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Sony HDR-AS15 Camcorder

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16.8MP 1/2.3 65g Sep 2012
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18 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst camcorders of this age and spec, this camcorder is one of the most highly awarded.

The writers at three expert review sites all wrote that this video camera would make a great purchase. Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk both gave this Sony video camera a "Best Buy 5 Star" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best Buy" award.

This big sensor size camcorder was given a "Recommended" award by both Bondfaro.com.br and Conowego.pl, both of which said that this Sony camcorder was good.

This video camera was given a "Silver" award by Toptenreviews.com who decided that this camcorder was great.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Twenty-two experts from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, Laptopmag.com and toptenreviews.com have rated this big sensor size camcorder on average 71%.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Big sensor size video cameras built by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Robust

Two Sony HDR-AS15 owners agreed that this camcorder was well made. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price.”.

One Sony HDR-AS15 owner who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “The AS15 comes with a waterproof housing good for up to 60m depth” in their review of the Sony HDR-AS15.

One Sony HDR-AS15 owner who bought the product concluded that it was reliable. Expert website Toptenreviews.com said “We highly recommend this dependable camera for its expansive feature set” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review.

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Easy to Use

A number of Sony HDR-AS15 reviewers thought the Sony HDR-AS15 was easy to use. Four years ago expert review site Camcorderinfo.com said “The slow motion options are easy to use and churn out decent videos” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review although they gave the product a rating of 63 out of 100. Expert review site Consumersearch.com wrote “Most reviewers agree that Sony's smartphone app is very easy to use”. Consumersearch.com also mentioned “Com says the camera's onboard menu system is intuitive as well.”.

Nice Design

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was a good design. Three years ago expert review site Cnet.com said “Some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers” in their Sony HDR-AS15 review. Expert website Digitalversus.com said “The battery life is low and there are issues with the design” however they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

One customer thought the product was neat. Four years ago Gizmodo.com said “It has that neat 720p/120fps trick.”. One Sony HDR-AS15 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking.

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Good Connectivity

Several people who bought it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Camcorderinfo.com said “The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas—the WiFi functions work well” however despite that they rated it 63 out of 100. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Sony HDR-AS15 review three years ago “It too has built-in Wi-Fi, so you can hook it up to your smartphone to share video, pics, or even control the camcorder remot”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who bought the product reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “With the company's first foray into the world of wearable camcorders, Sony incorporated some excellent features on the Action Cam.”.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Sony HDR-AS15 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HDR-AS15 is Full HD.

Alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HDR-AS15 has an HDMI port. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-AS15 also have an HDMI port.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-AS15 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-AS15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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MS Micro (M2) Memory Card

MS Micro (M2) memory card

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Small

The HDR-AS15 is one of the smaller video cameras of this type and age (only 82 millimeters) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The smallest comparable spec video camera that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS15 is 15mm deep and the biggest is 480mm.

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Very Small

Across all the camcorders that came out more than two years ago the heights range from 22mm to 240mm, and the average height is 100mm. The Sony HDR-AS15 is fairly small (only 47 millimeters) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-AS15.

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Light

When compared to other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-AS15 that we have assessed the weight of, the HDR-AS15's weight of only 65 grams is one of the lightest. The average weight of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 650g.

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Small

When compared to other camcorders of this age and type that we have assessed, the width of the HDR-AS15 of only 24.5 millimeters is one of the smallest. The smallest big sensor size camcorder that has been around for around the same time as the HDR-AS15 is 23mm wide and the biggest is 230mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

A number of Sony HDR-AS15 owners said in their reviews that it was not good quality. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-AS15 “The image quality is disappointing”. Expert review site Consumersearch.com said “Its video quality isn't exceptional.”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony HDR-AS15 does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-AS15 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-AS15 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-AS15, the HDR-AS15 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the HDR-AS15 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-AS15 do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HDR-AS15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-AS15 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 8% more maximum image resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-AS15 the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Only Digital Image Stabiliser

The HDR-AS15 has a better image stabiliser type than most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has a Digital image stabiliser, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it have an Optical image stabiliser. Some compact cameras have digital Image stabilisation only, which simply boosts camera sensitivity (ISO) to obtain a faster shutter speeds to help prevent blur. No hardware is involved.

A Digital image stabiliser is in fact the worst image stabiliser type across all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-AS15.

An Optical image stabiliser is the best image stabiliser type across similar types of video camera.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The HDR-AS15 has a greater number of included cables than most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-AS15.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel count of the HDR-AS15 of only 2 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst camcorders of this type and age. The lowest megapixel count of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-AS15 is 2MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average megapixel count is 9.8MP.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-AS15

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony camcorder was released over four years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Geotagging
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

6 Awards

bondfaro.com.br Recommended toptenreviews.com Silver ljudochbild.se Best Buy Lydogbilde.no Best Buy 5 Star conowego.pl Recommended lydogbillede.dk Best Buy 5 Star

Expert Reviews

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1 February 2014

The Sony HDR AS-15 offers the best value we've seen in an action camera. Its video quality isn't exceptional, but it's surprisingly good for the price, and most owners find it easy to use. It also...

3 May 2013

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

30 April 2013

We highly recommend this dependable camera for its expansive feature set and high definition and clear video...

Toptenreviews.com

25 April 2013

The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price, but some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers...

24 April 2013

The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price, but some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers...

15 March 2013

The company says that they have taken their time to come to market with these imaging products. To that effect, they waited to release a product that could produce footage good enough to do... Read more…

21 January 2013

Sony came late onto the action cam scene, and it needed to strike hard. The HDR-AS15 certainly has some great features (slow motion, Wi-Fi...), but the image quality is disappointing, the battery...

10 January 2013

Sony gets into the sports market with the HDR-AS15 Action Cam...

27 November 2012

The Action Cam is a good start, but Sony can do better. The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas?the WiFi functions work well, the slow motion options are easy to use and churn out...

27 November 2012

The Action Cam HDR-AS15 was built on some great ideas?the WiFi functions work well, the slow motion options are easy to use and churn out decent videos, and the on-board menu system makes sense....

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdras15bcen, hdras15outdoor
Barcodes 00027242854833, 00060739020106, 00905524902167, 04905524902167

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