Digital Cameras Guide
Sony Releases Action Cam HDR-AS30V
Sony has announced its latest Action Cam, HDR-AS30V.
A wearable video camera with features like GPS, Live-View Remote and a slim waterproof housing, it captures experiences with Full HD movie clips and still photos, from muddy bike treks to tropical lagoons. With a new waterproof housing that's now 35% lighter and 25% smaller than its predecessor, its slim design also cuts through wind and water when you're freefalling, jet-skiing or streaking through that downhill run.
With a huge 170° field of view (120° with SteadyShot on), the wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens takes in panoramic landscapes, dramatic ski slopes and more, while the back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor now grabs even more light for beautiful Full HD footage. There’s a choice of recording modes, including super-smooth Full HD 60p/50p for fast-moving action and two slow-motion modes for tracking that golf swing or BMX stunt.
For the first time, Action Cam can also capture crisp 11.9-megapixel still photos as well as HD movies. As a new feature, it can capture image upside-down, which is useful in situations where the camera is attached in a reverse position.
Connect Action Cam with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to transfer and share your shots instantly with Sony's free PlayMemories app. It also comes with NFC one-touch connection support. After shooting, embedded GPS and PlayMemories Home offer plenty of fun new ways to enjoy your footage and re-live the day’s excitement. Transfer shots to your PC via USB, then use the latest free version of PlayMemories Home by Sony to edit files and share on the web.
The new Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V is available at Sony stores, Sony Centres and selected authorised dealers at S$449.