Sony's New Action Cam Wants to Go Skiing, Skydiving With You

Samantha Murphy
Mashable
Sony's New Action Cam Wants to Go Skiing, Skydiving With You
Sony Action Cam in Snow

Sony Action Cam in Snow


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Sony wants to capture every second of your next big sky-diving, mountain climbing or surfing adventure. The company unveiled on Wednesday during the 2012 IFA conference in Berlin a rugged new action video camera that can be tacked on to anything from a helmet to a surf board.

The lightweight, ultra-compact HDR-AS15 Action Cam shoots HD video in almost any condition -- rain, snow and even at depths down 60 meters. It's also waterproof and measures in at just 2 inches high by 2.6 inches deep.

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The device provides an ultra-wide 170-degree angle of view, along with five video record modes, from full HD to VGA for extra-long shooting times. Meanwhile, two special slow-motion modes make it easier for users to, say, analyze a golf swing or watch a BMX stunt in detail. It can also do time-lapse photography.

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Although the device doesn't come with built-in storage, it does support microSD and Memory Stick Micro cards, as well as a Micro-HDMI output so you can stream videos to a larger screen.

The Action Cam will hit the U.S. in September and will cost $200. A Wi-Fi version of the device, which allows you to send videos directly to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, is also available for $270. Both models will debut in European markets in October.

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