We’re all waiting for the release of Sony’s new Action Video Camera the HDR-AS15 and HDR-AS10, but besides the attractive price point, what are a few of the main stand-out features that this action cam is promising to outshine the GoPro HERO 2 with? Let’s take a look at what I think holds this camera above its handsome cousin.
Sony review of the HDR-AS15
1) SteadyShot® Image Stabilization Reduces Blur
SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
2) Share via Connected Phone/Tablet
Wi-Fi®-enabled mobile phones and tablets running the free PlayMemories Mobile™ application3 can pull optimized movies and photos from the Sony HDR-AS15 camera without requiring a special cable. Once copied, you can use your available 3G and 4G cell networks to upload your memories and share them via email or social media networks.
3) 4x Slow Motion Video Mode in HD
Extreme sports athletes and enthusiasts will enjoy HD SLOW 2x (1280 x 720, 60p) and HD SLOW 4x (1280 x 720, 120p) that shoot slow motion, which is ideal for studying and refining form and technique. For traditional shooting methods, the camcorder also offers several different resolutions to suit your needs: shoots in Full HD (1920×1080 30p), STD HD (1280×720, 30p), SD VGA (640×480, 30p).
4) Low-Light Sensativity
Sometimes the best moments happen after the sun goes down. That’s why Action Cam features a back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor for incredible low-light sensitivity, improved clarity and drastically reduced grain. Just what you need for exploring a dark cave or tearing up the slopes at night.
The Sony HDR-AS15 and AS10 are both available now for preorder but the question is, are you willing to buy? For all of you GoPro fanatics out there, will Sony’s new camera sway your loyalty? Personally, the Wi-Fi feature that comes built into this camera alone is a selling point for me. I think we’re going to start to see this implementation of this technology more and more for cameras and video cameras as mobile phone photography is becoming so popular in rapid waves (thanks Instagram and Facebook). So… what are your thoughts and opinions?comparison, GoPro, GoPro Hero, GoPro Hero 2, HD, slow motion, Sony, Sony HDR-AS10, Sony HDR-AS15, specs, Sports Camera, tech specs, video camera