Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Sony Video Cameras

1. Sony HDRCX405/B Sony Video Camera

Sony HDRCX405/B First Impressions

"It's very compact to carry."

It did come with a memory card on top of it. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. I received the Sony HDRCX405/B today. Seems well made, as expected for the price. The lanyard has been amazing.

  • Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
  • 50Mbps XAVC S1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos.For windows computers, details vary according to OS (Windows7/VISTA/XP)
  • View on 2.7” Clear Photo Plus LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • This product does not have an external microphone input.
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Sony HDRCX405/B Final Thoughts

"I got camera for my mom."

There are not any fancy professional features. I will definitely use it more often. The quality is great considering the price. I like The light weight small size. I really appreciate with the extra battery.

Overall Score
4.1


(638 Points)

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2. Sony HDRAS100VR/W Sony Video Camera

Sony HDRAS100VR/W First Impressions

"You don't need it."

I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. This is enough for most use cases! The quality is decent for the size. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest.

  • Sony HDR-AS100VR POV Action Video Camera with Live View Remote (White)
  • Advanced image stabilization adjusts to vibration
  • New splash proof body with tripod mount
  • View and control via smartphone/ Live View Remote1
  • Shoot pro quality video in XAVC-S 60p(50 Mbps)
  • Plot location and display telemetry with built-in GPS
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Sony HDRAS100VR/W Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. These are original Sony HDRAS100VR/W batteries, and charger. So I definitely like this Sony Video Camera as well. I contacted Sony customer service and they were amazing.

Overall Score
4.2


(386 Points)

3. Sony P6120HMPR/4 Sony Video Camera

Sony P6120HMPR/4 First Impressions

"This is a great camera."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. I haven’t had to change the date. There are not any fancy professional features. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

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  • Sony. Our media is your memory.
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Sony P6120HMPR/4 Final Thoughts

"Not sure."

Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! We travel out after I receive this Sony P6120HMPR/4. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. I haven’t had to change the date. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.6


(210 Points)

4. Sony Sony Video Camera

Sony First Impressions

"I advise you!"

Picks up good sound without the mic. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. The zoom did not really impress me. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tripod for Camcorders (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
  • Shooting grip with built in tripod
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Makes a great gift!"

The whole family enjoyed this purchase. However I am glad I did purchase! I love the audio options. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Over all, good quality for the price.

Overall Score
4.1


(202 Points)

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5. Sony Sony Video Camera

Sony First Impressions

"My son loves it."

And it’s so easy to carry around. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Great Sony Video Camera and meets my needs. I received the Sony today. It is more for show than for use.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with GPVPT1 Grip and Tripod for Camcorders (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Shooting grip with built in tripod
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
  • Built in functions work equally well in either the left or right hand
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Yes I like."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Using it for filming kids sports. Able to get a great cinematic look. I love the audio options. This thing does everything it says it does.

Overall Score
4.1


(202 Points)

6. Sony Sony Video Camera

Sony First Impressions

"The remote is great."

This thing does everything it says it does. He was pretty happy about the microphone. The zoom did not really impress me. This little camera meets all those needs! He was pretty happy about the microphone.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery Pack, Black & Sony BCTRV Travel Charger -Black
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • Capacity Indicationer on Package: 1900mAh (13.8Wh)
  • Compact battery charger
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Pretty good video camera."

Good camera for what I’m using it for. For this, we purchased this Sony . Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! We travel out after I receive this Sony . Indoors it performed quite well.

Overall Score
4.1


(202 Points)

7. Sony FDRAX53/B Sony Video Camera

Sony FDRAX53/B First Impressions

"Everything was great!"

First off this was an open box purchase. This is a fantastic camera for the price. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! Really like the clarity of the picture. This Sony FDRAX53/B works great for me.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Built-in Zoom Microphone. Minimum Focus Distance- approx. 13/32 Inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 Inch (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele). Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9) f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3).Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)2
  • In-the-box: Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1); AC Adaptor (1); Power Cord (1); Operating Guide(1); HDMI(micro) Cable (1); micro USB Cable (1)
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Sony FDRAX53/B Final Thoughts

"Thought they worked great!"

Video was taken when I got it. This little camera meets all those needs! The lanyard has been amazing. Really like the clarity of the picture. Really like the clarity of the picture.

Overall Score
4.1


(202 Points)

8. Sony Sony Video Camera

Sony First Impressions

"And it was a good decision."

Very compact that it fits in my purse! Really great camera and easy to use. Formatting the SD card was easy. Overall, decent product for this price. And the rocker zoom is awesome.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Microphone
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Extremely user friendly."

Now I'm off to charge the battery! Using it for filming kids sports. The camcorder is nice and compact. The price Also made this a great deal. The clarity of the video was amazing.

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4.1


(202 Points)

9. Sony Sony Video Camera

Sony First Impressions

"Very nice!"

Video was taken when I got it. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. Video was taken when I got it. LCD display could be better. Overall this Sony Video Camera is a great buy.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Travel Charger
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Sony Final Thoughts

"I did it on Mac."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. An additional battery is included as backup. This Sony works great for me. For this price, the Sony is awesome. It is more for show than for use.

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4.1


(202 Points)

10. Sony HDR-CX440/B Sony Video Camera

Sony HDR-CX440/B First Impressions

"Awesome bundle."

Great Sony Video Camera for me. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Able to get a great cinematic look. Still, it's worth knowing about. The batteries come already charged.

  • Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX440 Handycam Camcorder w/ 32GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony HDRCX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder with 8GB Internal Memory, SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card (Class 10), Focus Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for Sony NP-BX1 with Focus QC-105 Battery Charger, Focus DSLR Camera Holster Case Accessory Bundle, and 12-Inch Spider Tripod
  • CODECS: The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder delivers XAVC S format cinema-like HD video in 1920x1080 24p/60p at up to 50Mbps and high quality 9.2MP still images. For video compression this camcorder employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, while linear PCM is responsible for audio compression
  • DISPLAY: The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam simplifies the recording process with a 2.7-inch (16:9) Clear Photo LCD (230K) display that delivers sharp, bright, vivid images even outdoors. It also allows you to easily adjust the settings to best represent the scene
  • STABILIZATION: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensate for heavy camera shake so you can capture the best possible videos. Whether you're wide angle or full telephoto shooting, you can always expect the Sony HDRCX440 HD Handycam camcorder to produce smooth video
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
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Sony HDR-CX440/B Final Thoughts

"Very good value as well!"

The camcorder is nice and compact. Good camera for what I’m using it for. Really great camera and easy to use. It’s really time to buy this Sony HDR-CX440/B. It’s really time to buy this Sony HDR-CX440/B.

Overall Score
4.3


(196 Points)

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