September 4th 2013 10:02 am

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    8.0
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    6.0
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    9.1
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    8.0
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
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8.0
CNET AU Dec 19, 2013

Sony has improved its original Action Cam with plenty of tweaks to usability, design and accessories. The image stabilisation is what sets it apart from other point-of-view cameras on the market such as the GoPro, even if the Sony can't quite match it on video quality alone.

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6.0
Digital Versus Feb 18, 2014

In the already saturated market for pocket-sized action cams, the Sony HDR-AS30V struggles to stand out on image quality alone. However, the built-in GPS is a nice touch and onboard Wi-Fi (and NFC) is always handy. It also has a few interesting extra features, such as the 120 fps slow-motion mode.

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CNET Sep 4, 2013

As first efforts go, Sony's HDR-AS15 Action Cam was good, but its included housing had some significant design flaws. It also didn't have enough available accessories to make it competitive in a crowded POV-cam market.

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SlashGear Nov 5, 2013

Sony has been adding wireless connectivity to several of its camera models lately, and the Action Cam is no different, now packing WiFi to hook up to a smartphone or the optional display-toting wristband remote, and NFC to easily pair things up.

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