Sony HDR-AS30V Action Camera Announced, Price, Specs

Sony has announced compact and rugged HDR-AS30V action camera. Sony HDR-AS30V action camera is designed for point-of-view (POV) shooting during action sports.

Sony HDR-AS30V action camera captures high quality 12MP still images in photo mode. Sony HDR-AS30V action camera features six video shooting modes. The Sony HDR-AS30V ships with a ruggedized, waterproof housing to 197′ (60 m) and shockproof to 5′ (1.5 m).

Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording at 60 or 30 frames per second (fps). It also supports other shooting modes including 2x and 4x slow motion modes. The 2x slow motion mode supports 1280 x 720p video capture at 60 fps, while 4x slow motion mode supports 1280 x 720p video capture at 120 fps.

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Sony HDR-AS30V Action Camera Price

Sony HDR-AS30V action camera price is $298.00. The new Sony HDR-AS30V action camera is available to buy from the camera stores below. The Sony HDR-AS30V starts shipping from September 22, 2013. Where to buy Sony High Definition POV Action Video Camera HDR-AS30V.

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Sony HDR-AS30V Action Camera Specs

Sensor Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 170° wide-angle pro-quality lens
Image Stabilization SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode
Video System NTSC
Recording Media MicroSD/SDHC
Memory Stick Micro
Video Resolution PS: Full HD 1920 x 1080p (60 fps)
HQ: Full HD 1920 x 1080p (30 fps)
STD: HD 1280 x 720p (30 fps)
2x Slow: 1280 x 720p (60 fps)
4x Slow: 1280 x 720p (120 fps)
VGA: SD 640 x 480p (30 fps)
Still Image Resolution 12MP
Audio Format Stereo
Interfaces Mini-HDMI output x 1
USB Multi Terminal x 1
1/8″ (3.5 mm) stereo microphone input x 1
Built-In Microphone Yes (stereo mic)
Built-In Speakers No
Wireless Connectivity Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in GPS
One Touch NFC (Near Field Communication)
Housing Waterproof to 197′ (60 m)
Shockproof to 5′ (1.5 m)
System Requirements PC compatible
Mac compatible
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

Sony HDR-AS30V Action Camera Product Images

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Sony HDR-AS30V Action Camera Features

Six Video Modes Including Full HD 1080/60p & 4x Slow Motion
The HDR-AS30V offers six video modes for flexible shooting scenarios. Record in Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution at 60 fps or 30 fps. You can also record in HD 1280 x 720p resolution at 30 fps or at 60 fps for 2x slow motion mode and 120 fps for 4x slow motion mode. The 2x slow motion mode is useful for recording fast-moving extreme sports, while the 4x slow motion mode can be used to slow the action down even further in order to analyze a golf or baseball swing, for example. There’s also an SD mode that provides extended recording time at VGA 640 x 480p resolution at 30 fps.
Ultra-Wide Angle 170° Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
With an ultra-wide angle 170° Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, you will increase your perspective while you venture out to capture breathtaking views of dynamic terrain including ski slopes, mountain trails and more.
Exmor R CMOS Sensor with Enhanced Sensitivity
Experience enhanced low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and reduced grain thanks to Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
Ruggedized Waterproof Housing with Universal Tripod Mount
The HDR-AS30V ships with a ruggedized, waterproof housing that features a universal tripod mount. The housing is built to handle extreme environments, allowing you to concentrate on safety and composition while capturing Full HD videos. Within the housing, the camera is waterproof down to 197′, shockproof from falls up to 5′ and has dirt and dust resistant seals that help make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain and grime.
Built-In Wi-Fi with One Touch NFC Connection
Use the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi to turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into a remote control and remote viewing monitor using One Touch Near Field Communication (NFC) for fast pairing and wireless connectivity between the camera and a mobile device.
Built-In GPS Plots Location & Calculates Telemetry
Built-in GPS can be used in conjunction with the free PlayMemories Home software to make viewing and sharing videos fun and easy. Location, trail and speed information allow you to add more layers for enhanced analyzing of your performance beyond what can be captured and displayed using video.
Remote Control Operation with Optional Live View Remote
Using the optional Live View Remote accessory you can control the HDR-AS30V via Wi-Fi. This multi-functional watch allows you to frame your shots, control the camera’s recording settings and start or stop recordings.
Capture 12MP Still Images in Photo Mode
Put your HDR-AS30V in still image photo mode and capture high quality 12MP still images with a single press of the button.
SteadyShot Image Stabilization Reduces Blur
SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting.
Memory Stick Micro & MicroSD/SDHC Compatible
The HDR-AS30V provides expandable memory thanks to a card slot that accepts Memory Stick Micro (M2) and microSD/SDHC memory cards.
Built-In Stereo Microphone
A built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture exciting stereo sound to match your adventure.
HDMI Output
Using the camera’s HDMI output, you’ll be able to share your video footage with friends and family on your HDTV. However, an HDMI cable is required.
Works with Optional Mounting Accessories
The HDR-AS30V’s slim-line design receives less wind and water pressure and it is ideal for outdoor activities such as cycling. It can also be used with a variety of mounting accessories so you can capture hands-free POV HD video while engaged in a wide spectrum of outdoor activities and action sports.
Compact & User-Friendly Design
As compared to the first generation HDR-AS15 Action Cam, the HDR-AS30V is 35% lighter and 25% smaller. The camera can also be operated with simple buttons on the side of the housing for enhanced ease-of-use.