Sony Cameras

Here are all of our Sony digital camera reviews, listed alphabetically by model.

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Sony A7

24.3 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 2.50x Zoom

Released December 2013

$1913-2694

Now Shooting!

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Sony A7R

36.4 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

The news you've been waiting for has arrived! The age of the fully-featured, full-frame mirrorless camera is finally here -- and boy, what a duo of cameras kickstart the revolution. The Sony A7R promises absolutely amazing image quality in a compact body, while its closely-related sibling the A7 trades a little resolution for greater performance. Both cameras excite in their own way, but it's the Sony A7R -- our 2013 Camera of the Year -- which really floors us. This amazing compact system camera offers image quality to rival a medium format design, yet in a body that can fit in a coat pocket, even with a lens attached. Travel and street photographers in particular should have the Sony A7R at the top of their wishlist!

Released December 2013

$2249-3194
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony A7S

12.2 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

Release date unavailable

 

Preview

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Sony A3000

20.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.06x Zoom

Released September 2013

$303-498

Initial Test

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Sony A5000

20.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.13x Zoom

Released March 2014

$498-500

First Shots

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Sony A6000

24.3 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.13x Zoom

Released April 2014

$798-800

Now Shooting!

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Sony NEX-3N

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.13x Zoom

The Sony NEX-3N makes the step up from point-and-shoot to interchangeable-lens camera system as seamless as we've ever seen, employing a simple but effective user interface and placing a zoom lever right on the camera body. Perhaps more importantly, the NEX-3N -- backed by its relatively large APS-C-sized sensor -- takes great photos that outpace some higher-end mirrorless models, and even some DSLRs. While experienced photographers may focus on the camera's shortcomings, and will probably only consider it as a compact backup, entry-level shooters will love how easy the camera is to use, how fun and fast it is to shoot with, and how much bang for the buck the NEX-3N delivers.

Released April 2013

$398-399
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony NEX-5R

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.06x Zoom

Released October 2012

$348-648
Dave's Pick

Preview

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Sony NEX-5T

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.13x Zoom

Released September 2013

$598-700

First Shots

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Sony NEX-6

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.13x Zoom

Squeezing into Sony's compact system camera lineup between the acclaimed NEX-7 and the NEX-5R, the NEX-6 stands on its own as a high-performing hybrid -- marrying exceptional speed and image quality with more consumer-friendly features and controls. And though the NEX-6's "Fast Hybrid AF" system lags somewhat behind higher-end DSLRs, it's nonetheless pretty fast and decisive in most situations. Lightweight and compact, sharp and fast, advanced and easy-to-use: What more could you want from a camera at such an affordable price?

Released November 2012

 
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony NEX-7

24.3 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.06x Zoom

The top of the line Sony NEX-7 is a compact system camera that offers enthusiasts excellent control over camera settings, as well as a built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder. The biggest news, though, is the 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor that shoots at up to 10 frames/second with incredible image quality, plus Full HD video. The Sony NEX-7 is easily the best camera Sony's ever made.

Released November 2011

 
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony A58

20.1 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

Replacing both the Sony A37 and A57 DSLRs in one fell swoop, the Sony A58 offers advanced photographic features and picture-taking skills at a consumer-friendly price. The A58 takes a big step up in resolution with a new 20.1-megapixel APS-C sensor, and it delivers pictures that are sharp and detailed, rivaling the image quality of much more expensive cameras. Although some sacrifices had to be made to drive down the cost -- namely a plastic lens mount rather than a metal one, and a simplified LCD screen -- the Sony A58 still stands out as one of the best entry-level DSLRs we've ever reviewed, as well as one of the best camera values on the market today.

Released April 2013

$498-798
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony A65

24.3 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

With an attractive, yet understated design, Sony's hidden some of its finest, most advanced imaging technology in the Alpha A65. Its 24.3-megapixel sensor can capture up to 10 frames per second and shoot Full HD video. And they didn't skimp on the special features, with Sweep Panorama and 3D capture modes as well.

Released October 2011

$698

Initial Test

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Sony A77

24.3 megapixel, SLR, 3.13x Zoom

Making a major leap in the camera market, the Sony A77 reaches into pro territory, able to capture 12 frames per second with a 24.3-megapixel camera that feels great and handles like your typical enthusiast digital SLR. Its optional 16-50mm kit lens also delivers excellent quality for the money.

Released October 2011

 
Dave's Pick

Full Review

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Sony A99

24.3 megapixel, SLR, Non-Zoom

The Sony Alpha A99 boasts some of the most impressive technology ever placed in a DSLR, even more advanced than what's found in many high-end pro models. It's a fast-shooting, fast-focusing, weather-sealed, video-friendly and eminently customizable camera, all in a smaller and lighter package than its competition. As such, the A99 marks Sony's first -- and long-awaited -- attempt at becoming a true player in the pro DSLR arena.

