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Sony Black Compact POV Action Cam - HDR-AS10/B

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Full HD 1080p Recording/ SteadyShot Image Stabilization/ Ultra Wide Angle Carl Zeiss Lens (170-Degree FOV)/ 4x Slow Motion Video Mode In HD/ Exmor R CMOS Sensor/ "Press-n-Go" With Large Start/Stop Button/ Memory Stick Micro And Micro SD/SDHC Compatible/ Built-In Stereo Mic/ HDMI Output/ Ruggedized, Waterproof Housing With Universal Tripod Mount Included/ Black Finish
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Sony Black Compact POV Action Cam, Model HDRAS10B

Relive the glory of every hardcore, gravity-defying moment in legendary Sony quality. No other mountable POV camera combines Carl Zeiss® optics with a rugged exterior that welcomes mud, snow and water5. So no matter what you do—snowboard, surf, skate, bike—record it all in HD and share your shredding with the world.


  • Compact, rugged HD video action camcorder
    The Sony® HDR-AS10 is a rugged, wearable full HD video camcorder. Weighing in at just 90grams (w/ battery) this compact, lightweight unit allows you to capture your adventures on the mountain, in the water, and anywhere else life may take you as the action happens
  • High quality Full HD 1080p recording
    The Sony® HDR-AS10 offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI® and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories
  • Ruggedized, waterproof housing with universal tripod mount included
    The Sony® HDR-AS10 ships with a ruggedized, waterproof housing with universal tripod mount that is built to handle extreme environments, allowing you to concentrate on safety and composition while capturing Full HD videos. Within the housing, the camera is waterproof down to 197 feet and has dirt and dust resistant seals that help make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grime
  • SteadyShot® image stabilization reduces blur
    SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture
  • Ultra wide angle Carl Zeiss® Lens (170-degree FOV)
    With an ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens, you will increase your perspective (170-degree viewing angle) while you venture out on breathtaking views of dynamic terrain to include ski slopes and mountain trails
  • 4x Slow Motion video mode in HD
    Extreme sports athletes and enthusiasts will enjoy HD SLOW 2x (1280 x 720, 60p) and HD SLOW 4x (1280 x 720, 120p) that shoot slow motion, which is ideal for studying and refining form and technique. For traditional shooting methods, the camcorder also offers several different resolutions to suit your needs: shoots in Full HD (1920x1080 30p), STD HD (1280x720, 30p), SD VGA (640x480, 30p)
  • Exmor® R CMOS Sensor for superb low light performance
    Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions
  • Simply "Press-n-Go" with large start/stop button
    Operation of the Sony® HDR-AS10 is as simple as pressing a large, easy-to-press start/stop button. Just press the button and you’re shooting the adventure of a lifetime
  • Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC compatible
    The HDR-AS10 features a memory card slot that accepts Memory Stick Micro™ (M2) and Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card (class 4 or higher) type memory cards. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of expandable memory via the memory card (sold separately) that is most convenient and offers maximum compatibility with the computers he or she uses the most
  • Built-In stereo mic
    A built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture all the exciting sounds of your adventure
  • HDMI® output for easy file transfer
    With HDMI® output, you’ll be able to share your Sony® HDR-AS10 video with friends and family on your HDTV (HDMI cable required/not included)
  • Secure on flat and curved surfaces w/ 2 adhesive mounts
    Hands-free shooting is at your disposal. Mount your Sony® HDR-AS10 easily and securely to flat and curved surfaces with included adhesive mounts



  • Camera Type: POV Action Cam
  • Auto Non Flicker: Yes
  • Gain Control: Auto

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" (7.77mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ® image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx.16800K pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx.11900K pixels (16:9)
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters


  • Media Type: Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 2.0 megapixels
  • Video Format: MPEG4-AVC/H.264
  • Video Resolution: 1920×1080/30P (HQ),1280×720/30P (STD,SLOW,SSLOW), 680×480/30P (VGA)
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.11900K pixels
  • Video Signal: HD:HDTV 1080/60p
  • Audio Format: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Microphone, Monoral Speaker
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HQ:Approx.16Mbps/ SSLOW:Approx.24Mbps/ SLOW:Approx.12Mbps/ STD:Approx.6Mbps/ VGA:Approx.3Mbps
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Still Image Size(Photo Mode): 2.0 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Progressive Mode: Yes


  • Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Tessar® Lens
  • Aperture: F2.8
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): f=15.3mm, f= 5/8 inch
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.1 3/16inch (Approx.30cm)
  • Angle of View: 170° (without SteadyShot), 120° (with SteadyShot)
  • Focal Distance: f=2.5mm, f=1/8inch
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active: 21.3mm

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment
  • Exposure Settings: Auto
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto
  • Minimum Illumination: 6 lux
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
  • Gain Control: Auto

Drive System

  • Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 1/30 - 1/10,000 (30fps)


  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time)
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time) / Yes (remaining capacity)
  • Multiple Language Display: English
  • Fast Playback: About 5 times/10 times
  • Image Management File Repair: Yes (AUTO)
  • On Screen Main Indicators: Recording Mode
  • On Screen Main Indicators: Image stabilization


  • Waterproof: Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS1))
  • Dustproof: Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS1))
  • Image Stabilization: SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode
  • Interval Recording: Yes (photo) (5s/10s/30s/60s)
  • Power Save: Yes


  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC compatible
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (micro)
  • USB Port(s): micro-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (micro)


