The Best Sony Cameras of 2022

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.

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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 FX3 - Everyone’s favorite cinema camera for filmmakers. Cinematic expression is matched with reliable performance and streamlined operation to serve the needs of today's creative community. Compact and lightweight, it's easy to carry and handle.
  • The Sony A6600 - Best entry-level Sony, great for vlogging (Flip Up Screen). Also takes great high quality images in a small compact form factor.
  • The Sony A7 IV - Sony's top of the line mirrorless Cinema Camera. Designed for professional filmmakers.
  • 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.

The greatest mirrorless camera for video.

Now I know where Alpha gets his name.

Attach any Sony lens you want to.

To Know:

The Sony FX3 Cinema Line camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life. Cinematic expression is matched with reliable performance and streamlined operation to serve the needs of today's creative community. Compact and lightweight, it's easy to carry and handle. The FX3's full-frame image sensor is coupled with innovative light-gathering techniques to let you capture clear and usable images even in dim light. The standard ISO sensitivity of 80–102400 for movies is expandable all the way up to 409600.

What We Love:

FULL-FRAME IMAGE CAPTURE EVEN IN DIM LIGHT

The FX3's full-frame image sensor is coupled with innovative light-gathering techniques to let you capture clear and usable images even in dim light. The standard ISO sensitivity of 80–102400 for movies is expandable all the way up to 409600.

4K 120FPS WITH EVERY FRAME IN FOCUS

Even at high frame rates, detailed 4K imagery is captured thanks to the FX3's high-precision AF and high-speed readout capabilities. Slow and Quick (S&Q) mode gives you full control over the shooting frame rate, for beautiful motion sequences at up to 5x slow motion (with 24p output).

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Sony

FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera Body

The new YouTuber dream camera could be the Sony FX3 Cinema Line camera. Compact and lightweight, easy to carry and handle is cinema power in your hand.

Buy for $3,898.00

To Know:

With an emphasis on speed and versatility, the Sony Alpha a6600 is a sleek-yet-fully-featured APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both stills and video. Sporting a revised 24.2MP CMOS sensor, the a6600 is capable of producing high-resolution photos and up to UHD 4K video with no recording time limit, more efficient processing, and faster focusing. The 4D FOCUS system, which covers 84% of the image frame, utilizes 425 phase-detection points along with 425 contrast-detection areas for especially quick and intuitive performance along with Real-time Eye AF for both photo and video.

What We Love:

  • Sony E-mount lens interface
  • World’s fastest AF at 0.02 sec. w/ Real-time AF & object tracking
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor® sensor w/ front end LSI and ISO up to 102,400
  • Up to 11fps continuous shooting at 24.2MP RAW w/ AF/AE tracking

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Digital Body

Best For: An easy-to-use tool for the filmmaker and causal vlogger.

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Sony

Alpha a6600 APS-C Mirrorless Camera Body

Looking for a no-nonsense, affordable mirrorless camera from Sony? The Alpha a6600 is sleek-yet-fully-featured, APS-C-format, and great for stills and video

Buy for $1,398.00

To Know:

The new Alpha 7 IV is an exceptional hybrid camera packed with outstanding still image quality and evolved video technology with advanced autofocus, enhanced operability and improved workflow capability. The model was developed with the environment in mind by using Sony’s original recycled plastic SORPLAS™ for the camera body and packaging with recyclable materials and less plastic.

What We Love:

  • 33MP full-frame Exmor R™ back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 8x more powerful, next-generation BIONZ XR™ image processing engine
  • Up to 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 w/ full pixel readout in all rec. formats
  • 7K oversampling full-frame 4K 30p 10-bit 4:2:2 w/ no pixel binning
  • Real-time Eye-AF for humans, animals, birds for photo and movie

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Product Type: Mirrorless Digital Camera Body

Best For: Filmmakers wanting classic colors and true to life tones for their intuitive video device.

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Sony

Alpha a7R IVA Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body

Looking for a camera with pro usability, robust compact body for confidence, flexibility, freedom? Sony Alpha a7R IV is a new world of photographic expression

Buy for $3,498.00

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

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Sony

Alpha a7C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Eyeing a high-performance, quality, lightweight full-frame mirrorless camera? The Alpha 7C is a great choice especially with the FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens kit

Buy for $1,798.00

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

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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Sony

Alpha a6400 APS-C Mirrorless Camera Body

One of the most beloved mirrorless digital cameras out there! The Sony Alpha a6400 has the World’s fastest autofocus, advanced APS-C, 24.2 MP CMOS sensor

Buy for $898.00

To Know:

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

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Body

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

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Sony

Alpha a6400 APS-C Mirrorless Camera Body

One of the most beloved mirrorless digital cameras out there! The Sony Alpha a6400 has the World’s fastest autofocus, advanced APS-C, 24.2 MP CMOS sensor

Buy for $898.00

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

Product Type: Full-Frame Mirrorless

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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Sony

Alpha a7R IVA Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body

Looking for a camera with pro usability, robust compact body for confidence, flexibility, freedom? Sony Alpha a7R IV is a new world of photographic expression

Buy for $3,498.00

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

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera

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

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Sony

Alpha 1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body

Never go for second best! The Alpha a1 Mirrorless Digital Camera is the most technologically advanced and innovative camera that Sony has ever released

Buy for $6,498.00