Released October 2012

$2279-2800
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony H200

20.1 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 26.00x Zoom

Released January 2013

$120-220

Preview

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Sony H300

20.1 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 35.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$169-188

Preview

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Sony H400

20.1 megapixel, EVF, 63.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

$318-320

Preview

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Sony HX50V

20.4 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 30.00x Zoom

Released May 2013

$348-430

First Shots

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Sony HX200V

18.2 megapixel, EVF, 30.00x Zoom

Offering an impressive 30x optical zoom (27-810mm equivalent) and a ton of features, this DSLR-like superzoom camera is a great all-in-one imaging solution for travel photographers, and is capable of yielding good prints up to 16 x 20-inch.

Released March 2012

$480
Dave's Pick

Express Review

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Sony HX300

20.4 megapixel, EVF, 50.00x Zoom

Boasting an incredible 50x optical zoom (24-1,200mm equivalent) reach, the all-in-one Sony HX300 showcases one of the most versatile built-in lenses we've ever tested. This bridge camera's relatively small 1/2.3-inch imaging sensor means its image quality won't rival the output of a DSLR or premium compact -- especially in low light -- but it's definitely capable of capturing photos few other cameras can. Packed with features including Full HD video at up to 60p in a comfortable, ergonomic body, this superzoom is ideal to take on any photo trip when you need to travel light.

Released March 2013

$398-570
Dave's Pick

Express Review

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Sony HX400V

20.4 megapixel, EVF, 50.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

 

Preview

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Sony QX10

18.2 megapixel, Other, 10.00x Zoom

Released September 2013

$248-250

First Shots

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Sony QX100

20.2 megapixel, Other, 3.60x Zoom

Released September 2013

 

First Shots

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Sony RX1

24.3 megapixel, Mid-Sized, Non-Zoom

With a full-frame sensor placed inside a compact body -- married with a fast, sharp 35mm Carl Zeiss lens -- the Sony RX1 achieves what was once almost unthinkable -- an almost-pocketable camera that delivers stellar hi-res images. The RX1 is the ultimate everyday street shooter or second camera for serious enthusiasts, pros (and trendsetters) alike, but its high price means it's not for everybody.

Released December 2012

$2399-2798
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony RX1R

24.3 megapixel, Mid-Sized, Non-Zoom

Sony achieves the seemingly impossible with the Sony RX1R, surpassing the resolving power of its award-winning, full-frame RX1 compact camera by removing the optical low-pass filter and tweaking JPEG processing. Most of the gains are found in the RX1R's JPEGs, with RAW files showing only the slightest improvements in sharpness and detail. Photographers who choose the Sony RX1R over its near twin will have to weigh these advantages over the new model's increased risk for moire and aliasing. But since the RX1R is available at the same price, it's a risk many might find worth taking.

Released July 2013

$2249-2800
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony RX10

20.2 megapixel, EVF, 8.33x Zoom

Conventional wisdom says that if you want the best pictures, you want interchangeable lenses. The Sony RX10 turns that theory on its head, substituting the interchangeable lenses for just the one fixed lens -- but what a great optic it is! With a bright f/2.8 aperture and a generous 24-200mm equivalent range, you'd need a lot of bulky, expensive glass to match the RX10's lens on your SLR or CSC. The RX10 also has a huge advantage over its bridge camera rivals, thanks to a much larger sensor, and it debuts some interesting features including full-sensor readout for video capture. Is it pricey? Sure, but we think it's worth it. This could just be the camera which convinces you that interchangeable lenses are overkill!

Released December 2013

$1298-1300
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony RX100

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 3.60x Zoom

Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 takes the cake as the most premium of pocket cameras, with a much larger sensor, a very bright lens, and enough modes and special features to keep a tinkerer busy for a good long time.

Released July 2012

$548-616
Dave's Pick

Review

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Sony RX100 II

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 3.60x Zoom

Sony has once again raised the bar for advanced compact cameras with the RX100 II. Building on the wildly popular RX100, the RX100 II adds a tilting rear LCD screen, flash/accessory hot shoe, built-in Wi-Fi, and a backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor for improved low-light and high-ISO performance. It's a bit pricey at $750, but there's simply no better pocket camera on the market, as of this writing.

Released July 2013

$629-750
Dave's Pick

Express Review

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Sony TF1

16.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 4.00x Zoom

Released January 2013

$200

Preview

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Sony TX30

18.2 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

The Sony TX30 perhaps takes the best pictures of any compact waterproof cameras in its class, but its ultra-compact design makes it hard to hang onto underwater, and its 3.3-inch high-resolution OLED touchscreen is virtually unusable and unviewable while submerged. However, if you're looking for a rugged, element-defying camera with a sharp sense of style, and you don't intend to use it for photographing aquatic life, then the Sony TX30 just may be the model for you.

Released March 2013

$198-300

Express Review

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Sony W710

16.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released January 2013

$85-95

Preview

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Sony W730

16.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released January 2013

$85

Preview

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Sony W800

20.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Available May 2014

$78

Preview

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Sony W830

20.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$118

Preview

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Sony WX80

16.2 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released January 2013

$148-200

Preview

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Sony WX300

18.2 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 20.00x Zoom

Released April 2013

$229-330

First Shots

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Sony WX350

18.2 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 20.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

$288

Preview

 

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