GoPro Hero vs. Sony Action Cam

GoPro Hero 3 vs. Sony Action Cam

GoPro SetSonyActionCam

If you’re considering adding a “POV cam” to your photographic arsenal, two excellent choices offered by Omega Photo are the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15. Although both have similar features, there is much discussion about which is the best camera for capturing videos of extreme sports.

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition  GoPro

  • 4K, 2.7K, 1440p & 1080p HD video
  • Capture 12MP, 7MP or 5MP still photos
  • 12-Megapixel low-light image sensor
  • Time-lapse video in 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals
  • Camera housing waterproof to 197′ (60 m)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with 600′ Transmission Range
  • Basic Mounts Included
  • MicroSD Card Slot & Micro HDMI Output
  • Control Up to 50 Cameras at a Time

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15         SonyActionCam2

  • 1920 x 1080/30p HD video
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens (170° viewing angle)
  • Rugged Design & Built-In WiFi Capability
  • Waterproof Housing with Tripod Mount
  • Waterproof Case Goes Down to 197′ (60 m)
  • Wide Angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
  • Built-in stereo microphone / External audio output jack
  • Two HD slow motion modes:  60 or 120 fps
  • HDMI Output & Built-In Stereo Microphone
  • Memory Stick Micro & MicroSD/SDHC Slot

Both cameras are currently in stock at Omega Photo. Stop by to have a look, ask questions and decide for yourself.

Until then, here are a few videos comparing the relative merits of both cameras…




For more information and all your photo supplies, stop by Omega Photo at our new location in downtown Bellevue.

Omega Photo
210 105th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(Located between NE 2nd & NE 4th behind Safeway)

(425) 455-2126

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