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Sony AS50 shows up online before January 5 announcement

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Sony AS50 shows up online before January 5 announcement

Sony AS50 is an action camera rumored to be announced on January 5, 2016 at the CES 2015 event. Before its unveiling, the first photos and specs of the shooter have been leaked online.

One of the most interesting action camera series that you can find on the market is Sony’s AS line-up. It has been here for a while and it will continue to offer good products at affordable price tags.

The next unit to be added to this series is the Sony AS50, whose specs and photos are now circling around the web. It appears that the action shooter will become official at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 during a special press event scheduled to take place on January 5.

Sony AS50 to be announced at CES 2016

The PlayStation maker has confirmed that it will livestream its product launch event at CES 2016. The conference will take place on January 5 and, according to the rumor mill, will include the introduction of the Sony AS50.

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Sony AS50 is scheduled to become official at CES 2016.

Before the announcement of this compact and lightweight action camera, sources have managed to unearth some details about it. The details include specs as well as a photo, which shows that nothing much has changed compared to its predecessors, when it comes to its design.

The upcoming camcorder will feature a Zeiss lens that will offer a high image quality. Its image sensor is unknown, but it will support full HD video recording at up to 60fps. Its maximum bitrate will stand at 50Mbps, courtesy of the XAVC-S codec.

Sony AS50 will not offer manual zooming capabilities. However, it is said to employ an electronic zoom technology. For the time being, we do not know by how much users will be capable of zooming in.

Waterproof case will allow users to dive with the Sony AS50 down to 60 meters

Users will be pleased to find out that the camera’s menu has been revamped. It is said that the new version is easier as well as quicker to handle, so it could save some time for the users.

Sony AS50 will be shipped alongside a special case, that will allow the device to be waterproof down to depths of 60 meters. The battery is said to be identical to the one found in the AS20, albeit its compartment looks a bit like the one available in the AZ1.

Among others, the camera will feature Bluetooth technology. Everything will be confirmed at CES 2016 on January 5. Stay tuned to Camyx as we are also trying to find out whether the Sony A99 replacement is also coming at this event!

Source: SonyAlphaRumors.

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