Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R

MPN: K-103616-08  |  EAN: 0600300071634  |  Model: Action Cam HDR-AS300R

Price Information

$448.99

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R - K-103616-08 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Action & Adventure Videos
Very Good
POV (Point-of-view)
Outstanding
Slow Motion Videos
Just Right
Time-lapse Videos
Just Right
Low-light Videos
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Live Streaming
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Travel
Just Right
Vlogging
Just Right
High FPS Videos
Just Right
WiFi Connectivity
Just Right
Underwater Use
Outstanding
Dust-proof
Just Right
Rainproof
Outstanding
Fun & Funky Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right
Action Camera
Outstanding

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R camera would suit you adequately.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R video camera should be sufficient for your needs.

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The Action Cam HDR-AS300R is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Sony provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

The Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R is a great companion to have.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 5.76 x 4.29 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.

Nonstop Activity - capture you exploits in vivid colour without worrying too much about this camera handling tough environments. It comes with the usual impact protections ensuring you remain free to focus on the action.

Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Sony's in-built intervalometer

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Capturing photos and video from your perspective while in action is always something special. There's no substitute for people seeing things they you experienced it. Which is why the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R is a good fit as it's shape and size makes POV shots a breeze.

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the Action Cam HDR-AS300R is a really good choice. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R for aquatic photos is a treat.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the Action Cam HDR-AS300R is a breeze.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

With the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R, you can rest easy while out and about in the rain because this model comes fully water resistant.

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.

As it comes with a waterproof depth of up to 60 m metres, this camera ticks the box for underwater use.

While out and about taking photos or recording video, you may encounter quite a bit of dust. This could come from various sources such as a construction site or just the natural environment in your location. Being certified as dust-proof, the Action Cam HDR-AS300R is a great companion to have in these situations.

Style

It comes in an unconventional package that stands out from the typical greys and blacks that are common with such devices.

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Technical Specifications

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300R - K-103616-08 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type Action
Dustproof Yes
Operating Temperature (T-T) -10 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black, Silver
Rainproof Yes
Splash Proof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Waterproof Up To 60 m
Camera
Aperture Range (F-F) 2.6
Image Formats Supported MPF
Multi Burst Mode Yes
Scene Modes Sports, Underwater
Scene Modes Present Yes
Shooting Modes Burst Shooting, Continuous Shot, Movie, Sports, Super Slow Motion Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, Underwater
White Balance Auto, Color Temp, Custom
Focusing
Focusing Distance 50
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes Auto, Multi-segment
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed 1/30 - 1/10000 s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/10000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 1/30 s
Video
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick, Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080, pixels
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 16:9
Video Formats Supported MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 800 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported MPEG-4 AAC-LC, LPCM
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Lens System
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 17 - 32 mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode) 17 - 32 mm
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 32 mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 17 mm
Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.5
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 5.76 x 4.29 mm
Other Features
Interval Recording 1
Stabilizer Yes
SteadyShot 1
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Connector Micro-USB
USB Version 2.0
Networking
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 83 mm
Height 47 mm
Weight 109 g
Width 29.4 mm