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Sony - AZ1VR HD Mini Action Cam with Remote - White

With electronic SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony POV HDRAZ1VR/W camcorder enables you to capture smooth, crisp images. The ultracompact design supports on-the-go shooting sessions.
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Best Buy Customer Reviews

4
Exceeded my expectations Posted by: from: on So I just picked this little guy up at Best Buy, I was originally going to get me a GoPro, but when I saw that this camera has a live feed on your wrist (the live-view remote), I changed my mind, and boy am I glad I did. The live view remote is awesome, the video feed is crisp and clear, and the camera is very easy to use and change settings. The picture quality does suffer at night, when the iso raises to capture the darker image, it becomes very grainy, but that is fairly standard with all action cameras. Overall, for the money, this is a great action camera and I am very happy with my purchase. I use my camera for hiking, car shows, and some auto racing. Thinking about getting one or two more for multiple angles, and they can all be controlled from the one wrist remote.

12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

5
Good Product Posted by: from: on I really like this Camera, Mines came with the Wrist Band Remote. very simple to connect to your Cellphone as well, Had to read the instructions but it is not complicated. I love the Fisheye lens. Definitely a want with any action camera. Capable of taking photos, And really crisp ones. Also has a time lapse option to take photos similiar to the burst option on an iPhone. I recorded a Video at home and from what I experienced, I love it so far.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
Very good camera for its intended use Posted by: from: on I mostly use it to record action on baseball and softball fields for the kids. It is also very good to attach to most items with separately sold attachments and control remotely with you cell or proprietary wrist remote. I find the app on the cell has a quicker response than the wrist remote. Would suggest and recommend this over paying more for the Gop.... Unless you plan on using it deep underwater as the action cam is limited in that area. Yes, it is still good enough with more than 12ft depth with most pools not deeper than 6-8 feet. On the wish is is a longer lasting battery as the only ones available last on 2hr but not really more like 1.5hrs and last but not least a separate battery charger. The only way to charge the battery is by the camera itself. Once a batter dies you need a backup or 2 to ensure you get the footage throughout your outing.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Excellent tiny camera Posted by: from: on I have not owned a GoPro so I cannot compare. I bought this because it is splash proof and comes with a waterproof case. The video and photo quality is amazing. Crystal clear. It is really light and tiny. I bought a second battery. You get about an hour of video from the battery. The Bluetooth sync with the armband display works well, but to be honest, I tend to use my iPhone because of the larger screen.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
Great quality from a small camera Posted by: from: on I like the camera quality and the fact that it has a remote viewer that can activate the record operation. The only thing the remote lacks is the ability to power on and off the camera. The packaging eluded to having this option but it indeed does not. Other than that, I am happy with it.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
Great price for the quality Posted by: from: on The only thing that kept me from giving this 5 stars is that the record button is a little hard to push, especially when it's in the waterproof case. Otherwise, the quality is great and we really enjoy using it. Much better deal than the gopro.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

2
Great camera, bad battery Posted by: from: on The battery life is horrendous. You get about 30 minutes total and I purchased four batteries and it seems the longer it runs the shorter the battery gets! Disappointed

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Decent camera Posted by: from: on Doesn't have a ton of features. There's tons of lights flashing everytime you turn it on. The packaged remote thing is pretty bad and doesn't work too well.

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
A league of it's own Posted by: from: on The smooth image quality can not even be matched on all of my gopros. 1080 at 60fps is absolutely stunning, and the remote that comes with it has a strong battery life and its very easy to use and navigate. The Small size is also a huge benefit as its more comfortable with the head mounts. Thank you Sony for releasing this Amazing device!

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

1
GPS not work on US versions of this Camera!! Posted by: from: on Sony AZ1 GPS feature not working with US versions of this camera! This is only for the "NEW" AZ1 with the external GPS located inside the "NEW" Live View GPS remotes. Look online and you will see that every person (US version) cannot get the GPS to sync with video during editing. It may be fixed in the future, but as of 11/15/14, it is still not working! If you go on Sony's official website you will notice that they don't even sell the "NEW" Live View GPS remotes. They only sell the "OLDER" Live View remotes without GPS! Sony must realize they can't sell the "NEW" GPS remotes, because the MAIN feature of this remote (GPS) doesn't work!! I am assuming they needed to get the AZ1 cameras on the selves before Christmas and they would worry the GPS BUG later!! I guess SONY can't sell their "BRAND NEW" $350 AZ1VR action cam with the caption: "GPS-COMING SOON" or "GPS, we're still working on it"!! The GPS bug is NOT affecting the other Sony (AS100/AS20/AS30) action cams with the GPS inside the cameras. I am giving it 1-Star so people will know about the GPS issue before they spend their money. The camera definitely deserves a higher rating, but if I were to give it 3-stars, nobody would read my review or be informed about this major problem! The GPS was a major factor for me when selecting this camera over other Action Cams, so that is why I am posting this review to inform people who may be choosing this cam based on the GPS feature. If you don't care about the GPS, then please disregard this review because I still like this Sony Action Cams. My AZ1 camera by itself works great. The camera is small and light weight, which is nice when riding my bike. The remote, although a little tricky to sync, works good with the camera. But since the GPS (which is housed inside the remote) doesn't work, I think you could save $100 and just buy the AZ1 camera by itself. Then just use the FREE smartphone APP (PlayMemories Mobile) to adjust the AZ1 camera settings. I personally think the APP is easier to use then the remote. I haven't decided if I will just exchange this camera for another AZ1 without the GPS remote ($100 less) or for the larger Sony Action Cams (AS100). Another small issue is that the Sony mounts are limited and expensive. I made my own "Sony-GoPro" adapter ($2), so I could use cheaper GoPro mounts. (I went to Home Depot and bought 1/4in-20 x 1in "Socket Set Screw" and a 1in-20 nylon set screws). If you care about GPS then don't buy this camera until Sony fixes this bug. If GPS in not an issue, then I recommend this camera based on its smaller size, lighter weight and excellent video quality.

29 out of 35 found this review helpful.

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