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Sony HDR-AS30

A classic 12 megapixel 1 camcorder with average features
12MP 1/2.3" Yes 65g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-AS30 Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-AS30 number 251 across all camcorders.
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108 Reviews
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47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

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 camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a wireless connection
Light
Quite high minimum aperture number
Quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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Sony HDR-AS30 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Has a Wireless Connection

The HDR-AS30 has a wireless connection, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Light

The Sony HDR-AS30 is one of the lighter camcorders (only 65 grams) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the video cameras the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of video cameras is 1.1 and the highest is 22. At 2.8, the HDR-AS30 has a fairly high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-AS30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. At 12 megapixels, the HDR-AS30 has a fairly big total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.5 millimeters, the HDR-AS30 has a very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 29mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 1.8mm to 110mm.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-AS30 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other camcorders, the Sony HDR-AS30's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2.5 millimeters is one of the shortest. Camcorders have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm.

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Waterproof

The HDR-AS30 is waterproof. Most of the other camcorders also are waterproof.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-AS30 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony HDR-AS30 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-AS30 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other camcorders.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Camcorders have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the HDR-AS30 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDR-AS30 features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-AS30 has a microphone in. Most of the other video cameras also have a microphone in.

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Features Photo Mode

The Sony HDR-AS30 features photo mode. Most of the other video cameras also feature photo mode.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony snyhdras30kedge, sony hdras30vb, sony as30v
Barcodes 00027242282285, 00027242870505, 00617689595088, 04905524945010, 04905524945027

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