Sony takes wraps off ActionCam

    Latest 4K and HD ActionCam models now available
    Sony ActionCam.
    Sony ActionCam.


    Sony has unveiled two new cameras; the 4K FDR-X1000VR Action Cam and Full HD Action Cam HDR-AS200VR.

    The FDR-X1000VR allows users to record Full HD video at 120p and 240p, offering features such as cinematic slow-motion through the free ActionCam Movie Creator software.

    The FDR-X1000VR can capture high bit-rate recordings at 4K 30p 100/60Mbps using the XAVCS format developed for consumers, based on the XAVC 4K/HD format suited for professional use. Users can capture complex motion as seen in recordings of water sprays or large crowds with stunning resolution.

    Both the new FDR-X1000VR and HDR-AS200VR models feature a 170° field of view, with an ultra-wide angle ZEISS Tessar lens giving a panoramic perspective. The SteadyShot ensures that action footage is clear and stable. It is three times more effective than its predecessors in combatting the effects of rapid vibration, making it ideal for aerial shots with ActionCam rigged on a drone.

    Like many pro-quality broadcast cameras, the camera’s loop recording ensures continuous recording of video into its memory card buffer. In addition, ActionCam includes high-quality stereo microphone on both new models enabling the reduction of wind noise.

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    New In-cam Highlight Movie Maker can sift through the best scenes, assembling a ‘highlights’ package.

    With the free ActionCam Movie Creator application, users can overlay GPS Data to monitor exact routes and use the Video Merge function to simply bring together preferred videos. Users can also add favourite music to the edited video and create their own movie style. The new smartphone application for Android and iOS makes editing easy.

    Built-in Wi-Fi connects either camera with the new RM-LVR2 Live-View Remote. This waterproofed wrist-mount accessory allows users to check shooting angles, start/stop recording, review recorded footage and delete unnecessary scenes. The RM-LVR2 also enables wireless control and monitoring of up to five connected cameras – including other ActionCam devices or Sony’s QX1 and QX30 Lens-style Cameras. Multi Camera Control will be available with PlayMemories Mobile app ver5.2, which is set for release later this year.

    An extended accessory line-up provides users more convenience when leveraging features of the ActionCam range. The VCT-HSM1 Helmet Side Mount adjusts easily for perfect shooting angles during surfing or biking. The VCT-BDM1 Board Mount adheres safely and securely and is handy in adventure sports such as paragliding or kayaking. The SPK-X1 Waterproof Case, which was designed exclusively for the FDR-X1000VR, keeps the ActionCam water-tight to depths of 10 metres.

    Replacing the camera’s standard case door with the optional AKA-DDX1 Dive Door (for FDR-X1000VR) allows the ActionCam to focus underwater at depths of up to 60m.

    The new ActionCam FDR-X1000VR and HDR-AS200VR video cameras are available at all Jumbo Electronics outlets and select electronics retailers across the UAE.


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