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Sony HDR-CX900E Handycam

Sony HDR-CX900E Handycam



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Pin-sharp HD video with impressive depth of field

Get bright, vivid HD videos with a 1.0 type Exmor® R sensor, Zeiss lens and BIONZ X processor, all in one sleek Handycam®

  • 1.0"-type Exmor™ R CMOS sensor
  • ZEISS Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom
  • Easy sharing with WiFi and NFC
  • 29mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens

    ZEISS lens is fine-tuned specifically for the 4K image standard. Ideal for capturing grand landscapes, it also provides maximum 12x optical zoom and up to 24x Clear Image Zoom to allow wide-ranging image expression.

  • Lens elements

    Definition is finespun right into the corner of the frame, thanks to the 11 group/17 element lens that incorporates AA (advanced aspherical) and ED lens elements.

  • Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers multifaceted Full HD support

    The FDR-AX100 features a large Exmor R CMOS sensor with a light-receiving area that is approximately 4.9 times larger than 1/2.88 type image sensor. This newly employed sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise even when shooting in dark environments, and enables image expression that takes full advantage of background defocusing. No.1 image sensor manufacturer for digital cameras and video recorders. Based on Sony research-April 2012 to March 2013 (50% market share)

  • Advanced BIONZ X image processing engine for higher speed and peerless quality

    The advanced BIONZ X image processing engine features higher technology than in the previous generation of BIONZ to achieve more faithful reproduction, more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality, and higher resolution capabilities. This Handycam model is equipped with several new features that take advantage of the higher speed processing capabilities. These include By Pixel Super Resolution, Motion Shot Video, Optical SteadyShot and Dual Video Recording.

  • Support for HD high bit-rate

    XAVC S is the format for recording 4K/HD movies, which was developed for consumer usage based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format. It supports HD 50Mbps so that consumers can record high-resolution movies even in a fast-moving shot. * The use of MP4 playback devices and software does not guarantee that data can be played back in all modes.

  • High-frame-rate shooting at 120p* and HD resolution

    The FDR-AX100 supports high-frame-rate shooting at HD image quality (1280 x 720 pixels). Its ability to record at 120p enables slow-motion playback at one-fifth the speed in a 24p environment when post-processing is applied. This capability opens the door to various uses, such as checking the form of rapidly moving athletes. Only available when recording movies in the XAVC S format.

  • Lens Ring

    The lens ring enables smooth, natural adjustment of focusing or zooming depending on which mode you select via convenient button.

  • Manual Dial

    The manual dial on the side of the body allows swift and easy adjustment of the iris, gain (ISO) and shutter speed.

  • TRILUMINOS™ Color. A breathtaking way to relive your fondest memories.

    The HDR-CX900 supports Sony’s “TRILUMINOS Color,” allowing you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colors on any TV equipped with a “TRILUMINOS Display.” The expanded color gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colorful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the natural tones of a rosy complexion.

  • Built-in ND Filters

    A choice of selectable Clear, 1/4 filter, 1/16 filter or 1/64 ND (Neutral Density) filters adjusts light levels entering the lens. This gives video-makers the freedom to precisely control shutter speed and aperture for greater creative possibilities. In conjunction with the camcorder’s large image sensor, it allows creation of beautifully smooth ‘bokeh’ background defocus effects without increasing shutter speed even if you’re shooting outdoors in sunny conditions.

  • Simple wireless connectivity with smartphones and more

    Connect wirelessly with your phone, tablet or TV Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC lets you wirelessly transfer movie clips and photos from Handycam® to your smartphone or tablet at a single touch. To get started, just download the free PlayMemories Mobile app for your iOS or Android device. Touching Handycam® with your NFC-enabled mobile device also activates Smart Remote Control. Start and stop recording with your mobile – it’s ideal for nightscape shooting that you want to avoid blur caused by operation button pressing, group scenes or solo performances when you don’t want to run from the camcorder back into the scene once recording’s started. Wi-Fi also allows wireless playback of content stored on Handycam on your networked TV (DLNA renderer compatible TV and access point are required: not compatible with XAVC S format).

  • Simultaneously record maximum-quality movies and ready-to-share MP4 movies

    Record two movies at the same time?one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in the MP4 format. *The XAVC S format is available in the FDR-AX100 and HDR-CX900. The FDR-AX100 can record 4K movies in the XAVC S format.

  • Picture Effect

    Creativity comes easy with FDR-AX100 thanks to Picture Effect with 7 total effects — such as Toy Camera, Soft high key, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Partial Color, High contrast monochrome—which give you the means to transform everyday photos into impressive works of art. As you apply effects, results are shown in real-time on the LCD screen.

