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Sony HDR-AS15 Camcorder

16.8MP 1/2 65g Sep 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Six industry awards
Reasonably priced
Poor product quality
39 Reviews + 6 Awards
bondfaro.com.br Recommended toptenreviews.com Silver conowego.pl Recommended lydogbillede.dk Best Buy 5 Star

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

Amongst camcorders of a similar type and age, this Sony camcorder is one of the most awarded.

This big total megapixels camcorder received a "Best Buy" award from websites Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom concluded that this camcorder was good.

The authors at review sites Bondfaro.com.br and Conowego.pl both decided that concluded that they would endorse this Sony camcorder and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This big total megapixels camcorder was given a "Silver" award by review sites Toptenreviews.com who wrote that this video camera was great.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, CNET.com.au and bondfaro.com.br this video camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100.

Good Brand

Based on 4,270 expert and owner reviews (including 352 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four customers concluded that the Sony HDR-AS15 was good value for money. Five years ago Gizmodo.com said “The Sony produces pretty decent images at a nice price” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Consumersearch.com said three years ago “It's surprisingly good for the price” in their review of this camcorder. Consumersearch.com also said “The Sony HDR AS-15 offers the best value we've seen in an action camera” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was expensive. Gizmodo.com mentioned “Its also $130 more expensive” in their review of this camcorder and rated it 6 stars.

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Design

Poor Product Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The image quality is disappointing”. Expert website Consumersearch.com wrote “Its video quality isn't exceptional.” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS15.

Robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price.”. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas—the WiFi functions work well” in their review of this camcorder.

One owner said in their reviews that the product was reliable. Four years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “We highly recommend this dependable camera for its expansive feature set”. One customer who purchased it thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this camcorder “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 thought it was easy to use. 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 “Most owners find it easy to use” in their review. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Com says the camera's onboard menu system is intuitive as well.” in their review.

Nice Design

One owner who purchased it thought it was neat. Gizmodo.com said “It has that neat 720p/120fps trick.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. One customer said in their reviews that the product was good looking.

One person who bought this camcorder wrote that it was well designed. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS15 but despite that they gave it a rating of 67.028154086596 out of 100.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-AS15 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony HDR-CX730E which has better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-AS15 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-AS15 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support PictBridge.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners thought it had good features. Expert website Reviewed.com said “Sony incorporated some excellent features on the Acti” in their review of this camcorder.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-AS15 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-AS15 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder which have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The HDR-AS15 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years do have a built-in light.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-AS15 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-AS15 has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-AS15 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Still Image

Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HDR-AS15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 80% less maximum image resolution than a 3680 x 2760 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. The maximum image resolution of all similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6784 x 3816 pixels (best).

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Image Sensor

Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 2MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 11MP. When compared to other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the effective megapixels (image) of, the Sony HDR-AS15's effective megapixels (image) of only 2 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

The average weight of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder is 590g, and the weights range from 59g to 3.8kg. The weight of the Sony HDR-AS15 of only 65 grams is one of the lightest amongst video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdras15ride, sony hdras15b
Barcodes 00027242854833, 00060739020106, 00905524902167, 04905524901016, 04905524902167

Sony HDR-AS15 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HDR-AS15 review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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