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Should You Buy a Sony Camcorder?

Updated 02 January 2020 by Matthew
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should you buy a Sony Camcorder?

Sony is one of the most popular camcorder brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, TVs and headphones.

If you are thinking about buying a Sony camcorder then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of camcorder brands is compiled by analysing over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders. Their camcorders start at £23 for the MHS-PM5 which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £9,999 for the FDR-AX1 which has an optical zoom of 20x, a sensor size of 18.9MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new Sony camcorder is £1,762.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders.

Is Sony the Best Camcorder Brand?

So are Sony camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.

Sony is ranked the No. 2 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the 2nd best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,684 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
5,705 reviews
#3
GoPro
92%
92%
2,471 reviews
#4
Japan
90%
90%
165 reviews
#5
Ricoh
86%
86%
439 reviews
#6
JVC
Japan
84%
84%
31 reviews
#7
KitVision
82%
82%
93 reviews
#8
Veho
81%
81%
430 reviews
#9
Transcend
78%
78%
386 reviews
#10
Zoom
78%
78%
117 reviews
#11
ION
75%
75%
14 reviews
#12
Polaroid
74%
74%
414 reviews
#13
Vivitar
74%
74%
80 reviews
#14
ACTIVEON
73%
73%
6 reviews
#15
Blackmagic Design
73%
73%
51 reviews
#16
Nikon
Japan
72%
72%
43 reviews
#17
Bushnell
71%
71%
146 reviews
#18
South Korea
71%
71%
93 reviews
#19
DJI
71%
71%
438 reviews
#20
Garmin
70%
70%
7 reviews
#21
Xiaomi
66%
66%
98 reviews
#22
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#23
Kodak
64%
64%
75 reviews
#24
360fly
63%
63%
67 reviews
#25
Midland
60%
60%
2 reviews
#26
HP
United States
60%
60%
6 reviews
#27
EZVIZ
60%
60%
0 reviews
#28
isaw
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
Rollei
59%
59%
2 reviews
#30
Motorola
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Technaxx
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
Lexibook
57%
57%
1 review
#33
VTech
57%
57%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Sony camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All camcorder Brands
Sony Camcorders

There's a wide selection of Sony camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with 20 Sony camcorders currently on the market in the UK. Sony also have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Sony camcorder being 85%.

The average review score for a Sony camcorder is 85%.

Sony have a number of great features including Time Lapse which sets them apart from the competition.

However Sony camcorders tend to be more expensive than most other camcorder brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£1,093
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £6,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£1,762
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £6,999
Price Distribution of Sony Camcorders

What Do the Sony Camcorder Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Sony camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sony and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.

Sony logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
77
4 stars
85
3 stars
36
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Sony logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,247
4 stars
1,284
3 stars
297
2 stars
142
1 star
157
Sony has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 81% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Sony camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Camcorder brands.

Purchasers of Sony camcorders frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had great audio quality and was robust. Their camcorders have also won 40+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Sony camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh
CNET.com logo
77%
19 reviews
73%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
100%
6 reviews
50%
3 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
60%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
86%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
85%
1 review
91%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
77%
2 reviews
90%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
71%
94 reviews
69%
61 reviews
79%
58 reviews
73%
52 reviews
76%
37 reviews
Average
79%
196 reviews
79%
149 reviews
84%
96 reviews
69%
74 reviews
73%
57 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 40 industry awards for Sony camcorders. This means that Sony has more awards for its camcorders than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to Sony to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Sony has more awards for its camcorders than any other brand.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
5
reviewed.com logo
2
5
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
5
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
Digital Versus logo
4
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
PC Mag logo
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
stuff.tv logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
1
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
Other Expert Sites
10
5
12
6
3
Total
40
34
26
7
7

How Reliable Are Sony Camcorders?

We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony camcorders. 340+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sony camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

85% of reviewers think Sony camcorders are reliable.

