The New Sony Action Cam HDRAS20

July 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm  •  Posted in New Products, News & Events, Press Release by

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Summer’s around the corner—and Sony’s brand new Action Cam AS20 is tough enough to handle all the thrills that are heading your way.

·        SteadyShot keeps images smooth and clear, even with intense camera movements
·        View and control up to five cameras with wearable Live-View Remote accessory option
·        Ultra-wide angle ZEISS Tessar lens and built-in stereo microphone for crisp and vividly realistic POV videos and sound
·        Exmor R CMOS sensor captures detail-packed natural Full HD 50p video and stills, even in low light
·        Post-shooting fun with PlayMemories Home and Video Merge feature

Nothing escapes the wide-angle ZEISS Tessar lens with its huge 170° field of view (120° with SteadyShot on) that’s close to human vision. Camera shakes are kept in check by SteadyShot that reduces judder and vibration when you’re hurtling down a pock-marked bike trail or buffeted by wind and waves.

Built-in Wi-Fi connects Action Cam with the wearable RM-LVR1 Live-View Remote. Available as an optional extra, this waterproofed wrist-mount accessory makes it easy to check shots and control up to five cameras with Action Cam mounted in hard-to-reach places like your surfboard or helmet.
The back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor ensures beautiful Full HD video and awesome still photos, even at dusk when lesser cameras struggle. High bit-rate recording at up to 28 Mbps ensures crisply-detailed footage, even in busy scenes with lots of camera or subject motion.

There’s also a stereo microphone that faithfully captures rich natural sound, adding an extra dimension of realism to those everyday adventures. And for extra versatility, a handy flip function automatically inverts the image if you’re shooting with the camera bolted upside down—like on the fairing of your microlight.

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With its slim, low-profile design, Action Cam goes wherever you go… from surfing trips to skate parks. Its thin aerodynamic design carves through the air, cutting wind pressure when you’re streaking downhill by bike or taking the plunge in your first parachute jump.

The battery life’s even longer than its predecessor, letting you shoot non-stop video footage for approximately a generous 130 minutes with Wi-Fi on (approx. 150 min with Wi-Fi off)—plenty for documenting that gruelling BMX trek or snorkelling trip.

When you’re back at your PC after an action-packed day out, Sony’s free PlayMemories Home app makes it easy to edit footage and share via sites like Facebook and YouTube. New Video Merge lets you create exciting split-screen composites of up to four simultaneous views captured by different cameras (requires PlayMemories Home Version 3.1.10 or later for Windows, and Version 1.1.10 or later for Macintosh).

The new HDRAS20 Action Cam from Sony retails for $249.99 and is available for pre-sale now. It will be in stores in mid-July, at Sony stores, other authorized dealers nationwide and online at www.store.sony.ca.

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