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HDR-AS30V
Action Cam

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HDR-AS30V

Show your proof of achievement.

Test your mettle. Record your feats. Prove yourself to the world. Use Sony’s compact HD imagination to capture every thrilling detail of your experience. Discover post-shooting excitement, and share amazing first-person videos. That’s real. That’s proof.

Shoot steady in Full HD

Biking, cycling, skiing, surfing, diving… turn outdoor sports into shake-free footage with SteadyShot (Active Mode) image stabilisation. Capture details in 1920 x 1080 resolution for spectacular films up to 60p, shoot slow motion in 2x and 4x, enjoy smooth viewing and HDMI® playback thrills. Be the Action Cam hero of your own Full HD movie!

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Add to post-shooting excitement.

Continue your adventure with built-in GPS plus PlayMemories Home apps. Plot your course with Map View. Show speed with GPS Data Overlay on Video. Merge different camera footage with Multi View Video Merge. Show footage at dramatic 90˚, 180˚ and 270˚ angles with Movie Rotation. Then save and share the action via PlayMemories Online.

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Take new challenges with Action Cam accessories.

Discover built-in Wi-Fi and easy-to-use Live View Remote.

Stay in motion during Action Cam filming. Use built-in Wi-Fi and optional new hands-free Live-View Remote accessory to check viewing angles on a colour monitor. Command start/stop with Action Cam on your head/helmet or at a distance*1. Even use waterproofed Live-View Remote in surfing, kayaking, and other water-surface sports*2*3.

*1: Wi-Fi distance depends on setting.

*2: Wi-Fi does not function under water.

*3: Not to withstand continuous submersion or harsh environmental situations.

Live-View Remote RM-LVR1 software update

Power up your Live-View Remote to further enhance shooting comfort.*1
The update adds Multi Camera Control function*2, camera settings and more.

*1 If your Live-View Remote software version is 2.00 (or later), you do not need to perform this update.
*2 Only available with HDR-AS100V.

New software is now available as a free download from the link below.

For Windows For Mac

1-hand angle check & remote

Wristband gives never-before remote start/stop and setting control. Use Live-View for out-of-reach camera access and head-mounted camera angle check.

Waterproof to 3m underwater

Thanks to waterproofing, you can shoot in the rain, in snow and during watersports like surfing and kayaking*1. No more issues with wet hands.

*1 Wi-Fi does not function under water.

Big buttons for easy operation

Shoot easily with handy access big buttons. Start recording in mid-action without checking the LCD screen. Even use Live-View Remote wearing gloves.

STAMINA long-life battery

Fully charged, NP-BX1 compact battery lets you shoot in Live-View Remote for approx. 4 hours, and approx. 4.5 hours in continuous recording time.

Fix band firmly, comfortably

Rubber underside padding gives you firm slip-free support for easy operation plus comfortable wearability.

Expand your world with optional accessories.

Explore stress-free shooting in many kinds of action sports and expand your world of excitement, thanks to wearable and attachable accessories.

Discover more accessories
  • Harness Mount

  • Head mount

  • Roll-bar Mount

  • Suction cup

  • Waterproof case

  • Car charger

Enjoy slimmer, smaller, lighter, easier use.

Wear Action Cam on your head, strap it on your chest, mount it on handlebars… the slimmer shape is perfect for variety of sports. It resists wind and water pressure, is easy to position by your face, and doesn’t block your view. Plus, the new housing is lighter and smaller, with easy-to-use buttons on the side, over the housing. Now you can control the camera setting without having to take it out from the housing !

What's in the box

Record video immediately after your purchase Action Cam. Everything you need is included in this selection of bundled gear. Simply start the action!

Operating Guide (1)

Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1) (1)

Waterproof Case (1)

Micro USB Cable (1)

Adhesive Mount (1)

Get SteadyShot for smooth recordings on the go.

What kind of outdoor activity do you enjoy? SteadyShot makes it easy to shoot smooth, stable images even while moving around. It effectively suppresses* shake and vibration that occurs while hiking or riding a bike, for example. You can capture smooth, steady images for maximum viewing enjoyment.

Record at 1080/60p in 6 modes, including 2x/ 4x slow motion.

Whatever your sport, Action Cam is ready for the challenge. Choose from six recording modes to fit the situation, including new 1080/60p mode for smooth images of fast sports and HQ for Full-HD quality with highest resolution. You also have 3 standard HD modes — 2x SLOW for extreme sports, 4x SSLOW to slow down and analyse the action like a golf or baseball swing, and SD for extended VGA recording (640 x 480, 30p).

FULL HD: PS(1920 x 1080 60p), HQ(1920 x 1080 30p) HD: STD(1280 x 720 30p)SLOW(1280 x 720 60p), SSLOW (1280 x 720 120p) SD: VGA(640 x 480 30p)

See how new GPS and PlayMemories Home*1 add to shooting fun.