So, most people think that Sony camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sony camcorders that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The Sony HDR-PJ200E is a tiny camcorder with a built in projector
Good Gear Guide.com.au
The unit is well made
electronicsme.com
It is nicely built
akihabaranews.com
Light weight built in projector
Bestbuy.com
With the built in projector
Amazon
There doesn't seem to be a plan B built in
Bhphotovideo.com
There is a built in microphone housed at the top of the camcorder which I've found to be excellent
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

These headphones are not very durable
Bestbuy.com
The only small problem is that the case in front of the lens is more of less easy to scratch
johnlewis.com
projecting the video at a live event is badly broken
Amazon
seems fragile
Walmart.com
Put in a sturdy bag when not in use
Argos.co.uk
Initially one would think the camera was broken inside as the lens can move when you shake the camera around - gently
amazon.co.uk
this isn't a heavy duty
Bhphotovideo.com

Features to Look Out For On Sony Camcorders

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Sony camcorders that set them apart from the competition. These include Time Lapse.

Sony Time Lapse

Sony camcorders that feature Time Lapse include the Sony FDRAX53 (£580), the Sony FDRAX700 (£951) and the Sony HDRCX625 (£335).

What is the Best Mid-Range Sony Camcorder?

Sony FDRAX53

£579.99
Toby Deals
Sony FDRAX53
Buy Now
Sony FDRAX53
8.29MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
635g
5440 X 3056
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
3h
BATTERY LIFE
16.6 MP STILL
IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3"
SCREEN SIZE
250x
(DIGITAL)

A great mid range choice, priced at £579.99 is the Sony FDRAX53, which has a Kagoo Score of 87.

Features We Love:
Time Lapse
5440 x 3056 pixels resolution
Large optical sensor size (1/2")
Long maximum battery life (3h)
Image stabilizer

A best selling and top-quality 20x optical zoom, 635g video camera, with a cheap price and max video resolution. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a very great picture quality and a very good video quality, and image stabiliser.

94
Reviews
172 Reviews
95
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
73
Value for Money
Good
76
Age
4 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Sony FDRAX53 has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. Looking across the entire Sony camcorder range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are also excellent.

