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Sony HDR-CX280
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Sony HDR-CX280 Camcorder

8.9MP 1/5.8 180g Jan 2013
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20 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review site tecnozoom.it scored this video camera 70%.

Good Brand

Medium sensor size camcorders manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just medium sensor size camcorders) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX280 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX280 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX280 also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HDR-CX280 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have an HDMI port.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 320 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX280 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX280. The digital zooms of camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX280 range from 2x to 1,800x.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-CX280 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most video cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

The average maximum aperture value of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX280 is 4.6, and the maximum aperture values range from 2.5 to 34. The HDR-CX280 has a quite high maximum aperture value (10) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Sony HDR-CX280 is more than most video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Sony video camera has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX280. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX280 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-CX280 is more than most medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX280 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3984 x 2240. That's over four times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Video cameras of this age and type still image resolutions range from 640 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the HDR-CX280 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Auto Shooting Mode

This camcorder has an Auto|Manual shooting mode, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-CX280 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-CX280 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX280 are not waterproof. The Sony HDR-CX280 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-CX280 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the HDR-CX280 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX280. Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-CX280 is more than most camcorders of this type and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of this age and type. The cables included "AC" and "HDMI" are also found on this camcorder.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX280 have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.5MP. The HDR-CX280 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 2.29 megapixels) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX280

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 27 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX280 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX280.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX280 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the HDR-CX280 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX280.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Shooting Mode
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Playback
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Aperture Range
Extra/Smart Zoom

Expert Reviews

(1)
2 February 2013

La Sony HDR-CX280E è una videocamera di qualità media, perfetta per tutti i giorni e per riprendere gli eventi di famiglia. Registra filmati video Full HD e permette di scattare foto. Dispone di...

Sensore CMOS Exmor R
Stabilizzatore ottico
Cavo HDMI incluso
Porta HDMI
Filmati Full HD
Flash
Risoluzione display

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrcx280, hdrcx280e, hdrcx280ebce, synergy digital hdrcx280, synergy digital hdrcx280e
Barcodes 00724327502145, 00724327508345, 04905524924411, 04905524924428, 04905524924435, 08029276075521
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