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Sony HDR-CX280E

Sony HDR-CX280E
alaScore 87

254 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 reviews of Sony HDR-CX280E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX280E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX280E from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the usability. The portability is also mentioned favorably.

portability, usability

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX280EB blackSony HDR-CX280EB black

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Arkadiusz (

Sony HDR-CX280EB


hard to say...price

even with highest quality settings video is like blurred, not sharp. My sgs2 with 3rd party software is making better movies

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Type:NP-FV30


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image
Geotagging: No
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual


Colour of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: No


Built-in Flash: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.29
Effective megapixels (movie):2.29
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.9

Lens System

Digital Zoom:320
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 953.6
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 57 / 21 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum aperture number:10
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:27

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI, USB
Pouch: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
Headphone outputs:1
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3984 x 2240
Still image resolution(s):2992 x 2240 / 2992 x 2240,3984 x 2240


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo HX, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:4


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Capture modes:FH, HQ, LP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576,1440 x 1080 / 720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto