Sony Action Cam Wi-Fi
Availability: September 2012
The outlook: Aiming to take the place of that GoPro Hero or Contour HD stuck to your car's bumper, the windshield, or your helmet, the Sony Action Cam enters the fray with HD video capture, rugged construction, and optional Wi-Fi connectivity with your Android or iOS device.
The good: The Sony Action Cam is a good entry in the POV camera market that includes a waterproof case with a standard tripod mount; is available with or without Wi-Fi; has a small, lightweight body; and offers a decent number of recording options.
The bad: Video quality is disappointing viewed at larger sizes; can't rotate lens or flip video 180 degrees; camera can't stand on its own and can't easily be used without a door on its case; no access to mic jack when inside case; no still photos beyond interval shots; and additional purchases almost required.
The bottom line: The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price, but some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers.
September 10, 2012 9:31 AM PDT
Photo by: Lori Grunin/CNET
| Caption by: Wayne Cunningham, Antuan Goodwin
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