- Amazing Footage Captured by Leading Racers at Prestigious International Motorcycle Race Demonstrates Power of User-Generated HD Content
- Small and Lightweight Form Factor of Sony Action Cam Makes it Ideal for Extreme Sports and Point-Of-View Shooting
Dubai-UAE: 14 July, 2013 - The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) race generated extra highlights this year through 47 HDR-AS15 Action Cams, which were fitted to the vehicles of leading racers. The astounding content is available for viewing on the Sony Action Cam YouTube channel.
Designed to capture video footage from the most extraordinary vantage points, Action Cam brings together the best of Sony technology into a 90g body that features a 16.8MP Exmor R™ sensor and delivers functions such as image stabilisation and slow motion photography.
Christopher Coote, Producer at North One TV, the host broadcast, distribution and sponsorship partner of the Isle of Man TT Races, said: “We were impressed with the picture and sound quality of the Action Cam for delivering output that belied its size. We needed a camera solution that was unobtrusive but enabled us to capture the adrenalin rush experienced by the TT riders, and the Action Cam fitted the bill perfectly – the reason we adopted it as the official camera for the TT Races this year.”
The International Isle of Man TT Race is one of the most prestigious motorcycle races in the world. The legendary event has attracted teams, riders and fans from around the world for more than 100 years. With a course that has remained largely untouched since 1911, the 37 plus miles of public roads never cease to amaze and astound, while capturing the imagination of enthusiasts like no other motorcycling venue can. The race remains the ultimate test of man and machine.
Whether it is sky-diving, sand boarding, dune-bashing, skating or quad-biking, footage from the Action Cam benefits from Sony's strong imaging heritage, with exceptional lowlight, slow-motion and anti-shake capabilities. The point-of-view shooting solution is perfect for adventures on the mountain, in the water, and any other action spot.
The camera also features expandable memory with a Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC card slot, a built-in stereo microphone to capture all the exciting sounds of adventures, and a micro high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI)® output to share videos with friends and family on high definition television (HDTV). The Action Cam is Mac® and PC compatible for easy upload to social sharing sites such as Facebook® and YouTube™. Its built-in Wi-Fi® allows users to instantly share their content to Wi-Fi®-enabled mobile phones and tablets.
The Sony Action Cam is currently available in Jumbo Electronic showrooms and other select electronics' retailers in the UAE.