The Action Cam with WiFi can capture just about any adventure you want to bring its way! It’s small (photo below shows its size relative to my iPhone), and it’s also lightweight – just 3.2oz with battery, but it doesn’t shoot small! The professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar® lens allows a large perspective from this tiny camcorder. The 170-degree viewing angle gets you and everything around you!
Use the SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode for a smooth video no matter if you’re biking, running, chasing the ice cream truck etc. Wi-Fi allows you to upload images right to smart phone or tablets with your PlayMemories Mobile™ application. Oh, and if I ever get over my fear of sharks, I might take it diving since the Sony Action Cam has a waterproof case that allows underwater imagery up to 60m!
It has a variety of accessories too, so you can take it on your most extreme adventures. Although my adventures aren’t really extreme (unless you consider mixing darks and lights in the laundry extreme), I’m still loving this little camera with some of the extras like the Sony VCTHM1 Handlebar Mount (aka bike mount) pictured below. I ordered this for less than $25, and I have it attached to my Huffy Cranbrook Cruiser. It was so easy to attach that even I was able to do it on my own in just minutes, and it comes with easy to attach pads to help it adjust to whatever size handlebar your bikes has.
Sony recently sent me another accessory, the Sony AKADM1 Action Camera Mount for Dogs (Black Yellow) which I was so excited to use on my dog, Baxter! The mount is easily adjustable, and stays in place once secured. Baxter is a Bichon who weighs about 13lbs, and I probably wouldn’t suggest this for a dog smaller than 10lbs. I read several reviews that had owners using this on large dogs 80-100lbs. There was a lot of extra slack since Baxter is small, but I was also able to easily tuck them in without any issue.
The Action Cam is also very easy to attach to both the bike mount and the dog mount, and it stays in place once you find your desired angle. Once secure, the camera turns on with the touch of a button, and you instantly have your own dog-cam!
Since my dog isn’t crated when I leave home, I couldn’t wait to see what he’s up to when we leave. After a 45 minute trip to the store, I came home and review the footage. He did sit in the window for a few minutes, then searched for food under each of the kid’s kitchen chairs, sniffed around the trashcan, headed upstairs and stole a stuffed animal from my 6yr old’s room, then burried it under his dog bed in my room, before heading back to the window seat (below).
I always thought he was just sitting, sad and lonely in the seat the whole time I was gone. I would have loved to had this for my old pets who were a bit naughtier than Baxter! We did have a chance to use this on another member of the family as well.
Even though Sony doesn’t market this as a device for little kids, it worked surprisingly well on my 4yr old daughter. Oddly enough both she and the dog did most of the same things – looking out the window, crawling under the table, stealing her brother’s toys, and hiding them in her room. In fact, it was the perfect accessory for the child who wants to be a dog when they grow up. Oh, and I should mention – future therapy sessions sold separately.
Also sold separately are a variety of other Sony Action Cam Accessories (that you can find here at the Sony Store) like the headband mount, wrist band mount, live view remote, roll bar mount, and more!
For more info on the Sony Action Cam and to purchase you can visit the Sony Store here where the price at the time of this review was $199 ( Or grab the Sony Action Cam from Amazon for about thirty dollars less at the time of this review).
The Action Cam would make a great gift for the adventure lover in your life! Capture the most exciting moments in a big way!
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