By Amos Kwon
on 8.29.12
Photo by Sony

If you’ve got action on the brain and some road rash/broken bones/brag-worthy scar tissue to show for it, then the Sony Action Cam is the right tool to capture and broadcast your adventures in pain and thrill-seeking. Measuring a mere 2×2.6×0.9 inches wide, it certainly fits the bill for portability — the direct volley at GoPro is not lost on us. Plus, it features Zeiss optics, an Exmor R BSI CMOS 16-megapixel sensor and a Bionz processor unit.

The Action Cam has a total of four MP4 recording formats ranging from 1080p at 30fps to a slow-motion worthy 720p at 120fps. It can also take 16 megapixel still shots and time-lapses — both with the benefit of image stabilization. Storage options include microSD and Sony Memory Stick Micro cards as well as a Micro-HDMI for outputting your base jumping antics on the big screen. Those willing to cough up an extra $70 can score a version with integrated WiFi for transmitting footage directly to iOS or Android devices, as well as smartphone controls and remote viewfinder capabilities. Now if you could just nail that Double McTwist 1260 without breaking every bone in your body…

Buy Now: $199 (Available September)

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