Sony HDR-AS300

Camscore
92/100

Key Specs

Price
$295
Release Date
2 years ago
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Photo Specs and Settings

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

Video Specs and Settings

Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
50Mbps
Video Loop Length
5 min
20 min
60 min
120 min
Adjust Aspect Ratio
No
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Info Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Weight
109grams
Weight with Housing
 
Shape
 
Recording Lights
No
Flash
No
Colours
Glasses
No

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
125 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
265minutes
Uptime Score
32/100
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
60metre
Drop Proof
Yes
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes
Photo & Video Examples
 
Buying Options
Used
New
Warranty
Yes
Warranty Length
24months
Table of contents

Specs and features of the Sony HDR-AS300 action camera.

Summary

A fantastic action camera by Sony, very easy to hold and frame shots in with its super wide FOV. You get very good low light and image stabalization which a lot of expensive cameras are still struggling with.

Reasons to buy

Reasons customers have said to Buy the Sony HDR AS300

  • Feels good in your hand
  • There are settings for normal shooting and underwater mode, which should help with the reds when diving and snorkelling
  • Lights all over the camera to let you know that the camera is currently recording
  • Both low light performance and image stabalization are very good
Reasons not to buy

Reasons customers have said to NOT buy the Sony HDR AS300

  • When in it's housing, because of it's thickness, audio quality can be very poor
  • Menu buttons can be hard to use when it is in its underwater housing
First Look
Underwater 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
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

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.