Whether your adventure takes you above or below the water line, the Sony HDR-AS50 Full HD Action Cam has you covered. Able to record 1080p60 video in the low-compression XAVC S codec, it is no slouch when it comes to photos either - snapping 11.9MP stills with multiple shooting modes available. The Action Cam is Bluetooth-equipped for app-based monitoring and control. It can also be operated remotely using the separately available watch-style Live-View Remote. Where a Wi-Fi Internet connection is available, you can even stream the action live via Ustream. An ultra wide ZEISS Tessar lens provides an immersive POV feel when in Wide mode and can be set to Narrow to put the emphasis more on the subject.
- Full HD video with rich 60Mbps data and up to 120p slo-mo in HD
- Active SteadyShot Image Stabilisation
- Improved User Interface
- Control up to 5 Action Cam via phone or LiveView™ Remote
- 60m Underwater Housing included
- Built-in stereo mic for quality sound with wind noise reduction
- High Quality XAVCS Video Recording
Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with Enhanced Sensitivity
Mountain-biking downhill at breakneck speed at dusk? Kayaking at dawn? Your footage is still going to look great, thanks to the low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain provided by Sony’s Exmor R CMOS sensor.
BIONZ X™ for Superior Detail and Texture
Sony's image processing engine faithfully reproduces textures and details, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing, BIONZ X enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise whether you're shooting photos or movies.
Sharp, Ultra-Wide ZEISS® Tessar Lens
Capture epic wide-angle views with the ZEISS® Tessar lens or choose standard but striking views. Either way, you'll always be capturing beautiful shots of the most challenging ski slopes, mountain trails, swirling rapids, or pitted asphalt paths.
SteadyShot™ Beats Bumps and Blur
From the rockiest trail to the wildest surf, you want to shoot crisp, clear video your audience will actually enjoy watching. SteadyShot normalises the oscillation the image brings to the sensor. This means motion blur and noise levels are reduced, even in low light.
Angle of View Adjustment Function
Discover new flexibility to vary your shooting in action for dramatic effects and added excitement. For example, your angle of view can be switched between “Wide”2 and “Narrow” in two levels. In addition, seamlessly adjustable zoom mode enables you to change zooming while shooting.
New Intuitive User Interface for Easy Operation
Selecting and changing features has never been easier thanks to the new, intuitive user interface. All menus are easily accessible. Enjoy a seamless camera setting experience and find the perfect setting for your shooting needs. Camera can also be turned on/off via smartphone with PlayMemories Mobile1.
Manual Control for Sophisticated Movie Style
Explore sophisticated shooting features for thrilling action movies you'll be proud to share with family, friends, and fans. Use advanced manual settings like white balance and AE shifting, and optimise brightness and hue to match images of other camcorders for easier movie editing. Show your skill and style as director and action star.
4K Time-lapse Capture
Time-lapse Capture lets you produce time-lapse movies easily by using high-quality 4K still images shot at designated intervals. Then Action Cam Movie Creator (v. 5.1 for Windows, v. 3.1 for Mac®) or Action Cam App (v. 2.0)3 simply transforms these images into an impressive time-lapse movie.
Built-In Stereo Mic Captures Quality Sound
Make a great movie even better with great audio. Built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sounds of your adventure in two-track stereo, naturally. Clear sound with reduced noise enhances the most sophisticated movie work you can produce.
Live Streaming via Ustream®5 and Multi Camera Control
Share ski runs, killer waves (and wipeouts) in real time. Stream scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound. Use up to five cameras to get exciting ground-up or head-down shots. And control them all effortlessly with Live-View Remote or smartphone with PlayMemories Mobile™ app.
|SENSOR TYPE||1/2.3 type back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor|
|EFFECTIVE PIXELS (VIDEO)||Approx. 11.1 Megapixels|
|EFFECTIVE PIXELS (STILL IMAGE)||Approx. 11.1 Megapixels|
|LENS TYPE||ZEISS® Tessar|
|F-NUMBER (MAXIMUM APERTURE)||F2.8|
|FOCAL LENGTH (35mm) (VIDEO)||f= 18.4mm (WIDE), f= 21.8mm (NARROW)|
|FOCAL LENGTH (35mm) (STILL IMAGE)||f= 18.4mm (WIDE), f= 21.8mm (NARROW)|
|MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE||Approx. 30cm|
|SteadyShot electronic image stabilization||Exposure|
|MINIMUM ILLUMINATION||6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)|
|WHITE BALANCE MODES||AUTO/Color Temp/Custom|
|SHUTTER SPEED||1/30 – 1/10,000 (30 fps)|
|IMAGE PROCESSOR||BIONZ X™ image processor|
|OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS||Loop Recording, Motion Shot LE, Burst Shooting, Time-lapse capture, Live Streaming|
|COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA||Memory Stick Micro™ and MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC compatible|
|RECORDING FORMAT (VIDEO)||MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|RECORDING FORMAT (STILL IMAGE)||DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible|
|VIDEO RESOLUTION||MP4 PS: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p, MP4 HQ: 1920 x 1080 30p/25p, MP4 STD: 1280 x 720 30p/25p, MP4 HS120 (HS100): 1280 x 720 120p/100p, XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p|
|VIDEO RECORDING RATE (ABR / VBR)||MP4 PS: Approx. 28 Mbps/HQ: Approx. 16 Mbps/STD: Approx. 6 Mbps/HS120 (HS100): Approx. 28 Mbps, XAVC S 60p/30p/24p Approx. 50 Mbps 50p/25p Approx. 50 Mbps|
|STILL IMAGE SIZE (PHOTO MODE)||Approx. 11.9 Megapixels 16:9 (4608 x 2592)|
|AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT||MP4/MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch|
|MICROPHONE||Built-in stereo Microphone|
|INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS||Multi/Micro USB Terminal|
|POWER REQUIREMENTS||3.6 V (battery pack)|
1 “Wide” only available when SteadyShot™ is OFF.
2 Action Cam App supports Full HD time-lapse movie only.
3 Not available for XAVC S 24p and High speed recording.
4 Requires a Wi-Fi router or smartphone capable of tethering.
5 Requires post-processing for slow-motion movie.
6 Actual colour and dimension may differ from the screen image.
7 Colours & features of the product shown may differ by model and country.
8 4K: 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.
9 Services availability depends on region.
- Sony HDR-AS50 Full HD Action Cam
- Rechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1)
- Micro USB cable
- Startup guide
- Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
- Attachment Buckle