Take the concept of POV movie shooting to the next level with the Sony HDR-AS300R HD Action Camera. It features an 8.2 MP 1/2.5-inch back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that lets you capture videos with a great deal of quality. The Balanced Optical SteadyShot function gets rid of camera shakes for capturing blur-free videos, even in constant movement. The BIONZ X image processor is capable of rendering videos with a blend of speed and quality. The included MPK-UWH1 Underwater Housing provides the action camera with shock and dust resistance, along with water-resistance by a depth of up to 60 m. Moreover, the included RM-LVR3 Live-View remote enables you to control the camera remotely by using the built-in Bluetooth V4.1 and WiFi connectivity options.
Optics and Focus
The HDR-AS300R action camera from Sony has an ultra-wide ZEISS Tessar lens that delivers an aperture of f/2.8 and a focal length of 17-32 mm. The Balanced Optical SteadyShot function eliminates camera shakes so that you can capture blur-free videos effortlessly. For extra shooting flexibility, you can adjust the field of view and zoom without much effort. Use the White Balance and Exposure modes for an array of video-shooting tasks. Furthermore, the shutter operates at its maximum speed of 1/10,000th of a second.
Sensor and Screen
This action camera is equipped with an 8.2 MP 1/2.5-inch back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that enables you to shoot high-quality videos. The monochrome display panel, which is located on the side of the action camera, neatly displays the camera’s settings for easy reference.
Image and Video
The HDR-AS300R shoots 1080p Full HD videos at 60p in the MP4 format. The BIONZ X image processor renders videos of good quality at high speed. The 4K Time-lapse Capture function lets you combine high-quality 4K still images, captured at designated intervals, in order to produce time-lapse movies with little effort, by using either the Action Cam Movie Creator computer software or the Action Cam app. The Motion Shot LE function is useful for creating a composite image out of a moving subject with the help of a range of settings. Perform continuous shooting at a maximum burst rate of 10 fps. Additionally, you can loop videos for either an unlimited duration or durations of 5, 20, 60, and 120 minutes.
The Sony HDR-AS300R comes with the RM-LVR3 Live-View remote that allows you to control the camera from a distance with the help of the Bluetooth V4.1 and WiFi connectivity options. The included MPK-UWH1 Underwater Housing provides the action camera with 60-m water resistance, as well as shock and dust resistance. The memory card slot is compatible with the Memory Stick Duo, as well as the Micro SDXC, SDHC, and SD cards for capturing additional content. The 3 integrated tally lights make the task of identifying the camera’s recording status an easy one. The inbuilt GPS function tracks the camera’s location while you are traveling. The built-in tripod socket lets you mount the action camera on a tripod. This action camera runs on an NP-BX1 3.6 V battery pack. Its additional features include a stereo minijack, a Micro HDMI port, and a multi/micro USB terminal.