The new Sony HDR-AS10 and HDR-AS15 are new Action Cams aimed at the GoPro crowd. The compact cameras shoot 1080p HD video 30fps; however, they also have the ability to capture 720p HD video at either 30fps, 60fps or even 120fps for some great slow motion effects in a very compact package.
The cameras sport a 16MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor and record to either Memory Stick Micro or Micro SDHC cards.
The cameras weight 3 ounces with battery and ship with adhesive mounts and a ruggedized waterproof case that includes a tripod mount. While in the case, the camera is waterproof down to 197 feet and can withstand 5-foot drops.
The cameras also include Sony’s SteadyShot image stabilization, which is something that these POV-style cameras desperately need. The glass on the front of the camera is an ultra-wide 170-degree Carl Zeiss Tessar lens.
The AS15 model adds WiFi that works with Sony’s new PlayMemories Mobile application for sharing video and controlling the camera from smartphones.
Sony also plans to offer mounting kits for water sports, headband, bikes and suction cups.