Yes, we all know that the phone cameras are great for capturing video and images – thanks to the selfie-obsessed times that we are living in. But, the professional photographers and experts swear that they prefer using Sony camcorders over anything else to play the real game. The difference lies in the results achieved, it’s like having only the demo of a great game and the real version of it.
Camcorders, especially the really expensive ones offer great video as well as audio quality. The built-in microphones of the models are much better than other camcorders, let alone smartphones. The HD camcorders also provide a variety of video options and a large internal memory which could be expanded through additional storage and simultaneous recording.
The first one on our list is:
- Sony HDR-CX240:
For several video enthusiasts who are looking for a compact and affordable video camera, the CX 240 boasts of an ease-of-use and handling as it has easy controls and size. Designed with an LCD viewfinder and a diagonal size of 2.7 inches, this camcorder has buttons. Having an image processor of BIONZ X as the sensor is an Exmor R CMOS. This camcorder is also capable of recording video at 1080p resolution at 60 fps and a camera resolution of 9.2 megapixels. Although the CX 240 lacks in-built memory storage and has a memory card slot. Battery life under the normal usage lasts up to 2.2 hours while continuous recording could reach up to 1.1 hours until the next recharging of the battery.
- Sony HDR-PJ275:
With this full HD camcorder is capable of recording in 1080p resolution at 60fps and a great starter camera. While this Handycam is light and compact, it also has a screen size of 2.7 inches and has WiFi connectivity and NFC that makes it compatible with smartphones. The PJ275 camcorder has a still camera resolution of 9.2 megapixels and an Exmor R CMOS Sensor. The footage could be captured is of excellent quality even at low lighting conditions and the Steady-Shot Image Stabilization System prevents blurry images and videos. Also, it has a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens.
- Sony HDR CX900
This Full HD camcorder is both versatile and compact also comes with a 1-inch Exmor CMOS sensor perfect for capturing cinematic images. It also has a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonar T lens with a 24x digital zoom and 12 times optical zoom. There is also a full HD video capturing is at 1080p of up to 50mbps and still camera resolution of 20 megapixels. Apart from the 3.5″ touchscreen LCD, this model also has a 0.39′ OLED electronic viewfinder. The optical zoom is 12 times while the digital zoom is 160 times. Several other features include image stabilization, creative effects, built-in mic and speakers and WiFi connectivity and NFC support.
Sony camcorders offer a platter of features and with higher technology in terms of image stabilization systems, better image, and video quality, autofocus features among others. Moreover, they come with different specifications what could also be customized with personal preferences that you have. Handling auto exposure with ease, a characteristic that camera phones and DSLRs are capable of capturing videos at the professional level.
Overall, Sony camcorders offer more than just features, performance and results when compared with smartphones. It is worth buying if you’re looking for a pro-Sony camcorder.