The Best Sony Cameras of 2021

Ranging from mirrorless to DSLR-like camera bodies, there’s a little something for everyone made to expand their horizons with Sony's ever-so beloved line.

Sony A7S III Review - A full frontal view of the camera.
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Our Top 4 Most Loved Camera Bodies

Sony is a beast of a camera company that boasts impressive specs and longtime favored cameras for both beginners and professionals around the world. Ranging from mirrorless to DSLR-like camera bodies, there’s a little something for everyone made to expand their horizons. We’ve combined four of our favorite camera bodies for both photographers and videographers looking to either switch to Sony, or upgrade from a predecessor. Lo and behold — here's our top 4 cameras from the brand most everyone loves:

At A Glance...

  • The Sony A7 C - Best hybrid camera for shooting high resolution stills & high quality video.
  • The Sony A6400 - Best Entry Level Sony, Great for Vlogging (Flip Up Screen), Also takes great high quality images in a small compact form factor.
  • The Sony A7S III - Sony's top of the line mirrorless Cinema Camera. Designed for professional filmmakers.
  • The Sony A7R IV - A top of the line photography camera, 61 megapixel stills designed for professional photographers who want super high resolution photos.
  • The Sony Alpha A1 - Pretty much their end-all-be-all camera with stunning specs on the tallest shelf imaginable. Welcome to the true alpha.

Next read on your list — our certified best and most favored Sony lenses.

Sony A7S III Review - A side profile of the logo.

The greatest mirrorless camera for video.

Sony A7S III Review - A frontal profile of the logo.

Now I know where Alpha gets his name.

Sony A7S III Review - An open sensor of the camera.

Attach any Sony lens you want to.

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Moment Sony ILCE7 CL B Alpha 7 C Kit black 02

To Know:

The Alpha 7C is for creators who demand full-frame quality and performance, but also want a compact lightweight camera they can take anywhere and use for all types of still and video creation. Introducing the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera from Sony, with all the power and performance of a full-frame in a design more akin to APS-C bodies. Thanks to newly developed devices and construction, including a compact electromagnetic-drive shutter mechanism, a compact 5-axis in-body image stabilization unit, and a monocoque magnesium alloy construction, the Alpha 7C redefines the norms of what a full-frame camera can be.

What We Love:

Fast, Reliable Sensor

Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor.

Beautiful for Photos

ISO range of ISO 50 – 204800 and massive 15-stops of dynamic range

Form Fitted for Video

693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points, AI technology with Real-time AF Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for both stills and video

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $2,099.99

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Body w/ Kit Lens

Best For: It’s the best hybrid camera for shooting high resolution stills & high quality video.

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Moment Sony ILCE6400 B Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera 01
Moment Sony ILCE6400 B Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera 02

To Know:

Advanced APS-C camera with 24.2 MP Exmor® CMOS sensor, the World’s fastest autofocus (AF) speed1 at 0.02 sec., advanced Real-time Eye-AF and Real-time object Tracking AF with Wide 425-phase/425-contrast-detection AF points over 84% of the sensor, up to 11fps continuous shooting with continuous autofocus and auto-exposure, 4K HDR video2, 180-degree tiltable touchscreen LCD and Wi-Fi® for easy file transfer and remote control.

What We Love:

Object Tracking

World’s fastest AF at 0.02 sec. w/ Real-time AF & object tracking.

Great For Video Especially

4K movie w/ 2.4x oversampling, full pixel readout, no pixel binning.

Wide Sensor

Wide 425-phase/425-contrast-detection AF points over 84% of sensor

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $898.00

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Body

Best For: Best Entry Level Sony, Great for Vlogging(Flip Up Screen), Also takes great high quality images in a small compact form factor.

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To Know:

The long-awaited Alpha a7S III from Sony is now here. Get ready to set your “Imagination in Motion”. The Alpha a7S III is a complete redesign of the S series system. Everything is new. Increased sensitivity, 12.1MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, updated BIONZ XR image processor offers faster performance, improved noise reduction, and a wider dynamic range along with UHD 4K 120p video recording and internal 10-bit 4:2:2 color sampling.

What We Love:

Stellar Colors

4K 120pi, 10 bit 4:2:2 color depth, All-Intra recording, XAVC HS format with H.265 codec and more.

Easy Touch Tracking

Features a touch tracking feature where you can precisely and manually focus where the subject moves.

Great for NightScapes

Can shoot up to 409,600 ISO.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $3,498.00

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Body

Best For: Sony's top of the line mirrorless Cinema Camera. Designed for professional filmmakers.

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Moment Sony ILCE7 RM4 B Alpha a7 R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera 01
Moment Sony ILCE7 RM4 B Alpha a7 R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera 02

To Know:

Enter a whole new world of photographic expression with incomparable image quality and processing speed. The Alpha a7R IV offers a remarkably high-resolution CMOS sensor, maximized by imaging engine, minimized vibration, 5-axis image stabilizer. Up to 10fps burst shooting with superb AF performance. Real-time Eye AF now follows an animal eye. AI-based auto subject tracking with Real-time Tracking. Pro usability, robust compact body for confidence, flexibility, freedom.

What We Love:

Lovely Sensor and Engine

61.0 MP 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine.

Fast Hybrid Camera

Fast Hybrid AF with 567-point focal-plane phase-detection AF and 425-point contrast-detection AF.

Fast Auto Focus

High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $3,498.00

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Body

Best For: Top of the line photography camera, 61 megapixel stills designed for professional photographers who want super high resolution photos.

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To Know:

The most technologically advanced, innovative camera that Sony has ever released, the Alpha 1 combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level never previously reached. A 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ image sensor capable of up to 30 fps continuous shooting with up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8k 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video, and much more, the Alpha 1 will allow creators to capture what they’ve never been able to before.

What We Love:

Extreme Quality

50.1MP Full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory.

Better Engine

8x more powerful, next-generation BIONZ XR image processing engine

Fast Shooting

Blackout free shooting up to 30fps with 120 AF/AE calculations per second

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $6,499.00

Product Type: Mirrorless camera

Best For: Mega professionals needing something to keep up with them.

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