Rated 1.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 2 out of 5 by RickBennette Does Not Solve The Focus Problem
Like the SPK-AS1 before it, this underwater housing does not allow the camera to focus under water. The different index of refraction of light in water on one side of a curved surface with air on the other creates a lens effect that causes the focus to change, making every video fuzzy.
The AS1 would go down to 160 feet, but the AS2 only is rated for 16 feet. It is advised by Sony not to put this under running water, so no cleaning off the salt water until you pull the camera out. Not too confidence inspiring in its water resistant capability.
What makes this case more vulnerable to water pressure are the extra seals around the side buttons and the mike ports. The AS1 didn't have these. The mike ports of the AS2 allow better sound with the case on the camera, and the side buttons are accessible to change camera settings with the case on. This makes this case more suited as a beach camera or a foul weather camera, because above water, the focus works fine. But as an under water case, this still isn't usable.
July 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by holysnaps Wouldn't recommend it
I think the asv100 is actually really good, but the waterproof case is horrible. If you've ever had a GoPro, the case is extremely durable compared to the cheap material used for this item.
My first case...the buttons to control my camera fell out after dipping it in 3-4 feet deep of water. I had to get that replaced (had to pay for my own shipping too. not sure what kind of big company still does that when it comes to a device still under warranty).
My second case...I dropped it from my belt and the part covering the lens cracked. I'm not sure what kind of material you guys use for this, but it's really really poor. I feel like it's weaker than the glass on my phone....
So here I am.. buying another one.. because I need it for my camera. I'm pretty sure they won't fix it with new development.. but for those of you interested in this, save your money.
December 23, 2014