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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS10

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS10
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Price $402 at 1 store $217 at 1 store $399 at 1 store $198 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date October 18, 2012 October 18, 2012 March 15, 2011 August 27, 2012
The Bottom Line The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card. The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price, but some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers.

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Lens aperture F/2.8
F/2.8
F/1.8-3.4
F/2.8
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable 30 x
Info unavailable
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable 350 x
Info unavailable
Image stabilizer Info unavailable Info unavailable Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Weight 2.6 oz
2.6 oz
8.8 oz
2.3 oz
Manual focus Focus free
Focus free
Manual
Automatic
Automatic
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