1 / 5 sony action cam.jpg Sony has launched the updated HDR-AS50 Action Cam, which boasts upgrades such as Advanced SteadyShot technology to reduce camera shake and improved user controls. The action camera market continues to heat up with more rivals to GoPro’s position as the market leader. Last week Nikon announced a new camera , and Sony is keen to keep pace with the rapidly evolving changes.
The HDR-AS50 Action Cam packs a new Zeiss Tessar lens, and is claimed to offer sharper video than last year’s camera. It records HD video at 120fps via an 11.1-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The already compact housing has been “enhanced for improved usability” says Nikon, and it can now be operated from a compatible smartphone, ideal if you’ve got the camera mounted on top of your helmet.
Sony has also listened to feedback and added “enhanced beep sounds as well as three tally lights on the top, front and back to allow greater notice of camera conditions”. It’s also rearranged the control buttons on the device and updated the menu so it’s easier to use. A waterproof housing is supplied, which as well as providing a 60m depth range, should ensure it won’t […]