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Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good comments. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The size and image quality also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the memory. There are some less positive comments about the design and durability.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony AS100VR Splashproof Action Camera with Live View Remote

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The battery and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability and size. Views are divided on the zoom.

usability, battery, image quality, price

portability, size, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AS100VR POV Action Video Camera with Live View Remote (White) and ACCTRDCX Travel DC Charger KitSony Proforma PF-VCT-SC1 Suction Cup Mount with NP-BX1 Battery + Kit for Action Cam HDR-AS100V, AS15 & AS30V Camcorders

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com)

Sony Action Cam AS100V

 

In the world of action and sports cameras, the GoPro Goliath has been challenged by many wannabe Davids over the years.

High bitrate recording and a bunch of extra features like GPS make this Sony's best Action Cam so far, with good still image and audio quality added to the mix. A new tally light on the top of the camera makes it easy to see when you're recording.

The live view remote can't be used for photo or video playback, and a microSDXC card is needed for high bitrate recording. Exposure during regular 28Mbps video recording is uneven, while water tends to cling to the front of the waterproof case.

Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet, but there are still a few usability quirks remaining.

Jul, 2014
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Expert review by: Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

Sony POV Action Camera (HDR-AS100V)

 

Sony's Action Cam records decent video in bright situations, has useful image stabilization, and works with a pair of well-specified apps, but the camera suffers in low-light environments.

Lightweight, streamlined design. Well-designed mobile app. Decent video in bright environments. Image stabilization

Video quality suffers in low-light situations, even on overcast days. Shallow water depth limit

Sony's Action Cam series used to be the affordable choice for extreme videographers, but at $299.99, the newer HDR-AS100V model's price tag is creeping closer to its more expensive rivals like the Editors' Choice GoPro Hero3 Black Edition. The new GPS...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Action Cam AS100V

 

This HD action cam has some of the best image quality on the market. Learn why in our review.

Bright colors and high frame rates provide exceptional image quality

The included case is only watertight to 16 feet

The Sony AS100 is one of the top action camcorders on the market and gives you premium performance at a mid-level cost.

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony HDR-AS100VR review

 

It's time action cams moved on, and the Sony HDR-AS100VR shows the way forward

Easy to frame shots thanks to remote screen Rugged, waterproof case Works with any standard tripod Microphone input Good video quality for an action cam

Vulnerable without its waterproof housing GoPro beats it on video quality

By far the most user-friendly action cam you can buy

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Sauron (newegg.com)

Outstanding action cam for the money.

 

I upgraded to the AS100V from a Contour Roam2, which was a decent action cam, but it didn't have a lot of useful features, and it wasn't good at capturing license plates. Primarily, I mount an action cam on my helmet while cycling so that I can capture...

SteadyShot feature really smooths out potholes and bumps ; Pro mode (50 Mbps) video quality is very crisp ; GPS function works well ; Sony PlayMemories software is straightforward ; Easy to adjust settings on the fly ; Camera is compact and streamlined...

Somewhat expensive compared to most action cams ; Battery life on Pro mode is at most two hours

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Mando (bestbuy.com.feed)

Great Camera for everyday use

 

I use this camera when I go cycling, driving, and go play soccer. It is great to record anything you want. The GPS feature is really cool to show your path you have gone and the speed you were going.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Nikondude (bestbuy.com.feed)

Great little tiny camera for everyday use

 

The battery lasts long on this unit, the size is ideal for everyday use.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: FerdMK6 (bestbuy.com.feed)

Better than go pro

 

I tried out the go pro first and was not satisfied with the functionality or connectivity. When I got the Sony, it was a lot easier to use, and in my opinion has better quality. The cool thing is there's just as many accessories. If you don't mind 3rd...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: gagwind (bestbuy.com.feed)

Great camera for sports and travel!

 

This is smaller than I thought. Therefore I believe this has limited quantity. However this is so strong!! Video quality is very good. It is much better than cellphone. Thanks!

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: BobbyHank (bestbuy.com.feed)

Easy to carry around

 

Camera is easy to carry around but I'm not entirely sure I like it yet. It has a wide view and it is not apparent how to crop to what you want to see. The focus is clear regardless of distance. I put the camera down and it shot the floor as well as it...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
Smartphone Remote Control: Yes

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Micro
Type of SD Card Interface :microSD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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