Sony HDR-AS10 Vs. GoPro HeroHD




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wally19: now, with the new Firmwere the sony has 60 at 1080p and a new "water" option.

smorris227: yeah but i like the green on it

bonafidepirate: Yeah, the 60 and 120fps modes play back at 1/2 and 1/4 speed without sound. You can speed them up during editing to get real time at a higher frame rate, but still no sound. Personally I'd like to see at least the 60fps option to playback in real time at 60fps and record sound. The 120fps could stay as a "slow mo" feature, it's fun to play with. lol

Mauricio Andrade: the sony has 60fps?

RenoNuski: Steady Shot really seems to settle the motion nicely.

Ronart1000: the HDR-10 seems to have more "natural" colours... 1:48

protenek: Great work! Pretty helpful. Cant wait to see your Hero 2. Thanks.

Home Made Tv: save youre money go with sony !

bonafidepirate: In 60 and 120fps modes, the Sony doesn't record audio, and plays back and 1/2 and 1/4 speed of realtime, at 30fps. You can speed the video up again in editing of you want realtime at higher frame rates, but still won't have audio. :) I prefer the 60fps mode of the HeroHD and Hero2 that plays back in real time by default, and has audio. The Sony is geared more towards slow motion video in those modes though.

wanoman99: Wow Sony's really smooth

bonafidepirate: Correct! I figured some would want to see this comparison too since the HeroHD is only $130 now. I'd still considered it for someone on a tight budget or for risky shots where you don't want to risk any more than you have to... lol My Hero 2 is due for delivery tomorrow, I'll do a similar video with it asap, and maybe even all 3 side by side. ;)

justin gaetani: wow the steady shot looks really good

heliflyer7: Nice comparo, thanks!

GalaxyTraveler: Sorry, let me explain: I just had a GoPro HD Hero 1 so far, sold it this summer and was comparing recent models like the Hero 2, JVC ADIXXION GC-XA1 or Sony HDR-AS10 / AS15 because I always wanted to have a remote control... Sure the Sony will transfer the full quality files to your PC - but I just saw the re-compressed YT videos so far, not any original unprocessed files. The Sony does have almost no video delay on a smartphone, check out watch?v=ErO_WSgKm2o for example.

bonafidepirate: What?

GalaxyTraveler: I could not see any original video files from the Sony action cam so far - just the stuff uploaded on YouTube (which is re-encoded with just 4 Mbit/s or something), so I can't really compare the resolution / quality. But I'm a bit disappointed that the Sony just offers 1920x1080 for photos as well. I know it's primarily made for videos, but while skiing or climbing I would like to capture some photos as well... However, WiFi video preview still sucks on GoPro, approx 4-5 sec. delay...

Luke Tansell: People have to remember that this was done with a GoPro HD Hero, not HD Hero 2; so the comparison is of an older camera, the current HD Hero 2 is much better than the original Hero.

Chad Johnson: OK I watched that. The Sony does do nice fast WiFi! Thanks!

VerticallyUp: I looked at the footage before reading what was what.. Sony won..!

Nagy Péter: PLEASE HELP ME! How would be the sound by high speed(motorbike),on the SONY cam? Good Medi or Bad? please Answer:)

Collin2377: All these videos, SONY has a better quality.

cingole: Sony!!!

geoffist: its not going to be "amazing." its muffled heavily if youre using the case. the best thing to do is turn on voice record or another recording app on your smartphone and sync it later :)

h0tr0d31337: Good comparison video, thanks!

bonafidepirate: I agree, the GoPros are known the have a more yellowish hue in the video. Sometimes the Sony oversaturates the blues though, neither is perfect.

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Mauricio Andrade: I just saw on the sony site is specification : HD Slow Motion Mode at 60 or 120 fps , it has 60fps, but only for slow motion?

Gregory Long: I like this review, very different from others. While I like the more natural colors from the GoPro, it seems like something that could easily be adjusted with some basic software. The stabilization from the Sony on the other hand is pretty darn impressive. Very smooth flow.

Shawn Bierau: Just got the Sony HDR-AS10, flawless design, easy to use, I can tell this is a winner. If you are going to be recording sky/water this really brings out the BLUE (in a good way). The GoPro will bring out the GREEN in pastures, etc. I'll be on my kayak, not in a pasture. Nice side by side comparison!

Chad Johnson: I don't understand. Cant you pull off the original file as an mp4 or something like on the gopro, then transcode it to full quality to edit it just as on the GoPro? And I know about the lame WiFi delay with the GoPro. Does the Sony do better? Good enough to fly by? Still, I would never trust FPV to WiFi.

oscar paz: sony gives you a true color. looks like the go pro is increasing contrast during sun light. this is not good for the go pro since will do it at night and the video will look darker. I think the sony has better results.

Chad Johnson: Yes the blue shift could totally be adjusted with a FW update. Let's hope. What do you think about the resolution of the image vs the GoPro? I just installed the new Gopro FW with ProTune and I love it. 35mbps!! I made some comparison vids yesterday. ProTune is an option you can toggle, so you're not committed to it. It's nice and flat - perfect for color grading in post. 11 stops of dynamic range! But if you don't like to grade our footage just stick with the standard color profile.

Chad Johnson: It seems the Sony is hyping the blues. The sky looks unnatural. I'd love this camera to be a Hero2 killer, but so far I don't think so. The OIS is cool though.

Skymax: Sony handles the Backlight and dark Areas better.

bonafidepirate: Yes, AS10 has no WiFi, AS15 does, they're both sold as "Sony Action Cameras"

TheCaSkk: sisi pero... la gopro es la primera de todas, se tendria que ver con la gopro hero 3, me gusta sony, pero aqui digo que son unos plagiadores asquerosos de gopro

Dryhandschannel: how much is it for the Sony camera?

bonafidepirate: Very true! Send me your Hero2 so I can do a proper comparison. ;) Don't say to send you my Sony, I asked first. :p J/K

notlimnaneek1: amazing how much difference steady shot makes

xFrozenPvP: Sony its much better !

Fernando García: sony,

KGTmcwood: Sony won. It's sony.

Thijs Cazemier: go pro... (:

rgthd007: Thanks for sharing. Thumbs up.

NicGaming: 198€

Bob Pilot: Does anyone know a good website to buy a cheap Sony HDR-AS10? :)

hoaryhoary: Sony....better color (except for blue), sharper picture with more detail (Zeiss lens FTW), awesome "steady view". That decides it for me. You can't beat what you get for the price.

Hayden Roberts: Sony blows out the greens and blues but all the other colours look realistic. Why would they ruin the camera like this? I want all correct colours please. GoPro (and the HD 2) is way too red on all tones.

bonafidepirate: There's no composite out, and I don't know if the HDMI does live output while recording or not, I don't have the right cable for it. Either way, I'd rather fly with a separate came anyway, they perform far better than the live output from most cameras. You can get a nice CCD board camera for a few bucks more than an HDMI/Composite adapter anyway, and it's smaller. I do fly my quad using the GoPro's live output just to save weight, and because I didn't have a spare camera at the time... ;)

Carl Clark: Sony clearly has the better stabilization. Thanks for helping me make this critical decision!

Rating:
Sony HDR-AS10 vs. GoPro HeroHD 4.6 out of 5

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