About a year after hitting the action camera scene with their HDR-AS10 and HDR-AS15 models, Sony has updated and upgraded their Action Cam line with the HDR-AS30V, which is full new features that will give the GoPro a run for its money. Image stabilization, WiFi capabilities, 6 video modes, including 1080/60p HD and 4x slo-mo, GPS and remote control operation are only the beginning of the list of things to get excited about with Sony's new camera. For more information on what you can expect from the smaller, lighter, and better Action Cam, read on.
The new lightweight (3 oz.) and thin design is 35% lighter and 25% smaller than the first generation Action Cam, which allows it to withstand more wind and water pressure.
It can record in Full HD 1920x1080/60p, HQ, slow motion, and SD modes. You can also switch into still mode, and capture nearly 12MP photos. The new Action Cam comes with a waterproof housing that ensures a dry camera at up to 197 feet. The housing also has a shock resistance rating for up to 5 foot drops.
The lens is a Carl Zeiss 170 degree wide-angle that will allow you to capture just about everything that your naked can see. And whatever you do capture is stabilized with SteadyShot image stabilization when in Active Mode.
Some other exciting updates to the Action Cam are a built-in GPS system, and remote control operation from a smartphone or the Live-View remote. With the camera's GPS, location and speed information map the route you take with the Action Cam. And capturing footage is made a lot simpler with the Live-View remote. Attached to your wrist like a watch, the Live-View makes hitting record as simple as touching your other hand, instead of fumbling with a camera that may be in a hard to reach place.
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