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Sony HDR-GW66

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Sony HDR-GW66. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and durability are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-GW66 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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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 Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The image quality and portability also get good views.

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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

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


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


Battery Type:NP-BX1
Charging source:AC, USB
Number of batteries supported:1


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


Color of product:Black / White
LED Indicators: Yes


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):460000
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point:N


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

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 3.91
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:5.4

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.17 - 11.7 / 1.17 - 14.3
Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.17 - 11.7 / 1.17 - 14.3
Focal length range (f-f):0.126 - 1.26
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11.7
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.17
Optical Zoom:10
Wide angle lens system:Y

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

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 compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MPEG2, MPEG4
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


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

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