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Sony HDRAS300W

Sony HDRAS300W
98
Reviews
18 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A classic and fully featured 107g, 8.57MP video camera, with a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone, is waterproof and supports remote operation. Customers report that it has a very good video quality, a great picture quality and it's smooth.
Features We Love:
Large optical sensor size (1/2.5")
Very light (107g)
Image stabilizer
Waterproof
Supports bluetooth
8.57MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
107g
2h
BATTERY LIFE
DCF: 12.0
MEGAPIXEL
STILL IMAGE
4608:2592
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
HD
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDRAS300W number 8 across all camcorders.

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98
Reviews
87
Features
85
Value for Money

87

87
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 87?

our review analysis indicates that it has exceptional user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
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.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Large optical sensor size
Very light
Has an image stabilizer
Waterproof

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each camcorder by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

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98
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.7 stars (18 reviews)

56%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Sony HDRAS300W?

Video Quality
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Recording Uses
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Lens System
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Viewfinder / Screen
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Features
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Two People Thought it Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... smooth v... Very affordable, coming it at $249.99, the AS300 is an outstanding value for a Full HD action cam. Its smooth video capture and outstanding ...
    Steve's Digicams 8 Dec 2016
  • ... processorOptical SteadyShot leads the way in providing you with smooth v... Very affordable, coming it at $249.99, the AS300 is an outstanding value for ...
    Steve's Digicams 8 Dec 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was Reliable
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    One Person Thought it Had a Poor Battery Life
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    Some People Thought This Camcorder Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Three people thought that the Sony HDRAS300W was smooth.

  • ... $249.99, the AS300 is an outstanding value for a Full HD action cam. Its smooth video capture and outstanding quality put it on top of the list of Full ...
    Steve's Digicams 8 Dec 2016
  • ... camera thanks to the EXMOR sensor and BIONZ processorOptical SteadyShot leads the way in providing you with smooth v... Very affordable, coming it at $249.99, ...
    Steve's Digicams 8 Dec 2016
  • ... thanks to the EXMOR sensor and BIONZ processor. Optical SteadyShot leads the way in providing you with smooth video. Builtin GPS allows the camera to collect ...
    Steve's Digicams 8 Dec 2016
  • One Person Thought This Camcorder Had Well Designed Technical Features
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    Two People Thought This Camcorder Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices
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    One Person Thought This Camcorder Had an Acceptable Noise Level
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    One Person Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder
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    One Person Thought This Camcorder Had a Good Lens
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    More Than 10 People Thought the Sony HDRAS300W Had Great Video Quality

    Several people thought that the Sony HDRAS300W had a superb video quality and had a great picture quality.

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    Has a Superb Video Quality
    6 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... $249.99, the AS300 is an outstanding value for a Full HD action cam. Its smooth video capture and outstanding quality put it on top of the list of Full ...
    Steve's Digicams 8 Dec 2016
  • Preview posted 09/09/2016 by Michael PalmerFull review posted 12/8/2016 by Josh FateQuick TakeProsTop quality Full HD video from an action camera thanks to the EXMOR sensor ...
    Steve's Digicams 8 Dec 2016
  • ... thanks to the EXMOR sensor and BIONZ processor. Optical SteadyShot leads the way in providing you with smooth video. Builtin GPS allows the camera to collect ...
    Steve's Digicams 8 Dec 2016
  • I used this camera to film in 4k underwater excellent video quality great for snorkeling...
    GNS2016 - Bestbuy.com 27 Feb 2017
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    Has a Great Picture Quality
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Two People Thought it Has Many Recording Uses

    Two people thought that the Sony HDRAS300W is good for underwater photography.

  • I used this camera to film in 4k underwater excellent video quality great for snorkeling...
    GNS2016 - Bestbuy.com 27 Feb 2017
  • Great underwater and quality of video is much better than expected...
    Johnywalker - Bestbuy.com 13 Oct 2018
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    87
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Large optical sensor size
    Very light
    Has an image stabilizer
    Waterproof
    Supports bluetooth
    Has a built-in microphone
    Supports remote operation
    Features Wi-Fi
    Has a self-timer
    Has a handheld remote control
    ok total megapixels
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
    ok maximum battery life
    Tiny optical zoom
    Very low maximum aperture number
    ok Total Megapixels

    The total megapixels of the Sony HDR-AS300 of 8.57MP is ok compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 37% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

    This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on camcorders. §.

