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Sony HDR-AS15 Action Cam

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Sony-HDR-AS15-goggle-mountSony’s wearable, ultracompact point-of-view video camera, for filming sports in Full HD 1080p, weighs just three ounces with its battery so you can shoot high adventures on the mountain, in the water and anywhere else.

The HDR-AS15, withbuilt-in Wi-Fi that works with the free PlayMemories Mobile app, ships with a rechargeable battery, adhesive mounts and a waterproof case that is rated to 197 feet, shock-resistant enough to survive five-foot drops, dirt and dust resistant, and includes a universal tripod mount.

The Action Cam’s Wi-Fi connectivity lets you share your 16-megapixel photos and video instantly, and with the PlayMemories Mobile app, you can control the camera with any compatible device. Wi-Fi smartphones and tablets running the app can pull movies and photos from the HDR-AS15 wirelessly, so you can then use a 3G or 4G network to upload photos and video to share via e-mail or online.

Sony-HDR-AS15-water-housingThe mountable camera has five video modes: 4x slow mode in 720p HD; HD Slow 2x (1,280×720, 60p) and HD Slow 4x (1,280×720, 120p), which shoot in slow motion; Full HD (1,920×1,080, 30p); STD HD (1,280×720, 30p); and SD VGA (640×480, 30p). Plus, in interval still recording mode for photo capture, the camera takes photos at preset intervals for time-lapse photography.

To help you shoot like a pro, the camera’s 16MP Exmor R CMOS sensor is engineered for low-light performance with reduced grain, while its ultra-wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens captures a 170º field of view. And for smoother video, there’s SteadyShot image stabilization and other Sony technologies that add roll stability to your movies.

Also featured are: a start/stop button; Memory Stick Micro and microSD/SDHC slots; a built-in stereo microphone; and HDMI output. In addition to the adhesive mounts to secure the Action Cam to flat and curved surfaces, Sony offers a waterproof head mount to use with the waterproof case or secured to goggles; a headband mount to use without the waterproof case; a handlebar mount; and a suction cup to mount on a vehicle. $269.99. sony.com

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