Sony HDR-CX900 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Sony HDR-CX900
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 is a 348mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 313.2mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (34.8mm).
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 has a screen size of 3.5", but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

10 Reasons For
4.5MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX900 is only a 20MP sensor camcorder (4.5MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens, but the Sony HDR-CX900 does not have an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Nine times shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a minimum focal length of 2.9mm, whereas the Sony HDR-CX900 is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder (26.1mm longer).
Built-in light Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in light, but the Sony HDR-CX900 does not have a built-in light.
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder. That's 330g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX900 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

11mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mm high camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX900 is an 83.5mm high camcorder (11mm bigger).
62.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a depth of 134mm, however the Sony HDR-CX900 is a 196.5mm deep camcorder (62.5mm bigger).
20% smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a width of 67.5mm, however the Sony HDR-CX900 is an 81mm wide camcorder (13.5mm bigger).
Built-in projector Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in projector, whereas the Sony HDR-CX900 does not. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 29 reviews, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user review score of 97%, however the Sony HDR-CX900 has an average rating of 83% (based on 29 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
23% smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 has a sensor size of 20MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder (4.5MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 does not have an interchangeable lens, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 does. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

26.1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 has a minimum focal length of 29mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mm minimum focal length camcorder (26.1mm shorter).
Does not have a built-in light Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 does not have a built-in light, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in light.
42% heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 is a 790g weight camcorder. That's 330g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

14% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 has a height of 83.5mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mm high camcorder (11mm smaller).
A lot bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX900 is 196.5mm deep, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mm deep camcorder (62.5mm smaller).
Bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX900 is 81mm wide, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mm wide camcorder (13.5mm smaller).
Does not have a built-in projector Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 does not have a built-in projector, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in projector. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-CX900 has an average user rating of 83%, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 29 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 34.8mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 313.2mm shorter than the Sony HDR-CX900 (34.8mm).
17% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a screen size of 3", however the Sony HDR-CX900 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
20MP 24.5MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
14.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
160x 160x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
348mm
BEST
34.8mm
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 2.9mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29 - 348 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range
9.3 - 111.6 1.8 - 3.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light
BEST

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/10000 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control
 Remote control
 Remote control

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
BEST
 PAL

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 5968 x 3352
 6592 x 3712
 5968 x 3352
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
 Microphone in port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
S-Video in Port
 S-Video in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV50
Battery
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
790g 460g
BEST
Height
83.5mm 72.5mm
BEST
Depth
196.5mm 134mm
BEST
Width
81mm 67.5mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home PlayMemories Home
Cable Included
 HDMI
 AC
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 USB
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector
BEST
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant
 Freeze-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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