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Sony HDR-AS200

Sony HDRAS200V Camcorder

68g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Image Stabilizer Release Date
Shoot all the action in Full HD with the Sony HDR-AS200VR Action Camcorder. Exmor R CMOS sensor Capture every detail, even in lower light condition. With improved sensitivity, reduced noise and... More
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13 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 1,000 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 83 out of 100.

Good Brand

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

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-AS200 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS200 are not Full HD.

Alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price], or the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Unlike most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not have an HDMI, the Sony HDR-AS200 has an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Sony FDR-X1000[plb_2962225_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI that you might also want to consider include the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-AS200 which do not have an image stabilizer, the HDR-AS200 has an image stabilizer.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price].

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Sony HDR-AS200 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most camcorders that are a similar age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This video camera also support sd and sdhc and sdxc compatible memory cardss. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-AS200.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera is Not supported.

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

The HDR-AS200 has a better battery than most camcorders of this type and age. This Sony camcorder has a Lithium battery technology, whereas most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a Polymer battery technology.

A Lithium battery technology is in fact the best battery amongst all camcorders of this age and spec.

The worst battery across comparable types of video camera is Polymer.

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Waterproof

The HDR-AS200 is waterproof, unlike most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS200 which are not waterproof.

We compared this video camera to all the other waterproof video cameras and we think the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], and the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price].

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Fairly Deep Waterproof Up to

Camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-AS200 have waterproof up tos of between 1.5m and 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 20m. With a waterproof up to of 16 meters, the HDR-AS200 has one of the deeper waterproof up tos amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-AS200 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-AS200 also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in display including the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price].

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Three White Balances

The HDR-AS200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-AS200. The white balances "Colour temp" and "Custom" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Light

The lightest video camera that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS200 is 59g weight and the heaviest is 7.5kg. The Sony HDR-AS200 is fairly light (only 68 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] (89g), or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] (63g) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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9 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £17.99

In the last 52 days the HDR-AS200 has increased in price by £17.99.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-AS200 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-AS200 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-AS200 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this Sony camcorder. The cables includeds micro usb are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Only Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The HDR-AS200 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony video camera. The audio formats supporteds aac, mp4 and MPEG-4 are also supported by this video camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-AS200, the HDR-AS200 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-AS200 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-AS200 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-AS200 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Two Scene Modess

The HDR-AS200 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Underwater scene modes, which is the most frequently found scene modes found on video cameras of this age and spec. The scene modes "Auto" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

At 2.8, the Sony HDR-AS200 has a fairly high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-AS200. The average minimum aperture number of camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-AS200 is 2.3.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-AS200

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2 hours, the Sony HDR-AS200 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-AS200.

We compared all the other 2h battery life video cameras to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Video
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
Microphone in
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Interface
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
USB Port
HDMI Out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB Cable
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Video Compression Formats
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed
Built-In WiFi
Dustproof
Self-Timer

User Reviews

(974)
Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Sports23
(Verified Purchase)

This product is honestly hit or miss and it has been more miss than hit as my first pair lasted a year after various 5k's. My three purchases after, all headphones lost hearing after sweating in... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2015 by Burque10
(Verified Purchase)

Left side quit working. Clips did not hold speakers to ear tight enough. Very easy return, I will purchase different style for twice as much soon...

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Danny
Danny would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200 (Verified Purchase)

Got this for my son. He doesn't like putting ear buds in his ear he loves this one...

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by JohnnySaccs
JohnnySaccs would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200

I needed this for the gym. Fits perfect and stays in place. Sounds great as well...

Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Vinitjain
Vinitjain would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200 (Verified Purchase)

The sound quality is good for this 17 $ earphone. But if you make/receive a call....its hard to manage, because it doesn't have a mic. So you hold your phone too while you talk...

Reviewed 2 October 2015 by Applejacks
Applejacks would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200 (Verified Purchase)

I got these for my 8yr old daughter, reg earbuds will not stay in her ears, and over ear headphones make her ears hurt. These are great for her, they stay in and are very comfortable for her...

Reviewed 2 October 2015 by NCBrian
NCBrian would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200 (Verified Purchase)

Not fond of earbud headphones as they never stay in the ears. These slip over the ears headphones work much better staying on and the sound fidelity is quite good...

Reviewed 28 September 2015 by Gamer
(Verified Purchase)

These are comfortable to wear and work well but if you are like me and sweat a lot when exercising, then avoid these. The left earbud always loses sound as soon as it gets wet...

Reviewed 25 September 2015 by Disneymama
Disneymama would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200 (Verified Purchase)

I love these earbud headphones. I have very small ears and have problems with earbuds that fit in your ear. These are perfect for small ears. They are very comfortable around your ears and have... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2015 by OldRugger
(Verified Purchase)

The pros for this product is that it fits on ears well but the bass is poor quality...

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