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Sony HDR-AS30V

Sony HDR-AS30V
alaScore 90

154 reviews

Apr, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Sony HDR-AS30V. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the color. The battery also gets good views.

battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS30V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Sony HDR-AS30V Action Cam Preview


Sony has announced a new HD "action cam", the HDR-AS30V. With an included waterproof housing that is 35% lighter and 25% smaller than the previous generation, the AS30V boasts Full HD Video Recording as well as 11.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V pictures and hands on - Pocket-lint


Adding to Sony's line-up is the Action Cam HDR-AS30V, providing a wearable video camera for capturing any adventures you fancy taking. It comes packed

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS30V


The second Action Cam from Sony adds some much-needed improvements to design and functionality. Plus, if you need image stabilisation, it's the camera to beat.

Effective image stabilisation ; Simple operation ; Good still image quality

Video quality isn't as good as the GoPro ; Lens sharpness drops off towards the sides of the frame

Sony has improved its original Action Cam with plenty of tweaks to usability, design and accessories. The image stabilisation is what sets it apart from other point-of-view cameras on the market such as the GoPro, even if the Sony can't quite match it...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (

Works as promised


This housing works as it was promised. The instructions on placing the cam corder into the housing were horrendous. It took me the longest time to install the camera. A major con is the fact that the next button is extremely difficult to press due to...

Dec, 2014

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Stupid Sony


Design flaw with HDR-AS100V. The Action Cam goes in and able to close the lid. Also you can get the LCD to playback. However, the record button does not work because the pin on the inside its too high! Someone wasn't obviously smart enough to test...

Dec, 2014

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Buyer beware, does not work well with HDRAS100!


Lets get the positive out of the way: When used with the HDR-AS15 this gets 5 stars, no questions about that. It works as advertised, and has helped me get great shots at cars and coffee! However, when used with the HDR-AS100 it is quite the opposite....

Nov, 2014

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No need for anything less than 5 stars


Who would rate this below 5 is so easy and convenient to use....plug your camera in and start shooting video. Price ...?....maybe...but the sony action cam line is so versatile.....5 stars all the way

Oct, 2014

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good for novice use bad for skateboarders


as a skateboarder i don't really care for this product any more the pin that pushes the button on my action cam has worn down from constant usage. i have recorded over 10000 videos already and i think that's a big part of why its worn out seeing how i...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (

Could be better


It holds the camera securely in place and the LCD is a nice feature, but there is no room for microphone use with the cradle. If you want to use the camera with a mic you must remove it from the cradle, super poor planning.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (

Works well in combination with the camcorder


The cradle works will with the camera and allows quick viewing vs sending the files via WiFi. If the cradle had a socket that allowed for charging the camera could be used with a constant power supply vs changing of the battery.

Sep, 2013