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Sony HDR-AS20V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sony HDR-AS20V. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and durability are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS20V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 39 reviews)

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The best at this price


The best at this price, I tested whith go pro hero and Sony is very good at stabilisation..

Mar, 2016

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Average overall rating


the quality is fine but lot of noise in low light and it doesnt has strong and widely available mounts to use.

Jan, 2016

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Almost very very good


Very good camera, great picture and features; although a better way of charging it would have improved it immensely.

Dec, 2015

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Nice camera


This camera works well mounted on my motorcycle helmet.

Nov, 2015

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Easy to use - good WIFI link


I bought this camera for monitoring my shots at the (air) rifle range - linked through WIFI to my tablet. Works very well,easily set up and good battery life. And of course you can record the shots. Support software is good.

Sep, 2015

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Good entry level cam


I bought this a month ago, good for videos not so good for pictures - main problem is that drops of water are always present when taken out of the sea and pictures and videos are always distorted somewhere in the frame.

Aug, 2015

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Great picture quality


This little camera gives a big return for your money. The quality of the video is surprisingly good. The sound quality is also very good. I have used it in low light situations and the results are more exceptional.

Aug, 2015

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Great little camera


I can say that I love this wee camera the slow motion features when videoing my dogs is great I got this to replace a camera I had bought and was nt as good as this so glad I have this one I use it for biking and comutting to work the battery life is...

Aug, 2015

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Not a GoPro - Dont Buy


Bought this camera as a cheaper replacement for a go pro hero 3 that was stolen. To be fair, I must disclose I'm a videographer with over 25 years of experience. This camera was not able to reproduce the color and clarity of the go pro's showing a lot...

Jul, 2015

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Don't waste your money.


I bought this product online, as an alternative to the GoPro action camera because of it's lower price point. The power button broke after about 5/6 months of very light usage. Now I'm trying to get it repaired and the link to check the status of the...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


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


Battery Type:NP-BX1


Built-in display: Yes


Color of product:Black
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.03


Minimum focusing distance:11.8

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):11.9
Optical sensor size:1/2.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:11.9


LED Indicators: Yes

Lens System

Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.839
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.602

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto


Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Shock resistant
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:196.9

Packaging Content

Cables included:Micro-USB
Flat surface mount:Y
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Still Image

Photo mode: Yes


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

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.03


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):2.93

White Balance

White Balance:Auto