Sony HDR-AS15 vs Sony HDR-AZ1

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Sony HDR-AS15
Sony HDR-AZ1

Top Prices

eBay
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Standard delivery: $34.99
eBay
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eBay
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Standard delivery: $13.00
Best Buy
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FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Walmart
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Delivery unknown
In stock
Target
Checked 20 hours ago
Out of stock

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Cheaper by $90
The Sony HDR-AS15 costs $109.99, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is $199.99.
Five more awards
The Sony HDR-AS15 has 6 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 has 1 award.
3 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 63g weight camcorder. That's 2g lighter than the Sony HDR-AS15 (63g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 25 reviews, the Sony HDR-AZ1 has an average expert review score of 75%, whereas the Sony HDR-AS15 has an average rating of 71% (based on 39 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Marginally heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 has a weight of 65g, but the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 63g weight camcorder (2g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not as many stockists
The Sony HDR-AS15 is only stocked by 1 store, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 is stocked by 3 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by ten months
The Sony HDR-AS15 is ten months older than the Sony HDR-AZ1.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The Sony HDR-AS15 only has an average expert score of 71%, but the Sony HDR-AZ1 has an average expert rating of 75% (based on 25 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
$90 more expensive
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-AS15 by $90.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony HDR-AZ1 has received 1 award, the Sony HDR-AS15 has received 6 awards.

Awards

6 Awards
bondfaro.com.br: Recommended
conowego.pl: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best Buy
Lydogbilde.no: Best Buy 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Best Buy 5 Star
toptenreviews.com: Silver
1 Award
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

53 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
11.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
BEST
 Digital
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8

Storage

Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 MicroSDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30 - 1,1/10000

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
6lx 6lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
Geotagging
 Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour of Product
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 5m

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 2592
 4608 x 2592
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Continuous Shooting Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Continuous shooting mode

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 MP4
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BY1 Lithium-ion
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
65g 63g
BEST
Height
47mm 36mm
Depth
82mm 74mm
Width
24.5mm 24.2mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Photo Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo mode
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro USB
Cable Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro USB
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 MP4
 MP4
Smooth Slow Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smooth slow record
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1mm
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.2 x 36 x 74
USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cable
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.2 x 36 x 74
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in WiFi
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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