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Sony HDR-CX900 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 348mm. That's 313.2mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (34.8mm).
Larger display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-CX900 is 3.5" screen size, 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.

8 Reasons For
4.5MP bigger total megapixels 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mm minimum focal length camcorder, 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.
Touchscreen Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a touchscreen, whereas the Sony HDR-CX900 does not have a touchscreen.
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.

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 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 89% (based on 175 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
23% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 has a total megapixels 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.

26.1mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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.
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Sony HDR-CX900 does not have a touchscreen, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a touchscreen.
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.

Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-CX900 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 29 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a display diagonal 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

Total Megapixels
20MP 24.5MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.3
BEST
 1/1.3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
14.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
160x 160x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
348mm
BEST
34.8mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm 2.9mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29 - 348 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.3 - 111.6 1.8 - 3.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 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
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera 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 Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 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
 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

Camera Shutter Speed
1/10000 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
 Remotely operated

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
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 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(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth

Battery

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

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home PlayMemories Home
Cables 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
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
 Shock proof

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

Dustproof
 Dustproof
 Dustproof
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
 USB charging
Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
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