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Sony HDR-AS15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 932 reviews of Sony HDR-AS15. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and image quality. The size and portability also get good comments. Many are critical about the zoom and memory. There are some mixed opinions about the color and battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price

reliability, memory, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AS15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The memory and reliability get critical reviews, and there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

reliability, memory

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Sports Action Cam with Full HD and Wi-Fi HDRA1S5- BlackSony Sports Action Cam with Full HD and Wi-Fi HDRA1S5- Black

2017-12

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AS15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the color. The portability also gets good reviews, but there are some mixed reviews about the price. The image quality and size get critical views.

usability, portability, color

size, image quality

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AS15 Action Video Camera (Black)Sony HDR-AS15 Action Video Camera (Black)

2017-12

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony HDR-AS15 review

 

A neat design and impressive image stabilisation, but only mediocre overall video quality

2013-10

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Sony Action Cam with Wi-Fi (HDR-AS15)

 

While small and inexpensive, the Sony Action Cam could use improvement.

Small without waterproof case; Good battery life; Aggressive price

Lens does not rotate; So-so video quality

Click to EnlargeSony makes a good first effort with the Action Cam with Wi-Fi. It has a small, sleek design, and lasts a long while on a charge. However, its video quality and features could be better. We expect more from Sony's sequel, but if you're...

2013-01

Expert review by: James Trew (engadget.com)

Sony Action Cam review: a good rugged camera with a few software wrinkles

 

Until now, Sony's efforts in the element-stopping sports cam world had largely consisted of handhelds such as the Bloggie Sport HD and the waterproof

Shoots good-quality video ; Great for slow-motion ; Easy to use

Limited photo mode ; Poor app functionality

Sony's Action Cam is a confident entry into the sports camera market, that is only marred by some easily fixable blemishes.

2012-11

Expert review by: William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Sony ActionCam HDR-AS15/AS10 Preview

 

Sony as just entered the POV (Point of View) video camera category, which has been dominated by the GoPro cameras for some time, with their new ActionCam offerings. Sony has plans to change that with two new models, the ActionCam HDR-AS15 and HDR-AS10....

2012-08

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15

 

Sony's first action camera is good. It just needs a few design tweaks and feature fixes to make it stand out even more.

Waterproof casing and some mounts provided ; Image stabilisation (though only electronic) ; Simple to use

No image/video rotation ; Photo quality is not great

Want to see how the Sony compares to other action cameras on the market? We'll have a full comparison video shortly.

2012-10

Expert review by: consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

Sony HDR AS-15

 

PCMag.com describes the build as "rugged," but Gizmodo.com calls it "questionable," noting that a little bit of water got inside the supposedly waterproof case during surfing. Although the camera wasn't damaged, the reviewer says, "I definitely...

Good video quality, Good battery life, Minimizes camera shake, Lightweight

Limited mounting options, Disappointing still photos

2014-02

Expert review by: digitalrev.com (digitalrev.com)

Expert Review

 

Gopro has been the go to name in this market, but now Sony is looking for a slice of the action with their new HDR-AS15.

2013-01

Expert review by: Tyler Wells Lynch (reviewed.com)

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15

 

It's not the best wearable camcorder ever, but the Action Cam is a good first step for Sony.

The Action Cam is a good start, but Sony can do better.

2012-11

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Sony HDR-AS15 Action Cam

 

Sony's new HDR-AS15 and HDR-AS10 action cams are shipping and production models are in the wild now. I've had a little time this evening the check out the HDR-AS15 and have to say that it's a slick little camera that should give GoPro and Contour some...

2012-10

Consumer review by: CrazyBiker (sony.com)

Sweet Action Camera - HDR-AS15

 

The camera size (small), with built-in Wireless WiFi for live video monitoring during recording, transfer to smart phone and computers without cabling is very nice. Synced nicely to my Sony tablet S and was able to remotely view what I was shooting....

The camera size (small), many accessories

That annoyning beep (which they just fixed)

2013-04

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:actioncam
Geotagging:N
Minimum illumination:6

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes

Features

Built-in light:N
Colour of product:Black
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6
PictBridge:N
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.033
Viewfinder Type:Not available

Flash

Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2
Effective megapixels (movie):11.9
Optical sensor size:1/0.0906 / 25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16.8

Lens System

Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens:N

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge:N
S-Video Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MS Micro (M2)
Disc types supported:N

Technical Details

Built-in light: No
Colour of product:Black
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6
PictBridge: No
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.033
Viewfinder Type: No

Video

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Full HD:Y / Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.2 / 82
Height :4.7 / 47
Weight:65
Width:2.45 / 24.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto