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Sony HDRAS200V

Sony HDRAS200V
90
Reviews
41 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
72
Value for Money
Good
69
Age
6 Years Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 8.8MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution camcorder, with one of the lightest weights available and a reasonable price. It is waterproof and Full HD, has an image stabilizer and supports HDMI. Customers report that this camcorder has a very great audio quality and it's really quiet, and comfortable.
Features We Love:
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Lighter than average (68g)
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Waterproof
8.8MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
68g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
2h
BATTERY LIFE
3952 X 2224
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony HDRAS200V number 15 in water resistant camcorders and number 52 across all camcorders.

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Kagoo Score
91
Reviews
89
Features
73
Value for Money
69
Age

80

80
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 80?

our review analysis indicates that it has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. Looking across the entire Sony video camera range, the average reviews for all Sony video cameras are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Large optical sensor size
Lighter than average
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each camcorder by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec camcorders come to market, the older camcorders will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

91
Reviews

Average Review Score

4 stars (41 reviews)

37%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Sony HDRAS200V?

Audio Quality
8
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Noise Level
9
2
Price
5
3
Design
3
2
Product Quality
4
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Size and Weight
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0
Battery
1
0
Connectivity
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Ease of Use
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Six People Thought the Sony HDR-AS200 Had a Good Price
  • These sound fantastic for the price, fit good, and are a good length. About perfect for those who like to run and want better sound than the stock earbuds...
    Victor - Bhphotovideo.com 25 Mar 2014
  • Great price yet wounderful design that keeps the gadget fit in to my ears...
    Argos - Argos.co.uk 28 Sep 2016
  • Great sound great length on wire. Comfortable fitting. Great price great quality...
    Nikhaha - Bestbuy.com 11 Mar 2016
  • [*] had a great price for these, but shipping was another $7.50. This was on 11/29 and on that day B&H had this color for $11.47; and as a member of NAPP ...
    Mr. - Bhphotovideo.com 6 Dec 2013
  • The Majority of People Thought it Was of a Good Quality

    Four people thought that the Sony HDR-AS200 was really comfortable.

  • Good comfort and good sound, Could be better but def not disappointed. They adjust to my ear size and they do not slip when I sweat which is the main concerns...
    Greenface37 - Bestbuy.com 18 Mar 2016
  • Phil scored Comfort 80 out of 100
    Phil - Argos.co.uk 3 May 2016
  • Gym scored Comfort 100 out of 100
    Gym - Argos.co.uk 17 May 2016
  • Mala scored Comfort 80 out of 100
    Mala - Argos.co.uk 30 Nov 2016
  • One Person Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time
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    One Person Thought the Sony HDR-AS200 Was Good in Terms of Size
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    Three People Thought it Had a Good Design

    Two people thought that the Sony HDR-AS200 was good-looking.

  • Yes equipment very nice and stylish comfortable to wear...
    Stax - Bestbuy.com 1 Apr 2016
  • ... exactly what I was looking for. They fit nicely on the ear and are pretty easy to slip on. The only issue, I don't know if it was my computer or just the ...
    TWILL - Bestbuy.com 10 Apr 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was Easy to Use
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    One Person Thought the Sony HDR-AS200 Had Good Connectivity
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    8 Out of 10 People Thought the Sony HDR-AS200 Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony HDR-AS200 was very quiet.

  • These sound fantastic for the price, fit good, and are a good length. About perfect for those who like to run and want better sound than the stock earbuds...
    Victor - Bhphotovideo.com 25 Mar 2014
  • ... good length. About perfect for those who like to run and want better sound than the stock earbuds...
    Victor - Bhphotovideo.com 25 Mar 2014
  • ... well. These headphones fit over my ears and the earbuds stay where they should for excellent sound reception and quality. I love them!
    MoGroom15 - Bestbuy.com 13 Mar 2016
  • These headphones have good sound, they fulfill the function...
    BestMarketingDesign - Bestbuy.com 26 Mar 2016
  • The Majority of Customers Thought the Sony HDR-AS200 Had Great Audio Quality

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony HDR-AS200 had a very great audio quality.

