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60 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony HDR-GW55VE. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-GW55VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony HDR-GW55VE from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony GW55VE Waterproof Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder and Case - WhiteSony GW55VE Waterproof Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder and Case - White

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Sony Handycam HDR-GW55VE pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


If you're looking for a waterproof camcorder then the Sony Handycam HDR-GW55VE might be just the ticket. It was announced quietly back in March, and today

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speakers:
Microphone connectivity:


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: Yes
Minimum illumination:3


Color of product:Black / White


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in light: No


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

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.02
Effective megapixels (movie):5.02
Optical sensor size:1 / 3 / 1/3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:5.43

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.17 - 14.3
Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.17 - 14.3
Focal length range (f-f):0.126 - 1.26
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):1.27 x 2.76 x 4.15
Electrical viewfinder:
HDMI out:
Integrated USB cable:
Main camera sensor:
Manual focus:
Night mode:
Power consumption (typical):2.3
Power cord included:
USB port:

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:
PictBridge: No
S-Video in:
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still Image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:microSDHC, MS Micro (M2)


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 576i
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Height:4.15 / 4.17

White Balance

White Balance:Auto