Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 Camcorder Review

Sony's first wearable camcorder has a good collection of features, but it doesn't offer any breakthroughs for the adventure-cam market.

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The HDR-AS15 Action Cam is Sony's first foray into the world of wearable camcorders. It's an interesting adventure using Sony's newest toy, but the camcorder is clearly not an earth-shattering release. Sony incorporated some excellent features on the Action Cam, but most are things we've seen before from the likes of GoPro—the current leader in the adventure cam space—and its primary rival, Contour.

The Action Cam is available in two versions, one with WiFi and one without. The WiFi-enabled HDR-AS15, which we reviewed here, retails for around $270. The HDR-AS10 is the model without WiFi, and it sells for just under $200. Both Action Cams come with a couple of adhesive mounts and a waterproof case that can keep the camcorder safe when traveling underwater (down to 197 feet).

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Handling
  12. Features
  13. Hardware
  14. Rugged Design
  15. Conclusion
  16. Photo Gallery