Sony FDR-AX53 Super Stabilized 4K Video Camera Review
Sony FDR-AX53 Super Stabilized 4K Video Camera Review
Why I chose the Sony FDR-AX53 for YouTube Videos. Unboxing, Testing and Impressions
Why I chose the Sony FDR-AX53 for YouTube Videos. Unboxing, Testing and Impressions
SONY FDR-AX53 4K SAMPLE VIDEO
SONY FDR-AX53 4K SAMPLE VIDEO
Test: Sony AX53 vs Panasonic VX989/VXF999 - Top-4K-Camcorder 2016
Test: Sony AX53 vs Panasonic VX989/VXF999 - Top-4K-Camcorder 2016
Test Sony FDR-AX53
Test Sony FDR-AX53
Sony FDR-AX53 - 4K Demo Video - New Camera Test
Sony FDR-AX53 - 4K Demo Video - New Camera Test
REVIEW DE LA CAMARA DE VIDEO PROFESIONAL 4K SONY AX53
REVIEW DE LA CAMARA DE VIDEO PROFESIONAL 4K SONY AX53
Sony FDR AX53 Night & low light test video - Night Malaga, Spain
Sony FDR AX53 Night & low light test video - Night Malaga, Spain
Sony FDR-AX53 - Kompakter 4K Camcorder im Langzeittest
Sony FDR-AX53 - Kompakter 4K Camcorder im Langzeittest
CES 2016 | Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder | Ultra HD | FDR-AX53/B | 100Mbps |  SmartReview.com
CES 2016 | Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder | Ultra HD | FDR-AX53/B | 100Mbps | SmartReview.com
Sony FDR  AX53 Vs. Sony FDR AX33 -Specs comparison
Sony FDR AX53 Vs. Sony FDR AX33 -Specs comparison
Sony FDR AX53 Night & low light test video - Night Malaga, Spain
Sony FDR AX53 Night & low light test video - Night Malaga, Spain
Sony 4K FDR AX53 Review, Best Camcorder for the Money? 2017/2018
Sony 4K FDR AX53 Review, Best Camcorder for the Money? 2017/2018
Sony FDR-AX53 Vs. Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K - Quick specs comparison
Sony FDR-AX53 Vs. Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K - Quick specs comparison
Review: Sony AX53 4K camcorder
Review: Sony AX53 4K camcorder
First Look & Video Test of Sony FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder
First Look & Video Test of Sony FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder
SONY FDR-AX53 - 4K DEMO VIDEO - TEST #1
SONY FDR-AX53 - 4K DEMO VIDEO - TEST #1
SONY FDR AX53 4K TEST - BORA BORA
SONY FDR AX53 4K TEST - BORA BORA
Sony FDR-AX53 Unboxing and Menus
Sony FDR-AX53 Unboxing and Menus
SONY FDR-AX53 HANDYCAM Test Footage [4K Ultra HD]
SONY FDR-AX53 HANDYCAM Test Footage [4K Ultra HD]
Chiller-Unboxing: Sony A6400, DJI Smart Controller & Sony FDR-AX53
Chiller-Unboxing: Sony A6400, DJI Smart Controller & Sony FDR-AX53
SONY FDR AX53 4K TEST #2
SONY FDR AX53 4K TEST #2
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Camera Unboxing & First Look #SonyAX53
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Camera Unboxing & First Look #SonyAX53
(Unboxing) NIEUWE CAMERA - Sony FDR-AX53
(Unboxing) NIEUWE CAMERA - Sony FDR-AX53
Sony FDR AX53 4K Low Light Test ~ In Depth
Sony FDR AX53 4K Low Light Test ~ In Depth
Sony FDR-AX53 4k video test
Sony FDR-AX53 4k video test
Sony Ax53 Review (Slow Motion Test, Time Lapse and Test footage)
Sony Ax53 Review (Slow Motion Test, Time Lapse and Test footage)
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Camera Unboxing & First Look #SonyAX53
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Camera Unboxing & First Look #SonyAX53
Sony FDR-AX53 stabilisation tests (off, standard, active, intelligent active)
Sony FDR-AX53 stabilisation tests (off, standard, active, intelligent active)
Sony FDR AX53 - Comparison with the previous model AX33
Sony FDR AX53 - Comparison with the previous model AX33
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Test #SonyAX53
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Test #SonyAX53
Sony FDR-AX53/ Unboxing & Testaufnahmen (feat. trinkCOKEorDIE)
Sony FDR-AX53/ Unboxing & Testaufnahmen (feat. trinkCOKEorDIE)
Sony FDR-AX53 Test Footage
Sony FDR-AX53 Test Footage
20160413.5 - Unboxing Sony FDR AX53
20160413.5 - Unboxing Sony FDR AX53
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder Unboxing
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder Unboxing
Review: Sony AX53 4K camcorder; comparison w/ AX33, & sample videos
Review: Sony AX53 4K camcorder; comparison w/ AX33, & sample videos
Videocamera 4K SONY FDR-AX53 - Recensione e TEST STABILIZZAZIONE video
Videocamera 4K SONY FDR-AX53 - Recensione e TEST STABILIZZAZIONE video
Sony FDR AX53 Sample Video Test Footage Shots in 4K  in Coney Island NYC
Sony FDR AX53 Sample Video Test Footage Shots in 4K in Coney Island NYC
Sony FDR-AX53 Steadyshot Test
Sony FDR-AX53 Steadyshot Test
Review: Sony FDR AX53 4K camcorder
Review: Sony FDR AX53 4K camcorder
Sony AX53 | 2019 Review
Sony AX53 | 2019 Review
FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder von Sony Unboxing and first look MMolterVideo
FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder von Sony Unboxing and first look MMolterVideo
Sony FDR-AX53 Camcorder 250x Zoom Test In 4K Handheld
Sony FDR-AX53 Camcorder 250x Zoom Test In 4K Handheld
Sony FDR-AX53 - 4K Video Test - Hamburg
Sony FDR-AX53 - 4K Video Test - Hamburg
Sony FDR-AX53 low light test in 4K mode vs AX33
Sony FDR-AX53 low light test in 4K mode vs AX33
Sony-FDR AX53 - A Real World Testing in 4K
Sony-FDR AX53 - A Real World Testing in 4K
Sony FDR-AX53 Cinematic Test, Reindeer Herding (Color Grade)
Sony FDR-AX53 Cinematic Test, Reindeer Herding (Color Grade)
4K - Sony AX53 and Panasonic LX10 (LX15) Footage Test
4K - Sony AX53 and Panasonic LX10 (LX15) Footage Test
Sony FDR-AX53 vs. HDR-CX675 vs. HDR-CX550V camcorder comparison
Sony FDR-AX53 vs. HDR-CX675 vs. HDR-CX550V camcorder comparison
Jöhet a felbontás? ? Sony FDR-AX53 | Unboxing és teszt
Jöhet a felbontás? ? Sony FDR-AX53 | Unboxing és teszt
Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Unboxing, Review, & Footage
Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Unboxing, Review, & Footage
Rode mic VS Sony fdr ax53 built in mic TEST
Rode mic VS Sony fdr ax53 built in mic TEST
Sony FDR AX53 Review (My Personal Thoughts)
Sony FDR AX53 Review (My Personal Thoughts)
Tech Series - Sony FDR AX53 Camcorder - 2 Year Review
Tech Series - Sony FDR AX53 Camcorder - 2 Year Review
Sony FDR-AX53 4K test/demo video (shot in Amsterdam)
Sony FDR-AX53 4K test/demo video (shot in Amsterdam)
Sony FDR AX53 Unboxing
Sony FDR AX53 Unboxing
NEW SONY FDR-AX53!!! TESTING!! (1080p60fps & 720p60fps)
NEW SONY FDR-AX53!!! TESTING!! (1080p60fps & 720p60fps)
SONY FDR-AX53 4K zoom test
SONY FDR-AX53 4K zoom test
Review: Sony AX53 4K camcorder; comparison w/ AX33, & sample videos
Review: Sony AX53 4K camcorder; comparison w/ AX33, & sample videos
Sony FDR-AX53 Test in 4K 3840 x 2160 Wildlife at The Broadwater near Moira in 4K
Sony FDR-AX53 Test in 4K 3840 x 2160 Wildlife at The Broadwater near Moira in 4K
Sony FDR-AX53 Ultra HD 4K Compact Camcorder [Hands on Review and Test]
Sony FDR-AX53 Ultra HD 4K Compact Camcorder [Hands on Review and Test]
Sony FDR-AX53 video test - Etretat (France)
Sony FDR-AX53 video test - Etretat (France)
Sony FDR-AX700 vs Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Test
Sony FDR-AX700 vs Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Test
BEST VLOGGING CAMERA | Sony FDR-AX53 Review
BEST VLOGGING CAMERA | Sony FDR-AX53 Review
Sony FDR-AX53/ Unboxing & Testaufnahmen (feat. trinkCOKEorDIE)
Sony FDR-AX53/ Unboxing & Testaufnahmen (feat. trinkCOKEorDIE)
UNBOXING Sony FDR-AX53 Handycam (AX55 AX60) Videocamera 4K Ultra HD
UNBOXING Sony FDR-AX53 Handycam (AX55 AX60) Videocamera 4K Ultra HD
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Test Video Castle Lichtenstein Schwäbische Alb
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Test Video Castle Lichtenstein Schwäbische Alb
Sony FDR AX53 Zoom Test
Sony FDR AX53 Zoom Test
Low Light 24dB Gain Test - Sony FDR-AX53
Low Light 24dB Gain Test - Sony FDR-AX53
Review Sony FDR-AX53
Review Sony FDR-AX53
Sony FDR AX53 4K (Max Zoom Test)
Sony FDR AX53 4K (Max Zoom Test)
Sony FDR AX53 4K Low Light Test
Sony FDR AX53 4K Low Light Test

