Here’s a short video I shot yesterday morning to test my Sony Action Cam with the Joby Action Clamp and Locking Arm. I bought the Sony AS15 last year in a cheap deal on Amazon. In many respects, it’s highly specced compared with the Go Pro competition. My model has now been superseded by the AS30 and AS100, but it still has some great remote control abilities using a mobile app.
Where Sony is really lacking is in accessories. There’s just not a wide enough range on-sale, and what’s more even those that are being manufactured are really hard to get hold of. I never really understand why companies don’t put the effort into the various mounts, since you’ve got a captive audience. Again, Go Pro realise this and make a lot of their own accessories as well as having a wide range of third party mounts.
The Joby Action Clamp I used today comes with both a standard mount which will fit the Sony, as well as the bespoke Go Pro mount.
How did the clamp perform? Very well indeed. As you’ll see from the video above, I attached it to my bike in a number of places, and it held on well. Only once did something loosen, although that may have been the tripod mounting screw. Despite being made of plastic, it is really firm due to a clever locking mechanism design. Overall I’m very impressed, and I’m happy to put a camera on the end of it.
As a side note, this is the first time I’ve licenced some music from Vimeo’s music shop. I’d still love to be able to licence music that’s more famous for use in Vimeo and YouTube videos.