Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V Price in Philippines Php 13,999, Specs, Features : Meet Luke Landrigan - Action Cam Ambassador

Sony Philippines welcomes summer by reintroducing the first-generation Action Cam, a wearable camera - first announced in Q4 2013 - that allows adventure-spirited users to capture their action-packed activities in high quality and full HD videos and photos.

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A few weeks back, Sony took me, other tech bloggers and local media on a yacht cruise together with Action Cam ambassador Luke Landrigan as we tried to get to know the product more. Luke is a professional surfer and outdoor adventure enthusiast who represents the kind of individual Sony made the device for. He currently runs a surfing school up north where he teaches Pinoys to live a more active lifestyle.

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Embodying Sony’s innovation and class-leading technology, Action Cam is powered with Wi-Fi, GPS, and Live-View Remote. Moreover, it is designed with a slim waterproof housing so users can take their Action Cam to limitless adventures despite any wet environment or condition.

From muddy bike treks to tropical lagoons, from surfing in La Union to hiking mountains in Southern Luzon, new Action Cam HDR-AS30V captures those once-in-a-lifetime experiences with fantastic Full HD movie clips and detail-packed still photos.

The new waterproof housing is now 35% lighter and 25% smaller than its predecessor. The slim design also cuts through wind and water when you’re freefalling, jet-skiing or streaking through that downhill run.

With a huge 170° field of view (120° with SteadyShot on), the wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens takes in panoramic landscapes, dramatic seascapes and more.

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The back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor now takes in even more light for clear and crisp Full HD footage, even on the dullest days or in low light conditions. Whether you’re riding over lumpy potholes or trying to maintain balance on your surfboard like Luke, SteadyShot helps keep footage judder-free and easier to watch.

There’s a choice of recording modes, including super-smooth Full HD 60p/50p for fast-moving action and two slow-motion modes for tracking that golf swing or BMX stunt. For the first time, Action Cam can also capture brilliant 11.9 megapixel still photos as well as HD movies. And as a new feature, it can capture image upside-down, which is useful in situations where the camera is attached in a reverse position.

After shooting, connect Action Cam with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to transfer and share your shots instantly with Sony’s free PlayMemories Mobile app that you can download from Google Play Store. With NFC one-touch connection support, it’s even easier to make a quick connection to Xperia handsets, tablets and other compatible Android devices, allowing you to control Action Cam remotely.

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On-board Wi-Fi also links Action Cam with the optional RM-LVR1 Live-View Remote. This waterproofed, wristwatch-style controller - shown in the photo below - connects wirelessly to Action Cam, allowing ‘hands-off’ operation when the camera’s mounted in hard-to-reach places like your helmet, kayak or surfboard. Check shots are framed nicely on the remote’s colour LCD, start/stop recording and select photo/movie modes and other convenient operations. Big buttons make operation simple, even when you’re drenched in sea spray or wearing biking or hiking gloves.

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After shooting, embedded GPS and PlayMemories Home offer plenty of fun new ways to enjoy your footage and re-live the day’s excitement. Quickly ransfer shots to your PC via USB, then use the latest free version of PlayMemories Home by Sony to edit files and share on the web.

Map View tracks your movements, using GPS data captured with Action Cam to display a trail of your progress. Multi View reads speed information recorded by GPS, creating an exciting speedometer-style video overlay. Two-Screen Multi View combines video files captured simultaneously with two different cameras, creating an exciting split-screen composite that combines your own point of view with a friend’s. Movie Rotate is useful utility that flips footage clockwise or counter clockwise through 90° steps to compensate for upside-down or sideways camera angles.

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There’s a growing range of accessories to help you get even more enjoyment from Action Cam in a huge range of adrenalin-packed situations. Fresh additions include the RM-LVR1 Live-View Remote, AKA-CMH1 Chest Mount Harness, VCT-RBM1 Roll Bar Mount, BLT-UHM1 Universal Head Mount Kit, VCT-AMP1 Action Monopod, AKA-FL2 Float, ACC-DCBX Accessory Kit, and VCT-SCM1 Suction Cup Mount that clings tenaciously to almost any smooth surface including your car dashboard.

Action Cam HDR-AS30V in a Nutshell:
  • Shoot smooth, blur-free Full HD video and still photos with Exmor R CMOS sensor and wide-angle lens with SteadyShot
  • Easy sharing via Wi-Fi with your smartphone plus NFC for One-touch remote
  • Check shots and control ‘hands-off’ recording with optional wristwatch-style Live-View Remote
  • Have post-shooting fun with GPS and PlayMemories Home
TP Friends, Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V - the first generation release - is now available at all Sony Stores in major malls nationwide for only Php 13,999. There's also the Full HD Action Cam HDR-AS30VR Bundle Kit with Live-View Remote, which sells for Php 16,999.