The compact and rugged Sony HDR-AS30V HD POV Action Camcorder is designed for point-of-view (POV) shooting during action sports including skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, motocross, skydiving, mountain biking and other outdoor adventure sports. It supports Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording at 60 or 30 frames per second (fps). It also supports other shooting modes including 2x and 4x slow motion modes. The 2x slow motion mode supports 1280 x 720p video capture at 60 fps, while 4x slow motion mode supports 1280 x 720p video capture at 120 fps. The camera can also capture up to 12MP still images when using the photo mode.
The HDR-AS30V features built-in Wi-Fi capability. This means that Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones and tablets can pull optimized movies and photos from the HDR-AS30V without a cable. Once the video is copied onto your mobile device, you can use its 3G or 4G mobile broadband connection to email movies to friends and family or upload your footage to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube. The HDR-AS30V also features One Touch NFC connectivity for easy pairing with your mobile device. And, built-in GPS allows you to add a geographical narrative to your movies and photos.
Sony includes a ruggedized waterproof housing with the HDR-AS30V. The waterproof housing has a universal tripod mount. Plus, it's waterproof down to a depth of 16.4' and shockproof from falls up to 5'. The camera is also dirt and dust resistant, which makes it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, sand and grime. The HDR-AS30V is equipped with a 170° ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor as well. To compensate for camera shake that's typical when shooting POV sports action, the HDR-AS30V features SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode.
Other convenient features on the HDR-AS30V include HDMI connectivity and a built-in stereo microphone for capturing high-quality audio to go along with the Full HD video. It's outfitted with a Memory Stick Micro and microSD/SDHC memory card slot as well, which supports expandable external memory for virtually endless recording. The camera is also 35% lighter and 20% more compact than the first generation Sony Action Cam. It's compatible with both Mac and PC for uploading footage to your computer as well.
- Six Video Modes Including Full HD 1080/60p & 4x Slow Motion
- The HDR-AS30V offers six video modes for flexible shooting scenarios. Record in Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution at 60 fps or 30 fps. You can also record in HD 1280 x 720p resolution at 30 fps or at 60 fps for 2x slow motion mode and 120 fps for 4x slow motion mode. The 2x slow motion mode is useful for recording fast-moving extreme sports, while the 4x slow motion mode can be used to slow the action down even further in order to analyze a golf or baseball swing, for example. There's also an SD mode that provides extended recording time at VGA 640 x 480p resolution at 30 fps.
- Ultra-Wide Angle 170° Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
- With an ultra-wide angle 170° Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, you will increase your perspective while you venture out to capture breathtaking views of dynamic terrain including ski slopes, mountain trails and more.
- Exmor R CMOS Sensor with Enhanced Sensitivity
- Experience enhanced low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and reduced grain thanks to Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
- Ruggedized Waterproof Housing with Universal Tripod Mount
- The HDR-AS30V ships with a ruggedized, waterproof housing that features a universal tripod mount. The housing is built to handle extreme environments, allowing you to concentrate on safety and composition while capturing Full HD videos. Within the housing, the camera is waterproof down to 16.4', shockproof from falls up to 5' and has dirt and dust resistant seals that help make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain and grime.
- Built-In Wi-Fi with One Touch NFC Connection
- Use the camera's built-in Wi-Fi to turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into a remote control and remote viewing monitor using One Touch Near Field Communication (NFC) for fast pairing and wireless connectivity between the camera and a mobile device.
- Built-In GPS Plots Location & Calculates Telemetry
- Built-in GPS can be used in conjunction with the free PlayMemories Home software to make viewing and sharing videos fun and easy. Location, trail and speed information allow you to add more layers for enhanced analyzing of your performance beyond what can be captured and displayed using video.
- Remote Control Operation with Optional Live View Remote
- Using the optional Live View Remote accessory you can control the HDR-AS30V via Wi-Fi. This multi-functional watch allows you to frame your shots, control the camera's recording settings and start or stop recordings.
- Capture 12MP Still Images in Photo Mode
- Put your HDR-AS30V in still image photo mode and capture high quality 12MP still images with a single press of the button.
- SteadyShot Image Stabilization Reduces Blur
- SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting.
- Memory Stick Micro & MicroSD/SDHC Compatible
- The HDR-AS30V provides expandable memory thanks to a card slot that accepts Memory Stick Micro (M2) and microSD/SDHC memory cards.
- Built-In Stereo Microphone
- A built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture exciting stereo sound to match your adventure.
- HDMI Output
- Using the camera's HDMI output, you'll be able to share your video footage with friends and family on your HDTV. However, an HDMI cable is required.
- Works with Optional Mounting Accessories
- The HDR-AS30V's slim-line design receives less wind and water pressure and it is ideal for outdoor activities such as cycling. It can also be used with a variety of mounting accessories so you can capture hands-free POV HD video while engaged in a wide spectrum of outdoor activities and action sports.
- Compact & User-Friendly Design
- As compared to the first generation HDR-AS15 Action Cam, the HDR-AS30V is 35% lighter and 25% smaller. The camera can also be operated with simple buttons on the side of the housing for enhanced ease-of-use.