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Sony HDR-AS20V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sony HDR-AS20V. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the battery and durability are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

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usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS20V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (sony.com)

The best at this price

 

The best at this price, I tested whith go pro hero and Sony is very good at stabilisation..

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: tin tin (sony.com)

Average overall rating

 

the quality is fine but lot of noise in low light and it doesnt has strong and widely available mounts to use.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Windsurf (sony.com)

Almost very very good

 

Very good camera, great picture and features; although a better way of charging it would have improved it immensely.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Dave1606 (sony.com)

Nice camera

 

This camera works well mounted on my motorcycle helmet.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Buzz 1440 (sony.com)

Easy to use - good WIFI link

 

I bought this camera for monitoring my shots at the (air) rifle range - linked through WIFI to my tablet. Works very well,easily set up and good battery life. And of course you can record the shots. Support software is good.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Sotiris (sony.com)

Good entry level cam

 

I bought this a month ago, good for videos not so good for pictures - main problem is that drops of water are always present when taken out of the sea and pictures and videos are always distorted somewhere in the frame.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Exman (sony.com)

Great picture quality

 

This little camera gives a big return for your money. The quality of the video is surprisingly good. The sound quality is also very good. I have used it in low light situations and the results are more exceptional.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Jjd 46 (sony.com)

Great little camera

 

I can say that I love this wee camera the slow motion features when videoing my dogs is great I got this to replace a camera I had bought and was nt as good as this so glad I have this one I use it for biking and comutting to work the battery life is...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: cdiinc (sony.com)

Not a GoPro - Dont Buy

 

Bought this camera as a cheaper replacement for a go pro hero 3 that was stolen. To be fair, I must disclose I'm a videographer with over 25 years of experience. This camera was not able to reproduce the color and clarity of the go pro's showing a lot...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Elwood44 (sony.com)

Don't waste your money.

 

I bought this product online, as an alternative to the GoPro action camera because of it's lower price point. The power button broke after about 5/6 months of very light usage. Now I'm trying to get it repaired and the link to check the status of the...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Type:NP-BX1

Display

Built-in Display: Yes

Focusing

Minimum Focusing Distance:30

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):11.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:11.9

Indication

LED indicators: Yes

Lens System

Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.13
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.53

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Shock resistant
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:5

Packaging Content

Cables included:MICRO-USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB

Still image

Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2)

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.03
Speakers:1

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.2
Height :4.7
Weight (including battery):83
Width:2.45

White balance

White Balance:Auto