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Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1301 reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, but many are critical about the finish. Opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The size and image quality also get good views. Comments are divided on the memory, and many are critical about the design and durability.

usability, image quality, size, portability, price

durability, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony AS100VR Splashproof Action Camera with Live View RemoteSony AS100VR Splashproof Action Camera with Live View Remote

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS100V / AS100VR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRAS100V/W Video Camera with 3-Inch LCD (White)Sony HDRAS100V/W Video Camera with 3-Inch LCD (White)

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.co.uk)

Sony HDR-AS100V Action Cam review

 

In the world of action and sports cameras, the GoPro Goliath has been challenged by many wannabe Davids over the years.

High bitrate recording and a bunch of extra features like GPS make this Sony's best Action Cam so far, with good still image and audio quality added to the mix. A new tally light on the top of the camera makes it easy to see when you're recording.

The live view remote can't be used for photo or video playback, and a microSDXC card is needed for high bitrate recording. Exposure during regular 28Mbps video recording is uneven, while water tends to cling to the front of the waterproof case.

Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet, but there are still a few usability quirks remaining.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony HDR-AS100VR review

 

It's time action cams moved on, and the Sony HDR-AS100VR shows the way forward

Easy to frame shots thanks to remote screen ; Rugged, waterproof case ; Works with any standard tripod ; Microphone input ; Good video quality for an action cam

Vulnerable without its waterproof housing ; GoPro beats it on video quality

By far the most user-friendly action cam you can buy

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com)

Sony HDR-AS100V Action Cam review

 

In the world of action and sports cameras, the GoPro Goliath has been challenged by many wannabe Davids over the years.

High bitrate recording and a bunch of extra features like GPS make this Sony's best Action Cam so far, with good still image and audio quality added to the mix. A new tally light on the top of the camera makes it easy to see when you're recording.

The live view remote can't be used for photo or video playback, and a microSDXC card is needed for high bitrate recording. Exposure during regular 28Mbps video recording is uneven, while water tends to cling to the front of the waterproof case.

Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet, but there are still a few usability quirks remaining.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

Sony POV Action Camera (HDR-AS100V)

 

Sony's Action Cam records decent video in bright situations, has useful image stabilization, and works with a pair of well-specified apps, but the camera suffers in low-light environments.

Lightweight, streamlined design. Well-designed mobile app. Decent video in bright environments. Image stabilization.

Video quality suffers in low-light situations, even on overcast days. Shallow water depth limit.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Sony tackles the GoPro giant with the AS100V

 

In the world of action and sports cameras, the GoPro Goliath has been challenged by many wannabe Davids over the years.

High bitrate recording and a bunch of extra features like GPS make this Sony's best Action Cam so far, with good still image and audio quality added to the mix. A new tally light on the top of the camera makes it easy to see when you're recording

The live view remote can't be used for photo or video playback, and a microSDXC card is needed for high bitrate recording. Exposure during regular 28Mbps video recording is uneven, while water tends to cling to the front of the waterproof case

Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet, but there are still a few usability quirks remaining.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Action Cam AS100V Review

 

The AS100 is certainly one of the best action camcorders available because of its excellent image quality and smart design. Its miniature camcorder shape is especially well suited for use as a helmet cam. Scuba divers will bemoan its inability to...

This camera has excellent image quality.

The included case is only waterproof to 16 feet.

The Sony AS100 is one of the best action cameras available, offering solid image quality for a good price.

Nov, 2016

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

Sony Action Cam AS100V Review: GoPro Finally Has Some Competition

 

For years, if you wanted an action camera you would buy GoPro by default. And for good reason! Sony has caught up in a hurry, though. Its newest entry into

The real question is "Should you buy it over the Hero 3+ Black?" Based on performance alone, we would say no, but the cost factor may sway you. The standard kit the Action Cam AS100V comes in is only $270-a full hundred and thirty bucks cheaper than...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Action Cam AS100V

 

This HD action cam has some of the best image quality on the market. Learn why in our review.

Bright colors and high frame rates provide exceptional image quality

The included case is only watertight to 16 feet

The Sony AS100 is one of the top action camcorders on the market and gives you premium performance at a mid-level cost.

Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com)

Sony POV HDR-AS100V/W Review

 

The POV Action Camera HDR-AS100V/W is a life camera with HD video recording. However, the body style does not work with most harnesses, so it is mostly suitable for wearing on a helmet or holding.

Consumer review by: Baz_man (cnet.com)

Great quality / fantastic price

 

I looked at the GoPro and then was very excited to see the AS100V on releaase. So easy to use with the kids and great results. The fish lens and HD recording is amazing. Sometimes in water get beads on lens but they wash off quickly. The stablisation...

Ease of use and excellent results

Water pooling on lens

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6

Display

Built-in Display: Yes

Focusing

Minimum Focusing Distance:30

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):13.5
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:18.9

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:170
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.18
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.71

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Basic mount: Yes
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Photo mode: Yes

Storage

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

Technical Details

Colour of product:White
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ X
International Protection (IP) code:IPX4
Minimum illumination:6
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Shock proof: Yes
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.033
Splash proof: Yes
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:240 / 30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.15
Height :4.65
Weight:67 / 92
Width:2.42

White balance

White Balance:Auto