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HDR-AS50 Action Cam

Sony HDRAS50B

Features

  • 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 Imaging Edge Mobile.
  • From the rockiest trail to the wildest surf, you want to shoot crisp, clear video your audience will actually enjoy watching. SteadyShot normalizes the oscillation the image brings to the sensor. This means motion blur and noise levels are reduced, even in low light.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Quick Specs

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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New software is now available.

Action Cam and Live-View Remote team up

Grab Action Cam and strap on Live View Remote. More than just wristwear, Live View Remote also doubles as mountable controller for handy use with optional accessory Shooting Grip. You're ready for any adventure.


Smart operation with friendly UI

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 Imaging Edge Mobile.


Get star performance using super features

Count on SteadyShot for stable movies, shoot in the dark with low-light sensitivity, change area coverage with new adjustable field of view, and get peerless high performance with the trio of Exmor R sensor, BIONZ X processor, and ZEISS® lens.


SteadyShot stabilizes POV movies

SteadyShot suppresses tiny vibrations caused by bike riding and other activities. Now you can take steadier POV movie action, so your fans can relax and really enjoy the show.


Shoot from dawn to dusk and in dim spaces

No more worries about shooting in the dark. You can rely on Exmor R® CMOS sensor for stunning videos outdoors from sunup to sundown, and even capture natural ambience indoors.


Adjustable field of view and zoom freedom

Select "Wide" or "Narrow" angle for your field of view, and adjust settings via zoom during shooting. Bring star quality to dramatic footage of athletes and moviemakers.


Easy features for making thrilling movies

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 or Action Cam App (v. 2.0)6 simply transforms these images into an impressive time-lapse movie.


Highlight Movie Maker knows friendly faces

In-camera Highlight Movie Maker immediately makes a short highlight movie for sharing with your favorite music. Now enjoy how smoothly it works with face detection.


Play hard with Action Cam and gear

Get playful with sturdy new Action Cam. Dive deep to 197ft/60 m. using supplied Underwater Housing with easy access to camera buttons. Explore far and wide with shielding from shocks, damp, rust, dust, sand. Shoot anywhere anytime. Just for fun!

Features

  • 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 Imaging Edge Mobile.
  • From the rockiest trail to the wildest surf, you want to shoot crisp, clear video your audience will actually enjoy watching. SteadyShot normalizes the oscillation the image brings to the sensor. This means motion blur and noise levels are reduced, even in low light.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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" and "Narrow" in two levels. In addition, seamlessly adjustable zoom mode enables you to change zooming while shooting.
  • 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.
  • 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 or Action Cam App (v. 2.0)4 simply transforms these images into an impressive time-lapse movie.
  • Discover how easily built-in Highlight Movie Maker works with face detection for in-camera auto editing. Highlight Movie Maker also supports a wider range of scenes - not just sports performance but also daily situations and travel - automatically selecting highlight points of footage to create a highlight movie, complete with background music. You can share your work immediately by using smartphone.
  • 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 optimize brightness and hue to match images of other camcorders for easier movie editing. Show your skill and style as director and action star.
  • Share ski runs, killer waves (and wipeouts) in real time. Stream scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.
  • See every detail of fast-moving action in smooth slow motion, thanks to 120fps high frame rate recording at HD resolution .
  • Catch fast-moving action with burst shooting. This allows you to take a maximum of eight high-quality shots of a trick or transition, making it the perfect feature for those who love go back and analyze their style. Settings are 8 fps/1 sec, 5 fps/2 sec, and 2 fps/5 sec.
  • Capture an entire action sequence in a single frame. This feature creates a composite image of a subject in motion, with variable settings for different burst speeds, which are: 8 fps/1 second, 5 fps/2 seconds, and 2 fps/5 seconds.
  • Use up to five cameras to get exciting ground-up or head-down shots. And control them all effortlessly with Live-View Remote (not supplied with HDRAS50) or smartphone with Imaging Edge Mobile app.
  • Make your movies look even better with Action Cam Movie Creator. Produce and edit videos quickly and easily thanks to a range of features such as 4K Time-lapse Capture and slo-mo video. You can also flip your videos clockwise or counter clockwise by 90 with Movie Rotation, or use Multi View to combine up to four movie footage segments-captured simultaneously by different cameras-and make a split-screen composite.
  • Don't worry about missing the perfect moment with loop recording. Loop overwrite shooting can be chosen with duration options of 5, 20, 60, 120 minutes, or "unlimited." Use it to capture the decisive moment without worrying about running out of capacity.
  • Intuitive mobile app lets you "prove yourself" anytime anywhere - via easy video editing with time-lapse, slow motion/speed up, and wireless movie file transfer.
  • Take Action Cam diving to 197 ft. using supplied Underwater Housing-no need to buy optional gear. Equipped with a flat panel, it lets you control all camera buttons easily through the housing. What's more, it shields this hardy compact camera from shocks, damp, rust, dust, and sand. Enjoy carefree aquatic adventures and extend your exploration to tough terrain.
  • Built-in tripod socket means you can quickly attach your Action Cam to a tripod for rock-steady shots. And, USB connections are now located on the back of the camera for enhanced ease of accessory attachment.
  • The memory card slot accepts Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card (class 4 or higher) memory cards. Choose the card best suited to your shooting requirements and compatibility with your PC. (Memory cards not supplied.)
  • This Action Cam features three tally lights on the front, top, and rear of the camera. Now you can easily check the recording status from various directions, as well as hear the sound of the helpful beep reminder.
  • This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie .
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 0.95 x 1.85 x 3.27 in
Weight 2.93 oz (including supplied battery)
Sensor Type 1/2.3 type (0.3 in) 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 (1.38 in) (Video) f= 0.72 in (WIDE), f= 0.86 in (NARROW)
Focal Length (1.38 in) (Still Image) f= 0.72 in (WIDE), f= 0.86 in (NARROW)
Minimum Focus Distance Approx. 11.81 in
Steadyshot SteadyShot electronic image stabilization
Exposure Mode Multi-segment
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
Waterproof With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
Dustproof With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
Shockproof With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
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
Speaker Monaural Speaker
Input and Output Terminals Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Power Requirements 3.6 V (battery pack)
Battery Type NP-BX1

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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