Sony Action Cam HDR-AS50 Waterproof HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black

Model Number: HDRAS50/B
Web Code: 10409268

Overview

Live life to the fullest and record every moment with the Sony HDRAS50 Action Cam POV camera. The included waterproof housing lets you take it just about anywhere. And with an Exmor R CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, and Zeiss Tessar f/2.8 lens you can shoot in almost any lighting conditions. It has built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing on social media.
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Astoundingly sharp, detailed images

  • An 11.1MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ X processor capture Full HD 1080p (60fps) footage even in low-lit conditions. Capture the murky underworld of your spelunking adventures, as you walk through caverns and crawl through narrow passageways lit only by your headlamp.
  • A premium ZEISS Tessar f/2.8 lens with a wide-angle field of view offers an immersive feel to your movies, incorporating as much as possible into the frame so you can fully appreciate the surrounding scenery you may have missed the first time around.
  • Planning to strap the camera on a remote control aircraft? No problem. SteadyShot stabilization technology compensates for vibrations that cause motion blur, so your videos look smooth and sharp.

Built for the adventure junkie

  • Give in to temptation, and strap on your snorkelling gear. With the included underwater housing, the camera can submerge to 60m (197 ft.) so you can get a clearer view of the glimmering coral reefs below. The housing is also dustproof and shockproof and lets you use all of the camera's buttons through the case.
  • A built-in stereo mic with noise reduction boosts the level of realism in your video footage. A bird's eye view of the world whipping past you while wingsuit flying is one thing. Inject elated screams (or panicked shrieks) in the background, and you've got yourself the makings of a viral video.
  • Loop recording at 5, 20, 60, and 120 minutes, or unlimited so you can preserve not-to-be-missed moments without running out of space on your memory card. Continue recording seamlessly without overwriting previously recorded material.

Go wireless

  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth make it a snap to wirelessly send photos and videos over to your mobile devices so you can quickly upload your digital creations on social media. With the PlayMemories Mobile app you can effortlessly control the camera with your compatible smartphone.
  • Satisfy avid "fans" clamouring for more of your hair-raising videos on their feeds. The Highlight Movie Maker function produces short, edited video highlights you can easily post on social media. Or show your adventures as they happen with Live Streaming via Ustream.

Explore your creative side

  • Record Full HD videos in MP4 at 28Mbps as well as XAVC S codec at 50Mbps. What this means: less image quality lost. You get highly detailed image files so you have more information to work with during editing. And store your cinematic masterpieces on Memory Stick Micro (M2) or microSD/SDHC/SDXC (class 4 or higher) memory cards (each sold separately).
  • Action Cam Movie Creator post-shooting software offers easy-to-use editing options. One neat feature is to overlay GPS info, such as distance and speed travelled, on your videos so you can relive and share every twist and turn of your mountain trek.
  • Show off your artistic vision with dynamic 4K time-lapse movies. Simply use Time-lapse mode to capture picturesque 4K still at defined intervals, then seamlessly combine these images with Action Cam Movie Creator (or Action Cam App).
  • Get all of the action in just one frame. Motion Shot LE creates a composite image of your subject in motion. Change the look of the frames by adjusting the different burst speeds: 8fps/1 second, 5fps/2 seconds, or 2fps/5 seconds. It's the perfect image to use to shut down trash talk when your friends challenge you to "prove it."
  • Life doesn't stop for a photo op, so why should you? Burst Shooting captures fast-moving action with up to 8 high-quality shots of a trick, flip, or transition. It's a great way to capture movement then go back and analyze your form. Burst Shooting captures at 8fps/1 second, 5fps/2 seconds, or 2fps/5 seconds.
  • From fast to slow, this Action Cam POV camera captures slow-motion HD videos. Shot at 120fps you'll be able to see every moment of a triumphant climb as your friend successfully completes her first dyno.

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Sensor Size
1/2.3 Type (7.77 mm)
Audio Format(s)
MP4/MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch; XAVC S/LPCM 2ch
Total Pixels
16.8 MP
Effective Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Effective Megapixels
11.1 MP
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Processor
BIONZ X Image Processor

Lens/Optics

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

LCD & Viewfinder

Display Type
Dot Matrix Panel User Interface (UI)
LCD Size
1.1 in
Touchscreen
No
Colour Viewfinder
No

Video

Video Format
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; XAVC S Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Formats

3D
No
Digital Special Effects
Burst; MotionShot LE; Auto; Underwater
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
Action Cam Movie Creator; Highlight Movie Maker
Mac - Supplied Software
None

Support

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

Connections

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

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
Approx. 110 - 195 Mins
Battery Type
NP-BX1

Physical Features

Shockproof
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Freezeproof
Yes
Length
8.3 cm
Width
2.42 cm
Height
4.7 cm
Weight
58 g
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • micro USB Cable
  • Startup Guide
  • Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
  • Attachment Buckle

  • Couldn't Work it
    by Scarlette

    on October 18, 2019

    This little camera was and is hard to work. I haven't even use it yet. TOO complicated

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com


  • Not worth it or user friendly
    by Donotlikeit

    on September 15, 2019

    I got this for the chance it might be better than the usual action cam that 98% of everyone has and you know which one I mean. This thing stunk, the memory card goes in both ways so if you put it in on accident wrong way and try to record it, you end up with nothing. The recorded videos get put into some weird file you need a map to find it. Do not buy this unless you want to get home to upload your cool videos only to find out they never recorded or they are in a hidden file. Stick with the original one that works way better. I am dumping this piece of junk and getting the OG.

    Review originally posted on sony.com


  • not satisfied with the product so i'm selling it
    by Eranda

    on July 28, 2019

    I would say the main drawbacks are as follows *Design - Anterior-posterior design is not convenient (compared to other action cam brands) *No display! *Poor image stabilization *When using underwater due to heat, a fog develops on the inside of the front of the housing and covers up the lens and interferes with photos/video *difficult to find mounts (head strap/chest strap)

    Review originally posted on sony.com


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