May 212013

Sony released two “Handycam” series digital camera new models, the HDR-GWP88V and HDR-GW66V on May 15th, which are expected to be on sale on June 21, the price of the HDR-GWP88V is 80,000 yen, the HDR-GW66V is 60,000 yen.

Both products are the successor models of Sony Handycam series first waterproof digital camera HDR-GW77V, the waterproof performance is enhanced from the previous 5m to 10m, in addition to the dustproof and anticollision capacities, it also adds antifreezing function in minus 10 degrees.

The high-end model HDR-GWP88V is also Sony’s first waterproof digital camera with projector function, the projector lumens luminous flux is 13lm, the resolution is 640*360, and the projection screen size range is 10-100 inches.

Two products configuration and photographic functions are basically the same in addition to the differences of the projector function, both are equipped with a 1/3.91 inches Exmor R CMOS back-illuminated sensor, the effective pixels is 5.02 million (16:9) and 3.76 million (4:3 ), 10x optical zoom G lens, and the BIONZ image processing engine, which can also take high-definition images in the dark light places, the back side is equipped with a 3-inch, 460,000-pixel LCD touch screen, and it supports microSD, SDHC and SDXC external expansion cards, the HDR-GWP88V is also with 16GB storage space, the battery life is 120 minutes.

In addition, the two products are with optical anti-vibration function, which can effectively reduce the image dithering in the mobile shooting and it’s designed with automatic adjust shooting function, which can respond to 99 shooting scenes including underwater shooting, automatically adjust the white balance, brightness, etc., it is also equipped with GPS function.

The high-end model HDR-GWP88V is black, while the low-end model HDR-GW66V has white and blue two colors.

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