  • I use these headphones for my Ipod and I love the sound quality...
    Arty - Bhphotovideo.com 7 Jan 2016
  • Good sound quality. Sony makes good products . Earpiece could be smaller...
    Techie - Bestbuy.com 25 Mar 2016
  • ... far. They are comfortable and stay on my ears when I work out. The sound quality is good overall...
    Steve - Bestbuy.com 4 Apr 2016
  • Great sound quality. These stay on my ears all day. I've had problems finding a set of buds that stay in my ear these have a piece that fits over the back ...
    Jerdono - Bestbuy.com 19 Mar 2016
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Large optical sensor size
    Lighter than average
    Has an image stabilizer
    Supports HDMI
    Waterproof
    Full HD
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Features Wi-Fi
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Tripod mountable
    Has a microphone in
    Features auto focus
    Has a wireless connection
    Has a continuous shooting mode
    Deep waterproof (up to)
    Has a self-timer
    Features photo mode
    ok total megapixels
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
    ok maximum battery life
    3952 x 2224 still image resolution
    Smaller than average optical zoom
    Very low maximum aperture number
    High minimum aperture number
    Big closest focusing distance
    ok Total Megapixels

    The total megapixels of the HDRAS200V of 8.8MP is ok compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 37% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "total megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Large Optical Sensor Size

    The Sony HDRAS200V's optical sensor size of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 20% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "optical sensor size" mean? Less Edit
    Lighter Than Average
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    The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 560g. The weight of the HDRAS200V of only 68g is lighter than 94% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

    The average optical zoom of all video cameras is 18x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 78x. The optical zoom of the Sony HDRAS200V of only 1x is smaller than 96% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

    This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders. §.

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    ok Maximum Battery Life
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    The HDRAS200V's maximum battery life of 2h is ok compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 39% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabilizer

    The HDRAS200V has an image stabilizer, as do 62% of video cameras.

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    Supports HDMI
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    The HDRAS200V supports HDMI, as do 64% of video cameras.

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    3952 X 2224 Still Image Resolution
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    The HDRAS200V supports a maximum still image resolution of 3952 x 2224. That's 46% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 3264 x 1840. §.

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    What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Waterproof

    The HDRAS200V is waterproof, which is unusual. 88% of camcorders are not waterproof.

    What does "waterproof" mean? Less Edit
    Full HD
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    The Sony HDRAS200V is Full HD. 60% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
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    The Sony HDRAS200V supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 90% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Features Wi-Fi
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    The Sony HDRAS200V features Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature Wi-Fi.

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    Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Sony HDRAS200V of only 2.8 is lower than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 17% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9.

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    Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The HDRAS200V's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 21.8mm is shorter than 93% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 10mm and 500mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 35mm.

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    Tripod Mountable

    The HDRAS200V is tripod mountable, unlike 85% of video cameras which are not tripod mountable.

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    Has a Microphone in

    The HDRAS200V has a microphone in, unlike 76% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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    High Minimum Aperture Number

    The HDRAS200V's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 14% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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    Features Auto Focus

    The HDRAS200V features auto focus. 88% of video cameras do not feature auto focus.

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    Big Closest Focusing Distance

    Across all the camcorders the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 10m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.26m. The closest focusing distance of the Sony HDRAS200V of 0.3m is bigger than 76% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Wireless Connection

    The HDRAS200V has a wireless connection, unlike 87% of video cameras which do not have a wireless connection.

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    Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

    The HDRAS200V has a continuous shooting mode, unlike 91% of video cameras which do not have a continuous shooting mode.

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    Deep Waterproof (Up To)

    The waterproof (up to) of the Sony HDRAS200V of 16m is in the deepest 16% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average waterproof (up to) of all video cameras is 13m, with the shallowest being 1m and the deepest being 100m.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The HDRAS200V has a self-timer. 92% of video cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Features Photo Mode

    The HDRAS200V features photo mode, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not feature photo mode.

    Chart Hide Chart What is photo mode? Less Edit
    73
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Sony HDRAS200V, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This camcorder is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money
    Retro Technology - 044 - Handy Cam
    Sony HDRAS200V
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £281.11 it is cheaper than 63% of video cameras.

