A number of Sony HDR-AS30 owners concluded that it was good looking. Amy Carroll wrote on Amazon “The video was still pretty good, although not as clear as I would have maybe liked.”. Two years ago Fran mentioned on Amazon “I do find it more stylish than a gopro”. George Osgerby said in his review of the Sony HDR-AS30 on Amazon “The waterproof case that comes with the camera is pretty nice and waterproof” and gave the Sony HDR-AS30 an excellent review.
Some Sony HDR-AS30 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was a good design. Forged Piston mentioned in their Sony HDR-AS30 review on Amazon “Great quality and design” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Oldbiker said three years ago “I really like this camera design could be improved”. Pondering Panda mentioned in their review on Amazon “I've lost out on footage because of this fairly major design flaw! Good”.
A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Rosen Ivanov scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review “Uses the "slack" as a sort of buffer to smooth out camera shake”. One Sony HDR-AS30 reviewer thought it was neat. Ben Goulter mentioned “The camera is a neat little unit” in his Sony HDR-AS30 review.
One person reckoned that it was ugly. Last year George Osgerby said in his review “The only downsides to this camera are the ones you get with most other action camera, no zoom, distortion, not fantastic audio, ugly camera”.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was ergonomic.