  • Power Consumption (in Operation): 1.7W (in Display Panel operation)
  • Power Requirements: 3.6V (battery pack)
  • Battery Type: NP-BX1 (supplied)
  • Charge on camcorder (Charging time with supplied Battery): Yes (Approx. 4h 05min)

Display Panel

  • Display Panel: Yes

Imaging Sensor(details)

  • Recording pixels (photo, 16:9): Approx.11900000 pixels

USB Charging(details)

  • Blank: DC 5V 500mA/600mA

USB Power Supply

  • Blank: Yes (1.5A or more is recommended)

In The Box:

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1) (1)
  • Micro USB Cable (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)
  • Waterproof Case (1)
  • Adhesive Mount (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1-7/8"
  • Width: 31/32"
  • Depth: 3-1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Storage TypeMemory Stick
LCD Screen Size (inches)No Screen
Total Pixel Count16800K
Effective Pixel Count11900K
Image StabilizationYes
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still2 Megapixel
Still Image FormatsDCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Computer ConnectivityMicro USB, Micro HDMI
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)2 oz
Width (inches)0.96"
Height (inches)1.875"
Depth (inches)3.125"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year


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By Papa Carlo

from San Diego, CA

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  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound


    Best Uses

      This is an excellent camera for the price and does what I want it to do. Often people compare it to GoPro III Black forgetting that it is more than twice the price of this one.
      What I was not particularly fond of in Sony Action Cam is the form factor. GoPro block is easier to hang somewhere on your clothing, which is hard if possible with Sony. But it compensate it some with its excellent image stabilization, that saves otherwise throw out videos. Overall I am very satisfied with the camera.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


      A lot for the money

      By PLaunius

      from South


      • Image stabilization, great field of view


      • Need waterproof buttons for "next" and "previous", partial battery charge

      Best Uses

        Very easy to use. Auto power on and off so all you do it press a single button. I bought an extra battery and after charging both over night, each only had 3 of 4 bars. Can't seem to get a full charge. My biggest complaint is that to change modes (video/slow/interval photo) you have to open the waterproof case to get to the buttons. The case really needs two smaller buttons like are on the "start/stop" so that any function can be done with it sealed. If your hands are wet from water or snow, then you'll likely leave some on the camera and lock that moisture in the case with the camera. I still really think this is a great camera for the money and I'm happy I bought it.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


        several problems

        By wyman

        from nyc


        • great quality pic sound


        • Hard to use

        Best Uses

          3 problems 1) how do you turn the really annoying sound off for every button click? sometimes i like to record things discretely, but with a HUGE sound on every button click, discrete becomes impossible. 2) to charge this thing, you have to use a usb connected to a pc that is on. that is slow and annoying. currently there isn't even an adapter. go find a third party charger. 3) the picture taking mode sucks. time lapse images, 5 second is the minimum. why not 1 second or even faster? please let me know if anybody finds out how to turn the sound off. otherwise great quality, just hard to use. typical sony.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


          Almost Perfect

          By sumogurinet

          from Palos Verdes, CA


          • Amazing Image Quality. SteadyShot. Good Price


          • No Sound can be recorded at 60 and 120 FPS. Underwater AWB needs work.

          Best Uses

            This Sony Action Cam is amazing. It would have been the perfect action cam except 60FPS cannot record sound. I believe most action cam users with fast action footage use 720P 60FPS to avoid CMOS jello effects. I also tested the cam underwater. The auto white balance requires adjustments. I love the SteadyShot, Zeiss Lens, and the Image processor, almost the perfect cam, but I probably cannot use the cam since there is no sound at 60FPS. Great Cam though if you do not need 60FPS.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


            Better than GoPro Hero 2

            By Brayton

            from Florida


            • amazing color replication, sleek design, great functionality


            • no underwater flat lens package (yet)

            Best Uses

              This is so very close to being the perfect action cam, except that it lacks a floating back door accessory (like the GoPro) and a flat lense cover for underwater video (like the GoPro's accessory). Add these two accessories, and this camera would be the best hands down! Keep up the good work Sony!

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              By jun32

              from Draper, UT


              • Small, simple, stabilization, clarity


              • No chest mount

              Best Uses

                I bought my AS10/B to use filming while running and climbing mountains. I haven't bought the head strap yet (coming in the mail now), but holding it while running and filming was very simple. The image stabilization is incredible and it is so easy to use. It is light weight and don't foresee any problems with the headband mount, but will be interested to try it out.

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                Action Cam AS10/B

                By Reno

                from Lawrenceville, Ga


                • great for action, low light, slow motion, and unique shots


                • No lens cover provided, limited Sony mounting options, flimsy USB cover

                Best Uses

                  I bought this cam to record my motorcycle rides. The only helmet mounting option Sony offers is on top of the helmet or goggle mount. The adhesive mounts did not come close to matching the curve of my helmet (to flat or to curved). Thankfully they have a standard tripod mount on the waterproof case so I made my own mount that clips on the bottom of the helmet for either side. I like the view it gives being on the side of the helmet and it is less likely to get damaged there. The fact that it is so light weight is a huge plus if your going to mount it to a helmet. It can also be velcro'd just about anywhere for some unique cam placements. The cam itself is very nice and really shoots great video. I do wish steady cam worked in the 170 degree view setting but the image is still very stable. The biggest surprise to me has been the sound quality from this little cam. It's not to bad even with the waterproof case on. I have a lot more testing to do but I think this just might give GoPro a run for it's money especially if Sony offers some more versatile mounting solutions.

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