Originally Posted by brunerww
Congratulations! Look forward to seeing your work.
Thanks brunerww, yes indeed
I really wanted this cam for a while now as some here may know. It will be great for my underwater video, filming in the rain, and other harsh filming environments, like the beach. I won't have to worry about sand getting into the camera if it's windy on the beach, like it usually is.
I have come back to my camera bag on the beach after a long walk or swim only to find it engulfed, sometimes practically buried in sand because of the tremendous winds experienced there.
I have been using a Kodak Playsport Zx3 for all my water related video in the past, so the upgrade to the GW77 is going to be HUGE. I'm really looking forward to having a big articulating lcd display, as it's going to make my framing so much easier than the Playsport.
With it's super sharp video quality, great stabilization, and pretty good manual controls it all adds up to the GW77 being a great cam for me. It should compliment my TM900 perfectly, as it's video color's and sharpness are very close to the TM900's. That is, until I upgrade the TM900...
Originally Posted by markr041
"Not that we haven't seen enough videos from Mark already demonstrating the GW77's great video, but more is better."
Yes, indeed, and besides, mine is bright blue, so we have not seen how the black ones do...
I actually considered getting the blue Mark. Not realizing that Amazon only offers the black version for a additional $50.00 off compared to blue and white (I wonder why this is)?, Sony offered me any color that I wish for the same price as Amazon's black version price.
They did not have the blue version in stock for immediate shipment, so I thought black would be fine. I do like the blue though. It was a hard decesion once they offerd me any color that I wish.
Originally Posted by xfws
Be careful it's not mistaken for a gun...not kidding.
ehh..I never thought of that xfws. Maybe I should have gotten blue or white? I will make sure I don't use my real pistol grip when shooting video with it. I expect to use my left hand as well to hold the lcd while filming for better stabilization anyway. If anyone perceives me as holding a gun, I can always pull out my real one and show them the difference.
Have you actually heard or seen of anyone who thought one of these pistol grip cams might be a firearm?