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Gopro Hero vs. Sony AS30V , which is better?

The GoPro Hero isn’t the camera for power users, and current Hero Black-series owners may find it difficult to integrate Hero footage with those from the more advanced siblings, but first-time action camera buyers and casual users will find a lot to love.

The Sony HDR-AS30V is a 1080/60p action video camera with Wi-Fi®, GPS and NFC and is waterproof up to 16 feet amongst other features.

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Gopro Hero and Sony AS30V Reviews

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Gopro Hero

You'll need to buy accessories such as a waterproof housing. Though YI used Gorilla Glass, the touchscreen is not shatterproof. The microSD card slot is a little hard to access. Parts of the English app are still in Chinese.

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Sony AS30V

The YI 4K Action Camera is a remarkable camera for the money, offering great features and performance in an easy-to-use package. It has long battery life for its size. A touchscreen gives you full control of the camera or you can use the high-speed Wi-Fi to connect to your phone and control via an app. App handles shooting, editing and sharing. YI continues to add features through firmware updates.

comparman

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@comparman

Gopro Hero

The camera is permanently in its polycarbonate housing; the battery is built-in; it doesn't have GoPro's port for adding a touchscreen or extra battery pack or Wi-Fi; very limited shooting options.

comparman

compargram

@comparman

Sony AS30V

You'll need to buy accessories such as a waterproof housing. Though YI used Gorilla Glass, the touchscreen is not shatterproof. The microSD card slot is a little hard to access. Parts of the English app are still in Chinese.

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Sony AS30V

Difference and similar

Price

Gopro Hero

$99.99

Sony AS30V

$252.81

Widescreen Video Capture

Gopro Hero

Yes

Sony AS30V

Yes

Digital Video Format

Gopro Hero

H.264

Sony AS30V

H.264

Image Recording Format

Gopro Hero

JPEG

Sony AS30V

JPEG

Max Video Resolution

Gopro Hero

Sony AS30V

1080p

Camcorder Sensor Resolution

Gopro Hero

Sony AS30V

16.8 pixels

Manufacturer

Gopro Hero

Gopro

Sony AS30V

Sony

Exposure Metering

Gopro Hero

Sony AS30V

multi-segment

Exposure Modes

Gopro Hero

automatic

Sony AS30V

automatic

Underwater Depth

Gopro Hero

Sony AS30V

up to 16ft

Type

Gopro Hero

Action camera

Sony AS30V

Special Functions

Gopro Hero

Sony AS30V

Wide angle

Focus Adjustment

Gopro Hero

focus free

Sony AS30V

Protection

Gopro Hero

Waterproof, shockproof

Sony AS30V

Color Category

Gopro Hero

Silver

Sony AS30V

black

Included Accessories

Gopro Hero

Skeleton backdoor, USB cable, curved adhesive mount, flat surface mount, quick release buckle

Sony AS30V

adhesive plate, micro-USB cable, underwater housing

Image Storage

Gopro Hero

Sony AS30V

JPEG 1920 x 1080

Video Capture

Gopro Hero

  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps

Sony AS30V

  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps - 16Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 120 fps - 24Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps - 12Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
  • H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Memory Card Slot

Gopro Hero

microSD card

Sony AS30V

Memory Stick Micro (M2) card, microSD card

Features

Gopro Hero

Time-Lapse recording, USB charging, audio recording, multi-picture burst

Sony AS30V

Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, RGB primary color filter, USB charging, auto power save, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, high-speed recording, interval shooting mode

Low Lux / Night Mode

Gopro Hero

Yes

Sony AS30V

Microphone Operation Mode

Gopro Hero

Mono

Sony AS30V

Stereo

Microphone Features

Gopro Hero

Wind noise reduction

Sony AS30V

Battery Technology

Gopro Hero

lithium ion

Sony AS30V

lithium ion

Battery Type

Gopro Hero

Lithium ion - integrated

Sony AS30V

NP-BX1

Battery Details

Gopro Hero

1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1180 mAh (included)

Sony AS30V

1 x Sony NP-BX1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1240 mAh (included)

Dimensions

Gopro Hero

41 x 59 x 21/30 mm

Sony AS30V

24.5 x 47 x 82 mm

Weight

Gopro Hero

3.91 oz

Sony AS30V

90 g (including supplied NP-BX1 battery)