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alaScore 85

60 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony HDR-GW55VE. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-GW55VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony HDR-GW55VE from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony GW55VE Waterproof Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder and Case - WhiteSony GW55VE Waterproof Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder and Case - White

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Sony Handycam HDR-GW55VE pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


If you're looking for a waterproof camcorder then the Sony Handycam HDR-GW55VE might be just the ticket. It was announced quietly back in March, and today

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: Yes
Minimum illumination:3


Colour of product:White


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.02
Effective megapixels (movie):5.02
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.43

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 363
Focal length range (f-f):3.2 - 32
Image stabilizer: No
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Underwater

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):32.2 x 70.2 x 105.5
Power consumption (typical):2.3

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:6016 x 3384
Still image resolution(s):4512 x 3384


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:microSDHC, MS Micro (M2)


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 576i
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :10.6

White balance

White Balance:Auto