Sony HDR-AS200 vs Sony HDR-AZ1
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Sony HDR-AS200vsSony HDR-AZ1

Sony HDR-AS200

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Sony HDR-AS200

$209.99
Our Verdict:
An astonishingly light weight and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a low price and great features
92
Reviews
995 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.8MP 1" Jul 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.8MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2013
Sony HDR-AZ1

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Sony HDR-AZ1

$198.00
Our Verdict:
A sensationally light weight and astoundingly cheap 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with an industry award and great features
93
Reviews
114 Reviews + 1 Award
96
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 11.9MP 1" Jul 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 11.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2013
Sony HDR-AS200

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Sony HDR-AS200

$209.99
Our Verdict:
An astonishingly light weight and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a low price and great features
92
Reviews
995 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.8MP 1" Jul 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.8MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2013
Sony HDR-AZ1

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Sony HDR-AZ1

$198.00
Our Verdict:
A sensationally light weight and astoundingly cheap 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with an industry award and great features
93
Reviews
114 Reviews + 1 Award
96
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 11.9MP 1" Jul 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 11.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2013

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Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
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$209.99
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Reasons For

Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
3 Reasons For
Vastly Deeper Waterproof Up to
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a waterproof up to of 16m, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 is only a 5m waterproof depth camcorder (11m shallower).

This denotes how deep the camcorder can be submerged in water, before it starts to take on water and be damaged.

A deeper waterproof rating means that the camcorder will be less likely to be damaged by water.

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More Popular
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Expert Reviews Are Better
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Sony HDR-AS200 is 80%, however the average rating of the Sony HDR-AZ1 is 75% (based on 28 reviews).
5 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a total megapixels of 11.9MP, however the Sony HDR-AS200 is only an 8.8MP camcorder (3.1MP smaller).

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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8% Lighter
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 63g camcorder. That's 5g lighter than the Sony HDR-AS200 (68g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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$12 Cheaper
The Sony HDR-AZ1 costs $198.00, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is $209.99.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User Reviews Are Marginally Better
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-AZ1 is 83%, but the average rating of the Sony HDR-AS200 is 82% (based on 865 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
No awards found
1 Award
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

The Sony HDR-AS200 has better expert reviews than the Sony HDR-AZ1. The average expert reviews score for the Sony HDR-AS200 is 80% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Sony HDR-AZ1 is 75% based on 28 reviews.
Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
10 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony HDR-AZ1 has better user reviews than the Sony HDR-AS200. The average user reviews score for the Sony HDR-AZ1 is 83% based on 88 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony HDR-AS200 is 82% based on 865 reviews.
Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
5 stars
389 reviews
4 stars
306 reviews
3 stars
99 reviews
2 stars
23 reviews
1 star
48 reviews
Best
5 stars
49 reviews
4 stars
24 reviews
3 stars
5 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
10 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Sony HDR-AS200 than the Sony HDR-AZ1 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 81.8% recommend the product, based on a total of 867 reviews for the Sony HDR-AS200 and 867 reviews for the Sony HDR-AS200.

Date Released

Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
55 months old 55 months old

Manufacturer's Warranty

Key Features

Total Megapixels

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Optical Zoom 1x 1x
Minimum Aperture Number 2.8 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 21.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number 2.8 2.8
Image Stabilizer Type
Electrical
 Electrical
Electrical
 Electrical
Filter Size 46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Video Resolutions
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Total Megapixels 8.8MP
BEST
11.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
 
 
 
Storage Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Memory Slots 1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
MicroSD (Transflash) MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
MicroSD (Transflash) MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 
 
 
Focusing Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Closest Focusing Distance 0.3m 0.3m
Focus Adjustment
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
White Balance Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
White Balance
Auto Custom
 Auto
 Custom
Auto Custom
 Auto
 Custom
 
 
 
Shutter Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Viewfinder Type
No
 No
No
 No
 
 
 
Camera Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Minimum Illumination 6lx 6lx
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Waterproof Up to 16m 5m
BEST
 
 
 
Still Image Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Still Image Resolution
4608 x 2592
 4608 x 2592
4608 x 2592
 4608 x 2592
 
 
 
Audio Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Audio System
Stereo
 Stereo
Stereo
 Stereo
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Maximum Battery Life 2h 2h
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Lithium
 Lithium
Lithium
 Lithium
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Weight 68g 63g
BEST
Height 46.5mm 36mm
Depth 81.5mm 74mm
Width 24.2mm 24.2mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Cables Included
USB Micro-USB
micro usb
 USB
 Micro-USB
 micro usb
USB Micro-USB
micro usb
 USB
 Micro-USB
 micro usb
 
 
 
Other Features Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
Interface
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode) Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1mm
 
 
 
Technical Details Sony HDR-AS200 Sony HDR-AZ1
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed

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