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.