Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 16
Rated 3 out of 5 by JeffS Great Video, issues with case and customer service
I bought this camera from Best Buy in May of this year and have mountain biked, road biked, and taken it to a water park. The video is very good, I really am impressed with the quality. Battery life could use some improvement, but none of the action cams from any vendor can claim great battery life.
My only real gripe is with the plastic case that the camera goes into for use: it's either a bad design or I have a bad case as my camera vibrates so badly inside the case that every recording includes not only the audio of the ride, but the bumping and jarring of the camera inside the case. It renders the audio useless. I now have to roll up pieces of cardboard an place them in the bottom of the case to hold the camera tight inside. interestingly enough, my case never leaked water while at the water park. I just can't seem to figure out the poor fit of the camera inside the case. I called customer support who offered to sell me a new case...really????
So While I would have given this review a four or five star rating for quality and value, Sony's customer care team and bad case design force me to drop it to a three. Ans as angry as I am, I should be giving it a two just for cause.
August 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by beast11 Foods while diving. Worthless for SCUBA
This camera is almost guaranteed to flood while diving. Mine flooded at 90 feet and I have seen 3 others flood at 80 to 90 feet. I know of several successful dives to 50 feet but obviously the camera is over rated and has a design flaw. When I sent the camera into Sony there was no explanation as to why it flooded. They did replace the camera but it also flooded.
May 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dralion Video always fails.
I bought this camera with on purpose in mind, the GPS function to help with my cycling training. Every ride I have taken it on so far (5 rides) something happens to the camera about 30 minutes in.
It shows that it is recording the rides, but when I get home to look at my route, I usually get 25-30 minutes of usable video then 4 or 5 "broken" video links that should be the rest of my ride. My memory card even shows that about 17 gigs have been used, but I get to see none of it. Even my little cheap $35 Vivitar action cam lasts a whole ride. At this moment I would not recommend this to any cyclists that would want to record rides, especially for safety purposes.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seikidokid Great Camera
Great camera, be careful though the waterproof case that comes with the camera is only good down to 15 ft or so. You need to purchase the other waterproof case to be waterproof below 180 ft.
Very happy with the camera great video.
December 31, 2013