4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Indispensable accessory for my AS100,
This review is from: Sony AKASF1 Action Mount without Waterproof Case for Camera (Accessory)
Quite a bit of money for a piece of moulded plastic.
I mean, there's nothing special about this at all. Production cost is probably a pound or two, yet Sony charges us £25 for some reason.
That doesn't mean it's a bad product. Not at all.
I use this with my Sony AS100 to get it mounted on the side of my motorcycle helmet (instead of the top mount recommended by Sony) as I think it's a better place to mount it considering the profile of the camera (more like the Contour HD). But keep in mind that this will only fit the camera without the waterproof case, so the AS15 and AS30 would become vulnerable to the elements.
It's very versatile, you can insert the camera in any direction. The supplied standard and L-shaped plates that will attach to any standard tripod mount or the Sony VCT-AM1 can be inserted in any side or at the bottom, depending on your needs.
It is thin and flimsy by itself, but once the camera is inserted it feels much more sturdy. I added a little rubber padding to grip the camera tighter and prevent any movement at all, though it feels ok without it too.