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 Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
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 Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 72 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by small and easy Great little camera. Fairly simple to use with the play memories program. The doors are a little flimsy when not in the waterproof case. The ability to link it into my Xperia camera is brilliant. 12 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Action camera I only have this a few weeks but so far I have found the picture quality good the features easy to use, I'm currently useing a 64gb micro sd card, It may hold a larger card? The battery lasted 2hrs and 3min with the gps turned on. My only issue is the lack of mounts available or given with the product. 18 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great features and compact design I bought this product a month ago for the use under water. 14 March 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by buy a proper camera I bought this for a skiing trip and it has been a disaster. After setting it up there was no response from the record button. Resetting to factory settings cured the problem - haven't dared to set it up again. Live with the bleep. You need to download some Sony software to access your pictures. This is glitchy, awkward and will not work after every set of updates. Running the updates deleting the programme and reloading sometimes works - often not. Basic accessories are not included in the price, are expensive to buy and cheaply made. Altogether my advice is buy something (anything) else. Go to another manufacturer who are Pro. 01 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by quality in a small package Excellent camera in such a small unit priced well to compete with others but in a more compact size not the top sony model but good quality video and photos powerfull camera in such a small unit i would definitely recommend to family and friends . 17 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sction camera Great little camera purchased on spur of the moment used for the first time at night during a light show in Singapore with good results even with photos. The only down is the waterproof case is not the easiest to undow. Would advise to purchase the watch or other viewing device 06 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good price and product Wanted a waterproof camera to fit on motorbike as a dash cam. this one is more streamlined than other top brands. Got some great features to play with. only a couple of things is that the battery doesn't last long with GPS and wifi on, there is no video loop for continuous recording. The mounts supplied is very limited. I have overcome these by buying spare batteries and charger, formatting the memory every other day and switch GPS and wifi off and made a special mount for the bike.. Other than these little niggles a great camera for the money with great play back, good clear picture even at night. Already used it to post idiot drivers on social media sites. 02 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value This was recommended by an in-store adviser as a good option versus the entry-level Go-pros. Having read the reviews (here and on extreme-sports forums) I bought one as a gift for a 21-year-old. It doesn't have LCD playback on the camera, which is the only drawback so far, but you can control the camera, playback and watch 'live' on a phone or tablet so long as you have wifi or data transfer. It seems to have been a great success so far. 27 January 2016
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