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Sony HDR-AS15
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Sony HDR-AS15 Camcorder

toptenreviews.com Silver lydogbillede.dk Best Buy 5 Star conowego.pl Recommended bondfaro.com.br Recommended ljudochbild.se Best Buy
16.8MP 1/2.3 65g Sep 2012
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21 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, this camcorder is one of the most awarded.

The reviewers at Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all said that this video camera was good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

The reviewers at Bondfaro.com.br and Conowego.pl both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this Sony video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This video camera received a "Silver" from Toptenreviews.com who thought that this big sensor size camcorder was great.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Twenty-two experts from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, Laptopmag.com and toptenreviews.com have rated this Sony video camera on average 71 out of 100.

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,510 expert and user reviews for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its big sensor size video cameras range.

Robust

Some Sony HDR-AS15 owners who reviewed the Sony HDR-AS15 considered that it was well made. Cnet.com said in their review of the Sony HDR-AS15 on CNET.com three years ago “The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price.”.

One Sony HDR-AS15 reviewer who purchased this camcorder mentioned that it was reliable. Toptenreviews.com mentioned three years ago “We highly recommend this dependable camera for its expansive feature set” in their review. One Sony HDR-AS15 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “The AS15 comes with a waterproof housing good for up to 60m depth”.

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Easy to Use

Four customers who reviewed this camcorder said that it was easy to use. Expert website Camcorderinfo.com wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-AS15 “The slow motion options are easy to use and churn out decent videos” yet they only rated it 63 out of 100. Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Most reviewers agree that Sony's smartphone app is very easy to use” . Consumersearch.com also said “Com says the camera's onboard menu system is intuitive as well.”.

Nice Design

Some customers agreed that it was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned “Some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers” but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 3 stars. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The battery life is low and there are issues with the design” in their review of this camcorder.

One Sony HDR-AS15 owner who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. One Sony HDR-AS15 reviewer who reviewed the Sony HDR-AS15 wrote that it was neat. Expert review site Gizmodo.com wrote in their review “It has that neat 720p/120fps trick.” .

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Reasonably Priced

Three Sony HDR-AS15 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Expert website Gizmodo.com mentioned “The Sony produces pretty decent images at a nice price” . Expert review site Consumersearch.com said “The Sony HDR AS-15 offers the best value we've seen in an action camera”. Consumersearch.com also mentioned “It's surprisingly good for the price”.

One Sony HDR-AS15 owner reckoned that the Sony HDR-AS15 was cheap. Expert website Laptopmag.com said “While small and inexpensive” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review however despite that they only rated the Sony HDR-AS15 3 stars.

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Good Connectivity

Several customers said that it was wifi compatible. Camcorderinfo.com wrote “The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas—the WiFi functions work well”. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “It too has built-in Wi-Fi, so you can hook it up to your smartphone to share video, pics, or even control the camcorder remot”.

Good Technical Features

Two Sony HDR-AS15 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Camcorderinfo.com mentioned in their Sony HDR-AS15 review “With the company's first foray into the world of wearable camcorders, Sony incorporated some excellent features on the Action Cam.”.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-AS15 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-AS15.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-AS15, the Sony HDR-AS15 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-AS15, the HDR-AS15 has an HDMI port.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

At 11.9 megapixels, the HDR-AS15 has a quite high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The movie megapixel counts of video cameras of this type and age range from 1.1MP to 17MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-AS15, the HDR-AS15 has a built-in display.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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MS Micro (M2) Memory Card

MS Micro (M2) memory card

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Very Small

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the depths range from 21mm to 480mm. At only 82 millimeters, the Sony HDR-AS15 is fairly small compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-AS15.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of this type and age.

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Very Small

The heights of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-AS15 range from 22mm to 240mm, and the average height is 100mm. The Sony HDR-AS15 is one of the smaller big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 47 millimeters) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Light

The HDR-AS15 is one of the lightest video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-AS15 (only 65 grams) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The weights of video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 65g to 3.3kg.

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Very Small

The smallest big sensor size camcorder that was released around the same time as the HDR-AS15 is 15mm wide and the biggest is 230mm. At only 24.5 millimeters, the HDR-AS15 is fairly small compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-AS15.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

A few people who reviewed this camcorder said that it was not good quality. Three years ago Digitalversus.com wrote in their Sony HDR-AS15 review on expert review site Digital Versus “The image quality is disappointing”. Two years ago expert website Consumersearch.com mentioned “Its video quality isn't exceptional.” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-AS15 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-AS15 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-AS15 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-AS15 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-AS15 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-AS15 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-AS15 are not waterproof. The Sony HDR-AS15 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HDR-AS15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HDR-AS15 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 8% more maximum image resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. Across all camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-AS15 the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Only Digital Image Stabiliser

The HDR-AS15 has a Digital image stabiliser which is better than the Optical image stabiliser found on most similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Some compact cameras have digital Image stabilisation only, which simply boosts camera sensitivity (ISO) to obtain a faster shutter speeds to help prevent blur. No hardware is involved.

This video camera's image stabiliser type (Digital) is actually the worst image stabiliser type across all video cameras of this type and age.

An Optical image stabiliser is the best image stabiliser type across comparable types of video camera.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The HDR-AS15 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Camcorders of this spec and age have megapixel counts of between 2MP and 17MP, and the average megapixel count is 9.9MP. The HDR-AS15 has one of the lowest megapixel counts (only 2 megapixels) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-AS15

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-AS15 over four years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of this age and type.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Built-In Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Geotagging
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
WiFi
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Cable Included

6 Awards

toptenreviews.com Silver lydogbillede.dk Best Buy 5 Star conowego.pl Recommended bondfaro.com.br Recommended ljudochbild.se Best Buy Lydogbilde.no Best Buy 5 Star

Expert Reviews

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1 February 2014

The Sony HDR AS-15 offers the best value we've seen in an action camera. Its video quality isn't exceptional, but it's surprisingly good for the price, and most owners find it easy to use. It also...

3 May 2013

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

30 April 2013

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

Toptenreviews.com

25 April 2013

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...

24 April 2013

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...

15 March 2013

The company says that they have taken their time to come to market with these imaging products. To that effect, they waited to release a product that could produce footage good enough to do... Read more…

21 January 2013

Sony came late onto the action cam scene, and it needed to strike hard. The HDR-AS15 certainly has some great features (slow motion, Wi-Fi...), but the image quality is disappointing, the battery...

10 January 2013

Sony gets into the sports market with the HDR-AS15 Action Cam...

27 November 2012

The Action Cam is a good start, but Sony can do better. The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas?the WiFi functions work well, the slow motion options are easy to use and churn out...

27 November 2012

The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas?the WiFi functions work well, the slow motion options are easy to use and churn out decent videos, and the on-board menu system makes sense....

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdras15r, sony as30, hdras15ri, hdras15rid, sony as30v, hdras15ride, sony hdras15, sony hdras100, sony hdras15b, sony hdras15g, sony hdras15go, sony hdras100v, sony hdras15gol, sony hdras15golf, sony aac3001snyhdras15, sony aac3001snyhdras15b
Barcodes 00027242280656, 00027242854833, 00060739020106, 00905524902167, 04905524901016, 04905524902167

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