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Old 05-10-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
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Sony Action Cam

I wanted to give a positive review for my Sony Action Cam. Many know about the Drift and Go Pro, but my Sony Action Cam works fantastic for rides and it was far less expensive than the competitors.
I have videos of over 500+ of hours of riding and never had an issue, that wasn't caused by me.
Its surprisingly stable video if you chose that option in the settings. I always run 1080hd also and have plenty of time on a 16gig card.
The mic is very good, except if exposed to wind.
I also use it for snap shots and it does good, not like a true camera but I dont want to carry another piece of gear so the Sony does it all for me.
I paid about $280 on Amazon for it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #2
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I wanted to give a positive review for my Sony Action Cam. Many know about the Drift and Go Pro, but my Sony Action Cam works fantastic for rides and it was far less expensive than the competitors.
I have videos of over 500+ of hours of riding and never had an issue, that wasn't caused by me.
Its surprisingly stable video if you chose that option in the settings. I always run 1080hd also and have plenty of time on a 16gig card.
The mic is very good, except if exposed to wind.
I also use it for snap shots and it does good, not like a true camera but I dont want to carry another piece of gear so the Sony does it all for me.
I paid about $280 on Amazon for it.
I'm excited to see the other major brands come out with action cams and put GoPro and Contour through their paces. The Sony Action Cam and Garmin Virb are going to be worth keeping an eye on for their future generations.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for that info!


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Old 05-11-2014, 07:39 PM   #4
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The mic is very good, except if exposed to wind.

When is it not exposed to the wind on the bike?
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:15 PM   #5
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When is it not exposed to the wind on the bike?
Sitting at a stop sign/light.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:17 PM   #6
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Just count out sound on a bike. Has an annoying wind noise the whole time.


How have you found the editing software to editing software to be? I personally cannot do crap on it. I've tried importing it to GoPro editor with no luck, and Microsoft Movie Maker doesn't jive with MP4. So far I'm amassing large amounts of unedited video.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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Just count out sound on a bike. Has an annoying wind noise the whole time.


How have you found the editing software to editing software to be? I personally cannot do crap on it. I've tried importing it to GoPro editor with no luck, and Microsoft Movie Maker doesn't jive with MP4. So far I'm amassing large amounts of unedited video.
I use Windows Live Moviemaker and the newest version rips all my songs and video as it imports It's free and yes I dub out the sound and record music over the wind noise when riding. See my sig line for an example video.
When I'm recording off the bike I try and make sure I'm not in a windy area.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:37 PM   #8
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I have had one for 2 years now. It's great but the only mount I really like is the goggle mount. Need to find more options.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #9
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I have had one for 2 years now. It's great but the only mount I really like is the goggle mount. Need to find more options.
The guys who make Drift cameras have an adapter to use all the GoPro mounts, it just uses a 1/4 screw so it works with the Sony if you have the case on it. Works wonderfully, and the GoPro mounts are everywhere.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:31 PM   #10
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search on ebay for these "converter" mounts (to change to using go-pro....
Eg:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=...adis=&LH_CAds=



there is a very detailed review on this site:
http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2014/4/...ra-review.html

AND look for entry on 14 April 2014
http://www.techmoan.com/
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:45 AM   #11
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I have one and have a few complaints. First is the crappy mount. I understand it has a universal mount option, but that means you have to go out and buy something else that adds to the cost and makes it bulkier. The GoPro has much better mounting options. I also don't care for the shape of it. It makes a chest or chin mount very awkward, ands nearly impossible. It also catches the wind when I turn my head when it is helmet mounted. The last complaint I have is about sound quality. There is a clicking noise present that sounds like there is something loose bouncing around inside the camera. It makes for a poor viewing experience if sound is desired. I have found this is a common complaint in this camera.

The price is good though, and the Wi-Fi feature works flawlessly. I actually slightly prefer the video color of the Sony over the GoPro. The biggest pro to this camera is battery life. It is far and above better than the GoPro.

All in all though, if I had it to do over again, I'd buy a GoPro.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:07 PM   #12
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Which sony is everyone talking about? Ive been eyeing the new HDRAS100.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:28 PM   #13
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Which sony is everyone talking about? Ive been eyeing the new HDRAS100.
I have the HDR-AS15
http://www.amazon.com/Action-Video-C...ony+action+cam
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:03 PM   #14
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I have had the HDR AS 100 V with the wifi remote for about 2 months and have recorded about 3 hours. Great camera and the remote with the video screen works very well. Good to see on the wrist what the camera is seeing. Battery life is good and color and resolution of video and stills are amazing.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:29 PM   #15
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I don't have the wrist remote yet. Is anyone else having an issue with it randomly stopping filming when using the WiFi app on the phone?
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