Sony HDR-AS200V

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86/100
User rating

Key Specs

Camera Manufacturer & Model
Sony HDR AS200V
Manufacturer
Price
$199
Release Date
3 years 6 months ago
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
No
Type of Image Stabilization
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Best Shooting Mode
video

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
8.80mp
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
10fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Best Video Res Pixel Count
2073600 pixels
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
28Mbps
Video Loop Length
5 min
20 min
60 min
120 min
Video codec
Video recording format
Adjust Aspect Ratio
No
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Material
Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Info Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Dimensions
2.4 × 4.6 × 8.1 cm
Dimensions Volume
89.42 cm3
Weight
93grams
Weight with Housing
 
Shape
 
Size
Recording Lights
 
Flash
No
Storage Devices
Colours
Glasses
No

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
 
Charge Time
 
Uptime Score
 
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
5metre
Drop Proof
Yes
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes
Photo & Video Examples
 
Buying Options
Used
Merchants
Amazon
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 
Table of contents

Specs and features of the Sony HDR-AS200V action camera.

First Look
Underwater Video Example
Action Video Example
Image Stabilization Video Example
Firmware Downloads & Updates
 
User Guide
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
No, you have to drop down to 720p to get 120fps slow motion videos
Can You Record Footage Whilst The Camera Charges?
Yes you can record footage whilst charging from a powerbank or wall plug
What Is The Best Video Recording Resolutin & Framerate With Image Stabilization?
1080p is the highest you can use the cameras optical image stabalization
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
No this camera does not record full 4K video, it does though record HD 1080p

Mounting and Form

Camera Form
deep thin rectangular form action camera shape
deep thin rectangular form

This camera as seen next to an AA battery is deep and thin so harder to mount close to vertical surfaces, body parts etc. It's slightly larger than action camera regular shape, minimally and the lens is at the front thing end rather than on the large face of the body.

deep thin rectangular front action camera
deep thin rectangular front

The front of the action camera as seen next to an AA battery for comparison. The lens is on the smallest side so there are some advantages and disadvantages to this shape.

deep thin rectangular side action camera
deep thin rectangular side

This camera is slightly smaller or about the same height as a AA battery. As you can see it is longer than it is high and wide but easier to grip with your hand than a regular action camera with a lens on it's large front rectangular face.

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.

Mount Type on Camera Body
quarter inch 1/4" thread tripod mount

This camera has a female 1/4" thread and accepts a universal 1/4" threaded male mount, which you screw in to the camera, just like what a tripod comes with at the top. If the camera only has this mount option, you can get a tripod mount to action camera adapter to open up the world of gopro (2 to 3 fin) mount options.

Mount Type on Waterproof Case
quarter inch 1/4" thread tripod mount

This camera has a female 1/4" thread and accepts a universal 1/4" threaded male mount, which you screw in to the camera, just like what a tripod comes with at the top. If the camera only has this mount option, you can get a tripod mount to action camera adapter to open up the world of gopro (2 to 3 fin) mount options.

Mounting Options

clip mount

action camera clip mount

Clip Mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a clip mount and then clip on to a cap peak or a backpack strap.

dog harness mount

action camera dog harness mount

Dog harness mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the action camera to a dog harness as they have the regular 3 fin style gopro mounts, just place the camera inside it's housing to fit.

flat surface

This camera can fit on to a flat surface as it has a flat bottom to it's underside and stands up to record things you are pointing it at without any other mounts or support.

flexible mount

action camera flex mount

Flex mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit a flexible, goose neck type mount, you can find them with gopro or 1/4" mount options on them.

handlebar & pole mount

action camera handlebar mount

Handlebar mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the camera on to a handlebar, pole style action camera mount for your motorcycle, bike, or paddle.

helmet side mount

action camera helmet side mount

Helmet side mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to the side of a helmet. These mount types come with both quarter inch threads or GoPro 2 to 3 fin mounts so are versatile.

helmet top mount

action camera helmet top mount

Helmet top mounts on Amazon

Yes it has a gopro mount available to use and will fit nicely on top of a helmet of your choice.

in your hand

Yes you can hold this camera nicely in your hand as it grips well with your fingers and palm around it and you won't get your fingers in the way like differently shaped action cameras.

quarter inch mount

Yes this can fit on to mounts and accessories that have a quarter inch thread on them, things like tripods and other mounts with that 1/4" threaded bolt on it.

selfie stick mount

action camera selfie stick mount

Selfie sticks on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a selfie stick, or short hand stick to hold the camera in-hand.

suction cup mount

action camera suction cup mount

Suction cup mounts on Amazon

Yes you can fit it on to a suction cup mount, these come with 1/4" or gopro style fittings.

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