Some people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Amy Carroll mentioned in her review “The video was still pretty good, although not as clear as I would have maybe liked.”. A few weeks ago George Osgerby gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The waterproof case that comes with the camera is pretty nice and waterproof”. George Osgerby also said “The audio quality is pretty decent for an action camera”.
A few Sony HDR-AS30 owners who purchased the product concluded that it was a good design. In November last year Forged Piston mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Great quality and design”. Oldbiker rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “I really like this camera design could be improved”. Pondering Panda said in their review of this camcorder “I've lost out on footage because of this fairly major design flaw! Good” however despite that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
A number of Sony HDR-AS30 owners who reviewed the product thought it was smooth. Rosen Ivanov mentioned “Uses the "slack" as a sort of buffer to smooth out camera shake”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Ben Goulter wrote “The camera is a neat little unit” in his Sony HDR-AS30 review although he gave the Sony HDR-AS30 a rating of 2 stars.
One customer reckoned that this camcorder was ugly. George Osgerby said this month “The only downsides to this camera are the ones you get with most other action camera, no zoom, distortion, not fantastic audio, ugly camera” .
One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic.