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The 10 Best Sony Camcorders - July 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every Sony camcorder on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 728 camcorders, 22,700 reviews and 4,420 prices. Last updated 18 July 2017.

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#8
HDR-CX405

Sony HDR‑CX405

A very popular 9.2MP 1 video camera with great features and very low price
Reviews
94
205 Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
83
Fully-Featured
Age
66
2 Years Old
Overall Score
87
Excellent
Yes
9.2MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
190g
Sep 2015
Weight
Release Date
#12
HDR-AS15

Sony HDR‑AS15

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A great value for money and multi award winning 16.8 megapixel 1 video camera
Reviews
91
6 Awards
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
80
Fully-Featured
Age
61
5 Years Old
Overall Score
85
Excellent
Yes
16.8MP
1/2.3"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
65g
Sep 2012
Weight
Release Date
FDR-X3000

Sony FDR‑X3000

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A best selling and multi award winning 8.2 megapixel 1 camcorder
Reviews
95
3 Awards
Value for Money
90
Excellent
Features
78
Good Features
Age
56
9 Months Old
Overall Score
82
Excellent
Yes
8.2MP
1/2.5"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
89g
Nov 2016
Weight
Release Date
HDR-AZ1

Sony HDR‑AZ1

Digitaltrends.com - Editor's Choice
A great value for money and award winning 11.9 megapixel 1 video camera
Reviews
90
1 Award
Value for Money
92
Excellent
Features
77
Good Features
Age
54
4 Years Old
Overall Score
81
Excellent
Yes
11.9MP
1/2.3"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
63g
Jul 2013
Weight
Release Date
HDR-AS200

Sony HDR‑AS200

A classic and great value for money 8.8 megapixel 1 camcorder
Reviews
92
976 Reviews
Value for Money
93
Excellent
Features
79
Good Features
Age
58
4 Years Old
Overall Score
83
Excellent
Yes
8.8MP
1/2.3"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
68g
Jul 2013
Weight
Release Date
HDR-CX330

Sony HDR‑CX330

A classic and great value for money 9.2 megapixel 1 video camera
Reviews
95
961 Reviews
Value for Money
91
Excellent
Features
79
Good Features
Age
58
3 Years Old
Overall Score
83
Excellent
Yes
9.2MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
190g
Apr 2014
Weight
Release Date
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HDR-PJ540

Sony HDR‑PJ540

A classic and good value for money 9.2 megapixel 1 video camera
Reviews
92
29 Reviews
Value for Money
77
Very Good
Features
72
Good Features
Age
45
4 Years Old
Overall Score
75
Very Good
Yes
9.2MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
325g
Jan 2014
Weight
Release Date
HDR-CX240

Sony HDR‑CX240

A bargain buy 9.2MP 1 camcorder with not bad features and terrific user reviews
Reviews
83
403 Reviews
Value for Money
89
Excellent
Features
74
Good Features
Age
48
3 Years Old
Overall Score
76
Very Good
Yes
9.2MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
190g
Oct 2014
Weight
Release Date
PDWF-800

Sony PDWF‑800

A great value for money Full HD 4,300 gram camcorder with good features
Reviews
0
1 Review
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
72
Good Features
Age
44
4 Years Old
Overall Score
74
Very Good
Yes
4.3kg
Jul 2013
Full HD
Weight
Release Date
HDR-MV1

Sony HDR‑MV1

01net.com - 4 StarExpert Reviews - Recommended
An award winning 8.4MP 1 camcorder with good features and affordable price
Reviews
88
2 Awards
Value for Money
82
Excellent
Features
73
Good Features
Age
46
1 Year Old
Overall Score
75
Very Good
Yes
8.4MP
1/2.3"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
140g
Mar 2016
Weight
Release Date

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Sony Video Camera Prices

The price range of Sony video cameras is from $29 to $14,475 and in total we found prices for 50 Sony video cameras. On average, a new Sony video camera costs $2,145 and 80% of Sony video cameras are priced between $189 and $5,330. The Sony PMW-150 is the cheapest Sony video camera at only $29, and Sony PXW-FS7K is the most expensive at $14,475.

Price Range of Sony Camcorders

Sony camcorders range in price from $29 to $14,475, and the average price of Sony camcorders is $2,145 which is the second highest average price of all video camera brands.

Average Rating of Sony Camcorders

We have analysed 974 expert reviews and 13,087 user reviews for camcorders available online and used this information to evaluate an average rating for camcorders of 85%. This makes Sony the 5th best camcorder brand.

When Are Most New Sony Video Cameras Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any clear pattern in the release month for new Sony video cameras. Last year most new Sony camcorders were released in January, with five new Sony camcorders released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new Sony video camera releases was September, with five new Sony video cameras released that month. 12 new Sony video cameras were released in January 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new Sony video camera releases.

How Fast Do Sony Camcorder Prices Drop After Release?

Sony camcorders tend to depreciate faster than most camcorders. Most camcorders drop in price by 0% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Sony camcorders drop in price by 5% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $61 on a typical $1,316 new Sony camcorder by waiting 6 months before buying.

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