Sony HDR-AS50 Action Cam
Sony recently took the wraps off a new range of Action Cam devices, designed to allow users to relive everyday adventures and by capturing point-of-view footage.
The first in the range is the new HDR- AS50 Action Cam, which features an 11.1-megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor paired with a Zeiss Tessar lens, allowing images and videos to be captured in clear high-definition resolution. The device uses advanced SteadyShot technology, which is three times more powerful than its predecessor.
Field angle adjustment is now possible through “angle setting” and “zoom set- ting”. Users benefit from two-step angle switching between wide and narrow, allow- ing perfect frame adjustment of any scene with less image distortion for great quality, no matter what angle. The HDR-AS50 also features a newly enhanced 3x smooth zoom. The body of the HDR-AS50 has been redesigned with empha sis on increased usability.
The Action Cam provides a new and improved user interface, enabling intuitive operation through icon and button operability, for quick setting changes when time is of the essence. Users can control their Action Cam using smart- phones and tablets and turn it on/off when using with the Play Memories Mobile app.
The camera boasts a rear USB port allowing users to connect a cable even whilst an accessory is attached, enabling the Action Cam to be supplied with power via a mobile battery, even while shooting.
A tripod socket has been introduced elimi- nating the need for a tripod adaptor. The new camera has implemented some changes based on customer feedback from athletes and other previous users, and now comes with several new and improved user features.
Adjustable and enhanced beep sounds as well as three tally lights on the top, front and back have been added to allow greater notice of camera conditions like REC status even when wearing a helmet and when mounted on handlebars or monopods.