Suitable for various outdoor activities, the Sony HDR-AS300 HD Action Camera takes the concept of POV movie shooting to a new level. It has an 8.2 MP 1/2.5-inch back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that enables you to capture high-quality videos. The Balanced Optical SteadyShot function eliminates camera shakes so that you can shoot blur-free videos, even when you are on the move. The BIONZ X image processor renders videos at a high speed without losing out on quality. Furthermore, the included MPK-UWH1 Underwater Housing offers shock and dust resistance, as well as water-resistance by up to a depth of 60 m.
Optics and Focus
The Sony HDR-AS300 action camera sports an ultra-wide ZEISS Tessar lens that delivers a focal length of 17-32 mm and an aperture of f/2.8. The Balanced Optical SteadyShot function gets rid of camera shakes, thus generating blur-free videos in an effortless manner. For added flexibility, you can adjust the zoom and field of view with little effort. The White Balance and Exposure modes come in handy for a variety of video-shooting situations. Moreover, the shutter operates at its highest speed of 1/10,000th of a second.
Sensor and Screen
The HDR-AS300 comes with an 8.2 MP 1/2.5-inch back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that allows you to capture high-quality videos. The monochrome display panel, which is located on the side of this action camera, displays settings in a systematic order for convenient reference.
Image and Video
This action camera records Full HD 1080p videos at 60p in the MP4 format. The BIONZ X image processor renders videos at high speed, without compromising on quality. The 4K Time-lapse Capture function allows you to combine high-quality 4K still pictures captured at designated intervals for producing time-lapse movies in an effortless manner, by using the Action Cam app or the Action Cam Movie Creator computer software. The Motion Shot LE function comes in handy for creating a composite image out of a moving subject with numerous settings. You can perform burst shooting at a rate of up to 10 fps. Also, videos can be looped for either an unlimited duration or durations of 120, 60, 20, and 5 minutes.
The Sony HDR-AS300 comes with the MPK-UWH1 Underwater Housing that offers 60-m water resistance, along with shock and dust resistance. The Memory Stick Duo as well as the Micro SDHC, SD, and SDXC cards can be used in this camera for capturing extra content. The 3 inbuilt tally lights make it easy to identify the camera’s recording status. The built-in GPS tracks the camera’s location while traveling. The inbuilt tripod socket enables you to mount the action camera on a tripod. This action camera is powered by an NP-BX1 3.6 V battery pack. Additional features in this action camera include a stereo minijack, a multi/micro USB terminal, and a Micro HDMI port.