Following the Garmin fans to record their extreme adventure and pleased the company Sony. It has developed a very compact and light camera action-Action Cam HDR-AS30V (824725, 4 mm, 90 g) with a mass of additional features, unusual devices of this kind. Thus, with its modest dimensions of the gadget is waterproof (the set includes waterproof cover SPK-AS2), although it is not designed for long and deep dives.
In addition, the camera is equipped with a Wi-Fi module and allows you to wirelessly transfer content to your smartphone footage (using an application Sony PlayMemories Mobile), and NFC module provides the connection of devices with one touch. The device uses a proprietary CMOS-sensor with Exmor R back-illuminated with a resolution of 16.8 megapixels, although the effective ones 11.9 MP. Wide-angle lens Carl Zeiss Tessar (F2, 8) enables you to capture images with a viewing angle of 170 °. If the image stabilization system used, this parameter is reduced to 120 °.
Video recording is carried out in the resolution 1920×1080 60p/50p, 1920×1080 30p/25p and 1280×720 30p/25p. If desired, you can use the slow motion capture for high-quality recording particularly interesting moments. In this case, the resolution is 1280×720 pixels at 60 or 120 frames per second. When operating in camera Action Cam HDR-AS30V creates 11.9-megapixel photos. The footage content is stored on the memory card Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2) and Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC. There is also a built-in receiver GPS.
Sony has taken care of and additional accessories. Of particular interest is the waterproof wrist remote control RM-LVR1 with preview function in real time. It connects to the action-camera over Wi-Fi and allows you to control shooting, even when access to the Action Cam HDR-AS30V limited. Large buttons allow you to use the device with wet hands, and even ski gloves.
Estimated price Action Cam HDR-AS30V – $ 300.
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