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Sony HDR-GW66

We have collected and analyzed 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 Nov 15, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 367686 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 19, 2019.

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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 really like 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.

Apr, 2019

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