Sony HDR-AS300 Action Camera

BH #SOHDRAS300 • MFR #HDRAS300/W
Sony HDR-AS300 Action Camera
Key Features
  • Supports 1080p60/50 Video in XAVC S
  • Optically Stabilized Ultra-Wide Lens
  • Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Included Housing Waterproof to 197'
The HDR-AS300 Action Camera from Sony uses optical (rather than digital) stabilization to capture smooth, full HD, live streamable video. This NTSC/PAL–switchable camera features up to 1080p60/50 capture in both XAVC S and MPEG4-AVC formats. High-speed recording for slow-motion playback is available in 120 fps and 240 fps (100/200 in PAL). The MPK-UWH1 housing is waterproof to a depth of 197' and protects against dust and dirt out of water.
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Sony HDR-AS300 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Remote Control
  • 3Optical Image Stabilization
  • 4Camera Housing
  • 5Video Formats/Resolutions
  • 6Slow Motion Video
  • 7Lens Features
  • 8Live Streaming
  • 9Still Photos / Composite Images
  • 104K Time-Lapse Recording
  • 11Video Loop Recording
  • 12Additional Features

The HDR-AS300 Action Camera from Sony uses optical (rather than digital) stabilization to capture smooth, full HD, live streamable video. This NTSC/PAL–switchable camera features up to 1080p60/50 capture in both XAVC S and MPEG4-AVC formats. High-speed recording for slow-motion playback is available in 120 fps and 240 fps (100/200 in PAL). The MPK-UWH1 housing is waterproof to a depth of 197' and protects against dust and dirt out of water.

The HDR-AS300 HD Action Cam can also record 12MP still photos, 4K time-lapse images, single-frame composite images, video loop-recording, and photo bursts of up to 10 frames. Other features that maximize your adventure-capturing include a built-in microphone, GPS tagging, select smartphone remote-control, an underwater scene mode, multiple-camera control, and a dual memory-stick/microSD card slot. The HDR-AS300 can record audio using its internal microphone or via the stereo mini-jack mic input.

The optional Sony PlayMemories Mobile app offers Wi-Fi remote camera control, and JPEG/MP4 image transfers for select smartphones (functions differ according to smartphone model). Multi-camera control is available using the RM-LVR3 or the PlayMemories Mobile app remote control.

Remote Control
The RM-LVR3 Live-View remote controller is available separately (not included). Remote control of the camera is also available through select smartphones using the optional Sony PlayMemories Mobile app.
Optical Image Stabilization
The camera's SteadyShot function - available for both video and still capture, is an optical-stabilization system, improving upon prior models' digital image stabilization.
Camera Housing
The included camera housing is waterproof to a depth of 197' and enables you to maintain control of all the camera settings.
Video Formats/Resolutions
Video can be recorded in both XAVC S and MPEG4-AVC/H.264 formats with high, standard, and lower–resolution options. Resolutions range from a high of 1080p60 down to 720p30 (useful when extended recording times are a priority).
Slow Motion Video
Capture action details in slow motion video at 120 fps in 720p or 240 fps in 480p.
Lens Features
The HDR-AS300 features an ultra-wide 2.6mm f/2.8 lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 17mm. The camera also has different video modes that allow for an adjustable field-of-view with wide, medium, and narrow settings. The lens' 20" minimum focus distance lets you get close up to your subjects.
Live Streaming
Share your adventures via live streaming using the Ustream platform (not included).
Still Photos / Composite Images
Capture 12MP 16:9 format photos, shoot bursts of 2, 5, or 10 fps, or highlight an action sequence in a single composite frame created from a still burst.
4K Time-Lapse Recording
The time-lapse mode captures 4K still images from which you can create time-lapse movies using Action Cam Movie Creator or Action Cam App v.2.0 (optional applications).
Video Loop Recording
Loop recording (overwriting) enables you to record continuously, or in 5, 20, 60, or 120–minute lengths. This option is designed to capture the "big moment" without wasting large amounts of recording memory.
Additional Features
Automatic and manual white-balance and color options, AE (auto-exposure)-shifting, a built-in mic and speaker, self-timer, and GPS-logging are some of the additional camera features designed for optimal image capturing.

Sony HDR-AS300 Specs

Key Specs
Still Image Support
DCF
12 MP (16 x 9)
Image Stabilization
Optical
Built-In Mic
Yes
Microphone Input
Yes
Camera
Sensor
1-Chip 1/2.5" CMOS
Color Filter
Bayer
Sensor Resolution
8.57 MP
Effective Pixels
8.2 MP (Video / Image Stabilizer Off, Wide Mode)
8.2 MP (Photo / Image Stabilizer Off, Wide Mode)
Optics
Focal Length
2.6mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length
17mm 
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Focus Distance
20.0" / 50.0 cm
Recording
System
NTSC/PAL
Recording Media
Memory Stick Micro, microSD/HC/XC
Recording Time
microSD/SDHC 16 GB
1920 x 1080 120 Minutes
Video Format
1920 x 1080p at 25/30/50/60 fps (H.264/AVC)
1280 x 720p at 25/30/100/120 fps (H.264/AVC)
800 x 480p at 200/240 fps (H.264/AVC)
1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (XAVC S)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Slow Motion Mode
120 fps Recorded at 1280 x 720p
240 fps Recorded at 800 x 480p
Still Image Support
DCF
12 MP (16 x 9)
Channels
2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format
AAC-LC
LPCM
Display
Secondary Display
: Status Display
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1/10000 Second (Video)
Exposure Modes
Modes: Auto
Shooting Modes
Burst Shooting
Continuous Shot
Movie
Sports
Super Slow Motion Movie
Time-Lapse Movie
Underwater
Self-Timer
2, 10 Sec
Features
Image Stabilization
Optical
Scene Modes
Preset: Yes
Shockproof Rating
197.0' / 60.0 m
Waterproof Depth Rating
197.0' / 60.0 m (Waterproof Housing)
Lux
6 (lux)
White Balance Modes
Auto
Manual
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Tripod Mount
1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs
1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x Multi-Terminal Micro USB-B
Microphone Input
Yes
General
Charging Method
USB
Power Consumption
Recording: 2.0 W
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D)
1.0 x 1.9 x 3.3" / 24.9 x 47.0 x 83.0 mm
Weight
3.85 oz / 109 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.55 x 5.05 x 4.45"

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