Sony Handycam HDR-GW77V takes the waterproof route

The little camera that could. (Credit: Sony Japan) Set to debut around late May in Japan, Sony's first waterproof Handycam packs a cavalcade of features that would make nearly any similarly sized shooter blush in comparison. Despite the small stature, the HDR-GW77V can go up to 16 feet under water (for up to an hour), survive a near five-foot drop, and resist dust. As for imaging specifics, the engineers at Sony packed a lot into a very little device, with buzz-worthy features such as 20.4-megapixel resolution, full 1080p (60fps) video capture up to 28Mbps, and 10x optical zoom. Other notable features in the tiny shooter (1.2-inch width and 4.15-inch height) include a pop-out 3-inch touchscreen, 16GB internal storage (with option to expand via SDHC or Memory Stick Micro), panoramic photos, and a built-in GPS chip for geotagging photos. Related stories Sony's fall and Japan's hang-ups No details about worldwide (or stateside) release for the 70,000-yen ($862) GW77V, but Sony played the similarly shaped

Sony debuts first waterproof Handycam

The little camera that could. (Credit: Sony Japan) Set to debut around late May in Japan, Sony's first waterproof Handycam packs a cavalcade of features that would make nearly any similarly ...

Thu 26 Apr 12 from CNET Crave

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