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Sony GW55VE

Sony GW55VE
alaScore 82

17 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony GW55VE. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony GW55VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 17 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: David (

Sony GW55VE


Compact design Simple to use

No protection for lens

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (

Sony GW55VE


Excellent quality results. Incredibly sharp and detailed images. Minimalist layout and design - very pocketable. Outstanding image stabilisation. Clear monitor screen. Appears to work OK with 64Gb memory card. Fast start-up time. Waterproof and...

Very poor layout of controls. Probably not so good for those with large hands or short fingers. On-camera zoom controls almost impossible to use one-handed. Touchscreen controls for tele/wide control are not very accurate or responsive - can't adjust...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Grillz (

Sony GW55VE


Image quality Macro function Portable 17x Zoom Quick start up Steady shot Water proof Shock proof Wide lens

Battery life Stiff buttons Average microphone

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Philip (

Sony GW55VE


compact, easy to use, excellent video quality

sound not brilliant, short battery life

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: David (

Sony GW55VE


Size. Water/dustproof.Build quality. Image quality. Ability to take stills whilst recording video

Difficulty in accessing/operating zoom controls whilst operating with one hand. Tw0 handed operation really necessary in view of "fiddly" controls

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: mitesh (

Sony GW55VE


light easy to use can be taken in water and good picture quality

could have used better materials doesn't have an expensive feel to it.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Sony GW55VE


Very compact and captures good stills as well as video. Low light capture is particularly good. Spare batteries are available and cheap from alternative suppliers.

The viewing screen is virtually useless in sunlight making it very difficult to find the subject.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Tim (

Sony GW55VE


Waterproof, which purchased for but not yet tested.

Handling is a little awkward.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Mike (

Sony GW55VE


Very good image quality, very good image stabiliser, excellent underwater capability. Feels very comfortable in the hand, easy to use one handed, much better zoom than its predecessor the TG7.

Picks up wind noise, buttons could be better placed, no internal memory (unlike the GW77 - why?).

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (

Sony GW55VE


all round great camcorder


Sep, 2012