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Sony HDR-AS30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and image quality are generally positive. The battery and value for money also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the features.

usability, value for money, battery, image quality, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 134 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AS30

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, battery, image quality, portability

features

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Full HD AS30 Action Camcorder with GPSSONY HDR-AS30V - High definition sports camera + SPK+AS2 waterproof case + 3 mounts + 2 YEARS WARRANTY

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AS30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony High Definition POV Action Video Camera HDR-AS30V

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As advertised

 

Great POV cam! Image stabilization makes the quality fantastic. Like the summary said this camera delivers on Sony's promise of a better POV cam.

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Rivals GoPro

 

I am an avid GoPro user; matter of fact, I have five of them (ranging from Hero 2 to Hero 3 Black). The ActionCam on the other hand really surprised me and in a good way. I absolutely love the image stabilization feature on the Sony; something that...

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Great camera

 

Great camera, nice price, i'm satisfied. The use for extreme adventures.

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Video

 

This is a great easy to use camera. The video quality is great and I love the NFC capabilities.

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great camera for underwater, especially snorkeling

 

I bought this camera to film during our snorkeling experiences while cruising in the Carribean. I used it to film both under water and on the shore and on the boat. It worked great and saved us a lot of beautiful memories. I would've prefer to have a...

good price, easy to use

has no zoom

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Great Alternative to GoPro

 

Great Alternative to the GoPro. Easy to use and works great.

Easy to use

Design could be better

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Awsome cam corder

 

I really like this product because it offers me more flexibility when shooting sports and capturing family moments.

small and lightweight

nothing

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Great camera!!

 

Great action camera. Really like the design on it. Easy to use. Very satisfy

Takes good pictures good full HD video

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Great for outdoors!!!

 

I have used this product since i bought it and it takes crystal clear videos and the sound is amazing. I havent experience using it with the waterproof case it came with but i sure will in August when i go to Hawaii. Cannot wait to test it there!

Compact and easy to use. Takes great quality videos and pictures

Nothing so far but i cant wait to take it under water and record

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good camera!

 

My camera works great. I use it all the time playing paintball with my friends ;,) Everybody loves to watch my videos lol!

video and the mount fits perfect on my paintball mask

battery life is alright, but could be better

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: No
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''

Lens

Bayonet Compatibility:Not Applicable
Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-BX1

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode: No
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: No
Shutter Priority: No
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