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Sony Action Cam

Sony Action Cam
alaScore 87

11 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sony Action Cam. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and durability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the battery.

usability, durability, portability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Action Cam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Sony Action Cam

 

The Sony Action Cam is one of the most affordable action cameras you can get, and while it's capable of shooting decent looking video at 1080p60, its video quality just isn't on the same level as some competitors.

Inexpensive. Rugged build. Good battery life

Cumbersome controls. Struggles in low-light situations. Loses finer details

The Sony Action Cam, at $199.99 or $269.99 (list) for built-in Wi-Fi, is one of the more affordable action cameras available that still offers features like 1080p60 recording. Unfortunately, its video performance is just not up to snuff when compared...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Action Cam review: Good, but not without its issues

 

The action cam market is dominated by companies that don't have a history of making other types of cameras. There is no GoPro point-and-shoot or Contour digital SLR. So, when a manufacturer like Sony gets into the market, it's reasonable to think it...

The Sony Action Cam is a good entry in the POV camera market that includes a waterproof case with a standard tripod mount; is available with or without Wi-Fi; has a small, lightweight body; and offers a decent number of recording options.

Video quality is disappointing viewed at larger sizes; can't rotate lens or flip video 180 degrees; camera can't stand on its own and can't easily be used without a door on its case; no access to mic jack when inside case; no still photos beyond...

The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price, but some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

Sony Action Cam

 

Sony's Action Cam is a digital video and still camera, designed to capture a first-person perspective in 'extreme' outdoor sports and activities. It competes with GoPro's Hero camera, which currently monopolises the 'sports that might kill you' video...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Sanjiv Sathiah (macnn.com)

Review: Sony Action Cam

 

Sony Action Cam late on the scene, but has much to offer

Compact and light ; High-quality 16-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Image stabilization works well ; Easy to use ; Built-in Wi-Fi

Mounts one-use-only ; Can only be mounted in waterproof case ; Outgunned by new GoPro Hero3

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Sanjiv Sathiah (electronista.com)

Review: Sony Action Cam

 

Sony Action Cam late on the scene, but has much to offer

Compact and light ; High-quality 16-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Image stabilization works well ; Easy to use ; Built-in Wi-Fi

Mounts one-use-only ; Can only be mounted in waterproof case ; Outgunned by new GoPro Hero3

Sony is a relative latecomer to the burgeoning action camera segment, which is something of a surprise given its heritage as a camera maker and AV in general. The segment leader is undoubtedly GoPro who were inspired by people using standard (but bul

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony Action Cam

 

Not the best wearable camcorder ever, but a good first-step for Sony

Smartphone control with built-in WiFi; Two slow-motion options that are simple to use

Oversaturated colors in bright and low light; Ports and menu buttons not accessible inside waterproof case

The Sony Action Cam may not have everything we want from a wearable camcorder, but this is an excellent first step for Sony nonetheless. The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas—the WiFi functions work well, the slow motion options are...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Brent Rose-, Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Sony Action Cam Review: Not as Awesome as We Hoped

 

When Sony announced their Action Camera, we guessed everyone else was in deep trouble. After all, Sony makes some of the baddest, most darkness-proof image sensors out there. But images speak louder than specs. So we put this little sucker through its...

—a lighter, smaller camera with built-in Wi-Fi. It can also do that 720 slo-mo trick (and shoot at 1080p/60fps, for full frame slow-mo, or 4K at 15fps, just to show off). Plus, with the Contour and the GoPro, there are just way more mounting...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Action Cam

 

The Sony Action Cam is slightly larger than some other similar action camcorders, but the image and video quality are quite impressive. Also, there are many useful features, including Wi-Fi and a downloadable application to help you share and email...

The Sony Action Cam has Wi-Fi access, high definition options and a simple-to-use format

The battery life doesn't last very long when recording in full HD

We highly recommend this dependable camera for its expansive feature set and high definition and clear video.

Consumer review by: Tadracket (fingerhut.com)

Best on the market

 

This is what it is, an action cam. It is small, it is tough, it is Carl Zeiss optics with Sonys' years of expertise. Don't take my word for it, go to youtube and watch the comparisons. This is hands down the best action cam on the market right now....

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: kimlis (fingerhut.com)

dont bother

 

I was very disappointed with this product it is the size of yourfinger...

Feb, 2013