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Sony HDR-CX280
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Sony HDR-CX280 Camcorder

8.9MP 1/5.8 180g CMOS Feb 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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23 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Camcorder expert review site tecnozoom.it scored this video camera 70%.

Good Brand

Sony medium sensor size video cameras have good reviews on average and across all video cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX280 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX280, the Sony HDR-CX280 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the HDR-CX280 has an HDMI port.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 320 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX280 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX280. The digital zooms of medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2x to 1,800x.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Sony HDR-CX280 supports a better memory card type than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. In addition, this Sony video camera support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC 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 in fact the best supported memory card type across all medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX280.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera 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 HDR-CX280 has one of the higher maximum aperture values (10) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture value of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4.6.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-CX280 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HDR-CX280 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and type.

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BIONZ Image Processor

This camcorder has a BIONZ image processor, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX280 range from 1.1 to 6.8. At only 1.8, the Sony HDR-CX280 has a fairly low minimum aperture compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX280.

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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 the most commonly supported video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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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 Sony camcorder supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Across all camcorders of this age and type the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Small

The average width of video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX280 is 69mm, and the widths range from 17mm to 270mm. At only 52.5 millimeters, the HDR-CX280 is quite small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX280.

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8 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 camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX280 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX280 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Auto Shooting Mode

This video camera has an Auto|Manual shooting mode, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-CX280 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-CX280 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX280 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX280, the HDR-CX280 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-CX280 is not waterproof. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The HDR-CX280 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this spec and age. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX280. The cables included "AC" and "HDMI" are also found on this video camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX280

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX280 over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX280 has a relatively typical optical zoom (27 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX280.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-CX280 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX280.

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Average Weight

The Sony HDR-CX280 has a pretty typical weight (180 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Pouch

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, cx280b4gbbjdiy, synergy digital hdrcx280, synergy digital hdrcx280e
Barcodes 00724327502145, 00724327508345, 04905524924411, 04905524924428, 04905524924435, 08029276075521
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