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Sony HDR-AS50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 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 image quality and design. The price and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the battery.

usability, size, price, design, image quality

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 94/100 = 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.

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

2017-12

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AS50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRAS50R/B Full HD Action Cam + Live View Remote (Black)Sony HDRAS50R/B Full HD Action Cam + Live View Remote (Black)

2017-12

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Sony HDR-AS50R takes the action cam to another level

 

Sony has updated its hugely popular action camera series with the HDR-AS50 and HDR-AS50R - the latter coming with a new Live View Remote you can wear on your wrist in order to see what you're recording.

2016-01

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Sony HDR-AS50 Action Cam

 

Sony's Action Cam range is pretty diverse, ranging from the entry-level AS20 all the way up to the 4K-capable X1000V. The HDR-AS50 sits just above the former, but it's still firmly at the cheaper end of the line-up.

2016-08

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony HDR-AS50

 

Sony has added a new model to its Action Cam series of video/still cameras. The Sony HDR-AS50 boasts an 11.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor mated to a ZEISS® Tessar lens with built-in SteadyShot image stabilization. This setup works well with...

2016-01

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Sony HDR-AS50 Review

 

The Sony HDR-AS50 is an affordable action camera. It has an 11.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor paired with a Zeiss Tessar lens, and features advanced SteadyShot image stabilisation. Adjustable and enhanced beep sounds as well as three tally...

The Sony HDR-AS50 is an affordable way to jump on the action camera bandwagon – as long as you're happy with high definition video, as opposed to 4K footage, and stills quality that reflects the fact that it’s been shot on something a quarter of the...

2017-01

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony HDR-AS50 Action Camera Preview

 

We have a hands-on look at the new Sony HDR-AS50 Action Camera.

2016-02

Expert review by: Randy Cantu (dcrainmaker.com)

A Look at Sony’s New HDR-AS50 Action Cam

 

I've consolidated all of the deals I can find into . Massive savings on: Garmin Fenix 5, Fitbit, Suunto Spartan, Polar Apple Watch, GoPro, and more! Cycling, running, swimming, action cams, drones and beyond! Sony has announced a new action camera, the...

2016-01

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...

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Poor Sound In The Case - Great For Scuba

 

I primary got this for scuba diving use and so far for that it has worked well. Unlike other such cameras it actually has a manual white balance option which can be used and set underwater (however quite a few menu steps to get to the option). The...

2016-05

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

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:Y
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333
Storage Media:Memory Card
Video recording:Y

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