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Gadgets August, 31 2012

Sony Releases The Action Cam

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Sony recently released the first details of its action camera, which will feature a Carl Zeiss ‘ultra-wide-angle’ lens, image stabilization, and an Exmor R CMOS sensor. The camera is small enough to rival GoPro‘s offerings, and it has an interface that’s dead simple with buttons for recording and selections on a small side screen. The Action Cam has a total of four MP4 recording formats ranging from 1080p at 30fps to a slow-motion worthy 720p at 120fps. It can also take 16 megapixel still shots and time-lapses, both with the benefit of image stabilization. Storage options include microSD and Sony Memory Stick Micro cards as well as a Micro-HDMI for outputting your actions on the big screen. For an extra $70 you can get a version with integrated WiFi for transmitting footage directly to iOS or Android devices, as well as smartphone controls and remote viewfinder capabilities. The pre-production prototype showed up at CE Line Week. The cam will be available from September for $199. You can preorder it here.

Take a closer look at the Sony Action Cam in the slide above.