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The best video Sony cameras under the Alpha and Cyber-shot product lines can capture 1080p Full HD videos and over 18 Megapixel resolution images. For capturing high quality videos, you could choose DSLRs or point and shoot cameras from Sony with an optical zoom range of over 6x. The top-rated Sony cameras for the best video capture can be purchased under different price ranges depending on the type of camera you choose.

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Sony Alpha A7

Sony Alpha A7  24.3 MP Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only


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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 A7  24.3 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
24.0 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

  • After shooting with both the A7 and the A7R side-by-side, we'd be hard-pushed to choose between them, as both are remarkable cameras in their own right. On paper at least the A7 should offer faster auto-focusing and less noise at high ISOs than the A7R, but in reality there's not a big enough difference between the two cameras in either regard.


  • The Alpha A7 and A7r are a wake-up call for the photographic industry, especially to Canon and Nikon. Here are two cameras which not only match or outperform top-selling DSLRs in many respects, but which also can use their lenses, in some cases with minimal compromise on handling. If Canon and especially Nikon aren't careful, they could find themselves becoming lens manufacturers with a niche body business in pro sports photography.


  • For the price and size, you can't really beat the A7. This is a camera for early adopters, but it's a fantastic step forward and we're already looking forward to the next generation.


  • Sony's Alpha NEX-5T mirrorless camera is simply last year's NEX-5R with added NFC support for quick image transfer to a smartphone. And the price has come down. So this isn't a bad thing.


  • Ultimately the new Sony NEX-5T is once again a likable and easy to recommend compact system camera which literally feels better balanced with the 16-50mm lens. Still Highly Recommended then, but we'd expect to see next year's inevitable update make some real strides forward.

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    If you're someone who purchased last year's Sony NEX-5R ILC model, you aren't going to want to upgrade the recently released NEX-5T, as the two cameras very similar. The NEX-5T introduces NEC wireless capabilities to this family of ILC models, but otherwise the 5R and 5T are basically the same camera. That doesn't mean the Sony NEX-5T isn't a great camera. It offers very good image quality, an articulated LCD, built-in Wi-Fi and fast response times, all of which you'll find in one of the smaller mirrorless ILC cameras on the market.


  • Offering excellent image quality, great build, speedy performance, and slick ease-of-use, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is the best super-zoom camera currently on the market. Only you can decide if all of that is worth the the admittedly substantial investment - we'd strongly suggest that it is...


  • We began this review with the conundrum every DSLR owner confronts – dealing with myriad lenses and shoulder-breaking gear bags – and whether there is a high-quality, portable solution for these issues. The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 is it and it deserves our Editor’s Choice designation. Still and video quality is excellent while the Zeiss glass is outstanding. Granted it is expensive and there are a few negatives, but we’d be hard pressed to believe anyone would squawk about the tradeoffs. If you’re looking for a fine camera for your next vacation, this is it.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price tag.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II compact camera offers a few worthwhile upgrades when compared with the original RX100, but comes in at a higher asking price.


  • With the rise of the samrtphone seemingly sounding the death knell for cheap compact cameras, it looks like only premium models like the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II II will survive their onslaught. Only you can decide if the RX100 II's premium price-tag is simply too high - for us, while it does take the edge off the overall package, the RX100 II is definitely the best compact camera that money can currently buy.


  • If you're just looking for better photo quality than a point-and-shoot on a really tight budget, but not better performance, the Sony Alpha A3000 meets that criterion.


  • The mirrorless Sony Alpha 3000 cuts a lot of corners to hit its low $400 asking price, but there are no compromises in image quality.


  • There's no getting away from that price-tag, which will almost certainly decrease even further, making the Sony A3000 an attractive proposition despite the shortcomings that we've identified. While certainly not perfect, this DSLR doppleganger is an intriguing entry into the market that may just prove to be a hit for Sony.


Top 5 video sony camera:

  1. Sony Alpha A7 24.3 MP Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only
  2. Sony Alpha NEX-5T Digital Camera - Body Only
  3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 20.2 MP Digital Still Camera
  4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Cyber-shot Digital Camera
  5. Sony Alpha A3000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera