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08 January 2014
CES 2014: Test Your Limits with the New Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V



Test Your Limits with the New Sony Action Cam

New splash-proof wearable video camera now records high-quality
Full HD pictures with XAVC S at 50 Mbps

  • BIONZ X processor delivers Full HD image quality in XAVC S at 50Mbps
  • Live-View Remote[1] controls up to five cameras remotely
  • Splash proof with no need for a separate housing, reducing overall size[2]
  • Advanced SteadyShot smoothes camera wobbles and vibration with 2.5x performance improvement over existing models[3] 
  • Create Map Views with GPS Data Overlay, or merge shots from multiple cameras with PlayMemories Home™ editing software


(Malaysia, 07 January 2014) – From skiing… to speedway… to mud-spattered treks: the all-new Action Cam HDR-AS100V satisfies your taste for the extreme.


Action Cam delivers picture quality that’s better than ever. Footage is crisper and clearer thanks to the camera’s uprated new ZEISS Tessar® 170-degree wide angle lens, 13.5 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and powerful new BIONZ X image processor.


For the first time, Action Cam can now capture Full HD footage with high bit-rate recording at up to 50 Mbps, using the efficient new XAVC S video format. You’ll see the difference with fabulous picture quality in every frame – even with fast scene pans that look blurred or jittery on other cameras.


In another first, up to five Action Cam AS100V units can now be controlled wirelessly with the wearable wristwatch-style RM-LVR1[4] Live-View Remote which is supplied in the box. Start and stop recordings, view shots or adjust settings at the press of a button. Everything’s in easy fingertip reach, even if you’re wearing chunky ski gloves.


Sony’s latest wearable Full HD video camera is made for adrenalin-soaked fun on road, hill, snow or water. Its slim design carves through air and water with less resistance, and the splash-proof body means you don’t need a waterproof case to tackle rain-drenched bike trails. And with a cool new white finish, Action Cam reflects the sun’s rays when you’re sand boarding down arid dunes in scorching heat.


If you’re hurtling down a ski slope or negotiating potholes on your bike, Advanced SteadyShot keeps footage more stable and blur-free with 2.5x improved performance compared to its predecessor[5]. It’s more effective than ever, especially with mechanical vibration from a motorcycle or quad bike.


As an added extra, Action Cam can shoot high-quality video at high-speed 120 fps or 240 fps with sound. After shooting, replay your footage at normal speed for a silky slo-mo view of BMX bike flips and skateboard stunts.


New Interval Still Recording adds even more creative options. The camera automatically shoots a sequence of still photos at selectable intervals between 1 and 60 seconds. Then replay them in sequence for a time lapse-style document of lengthy journeys. There’s also a handy ‘flip’ function that inverts footage if the camera’s mounted sideways or upside down on a helmet or the faring of your microlight.


The addition of a second tally light on top of Action Cam gives instant visual assurance of recording start-stop status, whether the camera’s above or below you. Easy mounting options are also increased with the addition of a new tripod adaptor for simple fixing without the need to add a skeleton frame.


New Action Cam offers plenty more features to suit serious video makers. A choice of colour settings gives extra creative flexibility when you’re editing your footage. Grab video with ‘Neutral’ image quality, or spice up footage with ‘Vivid’ that accentuates rich, powerful colours for extra impact. And for pro-focused film directors, Action Cam now records video with time code[6], helping synchronise shots when you’re editing scenes from multiple cameras.


User bit is also a new function that can record information (8-digit hexadecimal numbers) such as date/time/scene number which is extremely useful for editing movies created using two or more cameras.


NFC allows fuss-free hook-ups with Xperia and other compatible smartphones and tablets at a single touch. Transfer footage wirelessly to your mobile device for easy sharing, with no need to worry about fiddly memory cards or connecting cables. One-touch connection also launches the PlayMemories Mobile™ app on your smartphone (if installed), allowing quick checking of camera angles directly from your mobile’s screen.


Scheduled as an user update for Q3 2014, live video streaming will allow Action Cam users to share their experiences in real time. The camera relays live video wirelessly to your smartphone that transfers footage to the web. Now everyone can share the moment while it’s actually happening.


After shooting, editing your action movies is fun and easy with PlayMemories Home™ software for Windows or Mac that’s available for download. You can even chart your adventures with Map Views that plots your route and PlayMemories Home™ lets you merge up to four videos and edit footage captured in high-speed recording to create one split video with GPS overlay data that has tremendous impact.


A choice of style-matching accessories gives even more options for enjoying Action Cam – wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Add the HDR-AS100VB Bike Mount Kit or HDR-AS100VW Wearable Mount Kit and let the adventure begin.


The new Action Cam HDR-AS100V wearable video camera by Sony is coming soon to Malaysia and an official announcement will be made once the availability is confirmed.



Specifications Sheet




Image sensor

1/2.3 type back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with 13.5 megapixels (effective, approx.)

Image processor


Video formats


MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Video mode (resolution)

XAVC S: 60p:1920x1080 60p/50p
         30p:1920x1080 30p/25p
         24p:1920x1080 24p

MP4: PS (1920 x 1080 60p/50p) / HQ (1920 x 1080 30p/25p) /

STD (1280 x 720 30p/25p) / SSLOW (1280 x 720 120p/100p) /

VGA (640 x 480 30p/25p) / HS120 (HS100) (1280x720 120p/100p) /

HS240 (HS200) (800x480 240p/200p)

Lens type

ZEISS® Tessar

Focal Length (35mm equivalent)

SteadyShot OFF: 17.1mm (170°)

SteadyShot ON: 21. 8mm (120°)

Image stabilisation

SteadyShot™ (electronic)

Multi Camera Control

Up to 5 units (HDR-AS100V only)

Colour Setting


Scene Modes


Time code/User bit

XAVC S only



USB charging


Multi/Micro USB Terminal

Yes (Supports Micro USB compatible device)

Wi-Fi /NFC 

Yes, One-touch remote

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. Approx.24.2mm x 46.5mm x 81.5mm

 mm (inc. projecting parts)

Media card compatibility

MP4: Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2)

MP4: Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)

XAVC S: Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class 10)

Weight (main unit only)

Approx. 67g

Weight (with supplied battery)

Approx.92g(with NP-BX1(supplied battery)) 

Battery type

NP-BX1 (supplied)

Supplied accessories

Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BX1) (1)

micro USB Cable (1)

Operating Guide(1)

Waterproof Case(SPK-AS2)(1)

Adhesive Mount(VCT-AM1)(1)

Tripod Adapter(1)

[1] Supplied as standard with the HDR-AS100VR.

[2] Compared to previous Action Cam models.

[3] Compared with HDR-AS30V (Sony measurement).


[4] To use Multi Camera Control, it may be necessary to update RM-LVR1 which is not bundled with AS100V to version 2.00 via an user update at time of sales of AS100V. RM-LVR1 Live-View Remote is supplied as standard with the HDR-AS100VR.

[5] Compared to previous Action Cam models.

[6] Editing with the time code will be available with Vegas™Pro XAVC S only.

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