Action Cam makes viewing and sharing easier and more exciting with new GPS and new features of PlayMemories Home — such as Map View, GPS Data Overlay on Video, Movie Rotation and Multi View Video Merge.

*1: Available at “PlayMemories Home ver. 3.0”

Map View

Map View reads location information recorded in a file by built-in GPS and plots a trail of your course. In video use, images of the starting point and course route are displayed. In still image use, images and points of shooting locations are displayed.

GPS Data Overlay on Video

GPS Data Overlay on Video reads your speed data recorded by built-in GPS and generates another video file that displays speed information, etc. You can upload the video file with speed information on the Internet and share your experience with many viewers.

Multi View Video Merge

Multi View Video Merge generates one video file by combining two videos that were taken with different cameras. By uploading the multi-view file on the Internet, you can share the fun of four*-screen playback with many viewers.

* Combination of three footage segments and four footage segments using Video Merge is supported by PlayMemories Home ver. 3.1.10 (for Windows) / 1.1.10 (for Mac) or later, (Spring 2014).

Movie Rotation

After a video is shot, Movie Rotation turns it clockwise or counterclockwise every 90°. This is helpful if the video was taken from left-to-right in reverse or upside down, or when you want to enjoy it in portrait orientation.

More convenient connection thanks to the Wi-Fi and NFC.

You have NFC support in connecting to smartphones. Thanks to NFC, you only need to touch devices to connect, and no complex setup is required when connecting with Android smartphones and tablets. An Android smartphone equipped with NFC allows remote control connection without the need for complicated settings. You can transfer videos via Wi-Fi.

Enjoy slimmer shape, smaller and lighter housing for easier use.

Feel less wind and water pressure with Action Cam’s slim design — ideal for outdoor activities like cycling and biking. Provided housing is 35% lighter and 25% smaller than HDR-AS15, with easy operation using side buttons over the housing and clear sound recording. Just team the unit with mounting accessories to make hands-free first-person- view video recordings of a spectrum of outdoor activities, including extreme sports.

Ultra wide-angle Carl Zeiss Lens (170° field of view)

The ultra wide angle Carl Zeiss® Tessar® lens provides a spacious 170° viewing angle — the perfect way to capture breathtaking scenes of expansive ski slopes and winding mountain trails.

Exmor R CMOS sensor for superb low-light performance

Experience stunning low-light performance thanks to the back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, Exmor® R improves image clarity and drastically reduces noise when shooting in dimly lit environments. Photo diodes positioned above the circuitry help maximize the light gathering area per pixel. The end result is clearer, cleaner images in dark environments.

Take stunning still images and more with great features.

Turn action sports into dazzling pictures. Still image mode captures memorable high-quality 11.9 Megapixel photos, and 170 ̊ angle of view shows your experience as you see it.

Large start/stop button for one-touch shooting ease

Just press the large start/stop button to begin shooting. It's just that easy!

Built-in stereo mic

A built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture all the exciting sounds of your adventure.

Attach to flat and curved surfaces with two adhesive mounts

Hands-free shooting convenience! Mount HDR-AS30V easily and securely to flat and curved surfaces with the included adhesive mounts.

HDMI output for large-screen viewing

Support for HDMI makes it easy to share content with family and friends on HDTVs. (HDMI cable not included.)

Accessories

Optional accessories expand shooting enjoyment and creative possibilities.

Accessories

Compatible with Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC

The memory card slot accepts Memory Stick Micro™ (M2) and Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card (class 4 or higher) memory cards. Choose the card best suited to shooting requirements and compatibility with your PC. (Memory cards not included.)

Waterproof*1 up to 5m Slim housing to protect your camera

The supplied housing SPK-AS2, waterproof up to 5m, protects your camera from water and dirt. Suitable for shooting during surfing*2 or any other action-packed activities in rainy or muddy conditions.

*1: Not to withstand continuous submersion or harsh environmental situations.
*2: After using in ocean/salt water, rinse the housing thoroughly with water.

Use Underwater White Balance mode for aquatic adventure.

Capture natural colour results even under water*. Just set the underwater white balance before shooting and combine diving or snorkelling with exploration of fascinating aquatic video movies.

* Use of SPK-AS1 (sold separately) is recommended when using Action Cam under water. However, Wi-Fi does not function under water.

Power up with USB Charging/ USB Power Supply.

Simply charge from a PC via USB port. You can also operate and shoot Action Cam without stopping while charging, when using the handy optional AC Adaptor AC-UD10.

PlayMemories applications

A suite of applications for PCs, smartphones, tablets and PlayStation®3 to expand photographic enjoyment after the shot

PlayMemories Home™

Free, easy-to-use image management software that installs onto Windows PCs.

