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Sony HDRAS100VR Camcorder

Expect pristine image quality, incredible features and outstanding durability with this neatly compact Sony HDR-AS100VR Full HD Action Camcorder. Professional shooting The compact Sony AS100... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This video camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including stuff.tv and digitalone.com.sg.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 81 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 80 out of 100.

Robust

Some people who reviewed it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Ch0pper911 mentioned on Amazon “Only gripe is that underwater movies don't focus very well” but they only scored it 60 out of 100. K. Fisher mentioned on Amazon “The sound is much better without the waterproof case and i would prefer to use it this way on my bike” in their review of this camcorder and gave the Sony HDR-AS100VR a score of 80 out of 100. Mykeyreviews said “Another big contender (more at Sony's level) is the Drift; this has an entirely waterproof exterior, rotatable lens” in their review of this camcorder and rated the product 80 out of 100.

A few customers who purchased this camcorder thought it was well made. Mkbk said “All built in microphones are hopeless when the camera is mounted to a cycle or motorcycle”. Mkbk also mentioned “If you're buying this for the built in stabilization”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Baldev rated the product as very good and said in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review two years ago “Great action cam well after all it's Sony product and quality item, I love it, easy to use”. Dumitru Furnea wrote in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review on Amazon “Evening so I had to buy a camera that delivers a good quality image in low light conditions”. Gilbert he wrote on Amazon “IPhone 4 720p video quality is way better than the Pro mode on this cam on every aspect”.

Easy to Use

A few customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Andykart said on Amazon “Very easy to use with amazing results! Steady shot system is incredible”. Baldev said “Quality item, I love it, easy to use and setup” in their review. Jkreid wrote on Amazon two years ago “Once i started to use it i realised just how handy it is”.

One customer who bought the Sony HDR-AS100VR considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One Sony HDR-AS100VR owner who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Jkreid mentioned on Amazon “Then there are two buttons on the side which are used to flick through the menu and settings.I would highly recommend this camera as it is full of features” and gave this camcorder a rating of 5 stars.

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Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony video cameras and also specifically for Sony video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

Some Sony HDR-AS100VR owners mentioned in their reviews that it had gps. Mkbk wrote on Amazon “Has built in GPS” in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Sony HDR-AS100VR owner said in their reviews that it had network functionality. Stuart said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Once you have got over this hurdle this camrea is fantastic and easily capable of producing network broadcast quality footage straight out of the camera” and gave the product a very good review.

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Good Technical Features

Some Sony HDR-AS100VR owners who reviewed the Sony HDR-AS100VR reckoned that it had good features. Two years ago Jkreid said on Amazon “Settings.I would highly recommend this camera as it is full of features and you will not be disappointed with the quality” in their review of this camcorder. Mike Lawrence wrote on Amazon “A GoPro, this has the better features and the image straight out of the box is far better” in his Sony HDR-AS100VR review. Digitalone.com.sg said two years ago “The Sony HDR-AS100VR Action Cam rates high on features and great video quality.” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS100VR.

Good Battery Life

Some people who reviewed this camcorder thought it had a good battery life. Andykart said on Amazon “Vivid, colour view finder on remote is great and saves smart phone battery, Only used it a few times” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS100VR and gave the product an excellent review. Last year Ch0pper911 wrote on Amazon “Sound quality fantastic and battery life great”. Mykeyreviews said “It will consume the cams battery faster when in use! I would recommend a spare battery (NP-BX1).♦ Final opinion ♦Overall the AS100V is an extremely good action camera”.

Reasonably Priced

Two Sony HDR-AS100VR reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Mcyradio wrote last year “Exactly what I expected with excellent price” and scored the product very highly. Mkbk wrote on Amazon “The only reasonably affordable stabilization solution I've found is produced by BorisFX”.

