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    Is there a App for this camera so we can remotely control the recording??   (2 Answers)

    By Dimitrie February 12, 2017.

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      Hi Dimitrie! Yes. You can download PlayMemories Mobile app on your smartphone. -Anthony

      By BrandAnswers February 13, 2017.

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      I can't decide on the memory card/stick/option. Use for documenting/selling cars, equipment etc. Bought for the stability feature. Which memory should I choose for all purpose non active/action~conservative motion usage? Am I overthinking the memory?   (2 Answers)

      By BunnieGirl October 13, 2016.

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        Hi BunnieGirl, It is best to use either SDHC or SDXC memory cards with speed class10 or faster / UHS speed class1 or faster. -Anthony

        By BrandAnswers October 13, 2016.

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        Can you video and take pictures with it.   (1 Answer)

        By Sheree September 5, 2016.

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          Hi Sheree! Yes. You can shoot videos and still photos using the Sony HDRAS50. -Anthony

          By BrandAnswers September 5, 2016.

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          Is this camera water resistant enough to use in the rain? The description says it has an underwater housing but the specs say that it isn't water resistant, I'm confused!   (2 Answers)

          By Leah October 26, 2016.

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            Agreed! The "specs" given are confused themselves. The case is WATERPROOF down to 197' Feet! So, yes, 100% safe in rain, as long as you place it inside the waterproof case first. It also has digital zoom, which the "specs" say it doesn't. I own one, I would know! Enjoy and God bless!

            By Vstar69 September 5, 2017.

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            Does it have a flash?   (2 Answers)

            By Klltime October 23, 2017.

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              Hi Klltime, No, the Sony HDR-AS50 doesn't have a flash. Here is the link to its operating manual for more details on the parts and controls: http://helpguide.sony.net/cam/1640/v1/en/print.pdf -Jerome

              By BrandAnswers October 24, 2017.

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              I need to capture video for college recruiting for my son's soccer matches. Does it have enough zoom capability to be used in a stationary position to take quality video for this purpose?   (1 Answer)

              By soccer101 September 18, 2017.

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                Hi, soccer101, This camera has Clear Image Zoom feature that provides a higher-quality zoomed image. Unfortunately, this feature is not available while recording movies. However, this can be used while taking still images. Check here for more details: http://docs.esupport.sony.com/dvimag/DSCRX100_guide/en/contents/02/01/02/02.html. Regards, Vincent

                By BrandAnswers September 18, 2017.

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                Does this camera have an optical zoom and if so what is it?   (2 Answers)

                By samcan May 7, 2016.

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                  Hi samcan, no, the camera has 3x digital zoom. Thanks_Mitch

                  By SonyListens May 8, 2016.

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                  Is this a digital tape camera?   (2 Answers)

                  By Gt August 28, 2017.

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                    Digital tape?? It requires a memory card. Get the highest Gig one you can afford, and go with a SDXC card, so you can use the high quality XAVC-S codec for videos. Enjoy!

                    By Vstar69 September 5, 2017.

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                    Does this camera have good quality?   (2 Answers)

                    By Josh August 20, 2017.

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                      The camera has good image quality for both stills and video. The quality isn't quite as good as some of the more expensive cameras but keep in mind this is a lower price point camera and as such it's quite good. If you need the absolute best image quality you'll have to pay for one of the more expensive cameras but for the average user this camera will likely exceed your expectations. I use digital SLR's and mirrorless cameras for video and know good video quality when I see it and this camera is in the "good" category and serves me well for action video. I recommend it to those looking for casual YouTube videos etc but there are higher resolution cameras with more dynamic range available but at higher price points.......but for my needs this camera does well.

                      By SteveNunez August 21, 2017.

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                    Is there a flip screen ? Time lapse? If no flip screen is there an option at a reasonable price?Also , do I need to purchase a microphone too? If I do,which microphone would you recommend for a reasonable price?   (2 Answers)

                    By erica July 2, 2017.

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                      Yes, this camera can flip images and does time-lapse. Take a look at my review, posted just now. Includes stereo microphone, but have not experimented with that as yet.

                      By Vagabond July 26, 2017.

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