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SonyHDR-AS100V POV Action Cam
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Produces high quality film (20)
  • Durable (17)
  • Highly compatible (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (23)
    • Travel (20)
    • HD shooting (19)
    • Documentaries (10)
    • Shooting indoors (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (14), Film professional (5), Parent (5), Technically challenged (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    More Sony Action Cam info.

    This little camera is a lot of fun. After playing with this for the past few weeks, I have found the highest video quality can be produced with these factors: use 1920x1080 60fps...Read complete review

    This little camera is a lot of fun. After playing with this for the past few weeks, I have found the highest video quality can be produced with these factors: use 1920x1080 60fps mode; use it without the camera housing; turn off steady shot; shoot video in very good light; and mount the camera.

    Also, if you want great image quality in variable lighting situations, the time lapse function takes great images for high quality video.

    The Action Cam can get higher video resolution quality with a 64Gb SDXC card. And it will allow more shooting option. But if you don't have the software or equipment to post process, and play back in super high quality, it's not really needed. The 1920x1080 at 60fps is plenty good. IMO, it's almost as good as Tememundo soap opera video quality.

    If you do You-Tube, 1920x1080 at 30fps is the standard. This little camera is so much fun, I can't put it down.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good camera but fisheye lens kills it

    Overall, this is a great camera. It records fantastic video at 1080p. The 60 fps was gorgeous and sound was pretty good. My biggest issue with the camera has to be the fisheye...Read complete review

    Overall, this is a great camera. It records fantastic video at 1080p. The 60 fps was gorgeous and sound was pretty good. My biggest issue with the camera has to be the fisheye lens. It warps everything on the side. I know this is what I should have expected but it was too much for me. I am looking into a newer go-pro to avoid this problem.

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    5.0

    Great to Use for kids

    By Ho

    from S.korea

    Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

    Fit all kinds of activities scuba ski parasail, etc
    Small light very satisfied

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    5.0

    Great Little Action Cam

    By D

    from near San Jose, CA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Less Expensive
    • Lightweight
    • Produces High Quality Film

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

      I like it because it is slimmer than 'the other' popular action cam. It has more features for less money, the options menu is more intuitive, and the quality is great. I do like the wifi and hooking it up to hand held devices I have to see and control the action in HD is great. Glad i purchased it :)

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      • No

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      3.0

      Good camera but fisheye lens kills it

      By Mister E

      from Los Angeles,CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comes With Waterproof Hou
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Produces High Quality Film

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls
      • Only 15 Ft Of Waterproof
      • Poor Interface

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

      Overall, this is a great camera. It records fantastic video at 1080p. The 60 fps was gorgeous and sound was pretty good. My biggest issue with the camera has to be the fisheye lens. It warps everything on the side. I know this is what I should have expected but it was too much for me. I am looking into a newer go-pro to avoid this problem.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Big improvement over AS10/15

      By ispeedonthe405

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Produces High Quality Film
      • Really Easy To Use
      • Stable Image

      Cons

      • Navigating The Menus

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

      Having done a multi camera shoot with the AS15, I can without a doubt say the image quality out of the AS100V is substantially improved. While the color of the image (especially blues) is a bit more 'enhanced' than I like (in comparison to the GoPro Hero3+), I'm noticing substantially less overly enhanced skies giving an unnatural and occasionally green tinged appearance.

      The optics appear to have been improved, with images looking noticeably sharper without chromatic aberrations that plagued the last cameras based on my use. While images are sharp, they're not overly and unnaturally sharpened like the AS15, where edges would exhibit extreme aliasing.

      The added benefit of the 50mbps XAVC is certainly welcome (over the 28mbps limit of the previous cameras), but I haven't spent enough time with this to comment with certainty.

      The ability to use all the previous accessories is certainly welcome, and I think Sony did an great job here. Enough that I may trade in my GoPro3+ now. Always though the Playmemories app was substantially better than the GoPro app.

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      4.0

      Features, portability, and Pictures in 1

      By Nelson the Father

      from Torrance, CA

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

        Some people go surfing. Some people go mountain biking. Some people sky dive. Well, I have a kid who's just starting to crawl and a 2 dogs he loves to chase around the house. I wanted a wide angle lens to capture the fun he has while being able to download and iMessage the photos to my family.

        The Sony HDR-AS100V POV action cam serves all of those purposes.
        - GPS is convenient when loading the photos and time tagging
        - Sony WIFI connection is simple and I can upload photos to my phone in an instant
        - I no longer have to carry a 'waterproof' case for my iPhone and worry about leaks. This one just does the job
        - Wide angle for selfies is awesome!

        The only issue I have is the recording time for photos. I have the ULTRA PLUS microSD that should have 30MB/s. There have been other ones on sale with 40MB/s, but the speed of recording photos isn't quick enough

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        • No

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        5.0

        This was a gift.

        By Me

        from Longmont, CO

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

        Gift recipient seems to like it.

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        5.0

        Great camera!

        By mhoque

        from Herndon, VA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

        Awesome camera! Really fun to use.

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        5.0

        Small and efficient

        By Ellen

        from New Jersey

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight
        • Produces High Quality Film

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

          This action cam is really good, it has a nice size and it easy to use this.

