PREVIEW: IFA 2014 – Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam Mini

IFA 2014 – 63g splash-proof Full HD camcorder with a wrist-mounted controller

Live from IFA 2014 trade show, Berlin, Germany

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Camcorder are getting scary-small. The palm-sized AZ1VR takes pictures at 11.9 megapixel quality with its Zeiss Tessar lens and films in Full HD. It can be both mounted on a jacket, backpack or bike helmet ( several clip mount kits are available) and controlled from a RM-LVR2V Live View Remote wrist device.

It weighs almost nothing and, in the hand, feels sturdy but so, so small – this is a truly pocketable device.

Interestingly it also includes a live-streaming mode that broadcasts footage via Ustream; you’d better make your next trip the most exciting yet.

Price as previewed: US$250 (or US$350 with the RM-LVR2V Live View Remote)