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Sony HDR-AS50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sony HDR-AS50. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and size also get good views, but many are less positive about the memory. There are mixed opinions on the color and image quality.

usability, size, price, portability, battery

memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AS50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The image quality also gets good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the reliability, while views about the color and usability are mixed.

portability, image quality, price

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AS50 Action Camera with 60 m Waterproof Housing,3x Zoom,SteadyShot,and Wi-FiSony HDR-AS50 Action Camera with 60 m Waterproof Housing,3x Zoom,SteadyShot,and Wi-Fi

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (dpexpert.com.au)

[REVIEW – SONY HDR-AS50 Action Cam]

 

THE LOWDOWN: Sony's new action cam is small and light – 24x47x83mm and 83g – and fitted with an 18.4mm (film equivalent) f2.8 Zeiss branded lens. The 11 megapixel sensor is back illuminated. Image stabilisation is electronic “SteadyShot”. The camera...

We shot 4K video with the AS50 and the results are impressive. Our only reservation is the extreme barrel distortion. Smartphone control is brilliant with a viewfinder image on the phone plus some controls of the camera. The exposure compensation...

There is not much in the way of attachments in the box. Be prepared to lay out more money for doodads to attach the camera to you bike, hat or helmet

This is a reasonably priced camera that will serve a diver, skier, cyclist, skate-boarder or sky diver well. Not being a daredevil our testing lacked something of the adventurous spirit but we like what the Sony AS50 did. And it scored the TIPA award...

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.24
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6

Display

Built-in Display: Yes

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

Focusing

Minimum Focusing Distance:30

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):11.1
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:11.1

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):18.4 - 21.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.84
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.18

Operational conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant

Packaging Content

Cables included:MICRO-USB
Helmet mount: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:MICRO-USB

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 2592
Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:LC-AAC, MP4
Colour of product:Black
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:6
Shock proof: Yes
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333
Video recording: Yes

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.3
Height :4.7
Weight:58
Width:2.42

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes