News: Test your limits with Sony HDR-AS100V

As shown earlier at CES 2014, Sony introduced its all-new splash proof Action Cam HDR-AS100V, to satisfy the shooting need of active and extreme sports users.

Shoot it anywhere and way you want, the Action Cam delivers picture quality better than ever. Footage is crisper and clearer thanks to the camera’s uprated new ZEISS Tessar® 170-degree wide angle lens, 13.5 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and powerful new BIONZ X image processor.

Action Cam can now capture Full HD footage with high bit-rate recording at up to 60 Mbps, using the efficient new XAVC S video format. You’ll see the difference with fabulous picture quality in every frame – even with fast scene pans that look blurred or jittery on other cameras.

It offers plenty more features to suit serious video makers. A choice of colour settings gives extra creative flexibility when you’re editing your footage. Grab video with ‘Neutral’ image quality, or spice up footage with ‘Vivid’ that accentuates rich, powerful colours for extra impact. And for pro-focused film directors, Action Cam now records video with time code, helping synchronize shots when you’re editing scenes from multiple cameras.

Users are able to control up to five Action Cam AS100V units wirelessly with the wearable wristwatch-style RM-LVR1 Live-View Remote which is included in the box. Start and stop recordings, view shots or adjust settings at the press of a button. Everything’s in easy fingertip reach, even if you’re wearing chunky ski gloves.

As an added extra, Action Cam can shoot high-quality video at high-speed 120 fps or 240 fps with sound. After shooting, replay your footage at normal speed for a silky slo-mo view of BMX bike flips and skateboard stunts.

Its slim design carves through air and water with less resistance, and the splash-proof body means you don’t need a waterproof case to tackle rain-drenched bike trails. With a cool new white finish, Action Cam reflects the sun’s rays when you’re sand boarding down arid dunes in scorching heat.

NFC allows fuss-free hook-ups with Xperia and other compatible smartphones and tablets at a single touch. Transfer footage wirelessly to your mobile device for easy sharing, with no need to worry about fiddly memory cards or connecting cables. One-touch connection also launches the PlayMemories Mobile™ app on your smartphone (if/when installed), allowing quick checking of camera angles directly from your mobile’s screen.

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The new Action Cam HDR-AS100V wearable video camera by Sony will be available at Sony Store and Sony Centre outlets and Selected Authorized Dealers from March 2014.

As for retail price, to be advised.
I’ll update once details are out but my guess, it should be within the 500 – 600sgd range.

Details and photos as shared by Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.

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Specifications

  

Model HDR-AS100V
Image sensor 1/2.3 type back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with 13.5 megapixels (effective, approx.)
Image processor BIONZ X™
Video formats XAVC S:MPEG4-AVC/H.264MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video mode (resolution) XAVC S: 60p:1920×1080 60p/50p
30p:1920×1080 30p/25p
24p:1920×1080 24pMP4: PS (1920 x 1080 60p/50p) / HQ (1920 x 1080 30p/25p) /

STD (1280 x 720 30p/25p) / SSLOW (1280 x 720 120p/100p) /

VGA (640 x 480 30p/25p) / HS120 (HS100) (1280×720 120p/100p) /

HS240 (HS200) (800×480 240p/200p)

Lens type ZEISS® Tessar
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) SteadyShot OFF: 17.1mm (170°)SteadyShot ON: 21. 8mm (120°)
Image stabilisation SteadyShot™ (electronic)
Multi Camera Control Up to 5 units (HDR-AS100V only)
Colour Setting Vivid/Neutral
Scene Modes Auto/Underwater
Time code/User bit XAVC S only
GPS Embedded
USB charging Yes
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes (Supports Micro USB compatible device)
Wi-Fi /NFC Yes, One-touch remote
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. Approx.24.2mm x 46.5mm x 81.5mmmm (inc. projecting parts)
Media card compatibility MP4: Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2)MP4: Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)

XAVC S: Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class 10)

Weight (main unit only) Approx. 67g
Weight (with supplied battery) Approx.92g(with NP-BX1(supplied battery))
Battery type NP-BX1 (supplied)
Supplied accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BX1) (1)micro USB Cable (1)

Operating Guide(1)

Waterproof Case(SPK-AS2)(1)

Adhesive Mount(VCT-AM1)(1)

Tripod Adapter(1)