Sony HDR-AS30V Action Cam Camcorder, HD 1080p, 11.9MP, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS with Waterproof Case

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A camcorder as unlimited as your experiences. The Sony HDR-AS30V Action Cam is made for adventure with its rugged design and custom waterproof casing. It’s capable of shooting in 1080p Full HD, as well was HD super-slow motion for more detail in every frame. Integrated Wi-Fi even makes backing up your footage with smart devices simple. Taking control with your smartphone is simple too with one touch NFC pairing.

Carl Zeiss optics
Catch every detail with a powerful Carl Zeiss lens. Its ultra-wide 170° angle means you won’t miss a thing. And a super-sensitive Exmor R CMOS sensor guarantees beautiful HD, even in low light. Robust optic build also reduces reflection stray light.

Image stabilisation
Leave shaky footage behind with SteadyShot image stabilisation. It keeps footage smooth when things get rough. Pick from five recording modes, including Full HD and HD super-slow, which shoots 120 frames a second so you can replay the action four times slower.

The Action Cam comes with a waterproof case. Perfect for enduring extreme weather conditions and capturing every detail of your dives.

NFC & Wi-Fi
When the action’s over, watch it back on your smartphone using the PlayMemories Mobile app and Action Cam’s built-in Wi-Fi. You can even use your phone to stop and start recording.

Six recording modes
Including 2x and 4x slow motion recording speeds, the AS30V injects more drama into every twist, turn and jolt of the action.

Waterproof housing, adhesive mount, USB cable, battery pack and editing software.

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Analogue line-in
Audio Capability
Built-in mic
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
2 hours approx
Camera Type
Action Camera
Digital stills Information Use the camcorder to take still photos
11.9 megapixels
H47 x W24.5 x D82mm
Eligible for International Delivery
Flash Memory
Hard Drive
HD Video
High Zoom
Image Stabilisation
Lens Information Lens type – please see Buying Digital Camera guide for more information
Carl Zeiss® Tessar® Lens
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Slot Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
Memory Stick Micro (M2)/Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC (Class 4+)
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Power Supply
Rechargeable battery
Records formats
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Screen size
Not applicable
Shooting Modes
Storage - Format
Micro SD and Cloud
Sweep Panorama
Video input / output
Micro USB
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good quality robust camera Having tried and failed with two other cams to act as a black box for my motor scooter I finally settled on this Sony product. The quality of the picture is great and I have fitted a 64gb Sandisk 10 card to it and get around 5 hours recording at the top HD setting. The one big disappointment for me is the lack of a swivel mount to fix it to my scooter. I've had to attach it to my helmet and that makes me look like a cheap Google street view vehicle! Sony don't add a swivel mount to any of the available packages as far as I can see. The anti shake function is a great bonus for the way I use this camera as the scooter has solid suspension and my head vibrates. Another downside is that the camera has to be mounted with its waterproof case in place as there is no standard quarter inch fitting on the body of the cam. There seems to be very little sound that is picked up by the mike with the case in place. I've also noted quite a lot of flare around the edge of the recording if I'm facing anywhere near the sun. I don't know why that is - perhaps some reflection caused by the waterproof case. The camera lens is a couple of mm from the case so there's a gap. I made sure the case and lens were clean but the flare was still there. This may be my fault though. I'm no expert on cameras. I can't get the camera to work with the Sony app on my iPhone but again that could be me. I take the SD card out and put it into my computer and play the recordings that way. Hope this helps 18 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great item Bought this as a gift for my daughter. She wanted a camera that she could take under water and on rollercoasters. After alot of research we settled on this camera, check out YouTube reviews of this camera. There are so many different attachements that you can buy for this camera that makes its a cheaper alternative to GroPro cameras. The only thing is the fish lens can make things look a little odd but depends what you are using it for. For general filming you will still want a regular handheld. 18 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for its price Took one of these to go snorkeling. It's small compact and very light. The quality of video is good but not quite as sharp as a go-pro4, but for the price I wasn't expecting it to be. Photo's are crisp and colours are good. Like most reviews my only gripe is that to mount it on a tripod / monopod, you need to put it in its case. Doing this loses a bit of sound quality. The Sony app for this is easy to use and the GPS on it is accurate. The battery lasts for about 2hrs, but decreases with Gps on. Overall for its price, it's probably the best you can get on the market. 20 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surprisingly Good for such a low price. I can honestly say I'm happy with sony's camcorder. The video quality is very good. The sound is good without the waterproof housing, not quite so good with. However, when you are using the waterproof housing, do you need a crystal clear sound of wheels crunching on dirt etc? You can always overlay music after. I have an android phone and the play memories app is good and works really well copying videos/pics to your phone. You can even use the app as a remote (but only on wifi). I got it as a cheap entry level multi purpose cam to mess about on bike rides, with my family and on holiday such as walking, swimming, biking and skiing. It has loads of uses. There are plenty of attachments and from shopping around, I can say the summer dry mix john lewis sells is good value compared to the cost separately. 04 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Go Pro challenger This camera gives beautiful colourful video, smooth with its Image stabiliser, bright footage, great battery life, simple to use, and external usb power ability are all great. .. sorry go-pro your not the only kid on the block anymore 01 August 2014
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