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3.0 based on 3 customer reviews

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Picture Quality

Good

Sound Quality

Average

Features

Average

Design

Average

Ease of Use

Good

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Love New Features, Not the Battery

HDR-AS300 / HDR-AS300R 08/11/2017 by Craig32 (USA)

I've literally used every Sony Action Cam since they came on the market. I know and appreciate all of the features and quality that goes into producing them and will not use anything but Sony. The AS300 offers a few new features that are amazing. The On/Off button makes a big difference. The Record light was also moved to the top of the camera and that helps with knowing it's on. The stability is as great as ever and the lens quality is unmatched. That said, I've had two major issues with mine. One is a design error (I believe) and the other could be a manufacturing issue. 1. Sony has moved the battery to the outside of the camera instead of down the middle (through the back). This type of battery does not do well in the cold and the door that holds it in provides no insulation, so basically the AS300 is useless in temperatures lower than 40 degrees. In previous models the battery was in the middle, which meant it was insulated by the surrounding camera parts, but no longer. Now, once the camera is cold, the battery goes from fully charged to dead in about 5 minutes. 2. My images (photos/video/live feed) went blurry after owning the camera for about 5 months. I use the camera 1-2 times per week, so it gets a lot of use. It was never dropped or received a direct impact from something else. As a runner it is jostled a lot, but that has never mattered in the past. Some research showed that the lens had shifted, making everything slightly blurry. Instead of Sony issuing a new camera I had to send it to a repair shop (Sony does NOT do any in-house fixes for action cams), which there is only one of in the entire US, and prove it was still under warranty for them to fix. Total turn around time was almost a month. Brutal. This issue could have been a one-off defect, so I don't hold it against Sony. Overall, I do love the camera, but they have to fix the battery issue. I spend a lot of time using the camera in the Winter and this is a crushing blow to not be able to use it.

Picture Quality

Excellent

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Great camera for Motorvlogging on my Motorcyle

HDR-AS300 / HDR-AS300R 23/09/2017 by GA Ramblin Man (USA)

I bought this camera last December and mounted it to my motorcycle helmet to record my rides and do motorvlogs to upload to YouTube. It has been a wonderful purchase. The high definition video is awesome and the sound with the connected Sony microphone threaded through my helmet is excellent. The live view remote is super easy to use and works seamlessly. It mounted to my helmet easily with a Sony helmet mount and the field of view is great. Much lower profile than a similar GoPro and I love the ease of use for this action cam.

Picture Quality

Excellent

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Won'k work

Body + Waterproof Case 19/09/2017 by Frankiexyz (USA) Verified Purchaser Verified

Will not go into record mode. Can't be used at all.

Picture Quality

Poor

Sound Quality

Poor

Features

Poor

Design

Poor

Ease of Use

Poor

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