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Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 910 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. Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size


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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the portability and price. The size and image quality also get good comments. The design and durability get negative comments, and there are some mixed reviews about the memory.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Oct, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the size and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRAS100V/W Video Camera with 3-Inch LCD (White)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

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (

Sony HDR-AS100V Action Cam review: Sony tackles the GoPro giant with the 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

Expert review by: Antonio Villas-Boas (

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

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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.

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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

Expert review by: Brent Rose-, Gawker Media (

Sony Action Cam AS100V Review: GoPro Finally Has Some Competition


For years, if you wanted an action camera you would buy GoPro by default. And for good reason! Sony has caught up in a hurry, though. Its newest entry into the increasingly crowded field looks like it might be one of the first legitimate GoPro...

good on the GoPro, it's still really quite good. More to the point, though, is that the GoPro is far more waterproof, has more (and better) mounting options, more (and better) shooting modes, and is simply easier to use in the field. You want to push...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Baz_man (

"Great quality / fantastic price"


I looked at the GoPro and then was very excited to see the AS100V on releaase. So easy to use with the kids and great results. The fish lens and HD recording is amazing. Sometimes in water get beads on lens but they wash off quickly. The stablisation...

Ease of use and excellent results

Water pooling on lens

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Sauron (

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: Earl (

Great camera, easy to use, great picture and sound


Using for mountain biking does a great job. No delete function on camera but otherwise very nice.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Pug80 (

Quality product


Really great quality. As an action camera, difficult to mount to motorcycle helmet in correct orientation without modifying mount. Love being able to stream to my mobile devices. After 2 months of use I'm now having issues getting this feature to work...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Andy (

Good Value, but the Battery is not efficient


The biggest drawback of this camera is the battery. You will need extra batteries because the 32GB micro card I put inside the camera has 4 hours of video space, but the camera battery only lasts for about 2 hours. Extra batteries are a MUST!

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


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


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


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