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    Value for Money of Similar Camcorders

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Sony HDRAS200V (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Six people thought the Sony HDR-AS200 had a good price
    69
    Age

    Sony HDRAS200V Release Date

    July 2013

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    When Are Most New Sony Camcorders Released?

    We looked at the release dates for new Sony camcorders over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any noticeable trend.

    The biggest month last year for new Sony video camera releases was August, with two new Sony video cameras released that month. In 2017 most new Sony video cameras were released in February, with five new Sony video cameras released that month. In January 2016, five new Sony video cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Sony video camera releases.

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    How Fast Do Sony Camcorder Prices Drop After Release?

    Most video cameras drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release, however Sony video cameras tend to depreciate faster.

    On average Sony video cameras drop in price by 13% in the first 6 months after release.

    If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £143 on a typical £1,089 new Sony video camera by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony HDRAS200V

    QWhat is the optical zoom of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V has an optical zoom of 1 times zoom factor.
    QWhat is the weight of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V is a 68 grams camcorder.
    QWhat is the total megapixels of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V is an 8.8 megapixels camcorder.
    QWhat is the max video resolution of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD).
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS200V have an image stabilizer?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS200V has an image stabilizer.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS200V have an interchangeable lens?
    ANo, the Sony HDRAS200V does not have an interchangeable lens.
    QWhat is the image stabilizer type of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V has a digital image stabilizer type.
    QIs the Sony HDRAS200V Full HD?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS200V is Full HD.
    QWhat is the optical sensor size of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V has an optical sensor size of 1/2.3 inch.
    QWhat is the sensor type of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V has a cmos sensor type.
    QWhat compatible memory cards does the Sony HDRAS200V support?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V supports an sd / sdhc / sdxc / sdio compatible memory cards.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS200V have a built-in display?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS200V has a built-in display.
    QIs the Sony HDRAS200V 3D?
    ANo, the Sony HDRAS200V is not 3D.
    QWhat camcorder types does the Sony HDRAS200V have?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V is an action cam camcorder.
    QWhat available colours does the Sony HDRAS200V have?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V has a white colour.
    QWhat is the still image resolution of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V supports a still image resolution of 3952 x 2224.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS200V support HDMI?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS200V supports HDMI.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS200V feature Wi-Fi?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS200V features Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS200V support Near Field Communication (NFC)?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS200V supports Near Field Communication (NFC).
    QWhat is the maximum battery life of the Sony HDRAS200V?
    AThe Sony HDRAS200V has a maximum battery life of 2 hours.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS200V have a built-in projector?
    ANo, the Sony HDRAS200V does not have a built-in projector.
    QIs the Sony HDRAS200V waterproof?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS200V is waterproof.
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    Sony HDRAS200V Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Total Megapixels
    Max Video Resolution
    Lens System
    Image Stabilizer
    Interchangeable Lens
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Image Stabilizer Type
    Filter Size
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Video
    Full HD
    Video Formats Supported
    Image Sensor
    Optical Sensor Size
    Sensor Type
    Storage
    Memory Slot
    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
    3D
    Camcorder Type
    Minimum Illumination
    Photo Mode
    Design
    Tripod Mountable
    Colour
    Waterproof (Up To)
    Still Image
    Still Image Resolution
    Continuous Shooting Mode
    Audio
    Audio Formats Supported
    Audio System
    Ports & Interfaces
    HDMI
    Microphone in
    HDMI Port
    USB Connector Type
    USB Connectivity
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Battery
    Maximum Battery Life
    Battery Type
    Battery Technology
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Cables Included
    Projector
    Built-in Projector
    Other Features
    Waterproof
    Auto Focus
    Wireless Connection
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Lens Focal Range
    Interface
    Cable Type
    Aperture Range (F-F)
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Audio Recording Formats
    Mac Operating Systems Supported
    USB Port
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Video Compression Formats
    Other Features
    HDMI Out
    USB Cable
    Shock Proof
    Technical Details
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Shutter Speed
    Built-in WiFi
    Dustproof
    Self-Timer

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    hdras200vbcen hdras200vbcen, hdras200vrcen hdras200vrcen, sony hdras200vrcen, sony as200vr

    Barcodes

     04056572579891,  04548736000988,  04548736001008,  05425656739787

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