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Sony HDR-AS15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 897 reviews of Sony HDR-AS15. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability also get good reviews. Many are critical about the zoom and memory.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

reliability, memory, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony HDR-AS15


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS15 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price, and the memory and reliability get critical opinions.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

reliability, memory

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Sports Action Cam with Full HD and Wi-Fi HDRA1S5- BlackSony Sports Action Cam with Full HD and Wi-Fi HDRA1S5- Black

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony HDR-AS15


alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS15 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the color. The portability also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the price. The image quality and size get negative comments.

usability, portability, color

size, image quality

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AS15 Action Video Camera (Black)Sony HDR-AS15 Action Video Camera (Black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (

Sony HDR-AS15 review


A neat design and impressive image stabilisation, but only mediocre overall video quality

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (

Expert Review


Gopro has been the go to name in this market, but now Sony is looking for a slice of the action with their new HDR-AS15.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

Sony Action Cam with Wi-Fi (HDR-AS15)


While small and inexpensive, the Sony Action Cam could use improvement.

Small without waterproof case; Good battery life; Aggressive price

Lens does not rotate; So-so video quality

Click to EnlargeSony makes a good first effort with the Action Cam with Wi-Fi. It has a small, sleek design, and lasts a long while on a charge. However, its video quality and features could be better. We expect more from Sony's sequel, but if you're...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: James Trew (

Sony Action Cam review: a good rugged camera with a few software wrinkles


Until now, Sony's efforts in the element-stopping sports cam world had largely consisted of handhelds such as the Bloggie Sport HD and the waterproof

Shoots good-quality video ; Great for slow-motion ; Easy to use

Limited photo mode ; Poor app functionality

Sony's Action Cam is a confident entry into the sports camera market, that is only marred by some easily fixable blemishes.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: William Chambers (

Sony ActionCam HDR-AS15/AS10 Preview


Sony as just entered the POV (Point of View) video camera category, which has been dominated by the GoPro cameras for some time, with their new ActionCam offerings. Sony has plans to change that with two new models, the ActionCam HDR-AS15 and HDR-AS10....

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15


Sony's first action camera is good. It just needs a few design tweaks and feature fixes to make it stand out even more.

Waterproof casing and some mounts provided ; Image stabilisation (though only electronic) ; Simple to use

No image/video rotation ; Photo quality is not great

Want to see how the Sony compares to other action cameras on the market? We'll have a full comparison video shortly.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sony HDR AS-15 describes the build as "rugged," but calls it "questionable," noting that a little bit of water got inside the supposedly waterproof case during surfing. Although the camera wasn't damaged, the reviewer says, "I definitely...

Good video quality, Good battery life, Minimizes camera shake, Lightweight

Limited mounting options, Disappointing still photos

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Tyler Wells Lynch (

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15


It's not the best wearable camcorder ever, but the Action Cam is a good first step for Sony.

The Action Cam is a good start, but Sony can do better.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (

Sony HDR-AS15 Action Cam


Sony's new HDR-AS15 and HDR-AS10 action cams are shipping and production models are in the wild now. I've had a little time this evening the check out the HDR-AS15 and have to say that it's a slick little camera that should give GoPro and Contour some...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony HDR-AS15


Video is good ... operation through mobile phone is essential, but getting it the wireless to connect (especially the first time) is a bit fiddly ; My camera came with a pack of 8 fittings, which are mostly good. Without them, it would be useless ;...

The still pictures are very disappointing ; Very limited access to controls when the water protection casing is on ; Annoying that you have to connect to a computer to to charge the battery

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


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


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:actioncam
Minimum illumination:6


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y / Yes


Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N


Focus adjustment:Auto

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2
Effective megapixels (movie):11.9
Optical sensor size:1/0.0906 / 25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16.8

Lens System

Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens:N


Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Still image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MS Micro (M2)
Disc types supported:N

Technical Details

Built-in light: No
Colour of product:Black
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6
PictBridge: No
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.033
Viewfinder Type: No


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Full HD:Y / Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.2 / 82
Height :4.7 / 47
Width:2.45 / 24.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto