Like many camera manufacturers, in the last 2 years, Sony has rapidly expanded its IP camera lineup. For instance, in our Camera Finder, we are now tracking 45 Sony IP cameras. With so many models, it starts getting difficult to discern the key differences and tradeoffs. What features do you get with this model at what price premium over that model?
In this guide, we break down these differences and provide guidance on strengths and weaknesses.
Specific to Sony, we examine a number of key questions:
- What is the difference and tradeoffs between their new 5th Generation cameras and previous generations? When should you use the new vs the old?
- What is the difference and tradeoffs between Sony's new V, E and X series? When should you use one vs the other?
- What models are the most and least competitive vs other industry offerings?
- What does the naming/numbering convention actually mean?
This is the first in a new series where we provide guides for each camera manufacturer with more than 20 models.
This report focused on Sony's fixed IP cameras. A companion report on Sony's PTZ IP cameras is also available.