Rated 1 out of 5Â by TheDutchTexan Buyer beware, does not work well with HDRAS100!
Lets get the positive out of the way: When used with the HDR-AS15 this gets 5 stars, no questions about that. It works as advertised, and has helped me get great shots at cars and coffee!
However, when used with the HDR-AS100 it is quite the opposite. Due to the fact the button on the HDR-AS100 gets harder to push as time goes by (design fault) it puts stress on the plastic pin that is used to push the start/stop record button. This has resulted in the pin being snapped off, thus reducing my handy-cam attachment into a $99 dollar paperweight. Do not buy this if you want to use this with your HDR-AS100!
Click the picture below, it shows the push pin separate from the handy cam attachment.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Aturzan Works as promised
This housing works as it was promised. The instructions on placing the cam corder into the housing were horrendous. It took me the longest time to install the camera.
A major con is the fact that the next button is extremely difficult to press due to the housing. As a matter of fact the instruction manual is also totally useless. I still cannot figure out how to power up the camera so it isn't in the record mode.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by effen good for novice use bad for skateboarders
as a skateboarder i don't really care for this product any more the pin that pushes the button on my action cam has worn down from constant usage.
i have recorded over 10000 videos already and i think that's a big part of why its worn out seeing how i have pushed that button a minimum of 20000 times, i have only had it for less than a year.
i think Sony needs to review this unit and fix some small issues with it. ex.
#1 battery life is significantly diminished by the screen. they could run a few AA s to power the screen for instead of using the camera battery.
#2 push button for record is awful it makes recording. the button is hard to push at least 20x harder than the camera itself, this could be fixed by making the pin wider, removing the spring and actually having the pin hit the center of the record button instead of the top of the red portion,
all and all the unit isn't bad, it just isn't great in the long term, especially if your hitting the button roughly every minute or so
Rated 4 out of 5Â by obie Works well in combination with the camcorder
The cradle works will with the camera and allows quick viewing vs sending the files via WiFi. If the cradle had a socket that allowed for charging the camera could be used with a constant power supply vs changing of the battery.