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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300 Waterproof HD Flash Memory Camcorder - White

Model Number: HDRAS300/W
Web Code: 10490682

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Overview

Record exciting POV movies with the Sony HDR-AS300 Action Cam. It captures steady Full HD video thanks to Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. It's IPX4 rated and the included housing is waterproof up to 60m. It's equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS and has a variety of shooting modes, including 4K Time-lapse and Motion Shot.
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Overview

Record exciting POV movies with the Sony HDR-AS300 Action Cam. It captures steady Full HD video thanks to Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. It's IPX4 rated and the included housing is waterproof up to 60m. It's equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS and has a variety of shooting modes, including 4K Time-lapse and Motion Shot.
  • Records Full HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p/50p, 30p/25p, and 24p
  • Slow-motion video recording in Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 120p (requires post-processing)
  • Loop recording lets you capture footage without worrying about running out of memory with duration options of 5, 20, 60, or 120 minutes, or unlimited
  • 4K Time-lapse mode allows you to shoot a series of 8.3MP stills over a period of time and combine that sequence into a 4K time-lapse video using Action Cam Movie Creator
  • Burst shooting takes a burst of up to 10 high-quality shots (3 burst mode settings: 10 fps/1 sec., 5 fps/2 sec., 2fps /5 sec.), perfect for those who love to go back and analyze their style or find the best moment
  • Motion Shot feature creates a composite image of a subject in motion, with variable settings for different burst speeds at 10fps, 5fps, and 2fps
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization offers advanced camera-shake compensation, making it easier to shoot clear, stable images while doing any activity
  • Adjust up to 3x zoom mode enables you to change zooming while shooting
  • Capture epic ultra-wide -angle views with the f/2.8 ZEISS Tessar lens or choose your own viewing angle from Wide, Medium or Narrow
  • Wi-Fi high power mode extends the communication distance between the camera and Live-View Remote for more flexible shooting
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS allow for instant connection, control, and tracking of your adventures
  • Remote camera control and viewing allows users to stream a live preview and control the Action Cam with your compatible Android or iOS device and the Sony PlayMemories Mobile app
  • Camera on/off control requires a Bluetooth 4.0 compatible device (iPhone/iPad or Android ver.5.0 or later) with PlayMemories Mobile ver. 5.5 or later
  • Highlight Movie Maker function creates short, edited highlight videos that you can easily share on social media and live streaming via U-STREAM
  • USB and HDMI ports offer easy connection of accessories
  • Produce high-resolution videos with accurate colors, minimal noise, and no ‘jaggies’ in a variety of formats including the XAVC S codec (50Mbps in Full HD)
  • Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with BIONZ X image processor produce extremely vivid and detailed images under any lighting condition
  • Manual controls and setting adjustments include white balance and auto exposure shifting, allowing flexibility to meet diverse pro-style movie shooting needs
  • Tough construction means the camera is dustproof, shockproof, and freezeproof
  • IPX4-class splash resistance to withstand water splashes, shower spray, and snow without the need for a separate housing
  • Waterproof housing is dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof to 60m
  • Memory card slot accepts Memory Stick Micro (M2) and micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Class 4 or higher memory cards (each sold separately)
  • Requires micro SDXC/SDHC memory card Class 10 or higher for XAVC S HD 50Mbps recording (sold separately)
  • Built-in stereo mic with wind noise reduction reduces the impact of wind interference for great movies with great audio
  • Tripod socket on the camera and housing let you quickly attach your Action Cam to a tripod for rock-steady shots
  • Action Cam Movie Creator post-shooting software (not included) offers user-friendly editing

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
Back-illuminated InchesExmor R Inches CMOS Sensor
Sensor Size
1/2.5 type(7.20mm)
Audio Format(s)
MP4/MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch; XAVC S/LPCM 2ch
Total Pixels
8.57 MP
Effective Video Resolution
1920x1080 60p/50p; 30p/25p:1920x1080 30p/25p; 24p:1920x1080 24p
Effective Megapixels
8.2 MP
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Processor
BIONZ X image processor

Lens/Optics

Lens Manufacturer
ZEISS Tessar
Focal Length
2.6 mm
Aperture Range
f/2.8
Zoom - Optical Zoom
Not Applicable
Zoom - Digital Zoom
3x
Optical (lens based) Image Stabilization
Yes
Electronic (software) Image Stabilization
No
Manual Focus
No

LCD & Viewfinder

Display Type
Display Panel
LCD Resolution
Not Applicable
Touchscreen
No

Video

Video Format
MP4; XAVC S HD
3D
No
Digital Special Effects
Motion Shot LE; Burst Shooting (8fps/5fps/2fps); Loop Recording; High Speed REC
Time Lapse Video
Yes
Slow Shutter Mode
Yes
Manual Exposure Control
Yes
Nightvision
No
xvYCC capable
No
Windcut
Yes
Mac - iMovie '08 Compatible
No
Dolby Digital 2 Channel
No
Dolby Digital 5.1
No

Editing

Custom Titling
No
Date and Time
Yes
PC - Supplied Software
Highlight Movie Maker; Action Cam App; Action Cam Movie Creator
Mac - Supplied Software
None

Support

Built-in Storage - Capacity Hours
Not Applicable
Card Compatibility
Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Max Capacity
128 GB

Connections

USB
Included
Firewire
No
Wi-Fi
Included
Bluetooth
Included
NFC
Yes
HDMI
Included
Component
No
Composite
Optional
S-Video
No
Mic Input
Yes

Hardware

Lens Cover
None
Remote Control
No
Speaker
Yes
Video Light
No
Hot Shoe - Flash Capable
No
Hot Shoe - Light Capable
No
Hot Shoe - Mic Capable
No
Built-In Projector
No
Docking Station
No
Battery Life Rating
Not Applicable
Battery Type
Sony NP-BX1 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery

Physical Features

Shockproof
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Freezeproof
Yes
Length
8.3 cm
Width
2.94 cm
Height
4.7 cm
Weight
84 g
  • NPBX1 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • micro USB Cable
  • InchesStartup Guide Inches
  • MPKUWH1 Underwater Housing
  • Attachment Buckle

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Rating Breakdown

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Reviewer Recommendation

78%

Of the 129 reviewers who responded, 100 would recommend this product.

Key Considerations

Averages based on how reviewers feel this product performs.

Quality: Excellent

Value: Good

Ease of Use: Good

  • not happy
    Reviewed by nothappywith this - August 13, 2020

    i bought this and i'm not happy with it. it worked ok took micro card out, out back in and i get a flashing red lites and something i can't read, to small, i tried to format card, but won't let me. so now i have a $00.00 camera and can't use it

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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  • Great camera without LIVE streaming
    Reviewed by BK42 Channel - March 17, 2020

    This is a great camera, the stabilization is fantastic and the imagem quality is very high. I bouth the canera because they offer a live streaming option "Ustream". A couple of months after the purchase Ustream was not avaliable anymore and IBM is charging a lot to use it. So if you ever consider to go live with this camera - FORGET IT

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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  • An OK Action Camera
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Arthur - January 31, 2020

    The camera creates good video, but for running, it's shape lends to a little too much bouncing around (compared to a GoPro). The menus are very clunky to go through, and it is hard to tell one menu icon from another on the old-school LCD screen. When it comes to powering on or starting a recording, that's its strength. Those buttons work better than anything on the GoPro, including the GoPro voice commands. It will be interesting to see if Sony pushes for another action camera update. This technology aligns with the GoPro Hero 5.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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