Sony unveils new 4K ActionCam

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Sony unveils new 4K ActionCam

Sony unveiled FDR-X1000VR Action Cam and Full HD Action Cam HDR-AS200VR, which allow users to capture first person POV (point-of-view) in 4K footage. A handy device for sport and adventure enthusiasts, the new range of ActionCam provides vivid, ultra-crisp footage with four times the resolution of Full HD.

The colour and clarity of 4K also brings an immersive new dimension to textures and landscapes. The FDR-X1000VR allows users to record Full HD video at 120p and HD video at 240p, offering features such as cinematic slow-motion through the free ActionCam Movie Creator software. It can capture high bit-rate recordings at 4K 30p 100/60Mbps using the XAVCS format developed for consumers, based on the XAVC 4K/HD format suited for professional use. Creating broadcast quality, users can clearly capture complex motion as seen in recordings of water sprays or large crowds with stunning resolution.

Both the new FDR-X1000VR and HDR-AS200VR models feature a huge 170° field of view, with an ultra-wide angle ZEISS Tessar lens giving a panoramic perspective as the action unfolds. Newly-enhanced advanced SteadyShot ensures footage is clear and stable – even during hiking or riding a bike. It is three times more effective than its predecessors in combatting the effects of rapid vibration, making it ideal for aerial shots with ActionCam rigged on a drone.

Like many pro-quality broadcast cameras, the camera’s Loop Recording ensures continuous recording of video into its memory card buffer. In addition, ActionCam includes high-quality stereo microphone on both the new models enabling Wind Noise Reduction.

New In-cam Highlight Movie Maker can sift through the best scenes, assembling a ‘highlights’ package. Quick, automatic and convenient users do not need to test software features. Furthermore, it only takes a moment to upload the polished results in MP4 format to sharing sites such as Facebook or YouTube from any smartphone or tablet.

With the free ActionCam Movie Creator application, users can overlay GPS Data to monitor exact routes and use the Video Merge function to simply bring together preferred videos. In addition, users also add favourite music to the edited video and create their own movie style. The new smartphone application for Android and iOS makes editing easy.

The new ActionCam FDR-X1000VR and HDR-AS200VR video cameras are currently available at all Jumbo Electronics outlets and select electronics retailers across the UAE.