The cheapest price that we could find for the FDRAX53 in the UK is £579.99 and in total we found 8 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Sony Camcorder?

Sony PXWZ90V

£2,699.00
Wex Photo Video
Sony PXWZ90V
Buy Now
Sony PXWZ90V
14.2MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
4K
RESOLUTION
1.4kg
4.4h
BATTERY LIFE
48x
(DIGITAL)
3.46"
SCREEN SIZE

If you're looking for a high end Sony camcorder then the Sony PXWZ90V takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at £2,699.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (14.2MP)
Large optical sensor size (1")
Long maximum battery life (4.4h)
Image stabilizer
Large display diagonal (3.46")

A fully featured but a little out of date 12x optical zoom, 1.4kg camcorder, great for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

93
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
65
Value for Money
Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Sony camcorder range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are excellent.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PXWZ90V in the UK is £2,699.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate Sony Camcorder?

Sony FS5 II

£4,554.00
Wex Photo Video
Sony FS5 II
Buy Now
Sony FS5 II
5.8x
OPTICAL ZOOM
2.2kg
4096 X 2160
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2.1h
BATTERY LIFE
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE

For those with an unlimited budget then the Sony FS5 II is the best Sony camcorder out there. At £4,554 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
4096 x 2160 pixels resolution
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Large display diagonal (3.5")
Interchangeable lens

A good spec but 2 year old 5.8x optical zoom, 2.2kg camcorder, good for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

78
Features
Good Features
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
62
Value for Money
Good
87
Age
20 Months Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Looking across the entire Sony camcorder range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are excellent.

