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Sony HDR-CX900E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews of Sony HDR-CX900E. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and size also get good feedback, whereas the memory and durability get less positive views. Opinions are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX900E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX900E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX900E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and color are on the whole positive. The image quality and battery are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the durability. There are some mixed reviews about the usability and portability.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX900/B Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)Sony HDRCX900/B Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com)

Sony HDR-CX240 Review

 

The Sony HDR-CX240 is a simple and affordable HD camcorder that gives you all of the features you need to capture your memories on film. It does not do a great job of filming motion and close-up images. However, if you want a full HD video camera and...

The Sony HDR-CX240 weighs less than half a pound.

The camcorder lacks touch controls on its LCD viewfinder.

This Sony is an excellent entry-level camcorder because it is simple to use and offers good film quality.

Consumer review by: johnatone (which.co.uk)

HDR-CX900

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In the past my cameras have been shoulder mounted while filming weddings. But this camera not shoulder mounted is absolutely excellent. Picture quality is like broadcase qualilty sound is excellent but a external mic would greatly improve sound.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: FppMedia (sony.com)

"As of today"

 

I now own 3x cx900's.. I record live stage plays and not only do I care about visual quality,but I also emphasize high quality audio.. I use an xlr adapter on one of the cx900's and sync the other in camera mic to the main audio. I'm not that bothered...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: LeChevalierNoir (sony.com)

Powerful Camera but with flaws

 

This camera's night vision, even without Nightshot, is extraordinary It takes great pictures and videos. Nightshot is great, too; however, I would have like to have seen Supernightshot as well. Now--here are my criticisms: Having the USB lead come out...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: JamesGang (sony.com)

Solid performer

 

Moved to HD 1080 from Std definition with this one, and a good pick it was. HD res. and 5.1 Surround sound has made huge difference. Quality Zeiss optics like my last Sony. I have compared to other HD Camcorders and it is better and has a full 1" CMOS...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: salzy (sony.com)

To expensive

 

I have had many sony Camcorder, this is the worst . Heavy and cumbersome also only a very small Operating Guide.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: neco31 (sony.com)

Great camcorter

 

Sony is best. But Had it s-log2 gamma It would be nice :)

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: BofusII (sony.com)

Good Set of Easy to Access Manual Controls, WIFI.

 

I own an HDR-CX760. Purchased this unit as a companion to my 760. Unit is much larger than Sony's other consumer units. Zoom speed is very good and not too fast. Viewfinder has eyecup to help deflect stray light. Focus speed is slower than the CX760...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: kitelover (sony.com)

Weak on Automatic Focus

 

While basically a very good video camera in many respects, I find it unsatisfactory in automatic focus arena. There is no point of focus indicator you can use to maintain proper focus. I find the focus is often on what I do not want in sharp focus,...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Slack (sony.com)

Don't really see the difference

 

I bought this unit to replace my aging HDR SR12, which I loved, and I must say I don't see any difference in image quality. Sure, this one shoots 60p, which is great for slo mo, but as far as noticeable improvement in image quality with this 1" sensor?...

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Charging source:AC
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ X
Self-timer:10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):92100
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Normal focusing range:0.01 - 1

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):14.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:20.9

Lens System

Digital Zoom:160
Focal length range (f-f):9.3 - 111.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):42.6
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.9
Optical Zoom:12

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
S-Video Out: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.125

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:5968 x 3352
Still image resolution(s):5968 x 3352\n5024 x 2824\n4464 x 3352\n3760 x 2824\n1920 x 1080\n640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.6
Height :8.35
Weight:790
Width:8.1

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push