Action Cam HDR-AS30

  • SteadyShot™ image stabilization reduces blur
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC for remote control and viewing via smartphone1
  • Built-in GPS plots location and calculates telemetry
  • 6 video modes including 1080/60p HD and 4x slow motion
  • Ultra wide 170° pro quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor for excellent low light performance
  • Ruggedized, waterproof housing2 with universal tripod mount included

  • Hand free control and remote viewing with optional accessory “Live-View Remote”2
  • Capture amazing high quality 12MP still images in photo mode
  • Built-In stereo mic for quality sound recording
  • Thin, light-weight, slim design
  • Micro SD/SDHC and Memory Stick Micro™ compatible
  • HDMI® output for easy file transfer
  • Mac® & PC compatible with upload to Facebook®, YouTube™ etc.

Develop for Sony cameras

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

Supported APIs/SDKs

Imaging Sensor

  • 1/2.3″ (7.77mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Imaging Sensor
  • BIONZ® image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 16800K pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 11,900K pixels (16:9)
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Recording pixels (photo, 16:9): Approx.11900000 pixels


  • Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 11.9 megapixels
  • Video Format: MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Resolution: PS:1920×1080 60p (PS), 1920×1080 30p (HQ), 1280×720 30p (STD), 1280×720 60p/- (SLOW), 1280×720 120p/- (SSLOW), 640×480 30p (VGA)
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx. 11,900K pixels
  • Video Signal: HD: HDTV 1080/60p
  • Audio Format: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Built-in Microphone, Monoral Speaker
  • Video Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HQ: Approx. 16Mbps / SSLOW: Approx. 24Mbps / SLOW: Approx. 12Mbps / STD: Approx. 6Mbps / VGA: Approx. 3Mbps
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Still Image Size (Still Image Mode): 11.9 megapixels 16:9 (1920×1080)
  • Progressive Mode

Optics and Lens Specificatons

  • Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
  • Aperture: F2.8
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): f=15.3mm, f= 5/8 inch
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1 3/16inch (Approx 30cm)
  • Angle of View: 170° (without SteadyShot), 120° (with SteadyShot)
  • Focal Distance: f=2.5mm, f=1/8inch
  • Steady Shot Mode: Active: 21.3mm

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto / Underwater
  • Noise Reduction
  • White Balance Mode: Auto
  • Minimum Illumination: 6 lux
  • Backlight Compensation

Drive System

  • Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 1/30 – 1/10,000 (30fps)

User Interface

  • Date and Time Stamp
  • Recording time and Battery Indicator
  • Fast Playback: About 5 times/10 times
  • On Screen Main Indicators: Recording Mode, Image stabilization, GPS Tracking Status and  Shooting Mode Status

Advanced Features

  • Waterproof: Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))
  • Airplane Mode
  • Embedded GPS
  • Image Stabilization: SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active mode
  • Wi-Fi®: Control with Smartphone
  • Interval Recording: Yes (photo) (5s/10s/30s/60s)
  • Power Save


  • Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • NFC (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (micro) (sold separately)
  • USB Port(s): micro-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Mini Jack
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro)
  • Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes

Weight and Measurements

  • Dimensions: 31/32inch x 1 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch (24.5mm x 47.0mm x 82.0mm) including the supplied battery
  • Weight: 90g with the supplied battery NP-BX1


  • Power Consumption (in Operation): 1.9W
  • Power Requirements: 3.6V (battery pack)
  • Battery Type: NP-BX1
  • Charge on camcorder: Yes, takes about 4 hours with the supplied battery

In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BX1)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Operating Guide
  • Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2)
  • Adhesive Mount
  • 1. Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility. Device cases may prevent connection.
  • 2. While the “Live-View Remote” is water proofed, the Wi-Fi feature cannot be used when submerged in water. Available distance of the Wi-Fi depends on using environment and situation.