Several Sony HDR-AS30VE reviewers said that this camcorders was good looking. Amy Carroll gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned in August last year “The video was still pretty good, although not as clear as I would have maybe liked.” in her review of the Sony HDR-AS30VE. Fran wrote “I do find it more stylish than a gopro” in her review. George Osgerby said “The waterproof case that comes with the camera is pretty nice and waterproof”.
Four customers concluded that it was a good design. Forged Piston wrote “Great quality and design” in their review. Oldbiker gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony HDR-AS30VE review “I really like this camera design could be improved”. Pondering Panda said in their review on Amazon “I've lost out on footage because of this fairly major design flaw! Good” nonetheless scored the Sony HDR-AS30VE 3 stars.
Some customers said in their reviews that this camcorders was smooth. In August last year Rosen Ivanov mentioned on Amazon “Uses the "slack" as a sort of buffer to smooth out camera shake” in their review of this camcorders and scored the product 4 stars.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Sony HDR-AS30VE was ergonomic.
One Sony HDR-AS30VE reviewer thought it was ugly. In August George Osgerby mentioned in his review “The only downsides to this camera are the ones you get with most other action camera, no zoom, distortion, not fantastic audio, ugly camera” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.