Summary: Two tech-savvy adults could only get a camera image to appear on the iPad one time after 4+ hours of set-up. I'd read the book, and my hubby would work the camera, then we switched to see what step we might be missing. Neither of us could get this to work. We downloaded the apps as directed for the phone and iPad. Still just that one image, one time. We both really wanted this to work so we kept at it.
Summary: Instructions are not clear and very hard to understand. Only way to charge battery is to plug into a computer. Not what I expected and you can't return once you open package. VERY Disappointed.
Summary: I have no other action camera to compare it to, Pro relatively easy to use, takes clear shots, the wi-fi viewing and control feature works. Works great with 64gig micro sd full HD 8hrs record time. battery gives approx 2hrs record time Con the wi-fi feature works but do not have high expectations this feature is hard on battery use time, Wifi iphone4s app keeps freezing. USB socket cannot be used to power camera during use do to design of water resistant case.
Summary: While body quality and performance in the dark are impressive, overall I am disappointing with this camera and I would expect from brand like Sony to do better job on researching what action camera requirements are. First is the sound recording. Just consider it is not there. You are forced to operate the cam in the waterproof box even if it is shiny sunny day. And the sound is exactly what you expect from watertight box.
Summary: I've been a long time customer of sony, so naturally I went with them with my action cam needs. I did a lot of research and read a lot of reviews while it was being delivered. The camera is able to keep up with the competitors, but the accessory mounts are not even close. I never opened the package when it arived, I just sent it back and ordered a Drift HD Ghost. The drift is amazing.
Summary: Purchased this to record Hockey games among other things but the hockey rink I go to has lower than average lighting, so I was hoping this action camera would work better than a gopro. For starters, all the footage was grainy and looked just the same as the footage taken with an original gopro. I even tested it in normal outdoor lighting and wasn't impressed with the video quality.
Summary: The Sony HDR-AS15 Action Video Camera is a marvel of compact video technology. Other reviewers have pointed this out, but most folks are interested in the drawbacks not obviously apparent or advertised. I would like to point out a few things that keep this product from being a great buy: 1: WiFi - the HDR-AS15 (vs the HDR-AS10) is advertised as the WiFi version. However, the WiFi only works with the PlayMemories mobile app.
Excerpt: I was really excited when I heard the camera was coming out. I even preordered. Once I got the camera the excitement turned to disappointment before even testing it out. Once I saw the underwater casing you need in order to have it work with the suction cup car mount I couldn't believe the flaw in the design. The microphone input is completely covered in the casing. In order to get around this problem I took out my red sharpee and a drill to make the input usable.
great little gadget but watch out for corrupted media files.
15 December 2013
Summary: Wish I could give this 5 stars but after having the device for one week its going back for refund. Problem seems to be corruption of mp4 media files during recording.. regardless how you handle the device - sitting on a shelf or riding your cycle - it creates a lot of mp4 files and only 3 in 5 will play.. I've tried three different media cards - samsung, sony & lexar (all class 10) - and nothing resolves it.
Summary: Ich habe ziemlich viel Erfahrung mit Action Cams und dachte mit Sony "fahre" ich besser als mit meiner alten Somicon (am Rennrad). Jetzt nach 3 Monate Testzeit kann ich die negative Meinungen voll bestätigen. Fast alles, von Halterung bis Funktionen und WiFi (für W-Phone gibts es keine App, mit Android läuft es nicht gut), ist nicht durchgedacht. Die Aufnahmequalität unwesentlich besser als bei Somicon (mein Somicon war vor ca.