Sony HDR-AS20 Black

MPN: HDRAS20/B  |  EAN: 0617689595071  |  Model: HDR-AS20

Price Information

$198.00

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

$253.60

as at 12 Jun 19 | 6:10 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony HDR-AS20 Black - HDRAS20/B Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
Live Streaming
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Travel
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Action & Adventure Videos
Very Good
High FPS Videos
Just Right
Slow Motion Videos
Just Right
POV (Point-of-view)
Outstanding
Time-lapse Videos
Just Right
Low-light Videos
Just Right
Rainproof
Outstanding
Underwater Use
Outstanding
Dust-proof
Just Right
Fun & Funky Looks
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Shockproof
Outstanding
Action Camera
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Sony HDR-AS20 camera would suit you adequately.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Sony provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

The Sony HDR-AS20, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. 

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony HDR-AS20 is a great companion to have.

Nonstop Activity - capture you exploits in vivid colour without worrying too much about this camera handling tough environments. It comes with the usual impact protections ensuring you remain free to focus on the action.

Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Sony's in-built intervalometer

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

POV recording are captivating because of how personal it makes the action. Which is why the Sony HDR-AS20 has been designed in such a manner to allow you mount and capture your experience from your perspective.

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the HDR-AS20 is a really good choice. 

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the HDR-AS20.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Sony, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Sony has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. 

Other considerations

During wet weather, not all cameras can cope with the odd splash or two. Fortunately, this device from Sony is sufficiently resistant to water to protect it from rain and drizzles.

Underwater photography is beautiful and you'll want a camera able to handle such wet conditions. Good thing the Sony HDR-AS20 is waterproof up to a depth of 5m m metres.

Since this camera is certified as dust-proof, it does gives it at an added advantage over regular cameras. This way you can be rest assured the HDR-AS20 will cater for your outdoor needs.

Style

Fed up with the black and grey devices that dominate the laptop market? The bold colours and exciting design of the HDR-AS20 offer a very funky alternative.

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the HDR-AS20 is a safe bet.

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Technical Specifications

Sony HDR-AS20 Black - HDRAS20/B Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Dustproof Yes
Product Colour Black
Rainproof Yes
Splash Proof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Waterproof Up To 5m m
Camera
Image Formats Supported JPG
Shutter
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Video
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Video Formats Supported H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AAC-LC, MPEG4
Audio System Mono
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 5.760x 4.290 mm
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Other Features
Interval Recording 1
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
Weight & Dimensions
Weight 58 g