Sony HDR-CX900 vs Sony PXW-X70

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Sony HDR-CX900
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
30% bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 is a 20MP sensor camcorder. That's 5.8MP bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (14.2MP). 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.

14% lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 has a weight of 790g, however the Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder (110g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by £870
The Sony HDR-CX900 costs £870 less than the Sony PXW-X70.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 29 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX900 is 83%, however the average rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Significantly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a minimum illumination of 1.7lx, whereas the Sony HDR-CX900 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (1.3lx bigger).
More popular
The Sony PXW-X70 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 180540 by sales volume in our camcorders, whereas the Sony HDR-CX900 ranks No. 330437.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
44% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.3lx bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (1.7lx).
Older by eight months
The Sony HDR-CX900 is eight months older than the Sony PXW-X70.
Less popular
The Sony HDR-CX900 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 330437 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Sony PXW-X70 ranks No. 180540.
5 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is only 14.2MP sensor, but the Sony HDR-CX900 is a 20MP sensor camcorder (5.8MP 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.

110g heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder. That's 110g heavier than the Sony HDR-CX900 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£870 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X70 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX900 by £870.
Fewer sellers
Only 10 stores sells the Sony PXW-X70, but 13 shops sell the Sony HDR-CX900. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
A bit Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX900 is 83% (based on 29 reviews).

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Date Released

36 months Ago 29 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
20MP
BEST
14.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
14.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
160x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
348mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 4.5
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
Focal Length
29 - 348 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
9.3 - 111.6 9.3 - 111.6

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
Normal Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual

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

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/10000 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ
BEST
 BIONZ
Minimum Illumination
3lx 1.7lx
BEST
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control
 Remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
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
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
BEST
 PAL

Still Image

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

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
XLR in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV70
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Slot
1 1
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
790g
BEST
900g
Height
83.5mm 103.5mm
Depth
196.5mm 274.3mm
Width
81mm 120.7mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data

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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