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Sony HDR-AS50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sony HDR-AS50. 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. Comments about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the memory. There are some mixed views about the color and image quality.

usability, size, price, portability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS50 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 are impressed by the price. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. The color and usability get mixed reviews. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

portability, image quality, price


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AS50 Action Camera with 60 m Waterproof Housing,3x Zoom,SteadyShot,and Wi-FiSony HDR-AS50 Action Camera with 60 m Waterproof Housing,3x Zoom,SteadyShot,and Wi-Fi

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (

Sony HDR-AS50


Sony has added a new model to its Action Cam series of video/still cameras. The Sony HDR-AS50 boasts an 11.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor mated to a ZEISS® Tessar lens with built-in SteadyShot image stabilization. This setup works well with...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (

Sony HDR-AS50 Action Cam


Sony's Action Cam range is pretty diverse, ranging from the entry-level AS20 all the way up to the 4K-capable X1000V. The HDR-AS50 sits just above the former, but it's still firmly at the cheaper end of the line-up.

Aug, 2016

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[REVIEW – SONY HDR-AS50 Action Cam]


THE LOWDOWN: Sony's new action cam is small and light – 24x47x83mm and 83g – and fitted with an 18.4mm (film equivalent) f2.8 Zeiss branded lens. The 11 megapixel sensor is back illuminated. Image stabilisation is electronic “SteadyShot”. The camera...

We shot 4K video with the AS50 and the results are impressive. Our only reservation is the extreme barrel distortion. Smartphone control is brilliant with a viewfinder image on the phone plus some controls of the camera. The exposure compensation...

There is not much in the way of attachments in the box. Be prepared to lay out more money for doodads to attach the camera to you bike, hat or helmet

This is a reasonably priced camera that will serve a diver, skier, cyclist, skate-boarder or sky diver well. Not being a daredevil our testing lacked something of the adventurous spirit but we like what the Sony AS50 did. And it scored the TIPA award...

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Poor Sound In The Case - Great For Scuba


I primary got this for scuba diving use and so far for that it has worked well. Unlike other such cameras it actually has a manual white balance option which can be used and set underwater (however quite a few menu steps to get to the option). The...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Packaging Content

Helmet mount: Yes


HD type:Full HD