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Sony HDR-AS100VR 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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16 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this video camera is 80 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including stuff.tv and digitalone.com.sg.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this camcorder is 80% based on 80 owner reviews.

Easy to Use

A few Sony HDR-AS100VR owners who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to use. Andykart wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use with amazing results! Steady shot system is incredible”. Baldev mentioned “Quality item, I love it, easy to use and setup” . Jkreid said three years ago “Once i started to use it i realised just how handy it is” in their review.

One person who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One Sony HDR-AS100VR reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Jkreid said in their review 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”.

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Robust

Several customers who bought it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Ch0pper911 mentioned on Amazon “Only gripe is that underwater movies don't focus very well” in their review. K. Fisher rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “The sound is much better without the waterproof case and i would prefer to use it this way on my bike” in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review. Mykeyreviews mentioned on Amazon “Another big contender (more at Sony's level) is the Drift; this has an entirely waterproof exterior, rotatable lens”.

Four people concluded that the product was well made. Mkbk mentioned on Amazon “All built in microphones are hopeless when the camera is mounted to a cycle or motorcycle” in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review. Mkbk also said “If you're buying this for the built in stabilization”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Baldev wrote three years ago “Great action cam well after all it's Sony product and quality item, I love it, easy to use” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS100VR. Ch0pper911 wrote “Picture and sound quality fantastic and battery life great” although they rated the product 3 stars. Dumitru Furnea mentioned two years ago “Evening so I had to buy a camera that delivers a good quality image in low light conditions” in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review.

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 3,411 user and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its video cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its camcorders range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

A few Sony HDR-AS100VR owners who purchased the product agreed that it had gps. Mkbk mentioned “Has built in GPS”.

One Sony HDR-AS100VR reviewer thought the Sony HDR-AS100VR had network functionality. Two years ago Stuart he wrote in his review “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”.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who purchased this camcorder agreed that it had good features. Jkreid mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Settings.I would highly recommend this camera as it is full of features and you will not be disappointed with the quality” in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review. Mike Lawrence said 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 wrote “The Sony HDR-AS100VR Action Cam rates high on features and great video quality.”.

Good Battery Life

Some Sony HDR-AS100VR reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Andykart said “Vivid, colour view finder on remote is great and saves smart phone battery, Only used it a few times”. Mykeyreviews said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “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

Some Sony HDR-AS100VR owners reckoned that the product was good value for money. Mcyradio mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-AS100VR two years ago “Exactly what I expected with excellent price”. Three years ago Mkbk gave the Sony HDR-AS100VR a score of 4 stars and said in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review “The only reasonably affordable stabilization solution I've found is produced by BorisFX”.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was cheap. Mykeyreviews said in their review of the Sony HDR-AS100VR on Amazon “This popularity has resulted in there being tonnes of inexpensive third party accessories”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony HDR-AS100VR had a good viewfinder. Andykart gave the product a very good review and mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-AS100VR on Amazon “Removes all camera shake, picture colours are crisp and vivid, colour view finder on remote is great”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good screen. Two years ago Miss Knos mentioned “The live view remote has a tiny screen” in her review of this camcorder and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Sony HDR-AS100VR reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Three years ago K. Fisher wrote on Amazon “EXTRAGot the hard lens cover, really pleased with that” and gave the Sony HDR-AS100VR a score of 80 out of 100.

A number of Sony HDR-AS100VR owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony HDR-AS100VR owner who purchased this camcorder thought it was noisy. Mkbk gave the Sony HDR-AS100VR a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “All you can hear is pedal or engine noise - useful for monitoring the health of your engine” in their Sony HDR-AS100VR review.

Good Size

One customer who bought the Sony HDR-AS100VR reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Mkbk mentioned on Amazon “The ADPBH1 is small, light and easy to adjust” in their review.

Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-AS100VR is more than most comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-AS100VR.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person reckoned that it did not have good customer support. Three years ago Pilot gave this camcorder a score of 20 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It is totally undermined by the problems and by Sony's customer support” in their review.

Poor Design

One Sony HDR-AS100VR reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was not good looking.

One Sony HDR-AS100VR reviewer considered that it was not a good design. Stephen Moore gave it a rating of 60 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Sony HDR-AS100VR “It has a terrible lens cover design, any water that touches the lens cover, water droplets clings to it badly”.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-AS100VR do not have an image stabilizer. The Sony HDR-AS100VR is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

Alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price]; or the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price].

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The HDR-AS100VR does not have an HDMI, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Sony FDR-X1000[plb_2962225_price]; or the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price].

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Not Full HD

Most camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-AS100VR are not Full HD. The Sony HDR-AS100VR is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price]; or the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony 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, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-AS100VR.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in display including the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] both from Sony; or the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price].

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The HDR-AS100VR has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this camcorder.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-AS100VR is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

If you would prefer a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to consider the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] both from Sony or the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price].

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Not 3D

The HDR-AS100VR is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-AS100VR does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-AS100VR also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-AS100VR, the HDR-AS100VR does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Two Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Sony HDR-AS100VR is more than most video cameras of this spec and age. This camcorder has an Underwater scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-AS100VR. The scene modes "Auto" is also found on this video camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 6 lux, the Sony HDR-AS100VR has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-AS100VR. The minimum illuminations of video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS100VR range from 0.02lx to 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 41lx.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony HDR-AS100VR

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Sony released the HDR-AS100VR.

Specification

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White Balance
White Balance
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Minimum Illumination
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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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