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          • No

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          4.0

          HDR-AS is "AS" Advertised

          By Bob the MovieMaker

          from Shrewsbury, MA

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Competent But No Techie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Sound
          • Produces High Quality Film

          Cons

          • 80 Page "handbook"
          • Playmemories Home Stinks
          • Playmemories Online - Meh

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies

          Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

          I've just been fiddling with this for a few days, so no big tests to share.However, the camera does a nice job of video/audio capture. This was just me roaming around the house - no "action" like sky diving or surfing. I didn't get Live Remote and opted for the PlayMemories Online free app - not bad, but you can't delete from the app which means the app is pretty limited. Plus the wifi keeps disconnecting so it is not super stable. Finally, PlayMemories Home is a complete waste - easy tasks like deleting videos clog the memory. I am going to uninstall PlayMemories Home (but keep the Online app) and use Windows Moviemaker until I buy Adobe Premiere.So this is a decent camera with basic simple functionality (even though the downloadable handbook is 80+ pages).A good 2nd camera for action shots and unique POVs with a better than average audio capture.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Disapointed

          By Rob

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

            Sadly this camera has soft corners and is give far more of a fish eyed view than is gopro counter part. This camera only cost half of a gopro does and thats a big plus if you rather not invest in a gopro.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product from Sony

            By stormflyer

            from Vero Beach

            Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

            Sony with Carl Zeiss glass and quality sensor is a best buy without any reservations.

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            3.0

            Like Mine!

            By Al

            from Wilmington, NC

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Produces High Quality Film

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting

              Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

              Love it for what I bought it for...
              They do need a better way for viewing while recording...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              BEST CAMERA EVER

              By Shawn

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Splashproof

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

              the features on this camera are simply AMAZING! you can do so much with it i can't even explain! i watch reviews on this camera after i ordered it when it was getting shipped to understand the camera more and its just outstanding what it can do! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great action cam

              By Enzan

              from NY

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

              I've used this cam for driving and for still video. The biggest pro is the microphone is very good, picks up voices even with a mild wind. The picture itself at 720 is good enough for my needs. Easy to attach to mounts. The only weird thing I don't like is that it bends the outer edge of the video when I tried to test it indoors. Doesn't happen outside so it's not too big of a deal for me. This cam even does slow mo which is cool.

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              5.0

              Great for time lapse

              By toxictabaso

              from Nevada

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight
              • Produces High Quality Film

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

                I've been using the Action Cam for time lapse and low light night driving videos for the YouTube. The JPEG files are easily enhanced in Lightroom 5, and the image quality is quite good in blue hour and daylight shooting. After I enhance the JPEG in Lightroom, I run them through a video editing software for a time lapse video. Easy to do, and the results are great.

                This little camera changed the way I do videos.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just Awesome

                By kt

                from australia

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Produces High Quality Film

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

                  Took this skiing recently and was very happy with the results. Great in bright sun on snow and also took good footage at the end of the day when it was darker. Would be good if the on/off sound was a bit louder. Maybe there is a setting but have not had a chance to look. Picks up sound well as well. My 3 year could be heard crystal clear close up and at a decent distance. Takes a good still pick. so far very happy.

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                  4.0

                  I like it

                  By StanG

                  from Michigan

                  Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

                  Pretty good little camera. Excellent images and video. With the number of mounts included in the kit you are off and running with plenty of mount options. User interface takes a little getting used to but lots of custom settings.

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                  5.0

                  More Sony Action Cam info.

                  By toxictabasco

                  from Nevada

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Produces High Quality Film

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

                    This little camera is a lot of fun. After playing with this for the past few weeks, I have found the highest video quality can be produced with these factors: use 1920x1080 60fps mode; use it without the camera housing; turn off steady shot; shoot video in very good light; and mount the camera.

                    Also, if you want great image quality in variable lighting situations, the time lapse function takes great images for high quality video.

                    The Action Cam can get higher video resolution quality with a 64Gb SDXC card. And it will allow more shooting option. But if you don't have the software or equipment to post process, and play back in super high quality, it's not really needed. The 1920x1080 at 60fps is plenty good. IMO, it's almost as good as Tememundo soap opera video quality.

                    If you do You-Tube, 1920x1080 at 30fps is the standard. This little camera is so much fun, I can't put it down.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great action camera

                    By Gary

                    from South Africa

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Produces High Quality Film

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • HD Shooting
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

                      I recently purchased the Sony HDR-AS100V with the Sony 64GB SDXC micro SD card.The action cam is used to record Dual Sport Motorcycle trips and thus the important features are:* ease of use* Reliability* Quality - video / audio / overall product* Mounting options* Remote control via iPhone* GPSThe Sony ticks all the above and does them well. The action cam remains sealed in its housing and, therefore, remains unaffected by dust, dirt / mud, rain and bugs.Recording in 1080p/60fps in vivid presents stunning video representation and steadyshot is perfect in assisting in the creation of this amazing picture quality, despite the bumps and jolts caused by off-road trails.On the whole, this is the perfect product for my application, but if there is one thing that I would like to have, it would be that the remote control application on the iPhone also include the GPS signal strength indicator so as to ensure that the GPS signal is being picked up before you start recording.The battery life is fine as long as you have spare batteries on longer trips, but generally a fully charged battery offers 90mins or recording time - more would always be better.

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                      5.0

                      Stable Action Cam

                      By toxictabasco

                      from Nevada

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Image Quality
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Image Stabilization
                      • Lightweight
                      • Produces High Quality Film

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sony HDR-AS100V POV Action Cam:

                        I use this for time lapse, dash cam, short videos, and walk around back up cam. What's great about the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100v are: Stabilization, outstanding image quality, built in GPS, compact size and shape, 3+hour battery life for time lapse, a lot of video formats, even more options with SDXC card, burst shooting with high resolution, easy to operate menu system, easy to mount, large LED display, etc...

                        What could be improved: nothing at this time. But if and when the competition makes a move, Sony should 1 up them.

                        This Sony Action Cam, produces high quality images, and has a flat picture mode for advanced video editing software. I have posted some vids on You-Tube with little processing and great results. In addition, I have seen all the Action Cam you-tube vids, and those with bad image quality were produced by people who either don't know how to publish videos with clarity, or just want to dis the product. IMO, Sony Action Cam is one of the best POV action cameras to date.

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