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Sony BRC-H800
BRCH800

Sony BRC-H800
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
75
Features
Good Features
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
59
Value for Money
Average
76
Age
3 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A high image quality but 3 year old 12x optical zoom, 4.3kg video camera, with a good spec.
20.4MP
12x
Optical Zoom
4.3kg
1920 x
1080
(Full
1"
Optical Sensor Size
HDMI
Full HD
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Sony BRC-H800 Price History

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from £8,895.98 to £5,699 in the last 51 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

There is a 90% chance that the price of the Sony BRC-H800 will go up in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices will increase by up to £1,494 over this period.

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With outstanding reviews but at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Sony BRC-H800 number 151 across all camcorders.

75

75
Kagoo Score
76
Features
59
Value for Money
76
Age

75

75
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 75?

Looking across the entire Canon video camera range, the average reviews for all Canon camcorders are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Supports HDMI
Very heavy
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each camcorder by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec camcorders come to market, the older camcorders will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Bigger than average total megapixels
Supports HDMI
Full HD
Average optical zoom
Very heavy
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
Longer than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The BRC-H800's total megapixels of 20.4MP is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 96% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Very Heavy

The BRC-H800's weight of 4.3kg is very heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 560g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony BRC-H800 of 12x is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 47% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on camcorders. §.

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Supports HDMI
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The BRC-H800 supports HDMI, as do 63% of camcorders.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Video cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 10mm and 500mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 35mm. The BRC-H800's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 80mm is very long compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 3% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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The BRC-H800 is Full HD, as are 57% of camcorders.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Sony BRC-H800, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This camcorder is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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Value for Money of Similar Camcorders

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Age

Sony BRC-H800 Release Date

February 2016

Newer Camcorders Worth Considering

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4.1kg lighter

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Better brand

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Lighter

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Significantly lighter

When Are Most New Sony Camcorders Released?

Most new Sony camcorders tend to be released between August and October.

If you want the latest Sony video camera technology you may want to consider waiting until August 2019. Also the price of the current Sony camcorders may drop off just before the latest models are released in August. The biggest month last year for new Sony video camera releases was August, with two new Sony video cameras released that month. In 2017 most new Sony video cameras were released in February, with five new Sony video cameras released that month. In October 2016, six new Sony camcorders were released making it the biggest month that year for new Sony camcorder releases.

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How Fast Do Sony Camcorder Prices Drop After Release?

Most camcorders drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release, however Sony camcorders tend to depreciate faster.

On average, in the first 6 months after release, Sony video cameras drop in price by 13%. That means that on a typical Sony camcorder costing £1,141 you could save on average £150 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Sony BRC-H800. However we have checked the rating of all Sony camcorders and the average score is 84.4%.

Sony BRC-H800 Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Total Megapixels
Max Video Resolution
Lens System
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Lens Focal Range
Power Requirements
Accessories Included
Horizontal Resolution

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

sony brch800wac, sony 12x

Sony BRC-H800 - Other Camcorders Worth Considering

£ 5,749.00
Newer by 11 months
Bigger optical zoom

£ 5,149.00
£550 Cheaper
29% bigger optical zoom
Newer by seven months

£ 6,399.00
Higher maximum video resolution
43% larger optical sensor size
Interchangeable lens
£700 More Expensive

£ 4,914.00
£785 Cheaper
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
4 times higher maximum video resolution

£ 4,499.00
£1,200 Cheaper
2x bigger optical zoom
Image stabilizer

£ 4,399.00
£1,300 Cheaper
43% larger optical sensor size
Interchangeable lens

£ 6,999.00
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Better Kagoo Score
Newer by three years
£1,300 More Expensive
£1,400 Cheaper
Higher maximum video resolution
A lot larger optical sensor size

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