5 things I like about the Sony HDR-GWP88 Handycam

I Just got hold of this new Handycam which came from the good folks of Sony Philippines. I think a Handycam is the perfect tool for a dad with a newborn baby.

Sony HDR-GWP88 on Callie

Sure DSLRs can capture great photos but sometimes, you want to capture precious moments with the baby on video and what better way to record it with a dedicated Full HD camcorder.

The Sony HDR-GWP88 is the latest Handycam from Sony and is geared towards people with an active lifestyle but I think it would also be great to capture a baby’s growing years. Here are some of its features that I really, really like.

  1. Waterproof. How often do you see a camcorder that’s waterproof. Not too often right? The HDR-GWP88 is not only waterproof (up to 33 ft.), but also dustproof, shockproof, and freezeproof. Can’t wait for my baby to start learning how to swim so I can capture it on video. Perfect for beach outings as well.
  2. Built-in Projector. With Callie being so cute, my relatives will want to view her videos wherever possible. No need for them to squeeze to view on the LCD screen because of its built-in projector. Yes, you can also project the video underwater too if that’s your thing.
  3. Stand-alone profile. I liked it that Sony brought back the stand-alone profile Handycam. It’s more comfortable to hold and you can take self-videos or photos easily too. Very nice during travels when there’s nobody else to take a video or photo of you.
  4. 20.4 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. Sony’s Exmor R CMOS Sensor has proven itself time and time again as a very capable sensor for low-light shooting.
  5. 16GB internal storage. This Handycam has a built-in 16GB of storage. Not much if you’re going to shoot on Full HD all the time (I’m good with 720p for home videos) but you can also put in a microSD card (up to 64GB) for more storage. I did.

Sony HDR-GWP88 projector

Really excited to use this every chance I get and it’s going to be a staple gadget for my baby’s growing years. Oh it auto-detects if the subject is a baby and will prioritize smile shutter and adjusts focus, exposure, and color.

The Sony HDR-GWP88 retails for Php34,999. =D

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