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    Tiny Optical Zoom

    The average optical zoom of all camcorders is 18x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 78x. The Sony HDR-AS300's optical zoom of only 1x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 86% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Large Optical Sensor Size

    The optical sensor size of the HDR-AS300 of 0.4" is in the largest 32% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Very Light
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    The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 560g. The weight of the HDR-AS300 of only 107g is lighter than 84% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabilizer

    The HDR-AS300 has an image stabilizer, as do 62% of video cameras.

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    ok Maximum Battery Life
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    The Sony HDR-AS300's maximum battery life of 2h is ok compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 48% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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    Waterproof

    The Sony HDR-AS300 is waterproof. 88% of video cameras are not waterproof.

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    Supports Bluetooth
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    The Sony HDR-AS300 supports bluetooth. 96% of video cameras do not support bluetooth.

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    Has a Built-in Microphone
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    The HDR-AS300 has a built-in microphone. 52% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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    Supports Remote Operation
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    The Sony HDR-AS300 supports remote operation. 91% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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    Features Wi-Fi
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    The HDR-AS300 features Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature Wi-Fi.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Sony HDR-AS300 has a self-timer, unlike 92% of camcorders which do not have a self-timer.

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    Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

    The HDR-AS300's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the lowest 23% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all video cameras is 4.9, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.

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    Has a Handheld Remote Control

    The HDR-AS300 has a handheld remote control, unlike 92% of video cameras which do not have a handheld remote control.

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    85
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Sony HDRAS300W, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This camcorder is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money
    Retro Technology - 044 - Handy Cam
    Sony HDRAS300W
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $297.99 it is still in the cheapest 44% of video cameras.

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    Value for Money of Similar Camcorders

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Sony HDRAS300W (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Two people thought it was reasonably priced

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony HDRAS300W

    QWhat is the optical zoom of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W has an optical zoom of 1 times zoom factor.
    QWhat is the weight of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W is a 107 grams camcorder.
    QWhat is the total megapixels of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W is an 8.57 megapixels camcorder.
    QWhat is the max video resolution of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD).
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS300W have an image stabilizer?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS300W has an image stabilizer.
    QWhat is the image stabilizer type of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W has an optical image stabilizer type.
    QWhat HD types does the Sony HDRAS300W have?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W is an HD camcorder.
    QWhat is the optical sensor size of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W has an optical sensor size of 1/2.5 inch.
    QWhat is the sensor type of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W has a cmos sensor type.
    QWhat compatible memory cards does the Sony HDRAS300W support?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W supports a memory stick and sd / sdhc / sdxc / sdio compatible memory cards.
    QWhat camcorder types does the Sony HDRAS300W have?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W is an action cam camcorder.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS300W support remote operation?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS300W supports remote operation.
    QWhat available colours does the Sony HDRAS300W have?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W has a white colour.
    QWhat is the still image resolution of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W supports a still image resolution of DCF: 12.0 Megapixel, 16 x 9 (4608:2592).
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS300W have a built-in microphone?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS300W has a built-in microphone.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS300W feature Wi-Fi?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS300W features Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Sony HDRAS300W support bluetooth?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS300W supports bluetooth.
    QWhat is the maximum battery life of the Sony HDRAS300W?
    AThe Sony HDRAS300W has a maximum battery life of 2 hours.
    QIs the Sony HDRAS300W waterproof?
    AYes, the Sony HDRAS300W is waterproof.
    4.7 Stars

    56%

    56%

    56% of Customers Would Recommend
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    Sony HDRAS300W Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Total Megapixels
    Max Video Resolution
    Lens System
    Image Stabilizer
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Image Stabilizer Type
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Video
    HD Type
    Image Sensor
    Optical Sensor Size
    Sensor Type
    Storage
    Compatible Memory Cards
    Exposure
    Light Exposure Modes
    White Balance
    White Balance
    Display
    Aspect Ratio
    Camera
    Camcorder Type
    Shooting Modes
    Remote Operation
    Design
    Colour
    Still Image
    Still Image Resolution
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Built-in Speaker
    Audio Formats Supported
    Network
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    Battery
    Maximum Battery Life
    Charging Source
    Packaging Content
    Handheld Remote Control
    Projector
    Projector Brightness
    Other Features
    Waterproof
    Lens System
    Slow Motion Record
    Backlight
    Recording Media
    Recording Time
    Technical Details
    Model Number
    Power Consumption
    Shutter Speed
    Focusing Distance
    Self-Timer
    Audio Output Channels

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    sony hdras300rcen, sony x3000r

    Barcodes

     04548736021976

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