The Sony brand is synonymous with video cameras. There are several basic models on the market:
- The Sony Bloggie™ Touch video cameras: These pocket sized video cameras are the last word in HD convenience and grunt. They’ve got a lot of power and capabilities in a small camera, including a wide angle lens and optical and digital zooms. The Bloggies are designed to do everything, and they do it well. They’re perfect for internet media recording, with state of the art MPEG4 and very high screen resolution.
- The Sony Handycam range:The famous Sony Handycam is one of the truly iconic video cameras, and is a global household name. They’re popular for their very high quality images and no-fuss easy operation. The new generation of Handycams range from the ultra-low price DCR SX 65s to the top of the range HDR series. These cameras are fun to use and super-reliable in any filming situation.
- The professional cameras:The professional Sony HDR Handycams include the revolutionary Sony Handycam NEX VG10 and the ultra-professional top of the market Sony SemiPro HDR models. These video cameras are as close as you can get to true SLR quality with video. Sony has effectively adapted the technology of the DSLRs to high performance HD video. They’re not kidding about “high performance”, either. The NEX VG10 can capture 24Mbps, and has a huge HD CMOS sensor which is not only 19.5 times bigger than a conventional image sensor, but with the CMOS quality as well! That really is “as good as it gets” in video cameras.
Buying Sony video cameras
You may find yourself spoiled for choice with the big range of Sony video cameras, but with any Sony camera you’ll also find that when you buy a Sony, you get all the easy to use, reliable Sony formats. If you’ve owned a Sony before, you’ll be right at home. If you’ve never owned a Sony before, it’ll take you 5 minutes at most to learn how to use it and start making your own movies.
There’s also some very good news for consumers and professionals alike in terms of prices. You can get massive discounts on Sony video cameras, up to $1000 on the top professional models and very hefty discounts on the standard Handycams and Bloggies, over 10% on any video camera.
Expect to have a ball with your Sony video camera, because you will.