Sample footage "Lucent" | FS5 II | Sony
Sample footage "Lucent" | FS5 II | Sony
Sony| FS5 II | Sample footage "Lucent"
Sony| FS5 II | Sample footage "Lucent"
Sony Interview: FS5 II, What's REALLY New?
Sony Interview: FS5 II, What's REALLY New?
Sony a6300 vs. a7R II vs. FS5: The Goldilocks Review
Sony a6300 vs. a7R II vs. FS5: The Goldilocks Review
Sony Interview: FS5 II, What's REALLY New?
Sony Interview: FS5 II, What's REALLY New?
Sony| FS5 II | Sample footage Lucent
Sony| FS5 II | Sample footage "Lucent"
Newsshooter test: Sony FS5 vs a7S II low light comparison
Newsshooter test: Sony FS5 vs a7S II low light comparison
Sony FS5 MK II RAW KIT Review - Is it WORTH it?
Sony FS5 MK II RAW KIT Review - Is it WORTH it?
Sony| FS5 II | Look comparison between FS5 II and FS5
Sony| FS5 II | Look comparison between FS5 II and FS5
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Video Creation tips "Introduction" | Alpha & FS5 II | Sony
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Autofokus Test - Sony Alpha 7S II, Sony Alpha 7R II, Sony PXW-FS5, Canon C300 II
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Sony FS5 II Camera, Interview about real improvements
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Sony FS5 vs FS5 II Sample Footage | Side-by-Side Comparison Video | Venice Colour Science Test
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PXW-FS5M2 - The Sorta Kinda Hands on Review of the Sony FS5 II
Filmadora Sony FS5 II (Review)
Filmadora Sony FS5 II (Review)
SONY PXW-FS5 MARK II - TEST PHOTAGE
SONY PXW-FS5 MARK II - TEST PHOTAGE
Sony FS5 II Color Grading Test (S-Log3)
Sony FS5 II Color Grading Test (S-Log3)
Sony FS5 II - Unboxing
Sony FS5 II - Unboxing
ProRes RAW Test Footage with Sony FS5 Mark II
ProRes RAW Test Footage with Sony FS5 Mark II
New Mexico - Sony FS5 Mark II Video Test
New Mexico - Sony FS5 Mark II Video Test
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Sony FS5 II Low Light Test Footage | "Vancouver at Night" | Octopi Media (2018)
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Dunes - Sony PXW FS5 II Slog3 test + Ronin-s
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Sony Fs5 ii + Atomos Shogun test footage (pro res 422)
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Canon C100 Mark II VS Sony FS5 Mark II - Color and Skin Tone Comparison - Octopi Media (2018)
Sony FS5 II Slow Motion Test - Octopi Media (2018)
Sony FS5 II Slow Motion Test - Octopi Media (2018)
Review: Sony Pro FS5 II and PSW-Z90 4K Cameras
Review: Sony Pro FS5 II and PSW-Z90 4K Cameras
LAFS Unboxing The Sony PXW-FS5 MK ii from Los Angeles Film School Tech Kit Unboxing
LAFS Unboxing The Sony PXW-FS5 MK ii from Los Angeles Film School Tech Kit Unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the FS5 II in the UK is £4,554.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Sony HDRCX405

£139.99
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Sony HDRCX405
9.2MP
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
190g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
0.92h
BATTERY LIFE
9.2 MP STILL
IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.29 MP STILL
IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.7"
SCREEN SIZE
350x
(DIGITAL)
HD

At only £139.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Sony HDRCX405 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (9.2MP)
Big optical zoom (30x)
Very light (190g)
Image stabilizer
Night mode

Our review analysis indicates that this camcorder has a very great picture quality, good video quality and it's really easy to use. It's a classic and best selling 30x optical zoom, 190g camcorder, with an extremely good spec and a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI.

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Reviews
723 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
81
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
5 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Sony HDRCX405 has great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. Looking across the entire Sony camcorder range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are also excellent.

Sony HDRCX405 handycam Unboxing | Budget Camcorder For Still Photography
Sony HDRCX405 handycam Unboxing | Budget Camcorder For Still Photography

The cheapest price that we could find for the HDRCX405 in the UK is £139.99 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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