Waterproof Action Cap adds wrist-based remote control accessory
Sony has revealed a new version of its Action Cam with some weight and feature changes, as well as a new accessory. The new version introduces a 35-percent smaller and 25-percent lighter design inside a waterproof housing, with the electronics giant introducing a wrist-based Live-View Remote for monitoring video being recorded.
A relative latecomer, how does the Sony Action Cam stack up?
Sony is a relative later comer to the burgeoning action camera segment, which is something of a surprise given its heritage as a camera maker and AV in general. The segment leader is undoubtedly GoPro who were inspired by people using standard (but bulky for the purpose) Sony Handycams for action footage. There are also a few other players including Muvi and JVC. Like all things in technology, however, competitors donít stand still and Sonyís first Action Cam has just entered mainstream availability only for GoPro to release 4K-capable Hero3 Black Edition. So how does the Sony Action Cam hold up? Read our full review of the Sony Action Cam to find out.
NEX-5N successor adds Wi-Fi radio
Among a diverse set of introductions at the IFA expo in Germany, Sony previewed two new imaging products: the NEX-5R mirrorless camera and the Action Cam wearable camcorder. The 5R is the latest model in the company's NEX compact-system cameras, integrating a 16.1-megapixel APS-C sensor, a new Bionz engine, and a Wi-Fi radio for direct sharing via several apps.