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Sony HDR-AS15
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Sony HDR-AS15 Camcorder

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16.8MP 1/2.3 65g Sep 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This video camera has received six awards from expert review sites.

The experts at three expert review sites all wrote that this camcorder was good. This video camera received a "Best Buy 5 Star" award from both Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk and it received a "Best Buy" award from Ljudochbild.se.

This video camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Bondfaro.com.br and Conowego.pl, both of which said that this Sony camcorder was good.

The expert at Toptenreviews.com said that this big total megapixels video camera was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this video camera is 71 out of 100 based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, Laptopmag.com and toptenreviews.com.

Good Brand

Big total megapixels video cameras manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just big total megapixels video cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Robust

A few Sony HDR-AS15 owners agreed that the Sony HDR-AS15 was well made. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price.” in their review of this camcorder. One customer who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was reliable. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com mentioned “We highly recommend this dependable camera for its expansive feature set” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their Sony HDR-AS15 review on expert website Expert Reviews “The AS15 comes with a waterproof housing good for up to 60m depth”.

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Easy to Use

Four Sony HDR-AS15 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony HDR-AS15 was easy to use. Camcorderinfo.com wrote “The slow motion options are easy to use and churn out decent videos” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review. Consumersearch.com wrote in their review “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

A few customers said in their reviews that this camcorder was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on CNET.com “Some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers”. Digitalversus.com mentioned “The battery life is low and there are issues with the design” however despite that they only rated it 60 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. One customer who reviewed the Sony HDR-AS15 reckoned that it was neat. Five years ago Gizmodo.com wrote in their Sony HDR-AS15 review “It has that neat 720p/120fps trick.”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Sony HDR-AS15 was good value for money. Expert website Gizmodo.com mentioned five years ago “The Sony produces pretty decent images at a nice price” . Consumersearch.com wrote in their Sony HDR-AS15 review “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 customer said in their reviews that this camcorder was cheap. Expert website Laptopmag.com said “While small and inexpensive” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

Some people said in their reviews that the Sony HDR-AS15 was wifi compatible. Five years ago Camcorderinfo.com wrote “The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas—the WiFi functions work well”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on 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

Some Sony HDR-AS15 reviewers who reviewed the Sony HDR-AS15 reckoned that it had good features. Camcorderinfo.com wrote five years ago “With the company's first foray into the world of wearable camcorders, Sony incorporated some excellent features on the Action Cam.” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review.

Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-AS15 which are not Full HD, the HDR-AS15 is Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the HDR-AS15 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HDR-AS15 has an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-AS15 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-AS15 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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MS Micro (M2) Compatible Memory Cards

MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards

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

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Light

The lightest video camera of this age and spec is 65g weight and the heaviest is 3kg. When compared to other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-AS15 that we have assessed, the weight of the Sony HDR-AS15 of only 65 grams is one of the lightest.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] (270g).

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was not good quality. Digitalversus.com said “The image quality is disappointing” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review. Three years ago expert review site Consumersearch.com wrote “Its video quality isn't exceptional.”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-AS15 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-AS15 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The HDR-AS15 is not 3D. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-AS15, the HDR-AS15 does not have a built-in projector.

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

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-AS15, the HDR-AS15 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most 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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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HDR-AS15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 31% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels. Camcorders that came out more than two years ago maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6592 x 3712 pixels (best).

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Only Digital Image Stabilizer Type

The HDR-AS15 has a Digital image stabilizer type which is better than the Optical image stabilizer type found on most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. 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 big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The best image stabiliser type amongst similar types of video camera is Optical.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2 megapixels, the Sony HDR-AS15 has one of the lowest effective megapixels (image)s amongst video cameras of this age. The average effective megapixels (image) of big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10MP.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-AS15

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-AS15 over four years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Built-In Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Geotagging
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Networking
Wi-Fi
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included

6 Awards

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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 hdras15, hdras15r, hdras15ri, hdras15rid, hdras15ride, sony hdras15, sony hdras15b, sony hdras15g, sony hdras15k, sony hdras15r, sony hdras15ri, sony hdras15go, sony hdras15gol, sony hdras15rid, sony hdras15ride, sony hdras15golf, sony aac3001snyhdras15, sony aac3001snyhdras15b
Barcodes 00027242280656, 00027242854833, 00060739020106, 00905524902167, 04905524901016, 04905524902167

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