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Sony Action Cam

from  $159.99+
77
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

Sony's Action Cam is a confident entry into the sports camera market, that is only marred by some easily fixable blemishes.

Pros
  • Shoots good-quality videoGreat for slow-motionEasy to use
Cons
  • Limited photo modePoor app functionality
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Scores

Engadget

77
 

User Reviews

80
tnt1130
nice cam! i tried import from USA. compared other cams,hdras-15 is better! http://youtu.be/Lg0sonY1VCQread more
60
Will Jones
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
90
Will Clark
This Camera with the new 3.0 firmware blows the GPH3 out of the water in my...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Handheld
Sensor type
CMOS

General

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Handheld

Sensor

Sensor type
CMOS
Image sensor size
7.77 mm

Video format

Native resolution
1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Framerates supported (max resolution)
60p, 30p
Video codec support
H.264 / AVC

Still photography

Still image support
Yes (2 megapixels)

Other features

Water resistant
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD

Optics

Focus distance (min)
30 cm

Connections

Video outputs
HDMI
USB
2.0
Model
with WiFi

Key Specs

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Handheld
Sensor type
CMOS

General

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Handheld

Sensor

Sensor type
CMOS
Image sensor size
7.77 mm

Video format

Native resolution
1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Framerates supported (max resolution)
60p, 30p
Video codec support
H.264 / AVC

Still photography

Still image support
Yes (2 megapixels)

Other features

Water resistant
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD

Optics

Focus distance (min)
30 cm

Connections

Video outputs
HDMI
USB
2.0