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Sony HDR-AS200VR

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Sony HDR-AS200VR camera

Sony makes some great little action cameras that are perfect for taking along on all your outdoor adventures. They are small in size, yet big on performance, and they easily fit in the pocket of a PFD or your hiking vest.


  • Splashproof
  • Live-View Remote
  • Amazing high-bitrate HD video
  • Good stereo sound
  • Microphone input jack
  • Image stabilization
  • Small size
  • Light weight


  • Higher priced than some of the competition

When it comes to high-performance action cameras, GoPro is not the only game in town. Over the last year and a half I've been using a Sony AS200V action camera on all my canoe/kayak and backpacking adventures.

This tiny camera records amazingly detailed HD video at a very high data rate, and it has a microphone input jack allowing you to capture great sound. It also comes with a versatile remote with built-in view screen allowing you to easily compose all your shots.

I finally got around to putting together a video review of this great little camera, but perhaps I'm too late. It seems Sony has since come out with a newer version, the AS300 which shares almost the exact same specifications but utilizes a smaller remote unit. Anyways, for what it's worth, if you care to check out the approach Sony takes in building their action cameras, please check out the link below.




Have used this product for over a year on multiple canoe/kayak and backpacking trips.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $349 CDN

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