The Action Cam delivers a convincing image quality in HD-quality in a small, handy Minicam. The focal length can be chosen between 120 ° and 170 °. The recording mode can be switched among others on Super Slow and delivers impressive recording effects at 120 frames per second. The image stabilization SteadyShot records this action in camera, unfortunately this feature is cash only for an angle of 120 ° Activate. The issues raised by other reviewers blue cast, I can confirm in principle, affects at low brightness stronger. I feel personally, but not as dramatic.
The operation and monochrome display is a bit strange. By means of the input keys left / right / enter one stitched through the menu. Some experience needs to collect it until you get to the right place, or submenu. The functionality is still manageable, just requires some experience. For the purpose of energy saving can adjust a switch-off time of 10 sec after last key press, after which the camera turns off faster than you can see (or 60sec or off).
Battery life was me just over an hour, but I used the Remote function via WiFi. According to the manual are up to 140 min when delivered strong NP-BX1 without WiFi possible. So never half battery charge away from home. The charging time is specified by manual with 245min on the PC version, which is about 4 hours! Help: I want a charger! An additional connector for an external battery supply there is not as usual.
Load PlayMemories app Version 2.2.0 from the iStore, change phone / tablet to WiFi from Cam and start (WiFi initial code entered once provided): WiFi remote control. The app itself works now properly. The disconnections that have reported some thing of the past after the update. (Even when Sony appears to be not mature all at launch)
Live you can follow the current image / stream and changing the most important basic settings of the action. In Unterwassergehäuse the WiFi coverage has fallen to about 8-10m without housing are 15m on sight there. Not great, but adequate.
Makes a very high quality and trustworthy impression. Housing has next to a thread a fastener-click mechanism for different surfaces. For some foreign missions, and I mean now explicitly no dives to the following may adversely affect or annoying:
1. Only Power On / Off possible, no menu setting can be modified
2. Audio recordings are not possible (of course, as well)
For this reason, I have from the accessories shop, the holder AKA-LU1 indulged with 99 extremely helpful not cheap but for my application. Menu buttons are accessible, sound is recorded, no additional lens in front of the camera and tripod mount and camera can be put on the table. The screen that flips down and swivels 180 °. It is only shown the picture without details. For image detail adjustment right. With the LCD screen open video sequences can be played back button and the footage will be assessed once quickly spot on Play / Skip. Perhaps Sony reconsiders the pricing policy for accessories or evaluates equal the following items right on time.
PSU is unfortunately in none of what is incomprehensible to me. With a USB cable, the camera can be connected to a PC or other universal charging cable. Even the Kläppchen aufzufummeln and introduce a little sensitive micro-USB cable is not for everyone.
About the Accessories Shop Sony can, apart from some small teething problems, although shopping unproblematic, however, the number of accessories for these Cam is very manageable. In the point GoPro has currently clearly in the lead. Sony has jumped relatively late my feeling on this train.
The software is really good and mature, will eventually be used in other Sony cams.
The manual can be copied from the homepage, via the connected camera to the PC or be directly viewed. Very professional, helpful and above all not to overload. Sony as we know and love!
A few tips at the end:
Tip1: write the PIN for a WiFi connection with Edding on tape, cut and paste into Kläppchen. Then you can also go anytime times quickly connect with another phone / tablet!
Tip2: Mini SD Card with 32GB Class10 in for 4 hours of recording time, and a charger with two additional batteries down and you'll never get in trouble!
Tipp3: A good experiment set Suction for another, eg Delkin Fat Gecko Mini Suction