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Sony Action Cam

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and portability. The build quality and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the features. Views are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Action Cam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Action Cam

 

The Sony Action Cam is one of the most affordable action cameras you can get, and while it's capable of shooting decent looking video at 1080p60, its video quality just isn't on the same level as some competitors.

Inexpensive. Rugged build. Good battery life

Cumbersome controls. Struggles in low-light situations. Loses finer details

The Sony Action Cam, at $199.99 or $269.99 (list) for built-in Wi-Fi, is one of the more affordable action cameras available that still offers features like 1080p60 recording. Unfortunately, its video performance is just not up to snuff when compared...

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Review: Sony Action Cam

 

Sony Action Cam late on the scene, but has much to offer

Compact and light ; High-quality 16-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Image stabilization works well ; Easy to use ; Built-in Wi-Fi

Mounts one-use-only ; Can only be mounted in waterproof case ; Outgunned by new GoPro Hero3

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Review: Sony Action Cam

 

Sony Action Cam late on the scene, but has much to offer

Compact and light ; High-quality 16-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Image stabilization works well ; Easy to use ; Built-in Wi-Fi

Mounts one-use-only ; Can only be mounted in waterproof case ; Outgunned by new GoPro Hero3

Sony is a relative latecomer to the burgeoning action camera segment, which is something of a surprise given its heritage as a camera maker and AV in general. The segment leader is undoubtedly GoPro who were inspired by people using standard (but bul

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Sony Action Cam

 

Not the best wearable camcorder ever, but a good first-step for Sony

Smartphone control with built-in WiFi; Two slow-motion options that are simple to use

Oversaturated colors in bright and low light; Ports and menu buttons not accessible inside waterproof case

The Sony Action Cam may not have everything we want from a wearable camcorder, but this is an excellent first step for Sony nonetheless. The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas—the WiFi functions work well, the slow motion options are...

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Sony Action Cam

 

The Sony Action Cam is slightly larger than some other similar action camcorders, but the image and video quality are quite impressive. Also, there are many useful features, including Wi-Fi and a downloadable application to help you share and email...

The Sony Action Cam has Wi-Fi access, high definition options and a simple-to-use format

The battery life doesn't last very long when recording in full HD

We highly recommend this dependable camera for its expansive feature set and high definition and clear video.

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Sony Action Cam

 

Sony's Action Cam is a digital video and still camera, designed to capture a first-person perspective in 'extreme' outdoor sports and activities. It competes with GoPro's Hero camera, which currently monopolises the 'sports that might kill you' video...

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Best on the market

 

This is what it is, an action cam. It is small, it is tough, it is Carl Zeiss optics with Sonys' years of expertise. Don't take my word for it, go to youtube and watch the comparisons. This is hands down the best action cam on the market right now....

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dont bother

 

I was very disappointed with this product it is the size of yourfinger...

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