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Sony HDR-CX900 vs Sony PXW-X70

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 total megapixels 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 £1,071
The Sony HDR-CX900 costs £1,071.10 less than the Sony PXW-X70.
2 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.
Better user reviews
Based on 175 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX900 is 89%, 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. 179480 by sales volume in our camcorders, whereas the Sony HDR-CX900 ranks No. 343137.

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. 343137 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Sony PXW-X70 ranks No. 179480.
5 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels 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.

£1,071 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X70 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX900 by £1,071.10.
Fewer sellers
Only 6 retailers sells the Sony PXW-X70, but 8 sellers 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.
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 89% (based on 175 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 33 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
20MP
BEST
14.2MP
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
348mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 4.5
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29 - 348 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.3 - 111.6 9.3 - 111.6

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

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

White Balance
 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

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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 Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ
BEST
 BIONZ
Minimum Illumination
3lx 1.7lx
BEST
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
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
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
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 5968 x 3352
BEST
 5968 x 3352

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
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

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
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
Cables 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
 Lens hood
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

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