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Sony HDR-CX280E
Sony HDR-CX280E
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Sony HDR-CX280E Camcorder

8.9MP 1/5 180g CMOS Feb 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Average expert reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This Sony camcorder received a score of 70 out of 100 from video camera expert review website tecnozoom.it.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 4,268 user and expert reviews (including 409 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was February 2013 when Sony released the HDR-CX280E.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX280E has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x. With a digital zoom of 320 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX280E has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX280E has a fairly typical optical zoom (27 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the maximum aperture number of, the HDR-CX280E's maximum aperture number of 10 is one of the highest. The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras of this spec and age is 2.3 and the highest is 34.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HDR-CX280E supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HDR-CX280E has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-CX280E has a composite video out, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the HDR-CX280E has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX280E has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX280E does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera do have a touchscreen.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-CX280E features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDR-CX280E features indoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also feature indoor white balance.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX280E features onepush white balance. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also feature onepush white balance.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Sony HDR-CX280E features back light compensation, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Sony HDR-CX280E is tripod mountable, as are most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pouch

The HDR-CX280E has a pouch, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-CX280E has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony HDR-CX280E has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX280E has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera, the HDR-CX280E does not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony HDR-CX280E has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-CX280E has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Sony HDR-CX280E has a quite low effective megapixels (image) (only 2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. Across all the video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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8.9 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 8.9 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx280e
Barcodes 04905524924411, 04905524924428, 04905524924435, 08029276075521

Sony HDR-CX280E Review Sources

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