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Sony HDR-AZ1

Sony HDR-AZ1
alaScore 92

378 reviews

Jan, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 reviews of Sony HDR-AZ1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and image quality. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the zoom, while some have doubts about the memory.

usability, size, portability, image quality, design

memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AZ1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AZ1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony HDR-AZ1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and design also get good views. Many are negative about the memory and reliability.

usability, design, portability, size, image quality

battery, reliability, memory

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2022

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AZ1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sony HDR-AZ1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. The zoom and price get mixed opinions.

usability, portability, size, image quality, battery

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

Sony HDR-AZ1VR review

 

Sony's ultra small action camera with live view remote

Live View remote included ; High quality XAVC S Format recording ; SteadShot image stabilization

120fps only available at 720p ; Battery life limited ; No socket for external audio

The AZ1VR is competitively priced and as a feature packed action camera with live view remote it's hard to beat.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony HDR-AZ1 review

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Sony pitches the Sony HDR-AZ1 as a smaller, lighter action camera, two-thirds the size of its previous models but still waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, not to mention capable of shooting shake-free Full HD video. It's a beautifully designed...

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by : Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 review

 

If you want an action camera that's simple to use and delivers great image quality, the Sony AZ1 is a no brainer.

If you want an action camera that’s simple to use and delivers great image quality, the AZ1 is a no brainer. It isn’t overly complicated, and it performs better than budget models. GoPro offers a cheaper Hero model that costs only $130, but the AZ1 has...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 review

 

Consider Sony's Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 to be a streamlined version of the Action Cam HDR-AS100V , its top-of-the-line POV camera.

The Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 is smaller and lighter than many competitors; it has excellent video quality with solid electronic image stabilization; the live-view remote lets you wirelessly preview, review and change settings, and has GPS; it has a...

Recording at its highest bitrate requires a microSDXC card; changing settings requires a wireless connection to a mobile device or the remote; battery life can be brief; its curved lens isn't great for underwater use; Wi-Fi connection to the live-view...

A leaner, lighter version of its top POV camera, the Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 puts big performance in a little package.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony HDR-AZ1

 

Sony has updated its GoPro esque Action Cam series. The HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini is 30% smaller than previous generations, but comes loaded with a 10.2MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor mated to a performance oriented BIONZ X image processor capable of...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Sony Action Cam Mini review: Terrific performance in a tiny package

 

Consider Sony's Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 to be a streamlined version of the Action Cam HDR-AS100V, its top-of-the-line POV camera.

The Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 is smaller and lighter than many competitors; it has excellent video quality with solid electronic image stabilization; the live-view remote lets you wirelessly preview, review and change settings, and has GPS; it has a...

Recording at its highest bitrate requires a microSDXC card; changing settings requires a wireless connection to a mobile device or the remote; battery life can be brief; its curved lens isn't great for underwater use; Wi-Fi connection to the live-view...

A leaner, lighter version of its top POV camera, the Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 puts big performance in a little package.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Chance Kinney (chipchick.com)

First Impressions: Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1VR With Live View Remote

 

GoPro really got in and cornered the market on POV action cams, to the point where it's been a little difficult to find high-end alternatives. That changed this year with the release of the much-improved Sony Action Cam, which was bound to be a strong...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Excellent action camera

 

This is a really lovely little camera - I bought it for skiing and cycling. However, I was a bit disappointed after my first proper outing with it that despite taking beautiful images, there was no GPS overlay. Thankfully after reading several online...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (sony.com)

Action cam

 

Light and small, can be hold in hand or stativs. Handheld control unit makes use simpel and easy.

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

Just what I needed

 

Very happy with it, connects easy to your mobile delivers great pictures/videos

May, 2016