Sony wants to capture every second of your next big sky-diving, mountain climbing or surfing adventure. The company unveiled on Wednesday during the 2012 IFA conference in Berlin a rugged new action video camera that can be tacked on to anything from a helmet to a surf board. The lightweight, ultra-compact HDR-AS15 Action Cam shoots HD video in almost any condition — rain, snow and even at depths down 60 meters. It’s also waterproof and measures in at just 2 inches high by 2.6 inches deep. The device provides an ultra-wide 170-degree angle of view, along with five video record modes, from full HD to VGA for extra-long shooting times. Meanwhile, two special slow-motion modes make it easier for users to, say, analyze a golf swing or watch a BMX stunt in detail. It can also do time-lapse photography. Although the device doesn’t come with built-in storage, it does support microSD and Memory Stick Micro cards, as well as a Micro-HDMI output so you can stream videos to a larger screen. The Action Cam will hit the U.S. in September and will cost $200. A Wi-Fi version of the device, which allows you to send videos directly to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, is also available for $270. Both models will debut in European markets in October.
Sony Action Cam in Snow
August 29, 2012