Sony HDR-AS30V Specification

Sony HDR-AS30V Specification
Compact POV action cam
Bring on the action with the only mountable camera that captures it all in
legendary Sony video quality. Shoot shake-free with image stabilization and
enjoy Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC that lets you remote control, view and
transfer with your smartphone. GPS maps your location and speed, while you
record in Full HD 1080/60p or even 4x slo mo. It’s ready, are you?
Key Features
SteadyShot™ image stabilization reduces blur
SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver
stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting.
Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFC connection for remote control and viewing via smartphone
Turn compatible smart phones and tablets in to remote control viewing devices via Wi-Fi® with One Touch Near Field
Communication (NFC).
Built-in GPS plots location and calculates telemetry
Built in GPS can be used in conjunction with the free PlayMemories™ Home software to make viewing and sharing videos
fun and easy. Location and trail information as well as speed information add more layers to your ability to analyze your
performance that can be captured and displayed on your video.
6 video modes including 1080/60p HD and 4x slow motion
Six video shooting modes are available for flexible shooting scenarios. Record in Full HD 1920x1080/60p for beautiful
smooth video. HQ mode delivers full-HD quality for the highest image resolution. Three standard HD modes are provided:
STD mode, 2x SLOW and 4x SSLOW. 2x SLOW is useful for recording fast-moving extreme sports, while the 4x SSLOW mode
can be used to slow the action down even further in order to analyze a golf or baseball swing, for example. There’s also
an SD mode that provides extended recording time at VGA resolution (640 x 480, 30p). FULL HD: PS (1920 x 1080 60p), HQ
(1920 x 1080 30p). HD: STD (1280 x 720 30p), SLOW (1280 x 720 30p), SSLOW (1280 x 720 30p). SD: VGA (640 x 480 30p)
Ultra wide 170° pro quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
With an ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens, you will increase your perspective (170-degree viewing angle) while
you venture out on breathtaking views of dynamic terrain to include ski slopes and mountain trails.
Exmor R® CMOS sensor for excellent low light performance
Experience stunning low-ligh performance with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s backilluminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor.
Ruggedized, waterproof housing2 with universal tripod mount included
The Sony® HDR-AS30V ships with a ruggedized, waterproof housing (SPK-AS2) with universal tripod mount that is built to
handle extreme environments, allowing you to concentrate on safety and composition while capturing Full HD videos.
Within the housing, the camera is waterproof down to 16 feet and has a shock resistance rating for up to 5 foot drops plus
dirt and dust resistant seals that help make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grime.
Remote control operation with optional Live View Remote
Using optional Live View Remote accessory you can control the HDR-AS30V via Wi-Fi1. This multi-functional watch allows
you to frame your shots and control the camera’s recording settings and start/stop record.
Capture amazing high quality 12MP still images in photo mode
Put your HDR-AS30V in still image mode and capture amazing high quality 12MP still images with a single press of the
Built-In stereo mic for quality sound recording
A built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture all the exciting sounds of your adventure.
Thin, light-weight, slim design
The new SPK-AS2 waterhousing that ships with the HDR-AS30V has thin and slim-line design that receives less wind and
water pressure and is ideal for outdoor activities such as cycling. It can be used with a variety of mounting accessories to
capture hands-free POV HD video while engaged in a wide spectrum of outdoor activities, including extreme sports. As
compared to first generation Action Cam housing (SPK-AS1) the new SPK-AS2 is 35% lighter and 25% smaller. The camera
can be fully operated with simple buttons on the side of the housing.
Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC compatible
Expandable memory with Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC card slot.
HDMI® output for easy file transfer
With HDMI® output, you’ll be able to share your Sony® HDR-AS30V video with friends and family on your HDTV (HDMI cable
required/not included).
Camera Type
POV Action Cam
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor
1/2.3” (7.77mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
BIONZ® image processor
Pixel Gross
Approx.16800K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution
Approx.11,900K pixels (16:9)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Media Type
Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Card (Class 4 or
Still Image Mode
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
11.9 megapixels
Video Format
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution
PS:1920x1080 60p (PS), 1920x1080 30p (HQ), 1280x720 30p (STD), 1280x720 60p/(SLOW), 1280x720 120p/- (SSLOW), 640x480 30p (VGA)
Video Actual (Pixel)
Approx.11,900K pixels
Video Signal
HD:HDTV 1080/60p
Audio Format
Built-in Microphone, Monoral Speaker
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit
HQ:Approx.16Mbps/ SSLOW:Approx.24Mbps/ SLOW:Approx.12Mbps/
STD:Approx.6Mbps/ VGA:Approx.3Mbps
Still Image File Format
DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Size(Photo Mode)
11.9 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
f=15.3mm, f= 5/8 inch
Minimum Focus Distance
Approx.1 3/16inch (Approx 30cm)
Angle of View
170° (without SteadyShot), 120° (with SteadyShot)
Focal Distance
f=2.5mm, f=1/8inch
Steady Shot Mode:Active
Exposure System
Metering Modes
Scene Mode(s)
Auto / Underwater
Noise Reduction
White Balance Mode
Minimum Illumination
6 lux
Backlight Compensation
Yes (Auto)
Drive System
Shutter Speeds
Auto Control Range: 1/30 - 1/10,000 (30fps)
Convenience Features
Date / Time Stamp
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes (recordable time) / Yes (remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display
Advanced Features
Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))
Airplane Mode
Embedded GPS
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode
Control with Smartphone
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)
HD Output
HDMI Out (micro) (sold separately)
USB Port(s)
micro-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
Microphone Input
Stereo Mini Jack
HDMI Terminal
Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.)
Approx.31/32inch x 1 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch (Approx.24.5mm x 47.0mm x 82.0mm)
including supplied battery
Weight (Approx.)
Approx. 2oz (Approx. 65g)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Power Requirements
3.6V (battery pack)
Battery Type
Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories
Adhesive mount pack (VCT-AM1)
Anti Fog Insert (AKA-AF1)
Handheld grip w/ LCD Screen (AKA-LU1)
Headband mount (BLT-HB1)
Handle bar mount (VCT-H(M1)
Replacement Door Pack (AKA-RD1)
Replacement waterhousing (SPK-AS1)
Suction Cup (PF-VCT-SC1)
Tilt adaptor (VCT-LU1)
Waterproof headband kit (VCT-GM1)
Supplied Accessories
Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BX1) (1)
Micro USB Cable (1)
Operating Guide (1)
Waterproof Case(SPK-AS2)(1)
Adhesive Mount(1)
1. Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility. Device cases may prevent connection.
2. While the “Live-View Remote” is water proofed, the Wi-Fi feature cannot be used when submerged in water. Available distance of the Wi-Fi depends on using environment and situation.
3. Waterproof down to 16feet
© 2013 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, SteadyShot, Exmor R and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. / UPC:027242870505 / Updated: October 3, 2013
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