Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5 out of 5 by BikeGuy Very Impressed!!
First of all, this IS NOT my first action camera. I have been using them for a few years now and to be honest, this little Sony is the best for my money.
I really did not expect the camera to perform as great as it did when I put it through a series of test rides on my Cannondale road bike while using different video settings after viewing some video and pictures.
I conducted many hours of research before selling one of my former cameras and purchasing this Sony. From the research I had learned that the external mic input could not be accessed if the camera was in its cradle and this at first had disappointed me, but after hearing the audio from my test rides I see that the external mic is not necessary with this little jewel (for my needs). I used to get terrible wind noise, which is why I used an external mic on other action cams. This Sony does have some wind noise but very little in my opinion but what it does have is great audio!
The video: well, lets just say I did a double take when it came across my screen. The scenery colors were like being there. The controls are very easy to learn and I like that it provides options for many different settings, especially the video, GPS and Wifi. Speaking of GPS: when you couple the results of your video GPS footage with the Sony Play Memories Home software then you are in for a treat! With just a push of a couple of buttons you are able to view (and output) different views on the same screen that also shows your speed, mileage and other stats of your venture, even a map. Great user friendly software. I am still conducting tests on the unit but as far as I am concerned, this one is the top dog in this fight of action cams.
July 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by pboyer Disapointing in paragliding sports
This sportcam doesn't manage well the exposure between the cloudy sky and ground. If you shoot at an angle of 1/3 sky and 2/3 of the ground, the sky appears overexposed and way too much bright which is uggly.
When using the waterproof case, the sound feedback isn't loud enough to inform you if you' start or stop shooting as the case muffle the audio feedback way too much. Many times I've stopped filming a great scene thinking I was starting a new shooting. So you just become confused if this is filming or not, you absolutely don't know....
The remote doesn't provide a clear feedback if you're filming or not. There's a red dot that appears but you don't see it when it's sunny. So once more I stop filming when I want to start shooting, and I get confused by lack of feeback.
July 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by diverbuyingdriftnexttime stay away
bad bad choice. I will punish SONY by not buying anything else from this company for the rest of my life. The housing provided with the kit (spk-as2) as the one I bought extra (spk-as1) cannot record underwater (ONLY blurry images, because of the door design). So, brilliant SONY makes a new flat door AKA-RD1A but sells it again (not for free if you have already paid for the useless housing). So you buy the new flat door and you think everything is OK. NO! with a dive to 22m (says up to 60m) the door takes water inside the housing. SO STAY MILES AWAY
June 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by sorrychas pre-order
happy w/ camera. will not pre-order again.3 months later could save $80 or more on items.
June 21, 2014