Sony HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini

Sony HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini

Sony HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini

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Product Highlights

  • Records 1080p60 Video in XAVC S Codec
  • 120 fps Slow Motion in 720p
  • 11.9MP Photos in 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Splashproof Camera / 16'-Rated Housing
  • Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Interval Capture for Time Lapse
  • Takes Photo Bursts up to 8 fps
  • Works with Optional RM-LVR2V Remote
  • Photo / Video GPS Tagging
  • Adhesive Mount and Tripod Adapter
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  • 1Description

The splashproof HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini from Sony is designed for capturing POV footage of adventures of all kinds. It features 1080p60 recording in the lower-compression XAVC S format at 50 Mbps and also offers a more compressed MP4 mode for extending recording times or to yield a file suitable for Web upload. In addition to video, it also takes 11.9-megapixel still photos with the option for single shot, burst shooting at up to 8 fps, and interval recording for creating time-lapse effects.

The camera itself is inherently water-resistant for use in the rain, snow, or situations where it might get splashed. For use in the water, it features the SPK-AZ1 waterproof housing which can be submerged safely as deep as 16'. Both the camera and the housing are adaptable to a wide range of mounting hardware. A universal 1/4"-20 tripod adapter and an adhesive mount are included and there are a number of separately available mounts that can be used with this camera and other members of the Action Cam line.

The HDR-AZ1 features Wi-Fi for live-viewing and remote operation using a smartphone or other mobile device, or the separately available RM-LVR2 Live View Remote Watch. It is also possible to live stream to the Internet when the camera is tethered to a mobile device that has an Internet connection. There camera records to SDHC or SDXC memory cards (XAVC S requires SDXC) and there is a micro-USB port for transferring data to a computer as well as charging.

Wi-Fi Enabled with NFC
A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection means you can view a live image and operate the HDR-AZ1 remotely using a smartphone or other mobile device, or with the separately available RM-LVR2V Live View Remote Watch. It is also possible to live stream from the camera when it is tethered to a mobile device with an Internet connection. NFC technology means you can pair the Action Cam with an NFC-enabled mobile device simply by tapping the two together
Compatible with RM-LVR2V Live View Remote
The RM-LVR2V is a wrist-worn remote for Action Cams that allows you to view a live image from the camera as well as operate record start/stop, take photos, and more
Zeiss Tessar f/2.8 Lens
The Zeiss-designed Tessar lens features an ultra-wide 170-degree angle of view when in interval photo mode or with the SteadyShot feature turned off. The angle of view drops to a still wide 120-degrees with SteadyShot on. An f/2.8 aperture helps ensure the Action Cam receives as much light as possible when shooting under low-light conditions
1/2.3" Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor
The HDR-AZ1's CMOS sensor features back-illumination, which moves the light-gathering circuitry to the back of the chip so that the photosites can be larger and gather more light
BIONZ X Image Processor
After the f/2.8 aperture and back-illuminated sensor, the BIONZ X image processor is the next most important feature in contributing to low-light performance. The processor also enables encoding video in either 50 Mbps XAVC S or high-efficiency MP4 compression while minimizing loss of detail and loss of dynamic range
50 Mbps XAVC S Recording
XAVC S records up to 1080p60 video in 50 Mbps, while wrapping the video in the widely supported .mp4 container for maximum compatible with playback and editing software. There is also an "MP4" mode which uses a much higher compression (3 to 28 Mbps) for extended recording times or smaller files that are more suitable for Web upload

Note: XAVC S recording requires an SDXC (Class 10+) memory card
SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
With Active Mode, not only does the SteadyShot electronic image stabilization correct for X- and Y-axis shake, it also corrects for pitch and yaw. That is, if the camera angles changes slightly either up or down or side to side

Note: The FOV will be 120-degrees with SteadyShot engaged
Interval and Burst Photo Modes
The Interval Mode allows you to create time-lapse video, but capturing JPEG still shots 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds apart. There is also a high-fps burst mode, that takes photo bursts at 2, 5, or 8 fps
SPK-AZ Waterproof Housing Included
The included housing features a depth rating of 16' for shallow underwater use, and will also serve to protect the Action Cam from snow, rain, mud, dust, and more. There is a record start/stop button built into the top of the housing
GPS Tagging
You can tag videos and photo with the coordinates of the location they were taken in. This GPS data can then be viewed as an image overlay when playing back on the camera

Note: For full support, this feature requires firmware version 1.01 or later. Please visit the eSupport section of the Sony website for instructions on updating your firmware
Flexible Mounting Options
The HDR-AZ1 includes an adhesive mount as well as a 1/4"-20 tripod adapter. In addition, there is a range of accessories for the Sony Action Cam line to cover nearly any scenario. These include helmet mounts, cap clips, handlebar mounts, suction cups, harnesses, and more
In the Box
Sony HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini
  • NP-BY1 Y Battery for Action Cam Mini
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Waterproof Housing for Action Cam Mini
  • Adhesive Mount
  • Tripod Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sensor 1x 16.8 Megapixel 1/2.3"  CMOS Sensor
    Backside Illumination Yes
    Color Filter RGB
    Effective Pixels 11.9 @ Photo 16:9 (Image Stabilizer Off)
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 17.1 with SteadyShot OFF on in Interval Photo Mode
    21.8 with SteadyShot ON
    Maximum Aperture f/ 2.8
    Focal Distance 2.8 mm
    Focusing Distance 11.9" / 30.0 cm
    Angle of View 170° (with SteadyShot OFF on in Interval Photo Mode)
    120° (with SteadyShot ON)
    Zoom None
    System NTSC/PAL
    Recording Media microSD/HC/XC  

    MP4 requires Class for or higher; XAVC S requires an SDXC (Class 10) card

    Video Format High Definition
    XAVC S
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (50 Mbps)
    High Definition
    XAVC S
    1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (50 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (50 Mbps)
    1920 x 108p / 24 fps (50 Mbps)
    High Definition
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (28 Mbps)
    High Definition
    1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (16 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (16 Mbps)
    High Definition
    1280 x 720p / 30 fps (6 Mbps)
    1280 x 720 / 25 fps (6 Mbps)
    Standard Definition
    640 x 480p / 30 fps (3 Mbps)
    640 x 480p / 25 fps (3 Mbps)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Slow Motion Mode 120 fps recorded @ 1280 x 720p
    100 fps recorded @ 1280 x 720p
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 11.9 Megapixel, 4608 x 2592 (16:9)
    JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)

    2.1 MP mode used for interval recording

    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Audio Format AAC-LC

    AAC-LC for MP4 mode; LPCM for XAVC S mode

    Display Type Status Display
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speed 1/30-1/10000 sec

    At 30 fps setting

    Interval Recording 1 sec
    2 sec
    5 sec
    10 sec
    30 sec
    60 sec

    Requires separately available RM-LVR2V

    Image Stabilization Digital
    Scene Modes Preset: Yes
    Waterproof Depth Rating 16.0' / 5.0 m (Waterproof Housing)
    Lux 6 (at 1/30 second shutter speed)
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n

    Supports NFC pairing

    Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20

    Via supplied adapter

    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1x USB Micro-B
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 640 mAh
    Charging Method USB
    Charging Time 2.5 hours
    Power Consumption Operating:1.7 W
    Operating Temperature 23 - 104°F (-5 - 40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.0 x 1.4 x 2.9" / 24.2 x 36.0 x 74.0 mm
    Weight 1.69 oz / 48 g without battery
    2.22 oz / 63 g with battery
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 5.0 x 3.2"

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