It's the new black: gadgets that are waterproof. The latest: Sony's HDR-GW55VE Handycam. With a sensor dense enough to shoot 20.4Mp stills, the camcorder can shoot 1080p HD video at 50f/s. The GW55VE's lens can zoom to 10x, but the gadget can zoom to 120x digitally. Sony HDR-GW55VE Handycam Framing shots is aided by a flip- …
When manufacturers make claims about waterproof equipment I'd be much more impressed if they quoted the IP rating.
IP44 or IP55 for this kind of product would be great.
If it's only IP42 it's much less impressive.
<see ratings here if unfamiliar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code#Code_breakdown>