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Sony HDRCX900B

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Sony HDRCX900B

$1,617.29
$1,155.69 $462 cheaper than 60 days ago
Sony HDR-CX900
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A fully featured and positively reviewed 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a reasonable price and a giant 20.9MP total megapixels
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20.9MP 1" Feb 2015
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Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black) International Version No Warranty
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Sony HDRCX900/B Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)
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Sony HDR-CX900 - "PAL" - Full HD Handycam Camcorder with 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom, Zeiss Vario Sonnar T, 3.5" LCD Touchscreen, Wi-Fi/NFC
$1,883.05
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Sony digital HD video camera recorder Handycam CX900 HDR-CX900
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$1,189.99
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Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Black Camcorder
$1,297.99
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Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder, 12x Optical Zoom, 20MP Stills, Zeiss Vario Sonnar T, 3.5" LCD Touchscreen, Wi-Fi/NFC
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Used - Sony HDR-CX900 - "PAL" - Full HD Handycam Camcorder with 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom, Zeiss Vario Sonnar T, 3.5" LCD Touchscreen, Wi-Fi/NFC
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Used - Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black) International Version No Warranty
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Sony HDR-CX900 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX900 number 89 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
248 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 85?

It has great user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Larger than average display diagonal
Simple connectivity to smartphones via wi-fi/nfc
14MP resolution video and 20mp still image capture
Versatile shooting w/ XAVC-S, AVCHD and mp4 codecs
Carl zeiss vario sonnar T lens w/ 12x optical zoom
Multi-interface accessory shoe for system accessories
BIONZ X processor enables high speed rec 120fps
Optical steadyshot image stabilization w/ active mode
High contrast 0.39 OLED EVF for eye-level framing"
Large 3.5 xtra fine LCD (921k) "
1 exmor R CMOS sensor w/ direct pixel read out

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Sony HDR-CX900 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,155.69 it is more expensive than 58% of video cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony HDR-CX900 of £720.77 ($720.77) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $434.92.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The HDR-CX900's total megapixels of 20.9MP is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 3% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of video cameras is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX900's optical zoom of 12x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 41% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor sizes of camcorders range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The optical sensor size of the HDR-CX900 of 0.769" is larger than 92% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the HDR-CX900 of 790g is heavier than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 81% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX900 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony HDR-CX900 of 160x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 53% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-CX900's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of camcorders range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX900 supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The HDR-CX900 has a self-timer, unlike 92% of camcorders which do not have a self-timer.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HDR-CX900's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 426mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is shorter than 72% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 58mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 930mm.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The HDR-CX900's maximum aperture number of 4.5 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 28% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony HDR-CX900 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other camcorders, the Sony HDR-CX900 is not waterproof. 90% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-CX900 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HDR-CX900 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 91% of camcorders do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX900 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Remote Operation

The Sony HDR-CX900 supports remote operation. 93% of video cameras do not support remote operation.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-CX900 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX900 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the HDR-CX900 of 2.8 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average minimum aperture number of all video cameras is 2.3, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-CX900 does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX900 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a wind filter.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The HDR-CX900's effective megapixels (movie) of 14.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 5% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony HDR-CX900 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of all video cameras is 0.35m, with the smallest being 0.0005m and the biggest being 20m. The closest focusing distance of the Sony HDR-CX900 of only 0.01m is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 34% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HDR-CX900 does not support bluetooth. 98% of camcorders also do not support bluetooth.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fbahdrcx900b, sony hdrcx900bdl, sony hdrcx900e

Barcodes:

00027242877535, 00616348060776, 00617689595194, 04056572579990, 04905524962604, 04905524968590, 04905524968941, 05013493246164, 05054230863299, 09154403420505

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