Sony HDR-AS20 HD POV Action Cam

BH #SOHDRAS20B • MFR #HDRAS20/B
Sony HDR-AS20 HD POV Action Cam
Key Features
  • Records 1080p60 and 720p30 Video
  • Capture 11.9-Megapixel Still Photos
  • 120 fps Slow Motion Recording in 720p
  • Ultra-Wide 170° Field-of-View Lens
With a 170° ultra-wide lens, the HDR-AS20 HD POV Action Camera, part of the Action Cam line from Sony, is designed to give you an immersive, first-person perspective on adventures of all kinds. It features 1080p video recording at 30 or 60 frames per second, a 720p30 mode for longer recording time, and a VGA (640 x 480) mode for producing compact, Web-friendly files. In addition to video, the Action Cam takes still photos at the camera's native effective resolution of 11.9-megapixel. Plus there is a 120 fps Super Slow Motion burst mode that creates a 4x slow-down in-camera without the quality loss of software-base slow motion.
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Sony HDR-AS20 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2SteadyShot Digital Image Stabilization
  • 3Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
  • 4Ultra-Wide 170° Field-of-View Lens
  • 5Multiple Frame Rates
  • 611.9-Megapixel Photo Mode
  • 7Built-In Stereo Mic and Mic Input
  • 8Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 9Battery Lasts up to 150 Minutes
  • 10SPK-AS2 Water and Dustproof Housing
  • 11VCT-AM1 Adhesive Mount Pack Included
  • 12Built-In Status Display

With a 170° ultra-wide lens, the HDR-AS20 HD POV Action Camera, part of the Action Cam line from Sony, is designed to give you an immersive, first-person perspective on adventures of all kinds. It features 1080p video recording at 30 or 60 frames per second, a 720p30 mode for longer recording time, and a VGA (640 x 480) mode for producing compact, Web-friendly files. In addition to video, the Action Cam takes still photos at the camera's native effective resolution of 11.9-megapixel. Plus there is a 120 fps Super Slow Motion burst mode that creates a 4x slow-down in-camera without the quality loss of software-base slow motion.

Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC means you can operate the camera and monitor wirelessly from a smartphone or mobile device as well as pair it with the separately available RML-VR1 Live View Remote Watch from Sony. This wrist-worn controller has a built-in color screen for monitoring and can operate record start and stop plus snap a photo. You can even use one remote to control up to five compatible Action Cams simultaneously.

To further "adventure-proof" the camera the SPK-AS2 housing is included. Waterproof to 15', the housing also protects the camera from dust and dirt, as well as drops from as high as 5 feet. There is a 1/4"-20 socket on the bottom allowing the camera to be used with standard tripods, monopods, suction-cup mounts, and more.

SteadyShot Digital Image Stabilization
Digital corrects for unwanted sources of camera shake such as the effect of shooting hand-held. It also features an Active Mode for even great stabilization
Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
The Wi-Fi link allows you to:
  • Control the camera and monitor a video feed from a mobile device
  • Control and monitor up to five cameras using a single, separately available RML-VR1 Live View Remote Watch from Sony
  • When tethered to a device that has an Internet connection, stream live to the U-Stream website
  • Pair the camera with an NFC-enabled mobile device simply by tapping the two together
Ultra-Wide 170° Field-of-View Lens
The ultra-wide lens helps ensure the Action Can captures everything that happens in front of the lens and adds to the point-of-view feel. With image stabilization off the field-of-view (FOV) is 170°, which drops to 120° when the SteadyShot image stabilizer turned on
Multiple Frame Rates
In addition to the 1080p 60 fps setting, the HDR-AS20/B can record 1080p in 30 fps, 720p at 30 fps, and Web-friendly VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps. It also features two slow-motion modes, both in 720p resolution, one at 60 fps for a 2x in-camera slow-down and one at 120 fps for a 4x in-camera slow-down. These modes help you break down fast action frame by frame to accentuate the drama or to analyze an action such as a golf swing
11.9-Megapixel Photo Mode
In addition to video, the camera can capture 16:9 aspect ratio still photos at 11.9-megapixels, and features an interval mode for creating time-lapse videos that shoots in intervals of 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds
Built-In Stereo Mic and Mic Input
The built-in mic captures ambient audio, while a 3.5mm mini jack mic input allows you to choose the microphone that works best for a particular scenario
Exmor R CMOS Sensor
The 1/2.3" CMOS imaging chip features back-side illumination to help decrease pixel spacing for improved low-light performance compared to non-back illuminated equivalents
Battery Lasts up to 150 Minutes
The included NP-BX1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack lasts up to 150 minutes, depending on how the camera is used, and recharges in-camera via USB in approximately four hours
SPK-AS2 Water and Dustproof Housing
The included SPK-AS2 housing is waterproof down to 15' and will also help protect the camera from dust and dirt as well as drops from up to 5'. There is a standard 1/4"-20 socket on the bottom for mounting on a tripod, monopod, mount, or other piece of camera report equipment
VCT-AM1 Adhesive Mount Pack Included
Two curved and two flat adhesive mounts allows you to affix the Action Cam to a variety of surfaces, from helmets to boat hulls. Additional, the HDR-AS20 is compatible with a range of separately available mounting solutions from Sony specifically for the Action Cam line
Built-In Status Display
A monochrome LCD screen is provided to check the camera status and access menu functions. For monitoring externally there is a micro-HDMI port or the camera can be paired with a Wi-Fi enabled mobile device or Sony's Live View Remote Watch. There is also a legacy composite output that requires the separately available VMC-15MR2 cable

