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Sony HDRAS200V Camcorder

£229.99
8.8MP 1/2 68g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
User reviews are good
Comfortable and easy to hold
Unacceptable noise level
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 998 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 83 out of 100. 427 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.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who bought the Sony HDR-AS200 thought it had a good battery life. Oldman gave the product a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder “Have been of great performance, clear pictures and vedios, long lasting battery life and many more”.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Twelve customers who reviewed the Sony HDR-AS200 wrote that it was noisy. Bestbuy.com mentioned “I like to play my music loud and the head phones can not sustain the volume level for extended period of time the” in their review of this camcorder. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Not sound cancelling from surrounding noise” in their review. Pupdog said “Sound quality was good without ambient noise”.

Noisy

Twelve customers who reviewed the Sony HDR-AS200 wrote that it was noisy. Bestbuy.com mentioned “I like to play my music loud and the head phones can not sustain the volume level for extended period of time the” in their review of this camcorder. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Not sound cancelling from surrounding noise” in their review.

Pupdog said “Sound quality was good without ambient noise”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 2 hours, the HDR-AS200 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

Alternative 2h battery life video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) which has better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-AS200 supports HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago also support HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras which support HDMI to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ240 (£209.99) which is cheaper; or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£201.44) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-AS200 has a microphone in. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also have a microphone in.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-AS200 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Sony HDR-AS100VR (£249.99), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£201.44) which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-PJ240 (£209.99) which is cheaper.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-AS200 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-PJ240 (£209.99) which is cheaper.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 17.1 millimeters, the HDR-AS200 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 2.7mm to 2,300mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 21.8 millimeters, the HDR-AS200 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Sony HDR-AS200 has a self-timer, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Sony HDR-AS200 has a continuous shooting mode, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Other Features

Has a Wireless Connection

The HDR-AS200 has a wireless connection. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a wireless connection.

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Waterproof

The Sony HDR-AS200 is waterproof, as are most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other waterproof video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) is also worth considering.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Sony HDR-AS200 features USB connectivity. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature USB connectivity.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDR-AS200 features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDR-AS200 features photo mode, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-AS200 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-AS200 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Camera

Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the HDR-AS200 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Video cameras of this age and spec have minimum illuminations of between 0.3lx and 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 4.2lx.

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Design

Comfortable and Easy to Hold

One hundred and fifty-eight owners who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bestbuy.com said two years ago “Very comfortable and have issues with finding earbuds that fit”. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Comfortable and they stay in place” in their review. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Easy to wear comfortable dont fall out of ears” in their review.

Thirty-one people considered that this camcorder was easy to use. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Sound and ease of use”. Bestbuy.com also said “Easy n comfort to use” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Easy to use and decent sound” in their review.

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Good Looking

Thirty-two owners concluded that it was good looking. Bestbuy.com wrote “Color and Style” however despite that they only scored it 17.6 out of 100. Meka101 rated the product 7 stars and mentioned “These headphones are pretty as well as practical” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS200. Meka101 also wrote “I can not recommend these pretty headphones enough” in their review.

Fifteen people who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed. Bestbuy.com wrote “Ear Clip Design so they wont fall off” in their Sony HDR-AS200 review however despite that they only rated it 1 stars. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Design keeps the ear bud securely in place” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Over-the-ear design” in their review.

One person concluded that the product was rough. Mww5010 mentioned “I am very rough on them and they continue to work”.

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Tripod Mountable

The HDR-AS200 is tripod mountable. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago also are tripod mountable.

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Very Deep Waterproof Up to

When compared to other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder that we have checked, the waterproof up to of the HDR-AS200 of 16 meters is one of the deepest. The shallowest waterproof up to of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 3m and the deepest is 16m.

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Strong and Durable

Twenty-five owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was strong and durable. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-AS200 three years ago “Sturdy not big”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Also durable” in their review. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Durable and sound great” in their review.

Eight customers who purchased this camcorder thought it was well made. Three years ago Valentine gave the product a rating of 6 stars and he said “They are a very solid plastic”. Saurabh2326 said in their Sony HDR-AS200 review “Great headphones with good build quality” . Rowdon mentioned four years ago “These headphones are solid, give great sound, easily”.

Six people who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it was good at resisting water ingress. Bestbuy.com wrote “Very water resistant” in their Sony HDR-AS200 review. Shanabanana33 wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-AS200 on Bestbuy.com “I love the waterproof feature and the bass feature, I just wish they were wireless”. Calmodovar87 mentioned “They are also inexpensive and waterproof”.

Three people mentioned that the product was reliable. Zendaoh wrote on Bestbuy.com “Good, reliable earphones that will keep working for a while” in their review of this camcorder. Rlm919 wrote on Bestbuy.com “Decent reliable headphones for gym use” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of 6 stars. Jasn mentioned “They are really reliable and loud” in their review of this camcorder and rated it 8 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Meaghan mentioned in her review of this camcorder on Bestbuy.com “They weren't specifically made for active wear, so the sweat from exercising eventually destroyed the earbuds” and scored it 7 stars.

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Good Quality

One hundred and fifty-five customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Cheap with good sound quality” however despite that they only scored the Sony HDR-AS200 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also said “Great quality sound” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “The sound quality the fact they stay in your ear” in their review.


Price

Good Value for Money

One hundred and ninety customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was good value for money. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Great sound for the price very comfortable”. Bestbuy.com also said “Price and fit” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Good sound quality for the price” in their review.

Eight owners considered that it was expensive. Patience1 said on Bestbuy.com “Decent alternative to ear buds or more expensive headphones” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Two years ago Scottshawn wrote in their review of this camcorder on Bestbuy.com “After awhile I switched to an expensive pair of beats”. Snark mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Bestbuy.com “Don't waste your money for a more expensive item”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Tight

Three customers concluded that it was tight. Bestbuy.com wrote two years ago “They stay tight throughout a distance run” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS200.

Nypr1nypr said four years ago “Not tight enough”. Genkidama20 said on Bestbuy.com “It was not a tight fit”.

Light

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera the weights range from 50g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 400g. At only 68 grams, the HDR-AS200 is fairly light compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HDR-AS100VR (£249.99) (93g and higher rated), or the HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) (63g and higher rated) both from Sony; or the Sony HDR-AS30VE (83g and cheaper).

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Lightweight

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Two years ago Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Lightweight and comfortable”. In the same month Nightcrawler gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Very lightweight, good buy!” in their review of this camcorder. Four years ago Strongisthenewskinny wrote in their review of this camcorder “I love the fact that there is no band over your head, they just slip over your ears, lightweight, functional, sleek look”.

Four customers said that the product was heavy and bulky. Redhead55 mentioned “Works great during a heavy workout”. Three years ago Pete said “Over the ear are bulky and bud fall out, Love these!”. Sueedb wrote four years ago “He is a heavy sweater) Overall these headphones are great!”.

Three customers concluded that it was tight. Bestbuy.com wrote two years ago “They stay tight throughout a distance run” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS200. Nypr1nypr said four years ago “Not tight enough”. Genkidama20 said on Bestbuy.com “It was not a tight fit”.

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was thin. Wiman said in their review of this camcorder “The wiring in very thin and breaks easily”. Anuzentb gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Bestbuy.com “Wires are kind of thin”.

Two customers concluded that it was thick. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Doesn't come loose off my ears”. Stirfry gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote four years ago “They don't come loose even for the hardest runners” in their Sony HDR-AS200 review.

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Product Identifiers

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

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