By Brian Jones
If you’re into extreme sports, you probably want to document your death-defying experiences in first person. This action camera from Sony might be just the right piece of equipment. This is a very small and very tough camera that is meant to be beaten up as you explore your favorite extreme sports. It’s shockproof and comes with a waterproof housing so you don’t have to worry about bumping it or getting it wet. The camcorder is ideal for hands-free shooting since it is mountable with adhesive strips that are connected to the waterproof case. This will be the best way to go whether you’re motorcycling, sky diving, white water rafting, or mountain climbing. While the audio quality isn’t the best, the picture quality is nothing to scoff at. You’ll be glad to show your friends your unique POV videos from all your adventures. This camera can be found online for $269.
- Video recorder waterproof to 180 ft.
- Shoots video in Full HD 1080p at 30fps
- 2MP stills
- Includes a helmet mount
- 2 oz.
Shockproof and waterproof to 60 meters — ideal for extreme sports
Fits atop a helmet with a mount for hands-free shooting
Great video quality
Waterproof housing has two backings: one watertight and one not for better audio quality
Wifi sharing with free PlayMemories Mobile app
Difficult to read all the small text on the status display, especially when it’s mounted on a helmet
Audio quality is lacking
Still photo quality doesn’t stack up against competition
|Brian Jones has had a passion for photography and anything related for the majority of his life. One photography class in high school was all it took to get hooked on everything to do with the subject. He became more focused on learning about camera… See more about Brian|