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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 UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 728 camcorders, 22,600 reviews and 5,600 prices. Last updated 21 July 2017.

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#1
HDR-PJ410

Sony HDR‑PJ410

The top scoring camcorder under £500
Reviews
95
57 Reviews
Value for Money
92
Excellent
Features
87
Fully-Featured
Age
80
2 Years Old
Overall Score
90
Excellent
Yes
9.2MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
210g
Aug 2015
Weight
Release Date
#2
HDR-CX450

Sony HDR‑CX450

An excellently reviewed 2.29MP 1 camcorder with good features and very low price
Reviews
95
4 Reviews
Value for Money
93
Excellent
Features
75
Good Features
Age
81
2 Years Old
Overall Score
87
Excellent
Yes
2.29MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
250g
Jan 2016
Weight
Release Date
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#9
HDR-CX405

Sony HDR‑CX405

A best selling 9.2MP 1 video camera with satisfactory features and very cheap price
Reviews
88
205 Reviews
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
49
Average Features
Age
73
2 Years Old
Overall Score
76
Very Good
Yes
9.2MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
190g
Sep 2015
Weight
Release Date
#12
HDR-CX240

Sony HDR‑CX240

A bargain buy 9.2MP 1 camcorder with good features and very good user reviews
Reviews
75
403 Reviews
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
64
Good Features
Age
62
3 Years Old
Overall Score
75
Very Good
Yes
9.2MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
190g
Oct 2014
Weight
Release Date
#18
FDR-AX33

Sony FDR‑AX33

Digital Versus - 5 Star
An enormous 20.6MP 1 camcorder with not bad features but high running costs
Reviews
91
1 Award
Value for Money
56
Average
Features
70
Good Features
Age
67
2 Years Old
Overall Score
71
Very Good
Yes
20.6MP
1/2.3"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
700g
May 2015
Weight
Release Date
#19
HDR-MV1

Sony HDR‑MV1

01net.com - 4 StarExpert Reviews - Recommended
An affordable 8.4MP 1 camcorder, but with poor features and high running costs
Reviews
83
2 Awards
Value for Money
86
Excellent
Features
38
Missing Some Features
Age
77
1 Year Old
Overall Score
70
Very Good
Yes
8.4MP
1/2.3"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
140g
Mar 2016
Weight
Release Date
HDR-CX625

Sony HDR‑CX625

A positively reviewed Full HD 360g video camera with adequate features but a price that represents passable value for money
Reviews
83
13 Reviews
Value for Money
67
Good
Features
57
Average Features
Age
70
2 Years Old
Overall Score
69
Good
Yes
360g
Sep 2015
Full HD
Weight
Release Date
FDR-X1000

Sony FDR‑X1000

Pocket Lint - Hot ProductExpert Reviews - Ultimate
A multi award winning 13.5 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
Reviews
88
2 Awards
Value for Money
57
Average
Features
60
Good Features
Age
42
4 Years Old
Overall Score
64
Good
Yes
13.5MP
1/2.3"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
89g
Jul 2013
Weight
Release Date
HDR-AS200

Sony HDR‑AS200

A classic 8.8 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
Reviews
85
976 Reviews
Value for Money
54
Average
Features
66
Good Features
Age
42
4 Years Old
Overall Score
64
Good
Yes
8.8MP
1/2.3"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
68g
Jul 2013
Weight
Release Date
FDR-AX100

Sony FDR‑AX100

Digitaltrends.com - Recommended ProductLes Numeriques.com - 5 StarDigital Versus - 5 Starljudochbild.se - Especially Recommended
A multi award winning 14.2 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
Reviews
92
7 Awards
Value for Money
33
Mediocre
Features
76
Good Features
Age
68
2 Years Old
Overall Score
67
Good
Yes
14.2MP
1"
Full HD
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
790g
Jul 2015
Weight
Release Date

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Sony Camcorders

Sony Camcorder Prices

In total we found 39 Sony video cameras ranging from £119 to £8,999. A new Sony camcorder costs on average £1,677 and 80% of Sony video cameras are priced between £200 and £5,199. The most expensive Sony camcorder that we found is the Sony PXW-FS7K at £8,999, and the cheapest is the Sony HDR-CX220 at only £120.

Price Range of Sony Camcorders

The second highest average video camera price out of all brands is Sony camcorders with an average price of £1,677. Sony camcorders range in price from £120 to £8,999.

Average Rating of Sony Camcorders

We have checked 852 expert reviews and 13,460 user reviews for camcorders available online and used these reviews to determine an average rating for camcorders of 85%. This means that Sony the 6th best rated video camera brand.

When Are Most New Sony Video Cameras Released?

We couldn't see any clear pattern in the release dates for new Sony camcorders over the last 3 years. In 2016 most new Sony video cameras were released in January, with five new Sony video cameras released that month. In January 2015 five new Sony camcorders were released making it the biggest month that year as well for new Sony video camera releases. January was also the biggest month in 2014 for new Sony video cameras, with 12 new Sony video cameras released that month.

How Fast Do Sony Video Camera Prices Drop After Release?

Sony camcorders tend to depreciate faster than most camcorders. Most camcorders drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Sony video cameras drop in price by 10% on average. That means a saving of £69 on a typical £675 new Sony video camera if you wait 6 months before buying.

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