Action cameras are the new holiday adventure must-haves. They are small, lightweight, and rugged, ideal for shooting video on the move. While best known for its use in extreme sports, you can even shoot your own leisurely adventure with action cameras. Mounted on your shoulder, action cameras can give a whole new first-person video perspective to holiday adventures.
If you’re looking for an action camera with high quality and stable video for your next adventurous holiday, Sony's Action Cam series offers that and a whole lot more. There are two models available – the 4K video capable FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam, and the Full HD HDR-AS300 Action Cam. Both cameras are ultra-compact, come with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, equipped with new Zeiss lens designs and most importantly, are the first to introduce optical image stabilisation through Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot for beautiful steady movies wherever your trip may be.
Wondering how capable Sony's Action Cam series can be? Here are several exciting ideas and places you can travel to in Asia, taking advantage of the best features Sony's Action Cam series has to offer.
Shoot stable and clear videos aboard a Tuk Tuk through unseen Bangkok, Thailand
Navigate the city of Bangkok in an iconic Tuk Tuk and experience Thailand through a whole new perspective. You’ll be climbing the Golden Mount, marvel at the Phra Sumeru Fortress, and meet true Buddhist heritage at Wat Po.
Recording such a bumpy journey would be a problem, but Sony's Action Cam series has a brilliant Balanced Optical SteadyShot to compensate for the roughest camera shake, making it easier to shoot stable and clear video of your Tuk Tuk ride.
Capture the remarkable scenery on video of Inle Lake, Myanmar
Take a boat trip down picturesque Inle Lake to see floating gardens and observe the Intha fishermen, who row their boats with one leg, while using their hands to fish. Or better, cycle across this beautiful Burmese countryside to see weather-beaten stupas at Inthein, Khaung Daing village and the Red Mountain Estate winery. Mount Sony's Action Cam and capture these beautiful, epic wide-angle views with the 170-degree ZEISS® Tessar lens, which you can adjust angle of view and zoom.
Record a new perspective of Cambodia atop elephants
See Cambodia through a different viewpoint - atop elephants. A ride on the gentle giants in the North-East province of Mondulkiri will take you through some stunning jungle, crossing rivers and through local farms and villages.
Record the leisurely ride with Sony's Action Cam series and change the settings as you please with its friendly UI, paired with a Live-View remote mounted on your wrist for seamless, easy control of your footage.
Record your underwater snorkelling adventure in the Maldives
Maldives is best-known for its underwater wonders, with 26 atolls and thousands of islands rife with reefs and incredible sea creatures like dolphins, manta rays, reef sharks, and hawksbill turtles.
Sony's Action Cam series comes standard with underwater housing gear, equipped with a flat panel to allow use of all the camera buttons though the housing. Take Sony's Action Cam up to 60m or 197ft deep underwater and record a first-person perspective of your underwater adventure.
Capture the sounds of nature while rock climbing in Laos
Take the high road and try rock climbing on your next adventure. Laos is home to two great rock climbing sites - Vang Vieng three hours north of the border capital Vientiane, and Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage site. With the built-in stereo microphone, you’ll capture all the amazing sounds clearly in two-track stereo so you can relive the amazing journey with your loved ones.
Get cool shots of your snowboard or ski adventure down Hokkaido’s snowy slopes
Hokkaido, located to the North of Japan is the coldest and arguably most snowy part of the country. Book a couple nights at one of the resorts in Niseko, especially popular for its breath-taking terrain, backcountry powder runs and lots of tree runs. It’s also the best place to try Sony's Action Cam series' burst shooting capabilities, allowing you to take up to eight high-quality shots of a trick or transition as you glide down the slopes. Choose between 10 fps, 5 fps and 2 fps settings. Then make it more dramatic with time-lapse recording or 120-fps high frame rate super slow-mo video.
Film an exploration in Southeast Asia’s ancient temples
Southeast Asia in particular is home to many ancient temples that you can trek and explore. From the Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, the Pha That Luang in Laos, and the Borobudur in Indonesia, just strap on Sony's Action Cam and traverse these revered and sacred sites.
Its tough body is splashproof and freezeproof, able to endure a rainy day and with the Waterproof housing, Sony's Action Cam series is also dustproof and shockproof to protect against the elements.
You’ll find it liberating to bring along the FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam or the HDR-AS300 Action Cam on your next trip. While it doesn’t replace a proper camera, it makes an amazing addition that opens a whole new world of possibilities. In addition to its fantastic features above, both cameras are also capable of livestreaming through Ustream, and feature three tally lights on the front, top and rear of the body so you know when the camera is recording.
Check out some of the amazing videos shot with Sony's Action Cam to see what else you can do with the FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam and Sony HDR-AS300 Action Cam.