  • 5.1ch Dolby

    5.1ch surround sound recording capabilities let you create professional-level soundtracks that bring out the full potential of your movies. So viewers feel they are part of the action.Notes: Dolby Digital 5.1ch and stereo 2ch recording are supported in the AVCHD format. PCM recording is supported in the XAVC S format.

  • Accessories

    Optional accessories expand shooting enjoyment and creative possibilities.

  • My Voice Cancelling

    This convenient new feature significantly reduces the intensity of your voice as you shoot, while maintaining the volume of your subject’s voice and other sounds in your surroundings. It accomplishes this feat by detecting where sounds originate and suppressing sound coming from behind the camcorder. Even when you become excited while capturing sporting events or your children, your loud cheers will be reduced to a whisper.

Size & Weight  
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx.81mm x 83.5mm x 196.5mm(Approx.90mm x 83.5mm x 223.5mm(including Lens Hood))
Weight Approx.790g (Main unit only)
Sensor Type 1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video) Approx.14.2M (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9), Approx.10.6M pixels(4:3)
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Filter Diameter 62mm
F-number (Maximum Aperture) F2.8-F4.5
Aperture Type -
Focal Length f9.3-111.6mm
Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f29.0-348.0mm, 1 3/16-13 3/4inch
Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f29.0-348.0mm(16:9),f35.5-426.0mm(4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 160x
Extended Zoom 24x
  Image Stabilization  
Steadyshot Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Exposure Modes Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)
Exposure Compensation AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Backlight Compensation YES(Auto)
Minimum Illumination 3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)
ISO Sensitivity -
  White balance  
White Balance Modes Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
Viewfinder Type 1.0cm(0.39type) OLED colour 1,440,000dots equivalent
Screen Type Xtra Fine LCD display
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Brightness Control YES(Menu)
Touch Panel YES
Shutter Speed 1/8-1/10000
Focus Type Contrast AF
Focus Mode Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
Focus Area Full range Focus/Spot Focus
Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
Self-Timer Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
Scene Selection Auto,Night Scene,Sunrise & Sunset,Fireworks,Landscape,Portrait,Spotlight,Beach,Snow
Picture Effect YES
Video Light NO
Other Shooting Functions My Voice Canceling, AGCLimit, Audio Level Display, Cinematone, Face Detection, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec(AVCHD only)
Waterproof NO
Dustproof NO
Shockproof NO
Freezeproof NO
Flash Metering System -
Flash Mode -
Flash Compensation -
Flash Coverage -
  Storage Media  
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD,SDHC,SDXC Memory Card
Internal Memory NO
Recording Format (Video) XAVC S recording requires SDXC Class.10/ 64GB, MPEG4-AVC/H264
Recording Format (Still Image) DCF Ver.2.0 compatible;Exif Ver.2.3 compatible;MPF Baseline compatible
Video Resolution XAVC S HD:1920x1080/50P,25P,24P, AVCHD:1920x1080/50p(PS),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) XAVC S HD Approx.50Mbps, HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps, MP4: Approx.3Mbps
Still Image Size (Photo Mode) L:20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5968 x 3352),15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352), M:14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824),10.6 megapixels 4:3 (3760 x 2824), S:2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080),0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode) M:14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824), S:2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture) -
Still Image Size (Dual Record) 20.0 megapixels 16:9(5968x3352) [XAVC S 4K only], 14.2 megapixels 16:9(5024x2824), 2.1 megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)
Progressive Mode XAVC S HD : 50p,25p,24p Progressive recording, AVCHD : 50p/24p, Progressive recording, MP4: 25p, Progressive recording
Dynamic Range Optimizer YES
Audio Recording Format MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S 4K only], Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator [AVCHD only], Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD only], MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
Speaker Monoral Speaker
Wind Noise Reduction YES(On/Off)
Input and Output Terminals Microphone Jack, Headphone Jack, Composite Output(AV CABLE sold separately), HDMI Output, micro-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
Wi-Fi Send to Smartphone;Control with Smartphone
NFC One-touch remote;One-touch sharing
Lens Cover Lens Cap
Playback modes Slide Show (Still Image), Highlight Playback(AVCHD Movie Only), Highlight Scenario(Save/Playback/Erase), Highlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Supplied battery Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV50)
USB charge YES
Power Consumption (Viewfinder) HD:3.2W
Power Consumption (LCD Screen) HD:3.5W

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