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Sony HDRAS200V

£275.00
£229.99 £45.01 cheaper than 20 days ago
A classic 8.8 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
8.8MP 1/2.3" Yes 68g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-AS200 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-AS200 number 49 across all camcorders.
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998 Reviews
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Average
66
Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has very good user reviews with 87% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and it is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Waterproof
Tripod mountable
Fairly high minimum aperture number
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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Sony HDR-AS200 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 998 user reviews this video camera has an average user rating of 83 out of 100. 413 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

118 owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

102 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

108 people who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold and 25 people concluded that this camcorder was easy to use.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

10 owners wrote in their reviews that it was noisy.

Customers Report Excellent Design

28 owners who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was good looking and seven people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed.

Customers Report it is Robust

14 customers mentioned that this camcorder was strong and durable, five owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was well made and three customers concluded that the product was reliable.

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 6,121 expert and user reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who bought the Sony HDR-AS200 reckoned that it was tight, two customers reckoned that it was compact and two people said in their reviews that it was lightweight.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £229.99 it is cheaper than 53% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £45 (16%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-AS200 and the United Kingdom price of £229.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $299.99 (£389.09).

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Features

Waterproof

The HDR-AS200 is waterproof. 89% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Tripod Mountable

The HDR-AS200 is tripod mountable, which is unusual. 86% of camcorders are not tripod mountable.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the HDR-AS200 of 2.8 is in the highest 11% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDR-AS200 features photo mode, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony HDR-AS200's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 17.1mm is in the shortest 14% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 780mm.

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Quite Deep Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of camcorders range from 1m to 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 16m. The HDR-AS200's waterproof up to of 16m is in the deepest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-AS200 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-AS200 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Very Light

The HDR-AS200's weight of only 68g is fairly light compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 6% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The HDR-AS200's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 21.8mm is in the shortest 14% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The HDR-AS200 has a continuous shooting mode, which is unusual. 91% of camcorders do not have a continuous shooting mode.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-AS200 of 8.8MP is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-AS200 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 77% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Features Auto Focus

The Sony HDR-AS200 features auto focus, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature auto focus.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-AS200 supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony HDR-AS200 has a self-timer. 93% of video cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The HDR-AS200 has a wireless connection, unlike 87% of video cameras which do not have a wireless connection.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Video cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The Sony HDR-AS200's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is fairly low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 14% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of the HDR-AS200 of 2h is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-AS200 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-AS200 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released in July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdras200vrw, sony hdras200vw, sony as200vr
Barcodes 00027242886186, 00027242886193, 00735548417705

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