|The new Sony HD Action Camcorder|
Yesterday, Sony announced their very own GoPro and ADIXXION like HD action camcorder: the HDR-AS10. There's also a WiFi enabled version available, the HDR-AS15, which costs around $70 more and will work with the free PlayMemories Mobile™application. It allows users to instantly share their content to a smartphone and also allows control of the camera with any compatible device.
|Sony's small but rugged HD action camcorder|
This little POV (Point-of-View) camera with included battery, only weights around three ounces and about the only button you'll find on it, is the record button ("Press-n-Go" recording function). So it's extremely easy to use and you can just let the camera do its magic. The HDR-AS10 and HDR-AS15 are equipped with an ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens that can capture all the action up to Full HD 1920 x 1080p at 30p, in a 170-degree wide field view with pin-sharp clarity. Other convenient features of the camera are "Press-n-Go" recording, HDMI connectivity and a built-in stereo microphone.
|Included waterproof housing and universal tripod mount|
The camera comes with two adhesive mounts for securely attaching it to most surfaces and a rugged waterproof housing (waterproof down to a depth of 197' / 60m) and has an universal tripod mount. The housing also makes the camera dirt and dust resistant and very versatile.
Looking at the specs of this new Sony POV (Point of View) HD action camcorder, I think this camera ticks all the right boxes. I can't wait to see this little camera in action!
HDR-AS10 - $198.00
HDR-AS15 - $268.00
Expected availability: September 30, 2012.