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Sony HDR-AS30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of Sony HDR-AS30. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the zoom.

usability, price, image quality, size, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AS30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-AS30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Sony HDR-AS30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Full HD AS30 Action Camcorder with GPSSony Full HD AS30 Action Camcorder with GPS

Feb, 2019

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes


Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6


Built-in Display:Y / Yes


Audio recording formats:AAC
Colour of product:Black
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
HDMI Out:1
Minimum illumination:6
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
Recording Format:MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.3
Video recording:Y


Minimum Focusing Distance:30

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):11.9
Optical sensor size:1/0.0906 / 25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16.8

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):15.3 - 21.3
Image stabilizer:

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:


Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions


Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out:
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Photo mode:Y / Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2)
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:
Bluetooth: No
Colour of product:Black
Electrical viewfinder:
Face detection:
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:
Image processor:
Integrated USB cable:
Main camera sensor:
Manual Focus:
Microphone connectivity:
Minimum illumination:6
Near Field Communication (NFC):
Night mode:
Power cord included:
Recording Format:MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
S-Video inputs quantity:
S-Video outputs quantity:
Scene modes:
Shock proof:
Shoe mounting point:
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.3
Smile detection:
Touch screen:
USB port:
Video recording:
Wide angle lens system:


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Full HD:Y / Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.7 / 87
Height :4.7 / 47
Width:2.45 / 24.5

White balance

White Balance: / Auto