The Wall Street Journal published their list of “The 12 Best Video Cameras for Capturing Life’s Memorable Moments,” and the Sony Alpha 7 IV, Sony ZV-E10, Sony ZV-1 II and Sony FDR-AX53 were all a part of the expert-approved picks. The list, compiled by writer Dan Bracaglia with gear notes from various video professionals, is meant to showcase “the best cameras to fulfill your creative cinematic needs, whether you’re aiming to be the next Scorsese or simply want a capable and durable model to document special moments.” See some of what they had to say about the Sony cameras on the list below and read the full article HERE.
The Wall Street Journal published their list of “The 12 Best Video Cameras for Capturing Life’s Memorable Moments,” and multiple Sony’s were included in the expert-approved picks.
Sony Alpha 7 IV – ”Multimedia Machine”
The Sony Alpha 7 IV makes the list as not only a great video camera, but a great stills shooter as well. “Sporting a 33-megapixel full-frame sensor and capable of excellent-quality 4K video capture at up to 60 frames per second, the Sony a7 IV is a mean stills and video shooting machine,” Bracaglia writes.
Suzi Pratt, a videographer who co-hosts the popular gear YouTube Channel, Gemini Connect, also shares her thoughts on the camera as a hybrid option. “Not only does Sony have the best autofocus, but they also have the biggest selection of native and third-party mirrorless lenses,” she says. “Personally, I use the Sony a7 IV for both my professional photo and video shoots.”
Sony ZV-E10 – ”Easy 4K”
The Sony ZV-E10 made the list as a versatile option specifically designed for vloggers and video creators. “Video cameras have a reputation for being complicated and fussy to use,” Bracaglia writes. “But not the Sony ZV-E10, a 24-megapixel, 4K-capable interchangeable lens camera built with video content creators in mind.”
Filmmaker, director and co-host of PetaPixel’s YouTube Channel Jordan Drake also provided his thoughts on the camera. “It offers plenty of creative freedom, audio inputs and extremely reliable autofocus,” he says. “There is also an enormous catalog of compatible lenses.”
Read more about what they had to say HERE.
Learn more and purchase a Sony ZV-E10 HERE.
Sony ZV-1 II – “Streamers’ Choice”
The Sony ZV-1 II makes the list as the top camera if you want to livestream. Jordan Drake, who is no stranger to streaming, provides his notes on the camera. “The Sony ZV-1 II is my go-to recommendation for streaming,” says Drake, thanks to its simple plug-and-play USB interface, which works with video conferencing platforms, social media apps and more. Additionally, “it offers great autofocus and the ability to connect a better microphone.”
Read more about what he had to say HERE.
Learn more and purchase a Sony ZV-1 II HERE.
Sony FDR-AX53 – ”Traditional Camcorder”
The Sony FDR-AX53 also made the list! It isn’t necessarily equipped with the latest technology, but if you want that simple and retro camcorder feel – it’s a great option. Bracaglia writes, “If you prefer the form factor of a more traditional-style camcorder, consider the Sony FDR-AX35. It boasts excellent 4K video capture, a versatile 20x optical zoom and solid autofocus performance. You also get a responsive three-inch touchscreen, a customizable lens ring and solid optical image stabilization.”
Read more about what they had to say on the camera HERE.
Learn more and purchase a Sony FDR-AX53 HERE.