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1.0 out of 5 stars Mistreated Metal Screw Material, 16 Jun. 2013
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I was quite disappointed with this one.

It received as a gift (June-July offer) with the Sony HDRAS15 Sports Action Camcorder with Full HD and Wi-Fi - Black camera. Looked solid, good quality plastic, nice and tight feel on the tilt.

But, when after a couple of days, I tried to unscrew the Allen bolt to mount it on the bike, it kept turning without unscrewing. Reason was a damaged spiral, probably as assembled in production. I finally opened it, cutting the bolt with a hacksaw! There's a metal-bar part where the Allen screws on. This one seems a bit damaged also on the screwing spiral. I already fixed it myself, made a slightly larger spiral and added a new bolt.

Suprisingly bad situation, especially for a SONY product (where is the quality control?)
!!! I just needed the mount for the next days and didn't have the time to return it and wait for a replacement...
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Initial post: 27 Aug 2013, 19:37:28 BST
'ringmeister says:
Perhaps this was a one off problem? How do you find the quality of your Sony HDRAS15? I'm really disappointed with the image quality. Images look over saturated and don't look 'HD' even in the highest quality setting.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2013, 23:08:32 BST
I've seen that a couple of people had the same problem, probably a bad production line of the handlebar.

About the HDRAS15: I don't know if this situation you describe, is due to low light conditions or very fast camera motion or slow memory card. An upgrade to the firmware might also help. It adds a "PS" mode, with 1080p-60fps. Mine works quite well, I have some amazing crystal clear shots. I found out that it records at its best in outdoors with bright sunshine. I'm using a 45MB/sec 32GB Sandisc card if this helps.

Posted on 21 Feb 2017, 10:30:20 GMT
Brett O. says:
Same thing just happened to me 2 days ago! But I think in removing (forcefully) the mount, it's beyond repair. Will try to source a cheap mount now and see how it goes.
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