PlayMemories Mobile™

Do more with your smartphone or tablet. Share photos and movies directly from the camera or control your Wi-Fi compatible Action Cam by remote.

PlayMemories Studio™

Transforms PlayStation®3 into a creative playground for editing, viewing and sharing photos and movies.

PlayMemories Online™

A fun, cloud-based image sharing expenence that provides unprecedented access to photos and movies.

PlayMemories

HDR-AS30V

With Supplied Waterproof Case
(SPK-AS2)

Basic Specifications

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 24.5mm x 47.0mm x 82.0mm (Approx. 31/32inch x 1 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch)

Weight

Approx. 65g (Approx. 2oz)

Basic Specifications

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 35.5mm x 61.5mm x 96.5mm (Approx. 1 2/5inch x 2 7/16inch x 3 4/5inch)

Weight

Approx. 120g (Approx. 4oz)

Convenience Features(details)

HDR-AS30V

HDR-AS100V

Date & Time, Summer Time, Area Set

Yes (except Summer Time)

Yes

Media Format

Quick Format (Initialize)

Memory Card

Memory Card

Recording

Media Type

Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)

MP4Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2), MP4Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher), XAVC SMicro SDXC Memory Card (Class 10)

Still Image Mode

JPEG

JPEG

Still Image Max Effective

11.9 megapixels

13.5 megapixels

Video Format

MPEG4-AVC/H.264

MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC S format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Video Mode (Resolution)

PS:1920x1080 60p/50p, HQ:1920x1080 30p/25p, STD:1280x720 30p/25p, SLOW:1280x720 60p/-, SSLOW:1280x720 120p/-, VGA:640x480 30p/25p

MP4

PS: 1920x1080 60p/50p, HQ: 1920x1080 30p/25p, STD: 1280x720 30p/25p, SSLOW: 1280x720 120p/100p,HS120 (HS100):1280x720 120p/100p, HS240 (HS200):800x480 240p/200p, VGA: 640x480 30p/25p


XAVC S

60p:1920x1080 60p/50p

30p:1920x1080 30p/25p

24p:1920x1080 24p

Video Actual (Pixel)

Approx. 11900K pixels

Approx. 13,500K pixels

Video Signal

HD: HDTV 1080/60p

HD: HDTV 1080/60p, NTSC color, EIA standards

Audio Format

MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

MP4/MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

XAVC S/LPCM 2ch

Microphone/Speaker

Built-in Microphone, Monaural Speaker

Built-in Microphone, Monoral Speaker

Movie Recording Rate (Average Bit Rate/VBR)

PS:Approx. 28Mbps/

HQ:Approx. 16Mbps/

SSLOW:Approx. 24Mbps/

SLOW:Approx. 12Mbps/

STD:Approx. 6Mbps/

VGA:Approx. 3Mbps

MP4

PS:Approx. 28Mbps/

HQ:Approx. 16Mbps/

STD:Approx. 6Mbps/

SSLOW:Approx. 6Mbps/

HS120:Approx. 28Mbps/

HS240:Approx. 28Mbps/

VGA:Approx. 3Mbps


XAVC S

60p/30p/24p Approx. 50Mbps

50p/25p Approx. 50Mbps

Still Image File Format

DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible

DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible

Still Image Size

Photo mode

11.9 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

Interval Photo Recording mode

2.0 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

Photo mode

13.5 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

Interval Photo Recording mode

2.0 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

Progressive Mode

Yes

Yes

Drive System

Shutter Speeds

Auto Control Range: 1/30 - 1/10,000 (30fps)

Auto Control Range: 1/30 - 1/10,000

Interface

Memory Card Slot

Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible

Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible

Wi-Fi

Yes (IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))

Yes (IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))

HD Output

HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately)

HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately)

Multi/Micro USB Terminal

Yes

Yes

BRAVIA Sync

Yes

Yes

Microphone Input

Stereo Minijack

Stereo Minijack

HDMI Terminal

Yes (HDMI micro)

Yes (HDMI micro)

Display Panel

Yes

Yes

USB Power Supply

Yes (1.5A or more is recommended)

Yes (1.5A or more is recommended)

Camera

Camera Type

Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Auto Non Flicker

Yes

Yes

Gain Control

Auto

Auto

Optics/Lens

Lens Type

ZEISS Tessar

ZEISS Tessar

Aperture

F2.8

F2.8

Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

f=15.3mm(170°), f=21.3mm(120°)

f=17.1mm(170°), f=21.8mm(120°)

Minimum Focus Distance

Approx. 30cm (Approx. 1 3/16inch)

Approx. 30cm (Approx. 11 7/8inch)

