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Sony HDRAS30V

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Sony HDRAS30V

$195.00
Sony HDR-AS30
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A classic and low cost 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and one of the lightest weights on the market
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12MP 1" Jul 2013
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Sony HDR-AS30 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-AS30 number 35 across all camcorders.
90
Reviews
108 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 85?

It has very good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 108 reviews.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Lighter than average
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer

Sony HDR-AS30 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-AS30 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Outstanding Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $195.00 it is still in the cheapest 23% of video cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony HDR-AS30 of £170.20 ($170.20) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $24.80.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-AS30 of 12MP is in the biggest 24% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HDR-AS30 of only 1x is smaller than 95% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Lighter Than Average

The Sony HDR-AS30's weight of only 65g is lighter than 96% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HDR-AS30 of 0.435" is larger than 83% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-AS30 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HDR-AS30 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The HDR-AS30 has a wireless connection. 89% of camcorders do not have a wireless connection.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of all camcorders is 2.3, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22. The minimum aperture number of the Sony HDR-AS30 of 2.8 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 13% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDR-AS30 features auto focus. 89% of video cameras do not feature auto focus.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDR-AS30 features photo mode. 80% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the HDR-AS30 of only 2.8 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 77% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-AS30 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-AS30 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-AS30 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-AS30 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Waterproof

The Sony HDR-AS30 is waterproof, which is unusual. 91% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdras30vb, sony as30v

Barcodes:

00027242870505, 00617689595088, 04905524945010, 04905524945027

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