The new wearable HDR-AS30V point-of-view video camera is designed to film adventures in full HD 1080p. It weights approximately three ounces (with battery) and ships with a ruggedized, waterproof housing. It has a GPS on board and can capture 11.9 megapixels still photos in addition to its Interval Still Recording mode for time lapsed photography.
An Exmor R CMOS sensor grabs full HD footage (1920×1080 60p/50p, 30p/25p) and has several recording modes to choose from. The action cam models offer Sony’s SteadyShot for image stabilization. The camera also features expandable memory with Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a built-in stereo microphone and an HDMI output.
Some of the innovative features include a built in Wi-Fi that allows users to share their action cam content to a smartphone or tablet (using Sony’s Free PlayMemories Mobile) and also allows control of the camera with any compatible device. In addition Sony offers a wide range of mounting attachments to suit all types of activities.
The new HDR-AS30V point-of-view video camera from Sony will be available in late September for a suggested retail price of $299.99, while the current HDR-AS15 model will be offered at a reduced price of $199.99. These cameras and their accessories will be sold at http://store.sony.com,