Some people agreed that this camcorder was cheap. Mykeyreviews wrote “This popularity has resulted in there being tonnes of inexpensive third party accessories” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony HDR-AS100VR reviewer who bought the Sony HDR-AS100VR thought it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Andykart wrote on Amazon “Removes all camera shake, picture colours are crisp and vivid, colour view finder on remote is great” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Sony HDR-AS100VR owner considered that this camcorder had a good screen. Miss Knos gave the product a score of 5 stars and she wrote in her Sony HDR-AS100VR review on Amazon “The live view remote has a tiny screen”.

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Good Quality Lens

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens. K. Fisher mentioned in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review “EXTRAGot the hard lens cover, really pleased with that” . Two customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was noisy. Mkbk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “All you can hear is pedal or engine noise - useful for monitoring the health of your engine”.

Good Size

One person thought this camcorder was easy to carry around. Mkbk wrote on Amazon “The ADPBH1 is small, light and easy to adjust”.

Has One White Balance Mode

The HDR-AS100VR has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on camcorders of this age and spec.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good customer support. Two years ago Pilot said on Amazon “It is totally undermined by the problems and by Sony's customer support” and gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.

Poor Design

One customer who purchased this camcorder thought it was not good looking.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was not a good design. Two years ago Stephen Moore he mentioned “It has a terrible lens cover design, any water that touches the lens cover, water droplets clings to it badly” in his review.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-AS100VR, the Sony HDR-AS100VR is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS100VR do not have an image stabiliser. The HDR-AS100VR is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an HDMI port. The Sony HDR-AS100VR is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-AS100VR do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-AS100VR is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HDR-AS100VR does not have a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age do have a built-in display.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a built-in display including the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the HDR-AS100VR is more than most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-AS100VR is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have a night mode. The HDR-AS100VR is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Only Has Two Scene Modes

The HDR-AS100VR has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Underwater scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-AS100VR. The scene mode "Auto" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-AS100VR is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-AS100VR are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-AS100VR, the Sony HDR-AS100VR does not have a built-in projector.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-AS100VR is 42lx. With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the HDR-AS100VR has one of the bigger minimum illumination amongst video cameras of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony HDR-AS100VR

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released over four years ago.

Specification

Image Sensor
Lens System
Focal Length Range
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Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
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Networking
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Expert Reviews

(6)
18 June 2014

You don't need to know how it works; it just does. The rubberised remote automatically pairs with your camera without any of the hassle associated with smartphone remote apps. Once the two have... Read more…

Digitalone.com.sg

23 May 2014

The Sony HDR-AS100VR Action Cam rates high on features and great video quality. But its high price and lack of included accessories may put you off...

30 June 2014

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6 June 2014

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28 June 2014

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100VR jest zdecydowanie kamer? godn? polecenia. Je?li szukasz ma?ej i wytrzyma?ej konstrukcji, która zapewni dobr? jako?? obrazu ? trafi?e? idealnie.Kamerka wzbudza...

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User Reviews

(51)
Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Bluebell
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for use on and with dogs, this has proved to be both entertaining (seeing the world from the dog's point of view) and very useful (for analysing in slow motion a dogs gait and movement... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Stuart
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this model after months of research and comparison against the top gopro model. There is one niggle with this camera when you first buy it and that is the sony mounts they are all just... Read more…

Reviewed 3 June 2015 by Marc4
Marc4 would recommend the Sony HDR-AS100VR

This is a great camera. It has tons of features and super good quality. Its not to heavy and i can barely feel it on my helmet when I go on a downhill ride...

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Cofressi
Cofressi would recommend the Sony HDR-AS100VR

I use the HDR 100V at least five times a month underwater from 30 ft to 110 ft depth. No leaks works perfectly. It provides excellent colour down to 30 ft then everything is blue. Sony needs to... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Simon Mikkelsen

The video is very nice, including the audio, also in the water proof case. The same is true for still images, when you take one.

But the camera fails completely when doing time lapses -... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdras100, sony hdras100v, sony hdras100vr
Barcodes 00012301818109, 00027242872257, 00805100148894, 07044447782115

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