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Sony HDR-AS50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sony HDR-AS50. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The price and size also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed views on the color and image quality. There are some negative opinions about the memory.

usability, size, price, portability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The image quality also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability, while there are some mixed comments about the color and usability.

portability, image quality, price


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AS50 Action Camera with 60 m Waterproof Housing,3x Zoom,SteadyShot,and Wi-FiSony HDR-AS50 Action Camera with 60 m Waterproof Housing,3x Zoom,SteadyShot,and Wi-Fi

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (

Sony HDR-AS50 Action Cam


Sony's Action Cam range is pretty diverse, ranging from the entry-level AS20 all the way up to the 4K-capable X1000V. The HDR-AS50 sits just above the former, but it's still firmly at the cheaper end of the line-up.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (

Sony HDR-AS50


Sony has added a new model to its Action Cam series of video/still cameras. The Sony HDR-AS50 boasts an 11.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor mated to a ZEISS® Tessar lens with built-in SteadyShot image stabilization. This setup works well with...

Jan, 2016

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[REVIEW – SONY HDR-AS50 Action Cam]


THE LOWDOWN: Sony's new action cam is small and light – 24x47x83mm and 83g – and fitted with an 18.4mm (film equivalent) f2.8 Zeiss branded lens. The 11 megapixel sensor is back illuminated. Image stabilisation is electronic “SteadyShot”. The camera...

We shot 4K video with the AS50 and the results are impressive. Our only reservation is the extreme barrel distortion. Smartphone control is brilliant with a viewfinder image on the phone plus some controls of the camera. The exposure compensation...

There is not much in the way of attachments in the box. Be prepared to lay out more money for doodads to attach the camera to you bike, hat or helmet

This is a reasonably priced camera that will serve a diver, skier, cyclist, skate-boarder or sky diver well. Not being a daredevil our testing lacked something of the adventurous spirit but we like what the Sony AS50 did. And it scored the TIPA award...

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Poor Sound In The Case - Great For Scuba


I primary got this for scuba diving use and so far for that it has worked well. Unlike other such cameras it actually has a manual white balance option which can be used and set underwater (however quite a few menu steps to get to the option). The...

May, 2016

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:1.24
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6


Built-in Display: Yes


Storage Media:Memory Card


Minimum Focusing Distance:30

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):11.1
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:11.1

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):18.4 - 21.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.84
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.18

Operational conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant

Packaging Content

Cables included:MICRO-USB
Helmet mount: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:MICRO-USB


Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 2592
Photo mode: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:LC-AAC, MP4
Colour of product:Black
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:6
Shock proof: Yes
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333
Video recording: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :4.7

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes