Sony GW55VE Waterproof to 5m Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder and Case -, Excellent piece of kit

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I gave this camcorder a 5 star rating because it far exceeded my expectations. I’ve been a professional television cameraman for 33 years and have longed for a good holiday camcorder that would fit in my pocket. The gw55ve seemed to fit the bill and i wasn’t disappointed. Things i like about the gw55ve:-great quality pics for the moneygood image stabilisationpistol grip operationfits in your pocketfiles import easily in final cut pro xbattery life better than expectedminor gripes about the gw55ve:-no lens cap. . ———————-when buying a camcorder, i think you need to bear in mind that the sound from the onboard mic will never be 5 star, due to wind noise, handling noise etc. (i recommend the zoom h4n for sound recording)and of course, your films will always be more watchable if you use a tripod – boring i know, but it’s true. Generally, you get what you pay for, and i believe this camcorder represents value for money. You can see my first effort with the gw55ve on my vimeo page – vimeo.

Find it very easy to use picture quality superb zoom very good used by pillion on motorcycle no camera shake evident would recommend to every one interested in it.

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  • Very high quality Full HD images in low light

I haven’t had a good run with video cameras over the past few years. Either the waterproof ones weren’t quite as resistant and they stated, or the quality was too poor or choppy. I’m probably too spoiled after having a dslr, but carting one of those around for video seemed too excessive. I bought this after doing a fair bit of reading and watching videos on youtube. I wanted something that would get good quality videos for a nearing holiday without any fuss. It looks like i got it spot on. Last week i took it on said holiday, and ended up using it much more than i expected. Filming is easy, flip open the camera and the screen automatically switches on within seconds, letting you just hit the record button and be away – really handy for when something unexpected happens, such as being attacked by mountain goats or being caught in the middle of 500 communist protesters marching down the streets (both of which happened. Other people will waffle on about technical specs, and i’ll leave them to it because they’ll go about it far better than i. So here’s a few points that aren’t always mentioned:the zoom button is a nightmare to use. You have to slide your thumb up to use it, which doesn’t look like it should be a pain, but by doing so you have to shift the way you’re holding the device – bringing your fingers at the front close to the lens if you’re gripping it (most likely). I was always very conscious of putting my fingers over the lens. Also, the zoom buttons feel quite stiff, and i’d frequently lose sight of what i was actually trying to zoom in on by pratting about with it.

I haven’t had a good run with video cameras over the past few years. Either the waterproof ones weren’t quite as resistant and they stated, or the quality was too poor or choppy. I’m probably too spoiled after having a dslr, but carting one of those around for video seemed too excessive. I bought this after doing a fair bit of reading and watching videos on youtube. I wanted something that would get good quality videos for a nearing holiday without any fuss. It looks like i got it spot on. Last week i took it on said holiday, and ended up using it much more than i expected. Filming is easy, flip open the camera and the screen automatically switches on within seconds, letting you just hit the record button and be away – really handy for when something unexpected happens, such as being attacked by mountain goats or being caught in the middle of 500 communist protesters marching down the streets (both of which happened. Other people will waffle on about technical specs, and i’ll leave them to it because they’ll go about it far better than i. So here’s a few points that aren’t always mentioned:the zoom button is a nightmare to use. You have to slide your thumb up to use it, which doesn’t look like it should be a pain, but by doing so you have to shift the way you’re holding the device – bringing your fingers at the front close to the lens if you’re gripping it (most likely). I was always very conscious of putting my fingers over the lens. Also, the zoom buttons feel quite stiff, and i’d frequently lose sight of what i was actually trying to zoom in on by pratting about with it.

Totally awsome for such a small camera. This camera has exceeded all expectations. Read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of youtube before i decided on this. I mainly wanted this as a waterproof hd cam for snorkeling but on 2 trip to greece this year if found i used it for everything inc stills.

Sony GW55VE Waterproof to 5m Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder and Case – Black : I have only had this a couple of days, but so far i have been really impressed. I previously owned the tg3 which i was happy with, but the new features on this model make the upgrade really worthwhile. The 50 frames per second is so much smoother when there is a lot of movement. I have been very impressed with the picture quality. The steady shot is really impressive – it is so much smoother than the tg3 when you move around and when you are on full zoom. The low light recording is so much better – something that was not very good with the tg3.

Great small sized video camera. Easy to use and small enough to fit in your pocket. Havent tried the underwater option yet but nice to know it can survive a spill if it happens.

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Great small sized video camera. Easy to use and small enough to fit in your pocket. Havent tried the underwater option yet but nice to know it can survive a spill if it happens.
. Really good quality video that can be used on holiday (around water). As you would expect from sony the build quality is very good.
. Really good quality video that can be used on holiday (around water). As you would expect from sony the build quality is very good.

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Well worth the money – only two niggles. . I wanted to replace an old tape camcorder with a newer product. I was looking for something that was small (ideally fitting into a pocket); robust; had good storage space (at least 90 minutes of video); reasonable battery life; would record in high definition format, for best results with my television and wasn’t too expensive. Its small enough to fit into a jacket pocket; waterproof (even when recording); shock proof to a degree; can store 7 hours worth of video on a 62gb card in full high definition; the battery life isn’t too bad either, but i’d recommend that anyone purchasing it buys a second battery and an external charger (it doesn’t come with an external battery charger so you have to charge the battery whilst its in the camcorder by default. )using it is simplicity itself and it takes both wonderful pictures and very good quality video with pretty good image stabilisation (optical rather than digital so no loss in quality). It’s also not too shabby in low light conditions. I certainly couldn’t fault it. Wind noise can be a problem, but it’s easy enough to shelter the microphone with your hand. My only complaints would be:a) in bright sunlight it’s difficult to see picture on the colour, screen.

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Well worth the money – only two niggles. . I wanted to replace an old tape camcorder with a newer product. I was looking for something that was small (ideally fitting into a pocket); robust; had good storage space (at least 90 minutes of video); reasonable battery life; would record in high definition format, for best results with my television and wasn’t too expensive. Its small enough to fit into a jacket pocket; waterproof (even when recording); shock proof to a degree; can store 7 hours worth of video on a 62gb card in full high definition; the battery life isn’t too bad either, but i’d recommend that anyone purchasing it buys a second battery and an external charger (it doesn’t come with an external battery charger so you have to charge the battery whilst its in the camcorder by default. )using it is simplicity itself and it takes both wonderful pictures and very good quality video with pretty good image stabilisation (optical rather than digital so no loss in quality). It’s also not too shabby in low light conditions. I certainly couldn’t fault it. Wind noise can be a problem, but it’s easy enough to shelter the microphone with your hand. My only complaints would be:a) in bright sunlight it’s difficult to see picture on the colour, screen.
Sony gw55ve waterproof to 5m full hd flash memory camcorder and case. Pros: bought this item in amazone, best bargain on the price and it is worth a piece for the price you are paying. Good quality still & video, easy go with the luggage, or handy in the pocket. Cons: not very impressed with optical zoom (10x), the short battery life and also worried about getting scratches on the front glass for the lens. I am looking for a screen proector sort of gadget for this. Any suggestions?overall, so far so happy a buycheers.
Sony gw55ve waterproof to 5m full hd flash memory camcorder and case. Pros: bought this item in amazone, best bargain on the price and it is worth a piece for the price you are paying. Good quality still & video, easy go with the luggage, or handy in the pocket. Cons: not very impressed with optical zoom (10x), the short battery life and also worried about getting scratches on the front glass for the lens. I am looking for a screen proector sort of gadget for this. Any suggestions?overall, so far so happy a buycheers.

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Good camera, but not without its drawbacks. Prosexcellent quality results. Incredibly sharp and detailed images. Minimalist layout and design – very pocketable. Outstanding image stabilisation. Appears to work ok with 64gb memory card. Maybecomes with its own case.

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Good camera, but not without its drawbacks. Prosexcellent quality results. Incredibly sharp and detailed images. Minimalist layout and design – very pocketable. Outstanding image stabilisation. Appears to work ok with 64gb memory card. Maybecomes with its own case.

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Small waterproof camcorder with outstanding image quality. Fantastic image quality even in low light (1080 50p). Sunsets, night clubs, thunderstorms. I have filmed all these, and the results were great. Great quality lens, waterproof is best in class with clear images and no noise at all, lcd screen has outstanding quality and very responsive, great preset modes that allow for true “fuss free” operation, manual mode is logical and for a camcorder is actually quite nicealso worthy of note is the fantastic image stabilization, one of the best i’ve seen and i owned many camcorders (even compared to the expensive canon ones). You have the option to switch the intensity (low/med/high) according to your needs. It’s great for walking shots, as you can set it to the maximum and the camera feels like it’s floating. The gps is fun and works very well, tracking where you are in seconds. I cannot fault the image in any way, it’s truly fantastic.

This review is from : Sony GW55VE Waterproof to 5m Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder and Case – Black

Small waterproof camcorder with outstanding image quality. Fantastic image quality even in low light (1080 50p). Sunsets, night clubs, thunderstorms. I have filmed all these, and the results were great. Great quality lens, waterproof is best in class with clear images and no noise at all, lcd screen has outstanding quality and very responsive, great preset modes that allow for true “fuss free” operation, manual mode is logical and for a camcorder is actually quite nicealso worthy of note is the fantastic image stabilization, one of the best i’ve seen and i owned many camcorders (even compared to the expensive canon ones). You have the option to switch the intensity (low/med/high) according to your needs. It’s great for walking shots, as you can set it to the maximum and the camera feels like it’s floating. The gps is fun and works very well, tracking where you are in seconds. I cannot fault the image in any way, it’s truly fantastic.
An excellent little camcorder. This is a great little camcorder. Perfect for sticking in your pocket/rucsac and taking everywhere. The quality is very good for the size. The main advantage is it’s waterproof – so you don’t have to worry about taking it where it might get wet – eg. The antishake is not as good as the big models, but it’s pretty reasonable once you get used to it. And of course, you wouldn’t be taking the bigger models with you. A great compromise on size and usability. I was tossing up between this and a larger type (eg the hdr-pj780ve or canon g30) for 2-3 times the cost.

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An excellent little camcorder. This is a great little camcorder. Perfect for sticking in your pocket/rucsac and taking everywhere. The quality is very good for the size. The main advantage is it’s waterproof – so you don’t have to worry about taking it where it might get wet – eg. The antishake is not as good as the big models, but it’s pretty reasonable once you get used to it. And of course, you wouldn’t be taking the bigger models with you. A great compromise on size and usability. I was tossing up between this and a larger type (eg the hdr-pj780ve or canon g30) for 2-3 times the cost.

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Not much to say except superb picture quality and clear images underwater, well recommended and a good price.
Not much to say except superb picture quality and clear images underwater, well recommended and a good price.

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Great little camcorder, very good still picture and video, not as good though as the similar priced panasonic x800, but then it depends what your after, if you after a camcorder that fits in your pocket and shoots good video and pics and has a bonus of gps and it also shoots underwater then this is one of the best, however, if your after the best video quality, but no gps and no underwater capabilities and it doesn’t fit in your pocket then the panasonic 3mos range are the best.
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