The compact and rugged Sony HDR-AS15 HD Action Camcorder with WiFi
is designed for point-of-view (POV) shooting during action sports
including skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, motocross,
skydiving, mountain biking and other outdoor adventure sports. The
lightweight, wearable action camcorder weighs only 3.2 oz (90 g) and it
supports up to Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording at 60 fps (with
firmware 3.0 or higher). It also supports other shooting modes including
a 2x and 4x Slow Motion Video Mode. The 2x Slow Motion Mode supports
1280 x 720p video capture at 60 fps and the 4x Slow Motion Mode supports
1280 x 720p video capture at an amazing 120 fps. Having 120 frames per
second to break down video frame-by-frame makes the 4x Slow Motion Mode a
valuable tool for both movie making and review of your tricks, line,
form and technique.
The HDR-AS15 provides WiFi capability. This
means that WiFi enabled mobile phones and tablets that are equipped with
Sony's free PlayMemories app can pull optimized movies and photos from
the HDR-AS15 without a cable. Once the video is copied onto your mobile
device, you can use its 3G or 4G mobile broadband connection to email
movies to friends and family or upload your footage to social media
Sony includes a ruggedized waterproof housing with the
HDR-AS15. The waterproof housing has a universal tripod mount and is
waterproof down to a depth of 197' (60 m). It is also dirt and dust
resistant, which makes the camera nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain,
sand and grime. The HDR-AS15 also comes with two adhesive mounts that
securely attach to most flat and curved surfaces.
The HDR-AS15 is
equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens that supports an ultra-wide
170° viewing angle. The camera also has a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS
image sensor, which supports superb low light performance and Full HD
video. To compensate for camera shake that's typical when shooting POV
sports action, the Sony action camera features SteadyShot image
stabilization with Active Mode. SteadyShot uses an innovative 3-way
shake-canceling function to reduce blur caused by camera shake.
convenient features on the HDR-AS15 include "Press-n-Go" recording,
HDMI connectivity and a built-in stereo microphone for capturing
high-quality audio to go along with the Full HD video. The "Press-n-Go"
recording function allows you to press a large start/stop button just
once to begin recording, and the HDMI output lets you playback your
footage on a large HDTV screen in 1080p Full HD resolution. The camera
is also outfitted with a Memory Stick Micro and microSD/SDHC memory card
slot for recording directly onto a memory card.