Action Cam is a compact camera that captures the excitement all around you in many outdoor scenes.
It’s also ready for family trips or everyday events. To develop the user-friendly HDR-AS50R,
Sony took on two opposing challenges: making the Live-View Remote smaller yet capable of being used longer.
HDR-AS50R is not available in some regions. In those regions, Action Cam HDR-AS50 is
sold as a standalone camera. Live-View Remote RM-LVR3 is not sold separately.
Live-View Remote can control the camera and show what you're capturing. For this model, a smaller remote was sought with controls that are intuitive for all users. The size makes it easy to wear, and it can be mounted on bicycle handlebars or many other surfaces. Supporting this usability is an improved screen and button layout. Internally, the remote was completely redesigned. All parts were carefully reviewed to fit in the limited space available. Even with a smaller battery, the remote still offers ample run time. As a result, it's easier to operate despite being nearly 30% smaller by volume than the previous model(*1) This also conserves resources.
*1 Live-View Remote RM-LVR2
Master the possibilities. On a trip, enjoying action sports, or just relaxing outdoors, the smaller Live-View Remote makes it easy.
Another challenge in developing this model was to ensure energy efficiency for longer shooting. All components and power circuitry were reviewed to avoid wasting energy, making both the camera and remote more energy-efficient. These advances boost the camera's continuous recording time by about 27% over the previous model.(*2) But because the remote is smaller, thorough improvements were sought to counter a much shorter overall run time from a battery with half the capacity. Instead of running continuously once the camera starts recording, the remote automatically turns off the screen after a while and switches to more efficient Bluetooth® communication for remote control. These and other efficient features lengthen the actual run time(*3) over that of the previous model(*1) by nearly 27%.
*1 Live-View Remote RM-LVR2
*2 Action Cam HDR-AS20
*3 Shooting time in repeated cycles of shot composition (5 min.) and recording (55 min.) Varies depending on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection conditions and the environment of use
Unlike the previous remote, this one can also turn the camera on and off. Careful power management saves energy.
With a smaller battery, the remote has a shorter continuous operating time, but the actual run time(*3) is much longer. Focusing on better efficiency made it possible.
The camera records much longer, thanks to in-depth improvements in energy efficiency.
It's also the first Action Cam made with recycled plastic. This is no small feat, considering that most cameras must withstand some impact if dropped, and offer chemical resistance as Handycam® camcorders do. These standards are even higher in action cams designed for outdoor use, and cameras mounted on bicycles must withstand vibration. All of these rigorous standards were cleared by this model. The shapes and thicknesses of parts made of recycled plastic were refined through impact and vibration tests. And besides the camera and remote, recycled plastic is also used in accessories such as the cradle and mount adapter.
Equipped with SteadyShot™, the HDR-AS50R Action Cam also offers impressive image quality.
Use new camera features to zoom and fine-tune the angle of view
or create time-lapse video from a series of 4K images.(*4) to enjoy outdoor activities or
even everyday scenes from a new angle. The included Mount Adapter expands shooting potential
with the Live-View Remote by simplifying camera attachment to many surfaces.
*4 4K images are combined into a time-lapse video on a computer.
[Information as of February 2016 by Sony research.]