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HDR-AS300 HD Action Cam with Balanced Optical SteadyShot
See how Action Cam opens spectacular new vistas with mesmerizing, with Full HD and steady action. Take POV action movies to a new level and capture your best moves with Full HD resolution. Capture stable images and video as never before with Balanced Optical SteadyShot. Shoot anywhere with Action Cam real-world rugged design.
Ultimate image stabilization
The HDR-AS300 Action Cam combines outstanding Full HD resolution with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for advanced camera-shake compensation. Unlike digital image stabilization, Balanced Optical SteadyShot is significantly more effective at cutting the effects of camera shake internally, the camera’s lens and sensor are joined and moved together controlling the entire optical path as one floating unit. This advanced stabilization system makes it easier to shoot beautifully clear, stable images while traveling, bike riding, and in other active situations.
Outstanding Full HD1ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensor
Featuring a new ZEISS Tessar lens with significantly less lens distortion than previous models, the HDR-AS300 is also equipped with a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and an acclaimed BIONZ X processor, ensuring that video quality remains consistently strong across all settings. With full pixel readout without pixel binning the HDR-AS300 produces outstanding Full HD videos. The built-in stereo mic with wind noise reduction reduces the impact of wind interference.
Remote camera control and viewing
Users can stream a live preview and control the Action Cam with the optional Live-View Remote (sold in a kit version: HDR-AS30R) or utilize Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application on a smart device - available for both Android and iOS. Both have the ability to control several camera capabilities including shooting settings, start/stop recording, power on/off and more.
Tough body endures harsh conditions
The HDR-AS300 body alone is splashproof and freezeproof. With the supplied Waterproof Housing it’s dustproof, shockproof and waterproof to 197ft / 60m. So whether you’re hiking on a rainy day, skiing or snowboarding, making dirt biking movies, surfing the waves or exploring undersea, Action Cam provides real-world rugged design. With a universal tripod screw mount on the body of the Action Cam itself, and one on the Waterproof Housing, you can easily attach the camera directly to a tripod.
Underwater Housing as standard gear
Take the HDR-AS300 Action Cam diving to 197ft / 60m using the supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1 ) - no need to buy optional gear. Equipped with a flat port in front of the lens and convenient camera buttons on the side - lets you easily control all functions through the housing. What's more, it shields this hardy compact camera from shocks, damp, rust, dust and sand. Enjoy carefree aquatic adventures and extend your exploration to tough terrain.
Selectable viewing angle and 3x zoom
Capture epic ultra-wide -angle views with the ZEISS Tessar lens or choose your own viewing angle from Wide, Medium or Narrow. Changing the angle of view also helps correct for the barrel distortion - common in POV cameras. In addition, seamlessly adjust up to 3x smooth zoom mode, which enables you to change zooming while shooting. Either way, you'll always be capturing beautiful shots of the most challenging ski slopes, mountain trails, swirling rapids or pitted asphalt paths.
High quality 12MP up to 10 fps
Catch fast-moving action with burst shooting. This allows you to take a maximum of ten high-quality shots of a trick or transition, making it the perfect feature for those who love to go back and analyze their style or select the critical moment. Burst mode settings: 10 fps/1 sec., 5 fps/2 sec., 2fps /5 sec.
8.3MP Interval record and 4K time-lapse video
Set the camera to capture stunning 8.3MP stills over regular intervals for an extended period of time. 8.3MP is optimized for 4K (3840x2160) and can be used to create beautiful 4K Time-lapse videos. Time-lapse Capture lets you produce time-lapse movies easily by using high-quality 4K still images shot at designated intervals. Then Action Cam Movie Creator (v. 5.1 for Windows, v.3.1 for Mac) simply transforms these images into an impressive time-lapse movie. The Action Cam App (v. 2.0)12) can create Full HD time-lapse movies from these stills as well.
Catch all the motion in one shot
Capture an entire action sequence in a single frame with Motion Shot. This feature creates a composite image of a subject in motion, with variable settings for different burst speeds, which are 10fps, 5fps and 2fps.
High Quality stereo sound with wind noise reduction
Make a great movie even better with great audio. Built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sounds of your adventure in two-track stereo, naturally. Wind noise reduction reduces the impact of wind interference on overall audio quality. Clear sound with reduced noise enhances the most sophisticated movie work you can produce. There’s also a convenient mic jack for times where an external microphone is needed.
Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS allow for instant connection, control and tracking of your epic adventures. A new intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume ensure easy operation and a built-in tripod socket means you can quickly attach your Action Cam to a tripod for rock-steady shots. The USB, HDMI and microphone jack connections are now located on the back of the camera for enhanced ease of connection and accessory attachment.
Built-in GPS - display your Action Cam route
Built-in GPS tags your videos so that location tracking and speedometer can be added to the video file when Action Cam Movie Creator is used. This also allows GPS Data Overlay on Video to read your speed data and generate another video file that includes your route, speed information, etc.
Action Cam Movie Creator for easy creative editing
Make your movies look even better with Action Cam Movie Creator. Produce and edit videos quickly and easily thanks to a range of features such as 4K time-lapse movie and slo-mo video. You can also rotate your videos clockwise or anti-clockwise by 90 with Movie Rotation, or use Multi-View to combine up to four movie footage segments—captured simultaneously by different cameras—and make a split-screen composite.
Legal & Notes
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1) 4K at 3,480 x 2,160 pixels. Requires micro SDXC/SDHC memory card UHS-I U3 or higher for XAVC S 4K 100 Mbps recording and micro SDXC/SDHC memory card Class 10 or higher for XAVC S 4K 60 Mpbs and XAVC S HD 50 Mbps recording.
2) Distortion in image quality or out-of-focus may occur when used in close proximity to vibrating motors and engines. Image deterioration can be reduced by using Action Cam with optional accessory Motor Vibration Absorber for X3000/AS300 (AKA-MVA). Learn More: http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/ac_portal/features/mb/index.htm
3) Camera without housing is IPX4 rated for splash proof. Absolute protection from dust and moisture is not guaranteed. As for shockproof performance, there is no guarantee that the camcorder will not become scratched or dented.
4) Requires Live View Remote or compatible Android or iOS smartphone or tablet with PlayMemories Mobile app installed. Camera on/off control requires Bluetooth 4.0 compatible smartphone or tablet (iPhone/iPad or Android ver.5.0 or later) with PlayMemories Mobile ver. 5.5 or later.
5) Medium and Narrow are not available for 4K and High-speed Rec. Zooming is digital.
6) Burst mode settings: 10 fps/1 sec., 5 fps/2 sec., 2fps /5 sec.
7) Recorded sound levels are lower when using supplied Underwater Housing.
8) FDR-X1000V, HDR-AS200V
9) Requires Action Cam Movie Creator version 5.2 or later for Windows and version 3.2 or later for Mac.
Ultimate image stabilization from Balanced Optical SteadyShot Outstanding Full HD with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensorCamera control / viewing w/ supplied LiveView Remote or smartphone
Splash-proof body or use incl. waterproof housing down to 197ft. Selectable viewing angle: Wide, Medium or Narrow and 3x zoomHigh quality 12MP still images and up to 10 fps in burst mode
Interval record at 8.3MP for stills and 4K time-lapse videoHigh Quality stereo sound with wind noise reductionBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HDMI, USB and mic jack
Intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.9 x 3.3 inches
Weight: 0.9 pounds
Item model number: HDRAS300/W
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)