Sony HDR-AS20 Specs

Key Specs
Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC
Optics
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length
15.3mm without SteadyShot
21.3mm with SteadyShot
Minimum Focus Distance
11.9" / 30.2 cm
Angle of View
170° (without SteadyShot)
120° (with SteadyShot)
Recording
Video Format
1920 x 1080p at 25/30 fps (16 Mb/s H.264/AVC)
640 x 480p at 25/30 fps (3 Mb/s H.264/AVC)
1280 x 720p at 25/30 fps (6 Mb/s H.264/AVC)
1920 x 1080p at 50/60 fps (28 Mb/s H.264/AVC)
Still Image Support
JPEG
11.9 MP
Channels
2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format
AAC-LC
Exposure Control
Interval Recording
5 Second
10 Second
30 Second
60 Second
Features
Image Stabilization
Digital
Scene Modes
Preset: Yes
Shockproof Rating
5.0' / 1.5 m
White Balance Modes
Auto
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs
1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x Composite Video requires VMC-15MR2, available separately
1 x USB Micro-B
Microphone Input
Yes
General
Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC
Charging Method
USB
Charging Time
4 Hours
Power Adapter
5 VDC
Power Consumption
Recording: 1.8 W
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4 x 4.9 x 3.2"

Sony HDR-AS20 Reviews

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question

Does it have a microphone jack
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this camera does have a microphone input located on the top of the camera.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Hi hw to zoom this cam action
Asked by: Anonymous
As the others stated, it is a wide angle lens and does not zoom. It does capture video and sound very well and I left my other one with a friend, only to buy a new one to replace it.
Answered by: Myla V.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

How long does the battery last on a full charge?
Asked by: H
About 2-3 hours
Answered by: KI NAM C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is there an available power adapter for this camera ?
Asked by: Anonymous
I have used this camera with an external battery hooked to its micro charging port, but this can ONLY be done using it without the protective/waterproof outer shell. I found its battery runs out before the card fills if you shoot for a long time either in 720P or time-lapse modes, so I rigged a holder for it without the protective shell and connected an external booster battery with a simple USB cable.
Answered by: Augusto F. M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

is it waterproof?
Asked by: Anonymous
Uma cmera excelente! A qualidade das imagens so surpreendentes. Qualidade melhor que a concorrente!
Answered by: FERNANDO G O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

I have the HDR-AS100V, and I really like the camera... unfortunately the power switch/button went bad in less than 100 uses. Has anyone had the same problem with this Model?
Asked by: Anonymous
For repairs and services for your Sony Action camera, please contact Sony support team. https://<a href= http://esupport.sony.com target= _blank >esupport.sony.com</a>
Answered by: Whitney H.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

is there a hand strap?
Asked by: Kenneth
No there is no Hand strap.
Answered by: ROBERT R.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Hi there. I'm looking to do Timelapse photography, what intervals does the camera take? Ideally looking for 2sec minimum. Cheers.
Asked by: Anonymous
The possible HDR-AS20 interval settings are 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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