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Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 522 reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the durability, and some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

image quality, usability, portability, price, size

reliability, connectivity

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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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 31 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. Views about the price and portability are generally positive. The size and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the design and durability. There are some mixed comments about the memory.

usability, image quality, size, portability, price

durability, design

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 16 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. The reliability and size get negative reviews. The zoom and usability get mixed views.

battery, image quality, price

durability, portability, size, reliability

88% 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: 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
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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

Expert review by: Brent Rose-, Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

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: 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: Earl (bestbuy.com.feed)

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 (bestbuy.com.feed)

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 (bestbuy.com.feed)

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

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

Awesome camera

 

Beautiful invention, easy to use, small, light weight and goes everywhere.

Jul, 2015

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

Better than expected

 

This is much better that what I expected. Still cant use third part accessories.

Jul, 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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