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Sony HDR-AS200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 558 reviews of Sony HDR-AS200. 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. Opinions about the portability and image quality are generally positive. The price and size also get good views. Many are critical about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, size, price, image quality, portability

zoom, viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AS200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS200 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. People are impressed by the durability and reliability. The battery and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the portability and design.

image quality, usability, battery, reliability, durability

design, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AS200VB Action Camera with Live-View Remote and Bike KitSony HDR-AS200VB Action Camera with Live-View Remote and Bike Kit

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AS200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and size are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

zoom, viewfinder, connectivity

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AS200V/W  Action CamSony HDR-AS200V/W  Action Cam

Dec, 2017

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

Sony HDR-AS200V

 

The Sony Action Cam HDR-AS200V is an HD video recording device in the vein of the GoPro and costs about $100 less than the FDR-X100V while sharing most of the same features; save for the ability to record 4K Ultra HD video.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Sean Captain (tomsguide.com)

Sony HDR-AS200V Action Cam Review: High Quality, Lousy Controls

 

The Sony HDR-AS200V is a superb camera, with beautiful video and stills. Rare features such as digital image stabilization and wind-noise reduction improve quality. But its interface is temperamental beast, especially compared to rivals such as the...

Smooth video with rich color ; Above-average audio ; Easy live-streaming capability ; Image stabilization and wind noise reduction

Confusing interface ; Barebones Wi-Fi smartphone app controls ; Minimal mounting kit

Sony's handsome HD camera shoots beautiful action video and stills, but it’s a chore to operate.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Sony HDR-AS200V review

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There's no shortage of Full HD action cameras out there, but Sony claims that the Sony HDR-AS200V is a cut above the rest. For a start, it doesn't bin pixels through compression, which should improve resolution and cut down on the jagged lines and...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Jerry P67 (sony.com)

Good action cam

 

Great cam. After watching on YouTube comparison of those small Sony action cams I realized that that one is the one the best fits what I want. Would be nice if there would be available lens caps. I made some out of silicon DIY because I didn't find any...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Sam555 (sony.com)

Only worked once

 

It is a very sad piece of equipment! Worked for one day with good quality videos & on my second day discovered that all my skydives were not filmed & when I searched for help I discovered that a lot of people had the same issue!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Deema (sony.com)

Produces nice footage. Long life.

 

You get the sony quality, slick profile (for paintball marker mounting) nice battery life (of course replaceable with additional power pack) 1 button recording. Image stabilizer via 120 degree FoV (170 deg. FoV without stabilizer) Vivid colors - is a...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: smurf2002 (sony.com)

Image is awesome!!

 

I do a lot of motorcycle track days and had a few other camera's. All of them suffer from severe video vibration, I must say the Sony as200v is the best I have ever seen! Stable with GPS and speed tracking what more do you want! It is small and the...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Paul 57 (sony.com)

Easy setup

 

The AS200VB is the bike accessories version and comes with most things you need to get going. The live veiw remote is easy to use and setup with the camera. An extra battery is required if you need to video more than an hours worth of footage. Turning...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: cal269 (sony.com)

GREAT ACTION CAM

 

It does wonderful things. As it should. The downside to this is the controls. Using the camera it self to can be a bit confusing and it it best to set things up with a PC or your cell(Android) phone. The battery will last about 60-100 mins of rec. I...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Nickbris (sony.com)

First "Action" style camera

 

I purchased this camera because, well I love Sony, the price was better than competitors, and the reviews were good. I ride a motorcycle. I also am a service technician at a dealer. I like to record my ventures so I can reflect on them and God forbid...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.24
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.5
Battery performance:1240
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6

Display

Built-in display: Yes

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC,LPCM
Color of product:White
Composite video out:1
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ X
International Protection (IP) code:IPX4
Minimum illumination:6
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Scene modes:Underwater
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333
Splash proof:Y

Focusing

Minimum focusing distance:11.8

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):13.5 / 8.8
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3 / 1/2.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:18.9 / 8.8

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:170
Image Stabilizer: Yes

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Splash proof
Waterproof:

Packaging Content

Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Head mount:Y
Helmet mount:Y
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes

Still Image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3952 x 2224
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3952 x 2224, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1120

Storage

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

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC, LPCM
Color of product:White
Composite video out:1
Dust-resistant:
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ X
International Protection (IP) code:IPX4
Minimum illumination:6
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Playback mode:
Scene modes:Underwater
Shock proof:
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333
Splash proof: / Yes
Video recording:

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p, 720p
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 800 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.21
Height:1.83
Weight:2.36
Weight (including battery):3.28
Width:0.953

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes