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Sony HDR-AS30

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Sony HDR-AS30

£170.20
Sony HDR-AS30
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A fully featured and amazingly light weight 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only moderate value for money
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12MP 1" Jul 2013
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Sony HDR-AS30 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-AS30 number 13 in water resistant camcorders, number 93 across all camcorders and number 104 in best selling camcorders.
86
Reviews
108 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
89
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
4 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 108 reviews. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
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 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is easy to use and it is reasonably priced.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Lighter than average
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer

Sony HDR-AS30 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-AS30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including lydogbillede.dk, parentesis.com, ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no the average expert rating of this video camera is 68%.

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Good Owner Reviews

HDR-AS30 owners on average rated this camcorder 82 out of 100. Over 73% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine people agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Six customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 9,795 expert and user reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its video cameras. 90% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven customers who bought it said that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Five owners who purchased the product considered that it was good looking and two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth.

  • There are a few design flaws though…
    Ben Goulter (Amazon) - January 2015
  • One ergonomic mistake is that the camera has a rounded base, meaning that it won't stand up on it's own! This is further compounded by the fact that the camera doesn't have any kind of mount attachment point…
    Roger (Amazon) - May 2015
  • Rubbish! The min interval in the camera is 5 seconds and if you are riding fast that means a huge gap (not a smooth transition…
    Paulo Seth (Amazon) - January 2015
  • The only downsides to this camera are the ones you get with most other action camera, no zoom, distortion, not fantastic audio, ugly camera…
  • The camera seems to have pretty good low light performance too, now don't get me wrong it still looks grainy…
  • Is still pretty bad…
  • The audio quality is pretty decent for an action camera…
  • The waterproof case that comes with the camera is pretty nice and waterproof…
  • It uses a narrower field of view (120 instead of 170) and uses the "slack" as a sort of buffer to smooth out camera shake…
    Rosen Ivanov (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Not only can you see the beautiful detail of the white powder…

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Three customers said in their reviews that this camcorder had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three owners who bought the product thought it was good at resisting water ingress and two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

  • So, you'll need to fork out another £30-£40 for a decent underwater housing…
    Roger (Amazon) - May 2015
  • Has a curved front anyway meaning that any video shot underwater is blurred…
    Roger (Amazon) - May 2015
  • Strap the camera onto my helmet and hope for some "Experiences" The cam is waterproof…
    T. Satchwell (Amazon) - November 2013
  • It isn't diving proof, don't get me wrong you could take this on a log flume or out in a storm…
  • Even with the provided waterproof case it fits easily in the palm of my hand (or pocket)…
    velgor (Amazon) - April 2014
  • It would be a risk damaging your expensive phone…
    Sonic (Amazon) - March 2015
  • Seems very well built…
    cam (Amazon) - April 2014
  • The case is very sturdy…
    Aidan (Amazon) - May 2014
  • If you ride a bike in town or ski, or skydive or climb or even just run around with the kids then a go anywhere camcorder is a good toy to have…

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony video camera was released in July 2013.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-AS30 of 12MP is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 76% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Lighter Than Average

The lightest video camera is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g. The weight of the Sony HDR-AS30 of only 65g is very light compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 4% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-AS30's optical sensor size of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 82% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The Sony HDR-AS30's optical zoom of only 1x is smaller than 75% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-AS30 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-AS30 supports HDMI, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of all camcorders is 2.3, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22. The Sony HDR-AS30's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is in the highest 13% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDR-AS30 features photo mode. 79% of video cameras do not feature photo mode.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDR-AS30 features auto focus. 89% of video cameras do not feature auto focus.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The HDR-AS30's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the lowest 23% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-AS30 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The HDR-AS30 has a wireless connection, which is unusual. 90% of camcorders do not have a wireless connection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-AS30 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-AS30 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Waterproof

The HDR-AS30 is waterproof, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras are not waterproof.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-AS30 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdras30vb, sony as30v

Barcodes:

00027242870505, 00617689595088, 04905524945010, 04905524945027

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