Sony unveils 4K X1000V and Full HD AS200V Action Cameras at CES 2015

Sony unveils 4K X1000V and Full HD AS200V Action Cameras at CES 2015

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  • Sony’s 4K Action Cam, FDR-X1000V, is its most powerful POV camera to date.
  • Sony also introduced a New HD Action Cam, HDR-AS200V, with Enhanced Image Quality.

It seems that Sony wants to take a lead over others in the 4K category at the CES 2015.

This new camera model, the FDR-X1000V will be having the company’s vast expertise in 4K video production to a compact, splash-proof POV camera design. This will allow all the adventurers out there to capture outstanding 4K content very easily.

Moreover this can be easily played back on a compatible 4K TV directly from the camera through HDMI. This new camera by Sony will also be featuring an enhanced HD video performance with upgraded stabilization, image quality and even high frame rate shooting.

Plus this ne camera has also been featured with a ZEISS Tessar lens with an ultra-wide angle. Moreover the camera will also be equipped with a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and a renowned BIONZ X processor. This will basically make sure that the video quality remains consistently strong across all shooting environments. 

Patrick Huang the director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics stated that he is very excited to bring the unmatched clarity and sharpness of the Sony 4K experience to an Action Cam line.

Sony’s 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V

He also stated that this new and innovative design and brilliant technology in this new model X1000V reflects the strong 4K background of our company. He also explained that this showed the commitment of our company to the POV camera market.

Tony Hawk the professional skateboarder and official Team Action Cam member stated that he is very luck and happy to check out this new 4K Action Cam by Sony on his skateboard and surfboard.

He explained that he was just amazed by the video quality of the camera. He further commented that the camera excelled in every shooting environment and produced outstanding and mind-blowing 4K footage that he had never seen before.  

The versatile new X1000V camera features an updated version of Action Cam’s leading SteadyShot™ stabilization3 technology, adding electronic image stabilization that is approximately 3 times more effective at suppressing high-frequency motor vibration. This allows users to capture clear, vibration-free aerial footage using “drones” and enhances action footage of fast-moving subjects.

Moreover all the consumers will be happy to learn that this new camera can also shoot HD video footage at extremely high frame rates of 120p in Full HD and 240p in standard HD for impressive slow-motion footage.

For the more advanced users Sony has equipped the camera with an expanded scope of manual controls and setting adjustments, these include white balance and auto exposure shifting. The camera has also a feature for streaming through the U-Stream platform.

Sony also introduced a sleek Full HD Action Cam AS200V with enhanced image quality. Action Cam HDR-AS200V has almost same advanced features and exciting technologies with which 4K X1000V is quipped.

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS200V

These features include full pixel readout image, improved image stabilization, clean HDMI out and upgraded manual controls. The AS200V can capture full 1080p HD/50Mbps video at 60p, 720p HD video at 120p and WVGA video at 240p.

Some new features included to both X1000V and AS200V Action Cams include: 

  • Highlight Movie Maker
  • New Live View RM-LVR2  LCD Remote which is waterproof up to 3m
  • Built-in GPS that allows users to utilize the provided Action Cam Movie Creator software to produce custom videos with GPS Data Overlay
  • Sony’s official Action Cam App, that offers customers a simple approach to pro-level video editing, will be available for download on both Android and iOS platforms in Spring 2015

There are also a variety of new Action Cam accessories available for expanding Action Cam lineup. These include:

  • VCT-HSM1 Helmet Side Mount which easily adjust angles for better shooting angles
  • VCT-BDM1 Board Mount that adheres safely and securely to a snowboard or surfboard
  • SPK-X1 Waterproof Case9 available exclusively for the X1000V to keep Action Cam water-tight to depths of 10m (approx. 33feet)
  • AKA-DDX1 dive door for X1000V allows to shoot underwater at depths down to 60m (approx. 197ft)

The price of new Sony 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V is $500 approximately and the SPK-X1 waterproof case is included in this package. You can also buy a bundle of the Action Cam FDR-X1000VR at price of $600. This bundle package will also include  RM-LVR2 Live View Remote.

The price of new Sony HD Action Cam HDR-AS200V is about $300. And this package also includes a waterproof case (model SPK-AS2) and a standard tripod mount. The HDR-AS200VR bundle amount is about $400 which adds the RM-LVR2 Live View Remote.

Both Action Cams and camera bundles will be available for sale in March 2015 at Sony retail stores and other authorized dealers nationwide. But you can view these at CES 2015.

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Sony will display both of its amazing new Action Cameras at its booth at the CES 2015 which will be held in Las Vegas from the 6th till the 9th of January. 

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