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Sony HDR-GW66

We have collected and analysed 2 expert reviews and 25 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 68/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is 15-11-2013. We have compared these reviews to 369383 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: 14-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-GW66


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony HDR-GW66 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the design and durability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony GW66VE Waterproof Full HD Camcorder - BlackSony GW66VE Waterproof Full HD Camcorder - Black

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Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Type:NP-BX1
Charging source:AC, USB
Number of Batteries Supported:1


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Highlights
Geotagging: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Minimum illumination:6
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Colour of product:Black / White
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.91
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 298 / 29.8 - 363
Focal length range (f-f):3.2 - 32
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):29.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.98
Optical Zoom:10
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Underwater

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Backlight: Yes
Electrical viewfinder: No
Extra/Smart zoom:17
Integrated USB cable: No
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Power cord included: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes
Wrist strap included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.125 / 1/8 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG / JPS
Maximum image resolution:6016 x 3384
Still image resolution(s):4512 x 3384 / 6016 x 3384\n4512 x 3384


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2) / microSD (TransFlash), MS Micro (M2), SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Capture modes:FH, FXP, HQ, LP, SP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :10.8

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor