HDR-AS30V

HDR-AS30V

Sony HDR-AS30V Action Cam Preview

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Sony has announced a new HD "action cam", the HDR-AS30V. With an included waterproof housing that is 35% lighter and 25% smaller than the previous generation, the AS30V boasts Full HD Video Recording as well as 11.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor for still photos and time-lapse photography. GPS, Wi-Fi, SteadyShot image stabilization, a 170-degree field of view, and an HDMI output are all standard.

Much like their newly announced QX-series, the AS30V's built-in WiFi works work with the free PlayMemories Mobile app (available for iOS and Android). This app allows owners to transfer video and stills to smartphone and tablets, or set up a remote display. If you own an NFC-compatible smartphone, such as Sony's Xperia series, you can set up NFC One Touch Remote control. With the PlayMemories Home app, you can edit files AS30V footage on a PC or Mac and then share it on Facebook and other social networking sites. Or, try overlaying GPS-recorded info (like your extreme speeds!) via Multi View and Map View.

The AS30V features a number of different video resolutions, up to 1920x1080/60p and includes two 1280x720p slow motion modes. The camera's fixed lens remains at a panoramic 170-degree field of view, but closes to 120-degrees when SteadyShot image stabilization is activated.

Sony HDR-AS30V Action Cam Features
  • Video Recording Resolutions
    • Full HD: 1920x1080 60p/50p
    • Full HD: 1920x1080 30p/25p
    • STD HD: 1280x720 30p/25p
    • SD VGA: 640x480 30p/25p
    • HD SLOW 2x: 1280x720 60p
    • HD SLOW 4x: 1280x720 120p
  • 11.9-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor for still photos
  • Interval Still Recording for time-lapse photography
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
    • Works with PlayMemories Mobile app (available on iOS and Android)
    • Works with PlayMemories Home
  • NFC One-Touch compatible
  • SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 170-degree field of view
    • 120-degree with SteadyShot ON
  • Memory Stick Micro as well as Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • HDMI output
  • Waterproof Housing Included
  • Optional Accessories:
    • Wristwatch-Style Controller (RM-LVR1)
    • Chest Mount Harness (AKA-CMH1)
    • Roll Bar Mount (VCT-RBM1)
    • Universal Head Mount Kit (BLT-UHM1)
Sony's HDR-AS30V Action Cam will be available in late September (2013) with an MSRP of $299.99. The current HDR-AS15 model's price will drop to $199.99.


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