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Sony HDR-AS20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 453 reviews of Sony HDR-AS20. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The portability and size are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AS20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS20 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRAS20 Action Camera with Wi-Fi and Waterproof CaseSony HDRAS20 Action Camera with Wi-Fi and Waterproof Case

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AS20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS20 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.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRAS20/B Action Video CameraSony HDRAS20/B Action Video Camera

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony AS20

 

Sony continues to expand its GoPro-inspired Action Cam series with the all new $199.99 HDR-AS20. Boasting a 16.8-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor, the AS20 has six unique video recording modes, including up to 4x slow motion and...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Ace06c (bestbuy.com)

Great product!

 

Great product for a great price! Highly recommended.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: DAINSTER78 (bestbuy.com)

my son loves it

 

Son is completely satisfied. He's using it for creating skate/ parkour videos

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: NCdad (bestbuy.com)

Not as expected

 

Granted it is supposed to be an action camera however it still needs a screen to review your pictures instead of waiting to download them. Returned

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Angelina (bestbuy.com)

Great camera

 

Some issues with remote software & video editing software that is designed for the camera.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Santaaaiknowhim (bestbuy.com)

Great camera, way better than go pro

 

Orginally bought a go pro that would not connect to my phone, and took it back amd got this. Sony's cameras are better quality amd easier to use. 5 stara

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: DJ71 (bestbuy.com)

Packaging did not describe well

 

Packaging on this camera did not describe it well. It could not be used for basic video work - only as an "action cam".

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: marklovestv (bestbuy.com)

Love it!

 

Love this Sony action camera! I've used it for a couple years. I've used it scuba diving, snorkeling, downhill skiing, mountain biking, snowboarding and bungee jumping. It's worked great in all these situations. Remember to use a moisture absorption...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: StephenSarasota (bestbuy.com)

Great Videos

 

Purchased for my daughter who loves using this underwater. Great quality Videos and easy to use. Paired with wristband screen

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: (bestbuy.com)

Easy to use

 

This is a great camera. Very easy to use. light weight. Water Proof. Great photos and videos.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6

Display

Built-in display: Yes

Features

Color of product:Black
Effective sensor resolution:11900000
Face detection:N
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6
Scene modes:Underwater
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333

Focusing

Minimum focusing distance:11.8

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1/2.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:11.9

Lens System

Image Stabilizer: Yes

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Waterproof:

Packaging Content

Basic mount:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2)

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:
Camera effective resolution:11900000
Color of product:Black
Dust-resistant:
Face detection: No
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6
Scene modes:Underwater
Shock proof:
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333
Video recording:

Video

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p, 720p
Video compression format:H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.23
Height:1.85
Weight:2.05
Weight (including battery):2.93
Width:0.965

White Balance

White Balance:Auto