Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Almost every digital camera from Sony under the Cyber-shot and Alpha line of compact and DSLR cameras support HD video recording with much refined clarity in 1080p or 1080i (full HD) resolution. Along with useful controls, Sony cameras have bright and clear interfaces with up to 3.5 inch LCD screens for previewing the recording video. Most Sony digital cameras with HD video recording capability can be afforded under $250 price range with the best deals from Amazon.

Cyber-shot (Point and shoot cameras):
Cyber-shot line of point and shoot digital cameras are easy to carry around and shoot videos on the go. Very useful during parties and vacations, the best Sony HD cameras are easy to use even by beginners. The best Sony point and shoot cameras from this list of models having HD video recording capability also support Wi-Fi connectivity for easier and instant sharing of photos and images over to the other devices (like smartphone, tablet or a notebook) and to the internet.

Alpha (DSLRs):
Alpha line of Sony DSLRs are the high-end advanced digital cameras for professionals. Professional photographers sometimes need to capture videos along with the capturing of photos. Some of the best Sony HD cameras are also DSLR cameras besides the wide range of Sony point and shoot accessibility.

Our list of best Sony HD cameras is narrowed down to those products which have the HD video recording capability in 1080p resolution. Besides, these cameras have a camera resolution of atleast 14 Megapixel, optical zoom of at least 7x and most products are from Sony's Cyber-shot product line.


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Sony Alpha A7
Sony Alpha NEX-5T
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
Sony Alpha A3000
Sony Alpha a7R Full-Frame 36.3 MP Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only
Sony Alpha NEX-5T Digital Camera - Body Only
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 20.2 MP Digital Still Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Cyber-shot Digital Camera
Sony Alpha A3000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
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Release Date
Oct 2013
Aug 2013
Oct 2013
Jun 2013
Aug 2013
HD Recording Format
1080p (HDTV), 480p
1080p (HDTV)
1080p (HDTV), 480p, 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1080p (HDTV)
Camera Type
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system, Rangefinder-style mirrorless
SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, Large sensor compact
SLR/Professional, SLR-style mirrorless
Resolution
36.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS, CMOS
Exmor APS-C sensor, CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
43.2 mm
28.12 mm
13.23 mm
13.23 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.7 stars

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