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Sony partners with Ford; unveils new 4K and Full HD Action Cams in PH

By Ashley Lucas - on 6 Apr 2015, 10:00am

Sony partners with Ford; unveils new 4K and Full HD Action Cams in PH


Highlighting a fun and action-packed event at the Flowhouse Manila, a newly opened entertainment venue in Cavite, Sony Philippines introduced its new POV cameras, the 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V and the Full HD Action Cam HDR-AS200V.

In partnership with Ford Philippines, Sony has let the media try out the new cameras to capture moments of fun and adventure.

“We at Ford recognize our customers’ continuous drive for adventure, and the class-defining features of our segment-leading Ford vehicles enable them to enjoy the ride and go further in their life journeys. Together with Sony, and their newly launched Action Cam, we hope to give our media friends and partners a ride they will never forget,” said Joseph Ayllón, Assistant Vice President for Communications of Ford Philippines.

Sony FDR-X1000V

The new splash-proof POV camera, Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V, allows adventurers to capture stunning 4K content (3840 x 2160 at 30p, 100Mbps/60Mpbs), which can then be played back on a compatible 4K TV directly from the camera via a HDMI cable. It features an updated version of the SteadyShot stabilization technology that allows users to capture clear, vibration-free aerial footage using drones, enhancing action footage of fast-moving subjects, and a ZEISS Tessar® lens, an Exmor R CMOS sensor, and a BIONZ X processor.

“The new Action Cam FDR-X1000V is a testament to Sony’s continuous investment in technology that delivers only the most outstanding images possible. This time around Sony brings its expertise in 4K video production into the highly popular compact-sized Action Cam, allowing adrenaline junkies to capture stunning content and relive their adventures directly on Sony’s top of the line 4K TVs,” said Nobuyoshi Otake, Managing Director of Sony Philippines.

Sony HDR-AS200V

In addition to the new 4K model, Sony has also introduced the Action Cam HDR-AS200V, which shares many of the same advanced features and exciting technologies as the X1000V. It can shoot Full 1080p HD/50Mbps video at 60p, 720p HD video at 120p, and WVGA video at 240p.

Both the Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V and HD-RAS200V are equipped with built-in GPS and feature the “Highlight Movie Maker” function that automatically produces a short, edited highlight MP4 video of a recording session, complete with custom background music, for instant sharing.

Live View Remote RM-LVR2

Sony also introduced the new RM-LVR2 live view LCD remote that is waterproof up to 3m (approx. 10ft), featuring control over the X1000V and AS200V Action Cams, including start/stop recording, movie playback (without sound) and deletion of unwanted files.

Here is a sample image captured using the new Sony Action Cam HDR-AS200V.

The FDR-X1000V is priced at PhP 27,999, while the HDR-AS200V is priced at PhP 20,999. Both action cameras come with free Live View Remote (RM-LVR2) and 16GB Micro SD Card, and will be available in the Philippines beginning April 10, 2015.