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Sony HDR-AS200 vs Sony HDR-AZ1

Sony HDR-AS200 vs Sony HDR-AZ1

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Sony HDR-AS200
Sony HDR-AZ1

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 review, the Sony HDR-AS200 has an average expert review score of 80%, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 has an average rating of 75% (based on 25 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Seven times shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a minimum focal length of 2.8mmmm, however the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 21.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (19mm longer).
8% lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 63gg weight camcorder. That's 5g lighter than the Sony HDR-AS200 (63gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

10.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a height of 36mmmm, however the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 46.5mmmm high camcorder (10.5mm bigger).
Smaller Edit
Sony HDR-AZ1 is 74mmmm deep, but the Sony HDR-AS200 is an 81.5mmmm deep camcorder (7.5mm bigger).
$120 cheaper
The Sony HDR-AZ1 costs $129.95, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is $249.99.
Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User reviews are a lot better
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has an average user review score of 92%, but the Sony HDR-AS200 has an average rating of 82% (based on 981 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Significantly longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a minimum focal length of 21.8mmmm, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 2.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (19mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68gg weight camcorder. That's 5g heavier than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (63gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

10.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 46.5mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 36mmmm high camcorder (10.5mm smaller).
7.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a depth of 81.5mmmm, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 74mmmm deep camcorder (7.5mm smaller).
$120 more expensive
The Sony HDR-AS200 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-AZ1 by $120.04.
Less retailers
Only 6 retailers sells the Sony HDR-AS200, whereas 7 retailers sell the Sony HDR-AZ1. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-AS200's average user rating is 82%, however the Sony HDR-AZ1's is 92% (based on 10 reviews).
1 Reason Against
Lower expert review Score
The Sony HDR-AZ1 only has an average expert rating of 75%, but the Sony HDR-AS200 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Awards

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Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 41 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
17.1mm 2.8mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2.8 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
21.8mm 2.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 2.8
Filter Size
46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
17.1 - 21.8 2.8
Focal Length Range
17.1 - 21.8 2.8

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m 0.3m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Underwater
 Underwater

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000

Display

Screen Size

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
6lx 6lx
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10

Design

Colour
 White
 White
Waterproof Depth
16m 5m
BEST

Video

Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 2592
 4608 x 2592
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Battery

Battery Life
2h 2h
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-ion NP-BY1 Lithium-ion
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
68g 63g
BEST
Height
46.5mm 36mm
BEST
Depth
81.5mm 74mm
BEST
Width
24.2mm 24.2mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Operating System
Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
17.1 - 21.8 2.8
Interface
Micro USB Micro USB
Cable
Micro USB Micro USB
Aperture Range
2.8 2.8
Audio Recording Format
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
Other Features
Yes - Play Memories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1mm
Dimensions
24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 24.2 x 36 x 74
Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 24.2 x 36 x 74
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
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