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Sony HDR-CX900E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 reviews of Sony HDR-CX900E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the reliability and price. The image quality and size are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability, and the memory and durability get critical views.

usability, size, image quality, price, reliability

durability, memory

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. People really like the price and color. The image quality and battery are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the usability and portability. Many are less positive about the durability.

battery, image quality, color, price

durability

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)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX900E review

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Sony's HDR-CX900E is a premium high-definition camcorder with a 12x optical zoom and 3.4-inch LCD monitor. Given its prohibitive price, you'd expect this camcorder to deliver excellent video, but can it? Our test lab has the expert verdict.

Jul, 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: 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: 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: 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

Consumer review by: luvsony (sony.com)

Nothing beats a Sony!

 

I use camcorders for streaming live video 24/7/365. This means the camera is never turned off. Two years ago I purchased two Canon Vixia HFG10 camcorders because of their low light capabilities (which are quite good). Well 13 months later (1 month out...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Charging source:AC
Number of batteries supported:1

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ / BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:3
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display resolution (numeric):92100 / 921000
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Focus adjustment:Manual
Normal focusing range:0.01 - 1

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):14.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:20 / 20.9

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.14 - 13.7
Digital Zoom:160
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.14 - 13.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.366 - 4.39
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):13.7 / 16.8
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.14
Optical Zoom:12

Light Exposure

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

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Shock proof: No
Waterproof: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AC, HDMI / HDMI
Handheld remote control: Yes
Lens hood: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Projector

Built-in Projector: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.125 / 1/10000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:5968 x 3352
Still image resolution(s):5968 x 3352\n4464 x 3352 / 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 / SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: No
Self-timer: Yes
USB charging: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.72
Height:3.29
Weight:27.9
Width:3.19

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push