Zoom: 17x
Focal Distance: f=3.2-32.0mm; f=5/32-1 5/16inch
Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Lens Type: G Lens
Minimum Focus Distance: HD / STD / Still:Approx.1cm (Wide) , Approx.80cm (Tele) , Approx.38cm (Tele Macro) HD / STD / Still:Approx.13/32inch (Wide), Approx.31 1/2inch (Tele), Approx.15inch (Tele Macro)
Optical Zoom: 10x
Steady Shot Mode:Active: 31.7 - 538.7mm
Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
Grid Display: Guide Frame
LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) Wide(16:9)
Touch Panel: Yes
AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus Features: Tracking Focus
Focus System: Contrast AF
Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10.0
Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
D-Range Optimizer: Yes
Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
LOW LUX Mode: Yes
Metering Modes: Multi-segment/Spot
Minimum Illumination: Standard:6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Noise Reduction: Yes
Scene Mode(s): Auto / Night Scene / Night Portrait(Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow / Underwater
White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Shutter Speeds: Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/ Golf Shot); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10000 (Standard)
Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Self-timer: Approx.10sec. (Still Image/Golf Shot); Approx.2sec. (portrait1 / portrait2)
Flash Compensation: Yes(3 steps)
Flash Coverage: Approx.11 7/8inch - 98 1/2inch, (Approx.0.3m - 2.5m)
Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes: Auto / Forced / Prohibited
Flash Type: Built-in Flash
Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)
Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
Fader Effect(s): White / Black
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display: English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish; Traditional Chinese; Korean; American English
One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On/Off)
S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)
Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only) Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality) Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase) Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
View & Index: Event / MAP
Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama
Waterproof: Yes (IPX8 16ft/5m)
Dustproof: Yes (IP5X)
Embedded GPS: Yes (Current Position Display(Your Location))
Face Detection: Yes
Golf Shot: Yes
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto: Portrait / Baby/Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / UnderWater
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
Shockproof: Yes( 1.5m MIL-STD810F Method 516.5-Shock )
Smile Shutter technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
Smooth Slow Rec: Yes
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
HD Output: HDMI Out (micro) (supplied)
HDMI Terminal: Yes (micro)
Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD / SDHC compatible
PhotoTV HD: Yes
USB Port(s): micro-B / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 1 5/16inch ?4 1/4inch ?2 7/8inch (Approx. 32.2mm?105.5mm?70.2mm)
Weight (Approx.): Approx. 7.8oz (NP-BG1 (supplied battery)
Power Consumption (in Operation): HD:2.3W; STD:2.1W
Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BG1(supplied)
Power Requirements: 3.6V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment. Supplied Software: PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)