Action Cam HDR-AS300

  • BIONZ X™ image processor - Record fast moves and smooth action up to Full HD at 50 Mbps1
  • Full HD video recording with up to 120p HD
  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor with enhanced sensitivity improves shooting in low-light conditions
  • Steady images via highly advanced Balanced Optical SteadyShot
  • Built-in stereo mic for quality sound with reduced noise2
  • Splashproof and freezeproof body, and supplied Underwater Housing2 is dustproof, shockproof and waterproof to 197 ft/60 m
  • Control up to 5 Action Cam via phone3 or LiveView™ Remote4
  • Live stream your video via Ustream5
  • Ultra wide angle pro quality f/2.8 bright ZEISS® lens

Develop for Sony cameras

The Sony Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

Supported APIs/SDKs


  • Camera Type: Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Imaging Sensor

  • Sensor Type: 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
  • Effective Pixels (Video): Approx. 8.2 Megapixels6 7
  • Effective Pixels (Still): Approx. 8.2 Megapixels6 7


  • Compatible Recording Media: Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • Recording Format (Video): MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Recording Format (Still): DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Video Resolution: MP4 PS: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p, MP4 HQ: 1920 x 1080 30p/25p, MP4 STD: 1280 x 720 30p/25p, MP4 HS120 (HS100): 1280 x 720 120p/100p, MP4 HS240 (HS200): 800 x 480 240p/200p, XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
  • Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR): MP4 PS: Approx. 28 Mbps/HQ: Approx. 16 Mbps/STD: Approx. 6 Mbps/HS120 (HS100): Approx. 28 Mbps/HS240 (HS200): Approx. 28 Mbps
    XAVC S 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p Approx. 50 Mbps
  • Still Image Size (Still): Approx. 12.0 Megapixels 16:9 (4,608 x 2,592)7

Optics and Lens Specifications

  • Lens Type: ZEISS Tessar
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Focal Length: Video: f= 17 mm (WIDE), f= 23 mm (MEDIUM), f= 32 mm (NARROW) Still: f= 17 mm (WIDE), f= 23 mm (MEDIUM), f= 32 mm (NARROW)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 19 3/4 in (Approx. 50 cm)
  • Image Stabilization: Balanced Optical SteadyShot with Active mode

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment
  • Minimum Illumination: 6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Color Temp / Custom


  • Image Processor: BIONZ X™ image processor
  • Shutter Speed: 1/30–1/10,000 (30fps)
  • Other Shooting Functions: Loop Recording, Motion Shot LE, Burst Shooting, 4K Time-lapse capture, Live Streaming5
  • Waterproof: Up to 60 m with supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
  • Dustproof: With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)8
  • Shockproof: With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)8


  • Audio Recording Format: MP4/MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, XAVC S: LPCM 2ch
  • Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone
  • Speaker: Monaural Speaker

Advanced Features

  • Embedded GPS: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Control with Smartphone
  • Advanced manual settings: Option to manually set setting like white balance and AE shifting as well as optimize brightness and hue
  • Highlight Movie Maker: Yes


  • Input and Output Terminals: Memory card slot
    Micro HDMI output
    Multi/micro USB terminal
    Stereo minijack

Size and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 1 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 3 3/8 in (Approx. 29.4 x 47.0 x 83.0 mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): Approx. 3.9 oz (including supplied battery), Approx. 109 g (including supplied battery)


  • Power Requirements: 3.6 V (battery pack)
  • Battery Type: NP-BX1
  • Battery Capacity: Approx. 3.6 V / 4.5 Wh (1240 mAh)

Continuous Recording Time

  • Camera’s Wi-Fi is on: MP4: 1920 x 1080 30p (HQ) 125 min9 10
  • Camera’s Wi-Fi is off: MP4: 1920 x 1080 30p (HQ) 135 min9

Display Panel

  • Display Panel: Yes

What’s In The Box

  • Attachment Buckle
  • Micro USB cable
  • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1)
  • Startup guide
  • Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
  • 1. Requires micro SDXC/SDHC memory card Class 10 or higher for HD 50 Mbps recording.
  • 2. Recorded sound level is lower when using supplied Underwater Housing.
  • 3. Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility. Device cases may prevent connection.
  • 4. Supplied with FDR-X3000R, HDR-AS300R, and HDR-AS50R, not sold separately.
  • 5. Requires a Wi-Fi® router or smartphone capable of tethering.
  • 6. When "SteadyShot" is set to "OFF".
  • 7. When "Angle setting" is set to "WIDE".
  • 8. As for dustproof/shockproof performance, there is no guarantee that the camcorder will not become scratched or dented.
  • 9. When shooting continuously under temperatures of 25 °C/77 °F without use of supplied Underwater Housing. Recording time may be shorter depending on usage and environmental conditions.
  • 10. When the camera is not connected with Live-View Remote or a smartphone.