It’s undeniable that GoPro is leading the action cam market right now, but Sony has set out to give the GoPro a run for its money with their new Sony Action Cam models.
The Sony Action Cam has ultra-wide-angle shooting for impressive dynamic images, shooting a full 170 degrees in one shot. It also has Advanced SteadyShot, which is now more effective against low-amplitude vibration (like from an RC helicopter or drone). So, your Sony Action Cam will capture panoramic scenes with more clarity.
The Sony Action Cam’s sound is also quite impressive, providing stunning high-quality stereo sound with less wind noise interference.
The Sony Cam also has a built-in GPS that allows you to add GPS information to your videos when editing, including things like your average speed and distance traveled.
It’s also noteworthy that the Sony Action Cam is splashproof and can be completely waterproof with a case (sold separately). But out of the box, you can use the cam regardless of wet weather or puddles thanks to its IPX4-class splashproofing. The waterproofing case isn’t the only notable accessory, either. In fact, Sony also has a Live-View Remote — also waterproof — that can be bought as an add-on to the Sony Action Cam, which allows users to check/adjust the shooting angle, check ongoing shooting, allows for on-site playback and even remote deletion of footage. Users can also choose to use the Action Cam mobile app to edit footage even right after shooting with the Action Cam.
The Sony Action Cam has two new models — the FDR-X1000V and the HDR-AS200V, with their difference being that the FDR has 4K recording while the HDR is limited at Full HD. Both Cams use the same sensor — an Exmor R CMOS — and the same processor — a BIONZ X processor that allows for 100Mbps/4K and 50Mbps/Full HD recording for fast action and smooth motion. The 4K Action Cam can be purchased here for $499.99, while the HDR can be picked up for $299.99.
This post is sponsored by Sony.