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Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam - HDR-AS15/B

Abt Model: HDRAS15B | UPC Code: 027242854833
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Full HD 1080p Recording/ Built-In Wi-Fi/ 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 Wi-Fi Action Cam, Model HDRAS15B

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

Features:

  • Compact, rugged Wi-Fi® enabled HD video action camcorder
    The Sony® HDR-AS15 is a rugged, wearable full HD video camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi®. Weighing in at just 90 grams (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-AS15 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 HDTV4 providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories
  • Ruggedized, waterproof housing with universal tripod mount included
    The Sony® HDR-AS15 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
  • Share via Connected Phone/Tablet
    Wi-Fi®-enabled mobile phones and tablets running the free PlayMemories Mobile™ application3 can pull optimized movies and photos from the Sony® HDR-AS15 camera without requiring a special cable. Once copied, you can use your available 3G and 4G cell networks to upload your memories and share them via email or social media networks
  • 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-AS15 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-AS15 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-AS15 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-AS15 easily and securely to flat and curved surfaces with included adhesive mounts

Specifications:

Camera

  • 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

Recording

  • 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

Optics/Lens

  • 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)

Convenience

  • 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

Advanced

  • 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

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC compatible
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
  • 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

  • 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)1.25
ViewfinderNo
Total Pixel Count16800K pixels
Effective Pixel CountApprox. 11900K Pixels
Manual FocusingNo
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still2 Megapixels
Still Image FormatsDCF Ver.2.0 compatible; Exif Ver.2.3 compatible
Computer ConnectivityMicro USB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.13
Width (inches)0.97
Height (inches)1.88
Depth (inches)3.25
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam
 
3.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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My favorite POV

I have a GoPro Hero2 and a Sony Action Cam. I honestly can't get rid of either of them because I love some of the features exclusive to each. First off, I bought...Read complete review

I have a GoPro Hero2 and a Sony Action Cam. I honestly can't get rid of either of them because I love some of the features exclusive to each. First off, I bought this camera along with the door replacements. I have a flat lens underwater option, an option that allows for better sound by having holes in the case where the speakers are (not waterproof at all!) and I have the original lens. I used the underwater lens on a cruise where I spent most of the time snorkeling and playing at the water park with my kids. Amazing images and no distortion underwater. Great for this application! I use the stereo door for filming everything else unless I expect to be in crazy weather or intense dust/snow/etc. My wife uses this door for Youtube videos and loves it. I use the standard door for filming gymnastics POV, biking, skiing (water and snow) etc. There are only two things (maybe three) that I would LOVE to see with this camera. 1) Once I'm out in the field, I never want to take it out of the case. I would love a way to change between 120fps and 1080p and time lapse without taking the camera out of its case. This is partially remedied by the wifi app which is amazing and I love it...however, I want to turn the wifi off after i set it so that the battery lasts longer. If there were a way I could double tap the record button and it would toggle the wifi, I'd be totally happy with that! 2) I have to use my gopro when I go hunting. This one beeps and scares the animals. There is no way to turn off the sound, and to be honest, I'd rather get rid of my gopro and just use this camera, but the beeping is just plain unacceptable for hunting. 3) This has the least priority in my book, but the shape of the gopro allows for a centered chest mount. I wish the Sony Action Cam could do this as well. Not sure if there are any options out there for chest mounting, but I haven't found any. For all that I do, i would much rather lose that option and gain the standard tripod screw mount that the Sony has if push comes to shove. Proprietary plastic gopro mounts that break and cost way to much to replace are stupid. Sony definitely wins this battle. If all three of those happened, I'd sell my gopro and buy another Action Cam (maybe 2!)

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A failed attempt

I have been waiting a long time to purchase a pov camera and hoped this one would be "the one" Picture quality on this camera is excellent however the fun stops...Read complete review

I have been waiting a long time to purchase a pov camera and hoped this one would be "the one" Picture quality on this camera is excellent however the fun stops there. There is no way to conveniently mount this camera so you can do anything with it. Other than a headband mount this camera must be in the case to mount to anything and once you put it in the case you basically lose all sound and as others have mentioned there is no way to adjust the camera settings once the camera is in the case. The supplied adhesive mounts are useless. The curved one, which I assume is meant to be applied to a helmet, is so large that the curve of the mount will not lay flat against any of the 3 helmets that I have tried it on but if you were to get it on a helmet there is no way to aim the camera how you want it. The goggle strap mount sounds like a good idea however once the camera is put into the case it more than doubles in weight, this weight is not able to be supported by the goggle strap, no mater how tight the strap is, in any activity more strenuous than sitting on the couch so you end up with a camera that is constantly bouncing off of your helmet, which the noise ends up in the video, and a picture that is so unstable...image stabilization can not even begine to compensate for this...it makes you sick to try and watch it. As for the WiFi portion on the camera, I have 2 identical Android phones, one has a old operating system and one has a newer operating system. On the phone with the old operating system the wifi app works flawlessly, however if you have a newer android operating system chances are that the wifi will not work at all. Unless Sony or the aftermarket come out with some new ways to mount this camera so that it actually works buy the GoPro and don't look back

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4.0

Sony Action Cam with Wi-Fi

By rcmarc

from Tumwater, WA

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

The camera shoots a nice video but we have encountered problems that should not occur. The camera will turn itself on and film. We have learned not to put the battery in the camera until we are ready to film. With the rubber o-ring around the door, the camera heats up the inside of the case and causes condensation and the case to fog up. We have what we thought would be wonderful video but the video is fogged up. We removed the o-ring from the door and that solved the problem but then the case is not water tight.