Angle of View

170° (without SteadyShot),

120°(with SteadyShot/without SteadyShot)

170° (without SteadyShot),

120° (with SteadyShot)

Focal Distance

f=2.5mm, f=1/8inch

f=2.8mm, f=1/9inch

Steady Shot Mode

21.3mm

21.8mm

Convenience Features

Media/Battery Indicator

Yes (recordable time)/Yes (remaining capacity)

Yes (recordable time)/Yes (remaining capacity)

Multiple Language Display

English

English, French, Brazilian Portugese

Fast Playback

About 5 times/10 times

About 5 times/10 times

Image Management File Repair

Yes (AUTO)

Yes (AUTO)

On Screen Main Indicators

Recording Mode Image stabilization GPS Tracking Status Shooting Mode Status

Recording Mode, Image stabilization, GPS Tracking Status, Shooting Mode Status

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (Approx.) (WxHxD including supplied battery)

Approx. 24.5mm x 47.0mm x 82.0mm (Approx. 31/32inch x 1 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch)

Approx. 24.2mm x 46.5mm x 81.5mm (Approx. 31/32inch x 1 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch)

Weight (Approx) (Main unit only)

Approx. 65g (Approx. 2oz)

Approx. 67g (Approx. 2.4oz)

Weight (Approx.) (Total)

Approx. 90g (with supplied battery NP-BX1)

Approx. 92g (NP-BX1 (supplied battery)) (Approx. 3.2oz (NP-BX1 (supplied battery)))

Imaging Sensor (details)

Recording pixels (photo, 16:9)

Approx. 11.9 megapixels

Approx. 13.5 megapixels

Imaging Sensor

Imaging Sensor

1/2.3 type (7.77mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor

1/2.3 type (7.76mm) back-illuminated "Exmor® R" CMOS Sensor

Processor

BIONZ™ image processor

BIONZ X™ image processor

Pixel Gross

Approx. 16800K pixels

Approx. 18,900K pixels

Effective Picture Resolution

Approx. 11900K pixels (16:9)

Approx. 13,500K pixels (16:9)

Colour Filter System

RGB primary colour filters

RGB primary color filters

Exposure System

Metering Modes

Multi-segment

Multi-segment

Exposure Settings

Auto

Auto

Noise Reduction

Yes

Yes

White Balance Mode

Auto

Auto

Minimum Illumination

6 lux

6 lux

Backlight Compensation

Yes (Auto)

Yes (Auto)

Gain Control

Auto

Auto

Advanced Features

Waterproof

Yes(In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))

Yes(In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))

Splashproof

-

Yes (Equivalent to IPX4)

Dustproof

Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))

Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))

Shockproof

Yes(In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))

Yes(In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))

Image Stabilization

Electrical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation with Active mode

Electrical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation with Active mode

Wi-Fi (built-in)

Yes

Yes

NFC

One-touch remote

One-touch remote

Interval Recording

Yes (photo) (5s/10s/30s/60s)

Yes (photo) (1s/2s/5s/10s/30s/60s)

Power Save

Yes

Yes

Power

Power Consumption

1.9W (in Display Panel Operation)

1.9W (in Display Panel Operation)

Power Requirements

3.6V (battery pack)

3.6V (battery pack)

USB charge (charging time with supplied battery)

NP-BX1 (supplied)

NP-BX1 (supplied)

Charge on camcorder (Charging time with supplied Battery)

Yes (Approx. 4h 05min)

Yes (Approx. 4h 05min)

USB Charging (details)

DC 5 V 500 mA/800 mA

DC 5 V 500 mA/800 mA

In the Box

In the Box

Operating Guide (1)
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1) (1)
Waterproof Case (1)
Micro USB Cable (1)
Adhesive Mount (1)

Live View Remote

Live-View Remote


Mounting Accessories

Chest Mount Harness

Universal Head Mount Kit

Roll Bar Mount

Suction Cup Mount

Waterproof Case

Model : SPK-AS1

Waterproof Case

Model : SPK-AS2

Car Charger Kit

Headband Mount

Adhesive Mount

Handlebar Mount

Tilt Adaptor

Waterproof Headband Mount Kit

Handheld Grip with LCD screen

Ball Head

Dog Harness

Skeleton Frame

Wrist Mount Strap

Surfboard Mount

Clip Mount


Power & Cable Accessories

Rechargeable Battery Pack

Battery Charger

Accessory Kit

Micro to HDMI Cable - 3m (9' 6")

Micro to HDMI Cable - 1.5m ( 4' 7")


Other Accessories

Replacement Door Pack for SPK-AS1

Memory Stick Micro Storage Media

microSDHC Memory Card Media

Anti-Fog Sheet

Float

Semi Hard Carrying Case

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