Sony - HDR-AS50 HD Action Camera with Live View Remote - Black

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Grab the Sony AS50R Action Cam and get ready to explore the world. Designed to strap onto your bike or helmet, this video camera includes powerful image stabilization and processing so that you get the clearest shot possible, even when biking over mountains or enjoying a drink at dusk. Use the Sony AS50R Action Cam for all your outdoor adventures.

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What's Included

  • Sony HDR-AS50 HD Action Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • Live-View Remote
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
  • Attachment Buckle

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 18)

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11.1-megapixel 1/2.3 type (0.3 in) back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor

Offers stunning detail and clarity with both video and still images.

ZEISS Tessar lens

Designed for precision image capture.

SteadyShot picture stabilization

Minimizes shake and vibration distortion to keep footage steady.

120 fps at HD resolution for slo-mo video

See every detail of fast-moving action in smooth slow motion, thanks to 120fps high frame rate recording at HD resolution.

Photo mode

Captures digital still images at 11.1MP resolution.

Built-in stereo mic captures quality sound

Make a great movie even better with great audio. Built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sounds of your adventure in two-track stereo, naturally.

Multicard slot

Supports Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC.

Action Cam Movie Creator for easy creative editing

Make your movies look even better with Action Cam Movie Creator. Produce and edit videos quickly and easily thanks to a range of features such as 4K Time-lapse Capture and slo-mo video.

Packaged with the Live-View Remote

This Remote, which now boasts new intuitive controls, gives you full control over the Action Cam from a distance, including its power functions.

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bright video

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Video is brighter than Go pros. Sound with waterproof housing on isn't good (there are "fix it" videos on YouTube), but sound is great without it. Live View Remote wrist band is awesome, and controls the camera. Will be using in Philippines this year, at the beach, Lord willing. can link up smart phone and view live or control video and also edit. Has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Will enjoy using this action cam. Doesn't come with lens protector, but can order from ebay or Amazon (Good for when not using waterproof housing).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small camera, great results

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    My friend bought a gopro 5 the same day I got this Sony so we could compare them. I really liked that Sony made de camera and the case tripod ready, it has stereo sound, it's very very light so it's easy to carry with me everywhere I go. I'd doesn't make movies in 4k, but you can make time-lapse in 4k. The case makes the sound muffled but the image quality is still good. I really like sony's vivid colors, so thus was the best choice for me! I do miss the touch screen but it's very easy to navigate with the 3 buttons. Battery lasts a lot longer than the gopros.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera during daylight

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great still photos and video!!!!!!!! sound quality was ok on my motorcycle not the greatest but it'll do. Only downside is the night time stills i don't think i tried night time video yet but the stills are useless, however i didn't try to edit them yet with sonys software but i doubt it will do anything. If anyone knows how to get better night time footage with this camera let me know thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for underwater use.

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Brought for my sil, he loves it! We used it on vacation for snorkeling and in the pool. The pictures are good! It's small, lightweight and easy to use. My only concern is losing it because of the size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small and Mighty

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Excellent image quality. So small and light. I love the wrist view finder/remote. Haven't tried water proof case yet but am excited to have it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera but not for me

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Was looking for a way to tape my child's sporting events, with out using a hand held. figured the wide angles would allow that but this is more of a action cam so not a good fit for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Courtney, We regret to hear that. We value your feedback and this will surely be forwarded to the relevant department. Thank you for sharing your review with us. -Jerome sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for travel

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This cam is great for on the go. I had some bad luck with our GoPro and this is much more user friendly! Accessories are much better and more versatile for kids o adults.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great cam, great price

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I am very pleased with this camera. I just wish I could capture audio even with the water proof housing on. I like the security I get while is is protected

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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  • 22, 2016
    [REVIEW – SONY HDR-AS50 Action Cam]
    THE LOWDOWN: Sony's new action cam is small and light – 24x47x83mm and 83g – and fitted with an 18.4mm (film equivalent) f2.8 Zeiss branded lens. The 11 megapixel sensor is back illuminated. Image stabilisation is electronic “SteadyShot”. TheFull Review
  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Richard Easton on August 17, 2016
    Sony HDR-AS50 Action Cam
    Sony's Action Cam range is pretty diverse, ranging from the entry-level AS20 all the way up to the 4K-capable X1000V. The HDR-AS50 sits just above the former, but it's still firmly at the cheaper end of the line-up.Full Review
  • ePHOTOzine (UK)Joshua Waller on February 5, 2016
    Sony HDR-AS50 Action Camera Preview
    We have a hands-on look at the new Sony HDR-AS50 Action Camera.Full Review
  • DC RainmakerRandy Cantu on January 8, 2016
    A Look at Sony's New HDR-AS50 Action Cam
    Sony has announced a new action camera, the HDR-AS50, coming in at a baseline $199. The real news here is that Sony actually has listened to customer complaints (or suggestions as they like to call them) and then made some useful improvements overFull Review
  • Pocket-lint (UK)Rik Henderson on January 6, 2016
    Sony HDR-AS50R takes the action cam to another level
    Sony has updated its hugely popular action camera series with the HDR-AS50 and HDR-AS50R - the latter coming with a new Live View Remote you can wear on your wrist in order to see what you're recording.Full Review
  • Steve's DigicamsMichael Palmer on January 5, 2016
    Sony HDR-AS50
    Sony has added a new model to its Action Cam series of video/still cameras. The Sony HDR-AS50 boasts an 11.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor mated to a ZEISS® Tessar lens with built-in SteadyShot image stabilization. This setup works wellFull Review

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