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Sony's New GoPro Killer Might Be the Most Badass Action Cam We've Ever Seen

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Sony might just have one-upped every other action camera out there by jamming the best features of all into a three-ounce package including battery. So small. And yet so powerful!


The new Sony Action Cam's billboard feature is HD video recording at 1280 x 720, 60 or 120 fps (for slow motion) or 1920x1080 at 30 fps. Under the hood the camera sports a 16-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, and a 170-degree Carl Zeiss® Tessar lens.The new camera will be available in a regular version for $200 and a Wi-Fi version for $270.


Like other action cameras, you know Sony will be producing bunches of accessories so you can mount the camera to yourself in a variety of extreme sporting situations. A bike mount, a waterproof headstrap, and an angle adapter will all be available soon for under $30 a pop.

Action Cam ships with its own waterproof case which will protect it down to 200 feet. Can bundling big features into a smaller package make up for the competition's head start? We'll have to wait and see. [Sony]

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Dammit! Mic's on the front which means this is going to have the same audio problems they all do when going fast. I love these sort of cams but trying to get decent audio when skiing or on a motorbike (or anything else even moderately fast) is pointless. All you get is wind noise :(