[CES 2014] While we expect that regular camcorders are more than capable of taking action videos, such as during sporting events, action camcorders might do a better job due to their durability and also because sometimes these action camcorders can be worn, allowing athletes to film their stunts from a first-person perspective. One of those cameras would be the Sony HDR-AS100V which is the company’s latest high-end wearable action camcorder.Like we said one of the advantages to sports cameras is its ruggedness and the AS100V is no different. Featuring a splash-proof body, Sony claims that this will allow the camera to be used without the need for an underwater housing, allowing its wearer or the videographer to capture Full HD videos and images at 24p in the XAVC S format, which Sony claims was developed for professional use, and all of which will be powered by Sony’s BIONZ X processor. For those looking to capture videos in slow-mo, the AS100V will also be able to shoot in 720/120p or 720/240p.
Given that this is meant to be used for action shots/videos, it would mean that there could be a lot of running about, which is why Sony has included their advanced SteadyShot Image Stabilization feature which will be able to adjust for different frequencies of vibration, such as the vibrations coming from riding a motorcycle, or vibrations coming from skateboarding. Other features of the Sony AS100V include wireless sharing thanks to NFC and WiFi, and also built-in filters that allows for editing while on the go.
Priced at $299.99, the Sony HDR-AS100V will be available come March 2014 and is currently available for pre-order via Sony’s website.