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Sony HDR-AS200

Sony HDRAS200VR Camcorder

68g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Release Date
Shoot all the action in Full HD with the Sony HDR-AS200VR Action Camcorder. Exmor R CMOS sensor Capture every detail, even in lower light condition. With improved sensitivity, reduced noise and... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Sony camcorder received a rating of 80% from camcorder expert review website kopfhoerer.com.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 999 owner reviews this Sony video camera has an overall owner rating of 82 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 3,509 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its video cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its camcorders compared to other brands.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-AS200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-AS200 do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-AS200 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-AS200 which are not Full HD, the HDR-AS200 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-AS200 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This Sony video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera support sd and sdhc and sdxc memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this spec and age.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera.

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

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Lithium Battery

The Sony HDR-AS200 has a Lithium battery which is better than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a Polymer battery.

This camcorder's battery (Lithium) is in fact the best battery amongst all video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst battery amongst comparable types of camcorder is Polymer.

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Waterproof

The HDR-AS200 is waterproof, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-AS200 which are not waterproof.

There are a number of alternative waterproof video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price].

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Fairly Deep Waterproof Depth

The average waterproof depth of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-AS200 is 20m, and the waterproof depth range from 1.5m to 100m. With a waterproof depth of 16 meters, the Sony HDR-AS200 has a quite deep waterproof depth compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-AS200, the HDR-AS200 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price].

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HDR-AS200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this age and type. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-AS200. The white balance modes "Colour temp" and "Custom" are also found on this video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Light

The HDR-AS200 is one of the lighter camcorders of this spec and age (only 68 grams) amongst camcorders of this age. The weights of camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS200 range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price] (63g) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small

At only 46.5 millimeters, the HDR-AS200 is quite small compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-AS200. Video cameras of this spec and age have heights of between 26mm and 690mm, and the average height is 110mm.

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Small

The smallest camcorder that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS200 is 19mm wide, the biggest is 640mm, and the average width is 95mm. The width of the HDR-AS200 of only 24.2 millimeters is one of the smallest amongst camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-AS200.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-AS200 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-AS200 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The HDR-AS200 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this camcorder. The cables included micro usb are also found on this video camera.

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Only Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the HDR-AS200 is more than most camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats aac, mp4 and MPEG-4 are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-AS200 do not have a night mode. The Sony HDR-AS200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony HDR-AS200 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Two Scene Modes

The HDR-AS200 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders of this age and spec. This camcorder has an Underwater scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on video cameras of this age and type. The scene mode "Auto" is also found on this video camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-AS200 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of camcorders of this type and age is 2.3, and the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 4. The HDR-AS200 has one of the higher minimum apertures (2.8) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

Camcorders of this spec and age have minimum illumination of between 0.02lx and 1,400lx. At 6 lux, the HDR-AS200 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-AS200.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-AS200

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-AS200 over three years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 2 hours, the Sony HDR-AS200 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 2h battery life camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price].

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Specification

Image Sensor
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Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
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Storage
Memory Card Slot
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Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Waterproof Depth
Video
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
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Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Battery
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Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Cable Included
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Projector
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Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
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Expert Reviews

(1)
17 November 2014

Beim Sporttreiben ist es vielen wichtig, mit Musik so richtig angespornt zu werden, um die eigenen Leistungen weiter verbessern zu können. Dabei sind die Ansprüche an einen Kopfhörer hoch, denn... Read more…

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User Reviews

(981)
Reviewed 21 February 2015 by Devildog21
(Verified Purchase)

Earbuds are good quality but fragile so be careful...

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Danny
Danny would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200 (Verified Purchase)

Got this for my son. He doesn't like putting ear buds in his ear he loves this one...

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by JohnnySaccs
JohnnySaccs would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200

I needed this for the gym. Fits perfect and stays in place. Sounds great as well...

Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Vinitjain
Vinitjain would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200 (Verified Purchase)

The sound quality is good for this 17 $ earphone. But if you make/receive a call....its hard to manage, because it doesn't have a mic. So you hold your phone too while you talk...

Reviewed 1 October 2015 by JonnySM
JonnySM would recommend the Sony MDR-AS200 (Verified Purchase)

If you are looking for something inexpensive to wear while you mow the lawn or go to the gym, these are perfect. Sound quality leaves something to be desired compared to new technology, but... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony as200, sony as200v, sony as200vr, sony hdras200, sony hdras200v, sony hdras200vw, sony hdras200vr, sony hdras200vrw
Barcodes 00027242886186, 00027242886193, 00735548417705

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