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5.0

Busy Mike Flying

By Crazyoldbaldguy

from Lincoln Park, MI

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

I purchased for use boating and friends & family gatherings. This weekend my new pilot friend invited my to fly in a small four seater. I hadn't set up the Wi-Fi yet but the shots I captured taking off, in flight, landing, and on the ground were exceptional when viewed. The depth of field clarity is excellent close to far. The Pilot's head hairs were very clear and the ground 3000 ft down very clear in the same shot. Simple push button start/stop. Action crisp.

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5.0

great cam

By keason11

from Austin,tx

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

I have used this cam for track days on my motorcycle both mounted to the bike and my helmet. I have used it to record the first moments of my daughters life! The clarity is fantastic, the video is great! My only complaint is that on cool mornings the lens fogs when I ride with it, I haven't tried to anti fog sheets yet but this could be one improvement to take it up a notch. Overall extremely pleased!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

recommended choice

By NosenseGio

from Milan, Italy

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

I bought this camera for the price and i was surprised for the overall quality. I think this camera is better than Gopro Hero3 Silver with lower price, and now with new firmware we have 60pfs in the fullhd resolution. In my opinion this camera could be perfect if there will be a new firmware that: - enable photo at full resolution, because now photos have low quality - enable still photo (timelaps) with more option, lower interval (now the lower is 5 seconds) Giovanni (Italy)

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5.0

BeAwsome! -Rhino The Hamster

By GuineaPigsRock

from Bowling Green, KY

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

Full HD Video, Waterproof, Built-In WiFi, Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Ultra Wide Angle Carl Zeiss Lens, Micro HDMI Out. Muffled Audio Inside The Case,Out Next/Prev Buttons Unreachable Inside Case. Altogether a great POV cam, I would recomend putting a 4K sensor on the cam, like the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition. Thanks, SB

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Stills are useless

By l00pz

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

Almost from the start sony suggested there will be a firmware upgrade allowing full resolution stills. We're at 3.0 and nothing. The still from the cam are at the level of first cameras in cell phones. SHAME ON YOU SONY

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4.0

So far, so good

By Georgia

from Wyoming

About Me Casual User

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Pros

  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Complicated To Operate
  • Controls A Bit Fiddly
  • Lcd Prompts Hard To Read

Best Uses

  • HD Shooting

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

So far, used to video a wind powered land race. Took good pics & recorded the sounds just fine. Taking it on vacation next week and will use more of the features. So far, I like it. Only dislike is the screen prompts are hard to read.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Action Camera - HDR-AS15

By CrazyBiker

from Sillycon Valley, CA

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

The camera size (small), with built-in Wireless WiFi for live video monitoring during recording, transfer to smart phone and computers without cabling is very nice. Synced nicely to my Sony tablet S and was able to remotely view what I was shooting. Mostly though I attach the camera to my bicycle or carry it it my hand. Sony is coming out with a wrist attachment and a skeleton which will be awesome for hands free point and shoot. They are adding additional accessories as well which shows that Sony is committed to this product line. Also I just upgraded my firmware yesterday to 2.0 (through Playmemories. (it is on Sony e-support site as well). The firmware: 1) Adds the "PS" recording mode (1080/60p) Available for shooting smooth images in fast moving scenes using HFR (High Frame Rate) shooting 2) Adds the "WATER" mode scene selection Set to WATER mode for a suitable WB (White Balance) setting during underwater shooting 3) Adds the "BEEP" setting to enable the capability to turn off the beep sound Use this new menu selection to configure the beep sounds to one of the following available settings: - Both Rec and Setting beep on -Rec beep on and Setting beep off -Both Rec and Setting beep off

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

carrying case

By Fernansv

from puerto rico

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

I got mine a few days back and i am yet to try the underwater snorkeling, so far i sumerged it on my GF's fish tank and there was no leak. What is the carrying case i am suppose to get?

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My favorite POV

By Snokeler

from New Hampshire

Comments about Sony Black Compact POV Wi-Fi Action Cam:

I have a GoPro Hero2 and a Sony Action Cam. I honestly can't get rid of either of them because I love some of the features exclusive to each. First off, I bought this camera along with the door replacements. I have a flat lens underwater option, an option that allows for better sound by having holes in the case where the speakers are (not waterproof at all!) and I have the original lens. I used the underwater lens on a cruise where I spent most of the time snorkeling and playing at the water park with my kids. Amazing images and no distortion underwater. Great for this application! I use the stereo door for filming everything else unless I expect to be in crazy weather or intense dust/snow/etc. My wife uses this door for Youtube videos and loves it. I use the standard door for filming gymnastics POV, biking, skiing (water and snow) etc. There are only two things (maybe three) that I would LOVE to see with this camera. 1) Once I'm out in the field, I never want to take it out of the case. I would love a way to change between 120fps and 1080p and time lapse without taking the camera out of its case. This is partially remedied by the wifi app which is amazing and I love it...however, I want to turn the wifi off after i set it so that the battery lasts longer. If there were a way I could double tap the record button and it would toggle the wifi, I'd be totally happy with that! 2) I have to use my gopro when I go hunting. This one beeps and scares the animals. There is no way to turn off the sound, and to be honest, I'd rather get rid of my gopro and just use this camera, but the beeping is just plain unacceptable for hunting. 3) This has the least priority in my book, but the shape of the gopro allows for a centered chest mount. I wish the Sony Action Cam could do this as well. Not sure if there are any options out there for chest mounting, but I haven't found any. For all that I do, i would much rather lose that option and gain the standard tripod screw mount that the Sony has if push comes to shove. Proprietary plastic gopro mounts that break and cost way to much to replace are stupid. Sony definitely wins this battle. If all three of those happened, I'd sell my gopro and buy another Action Cam (maybe 2!)

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