Sony's Action Cam Goes On The Road With Birdhouse Skateboards


SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics proudly announces a new partnership for their Action Cam line with Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse Skateboards team for the 2014 Birdhouse On The Road Tour

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The annual Birdhouse Summer tour, kicking off August 11 at Ollie's Skatepark in Cincinnati, Ohio, will give fans the opportunity to see some of the best that skateboarding has to offer and to demo Sony's flagship Action Cam AS100V camera.

This year's line-up on tour includes skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, Aaron "Jaws" Homoki, Ben Raybourn, Clint Walker, David Loy, Kevin Staab, Willy Santos, Clive Dixon, Mike Davis, Shawn Hale, and Shaun Gregoire.  The Action Cam AS100V will be used to capture high-quality POV footage of their journey through some of the best skate parks in the Midwestern US.

"I'm thankful that Action Cam is on board to support this year's Birdhouse Tour," said Tony Hawk.  "I've been impressed with everything I've seen from the cameras so far, and I'm excited to put them to the ultimate test on the road with our team."

2014 Birdhouse on the Road Tour Schedule
Monday, August 11 - Ollie's Skatepark – Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, August 13 - Plan–Nine Skatepark – St. Louis, MO
Friday, August 15 - Penn Valley Skatepark – Kansas City, MO
Saturday, August 16 - Davenport Skatepark – Davenport, IA
Sunday, August 17 - 3rd Lair Skatepark – Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, August 19 Cream City Skatepark – Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, August 23 - Riley Skatepark – Detroit, MI
Sunday, August 24 - Athens Skatepark – Athens, OH

For demo times and details go to and for Twitter updates go to

For more information on Sony's Action Cam line, visit the new interactive microsite or check out @ActionCam on Twitter and #ActionCam on Instagram.

Sony's flagship Action Cam AS100V model includes the following key features:

  • Best in class image stabilization and low-light shooting capabilities for smooth HD video output in all environments, day or night
  • Unique Live View Remote accessory that utilizes Wi-Fi to provide live image preview on LCD, improving overall framing and recording experience
    • One remote can control up to 5 cameras simultaneously, making it easy to coordinate and execute multi-camera shoots
  • Water-resistant camera body – survives water, mud and dirt without special housing
  • Pro-quality HD video capture utilizing XAVC-S codec (50mbps)
    • Higher data stream means more finely detailed video that captures all the action in a higher quality than ever before
  • GPS on camera and GPS overlay in post shooting – tracks speed, distance traveled and more
  • Camera is available now for $300, also offered in kit with Live View Remote for $400

About Birdhouse Skateboards:
Birdhouse Skateboards was founded in 1992. Tony Hawk became sole owner of the company in 2009 and refocused Birdhouse's image and branding to reflect its incredible team of riders. Birdhouse has been prominently featured in the Tony Hawk video game franchise since 1999 and has become an international iconic brand. The company distributes and licenses skateboards and skateboard accessories worldwide, with products designed to cover all ability levels. For more about Birdhouse Skateboards, go to

About Sony:

Headquartered in San Diego, Sony Electronics is a leading provider of electronic products for both the consumer and professional markets.  Within Digital Imaging, their lineup includes a variety of award-winning cameras from the Alpha Interchangeable Lens Camera line, the Cyber-shot® compact camera line and the Handycam® video camera line, as well as premium lens offerings from partners ZEISS® and G-series Lenses.  



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For further information: TONY HAWK MEDIA CONTACT: (212) 529-1598; SONY MEDIA CONTACT: (858) 943-9035