Sony HDR-CX900 vs Sony PXW-X70
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Sony HDR-CX900vsSony PXW-X70

Sony HDR-CX900

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX900

£720.77
£308.23
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and top of the range 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a huge 20.9MP total megapixels but representing only average value for money
94
Reviews
247 Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
92
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20.9MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
Sony PXW-X70

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Sony PXW-X70

£2,097.60
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with one of the largest optical sensor sizes around but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Age
3 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Aug 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Aug 2014
Sony HDR-CX900

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX900

£720.77
£308.23
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and top of the range 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a huge 20.9MP total megapixels but representing only average value for money
94
Reviews
247 Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
92
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20.9MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
Sony PXW-X70

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Sony PXW-X70

£2,097.60
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with one of the largest optical sensor sizes around but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Age
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73
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Aug 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Aug 2014

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Reasons For

Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
5 Reasons For
33% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony HDR-CX900 is a 20.9MP camcorder. That's 6.7MP bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (14.2MP).

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.

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

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Cheaper by £1,377
The Sony HDR-CX900 costs £1,376.83 less than the Sony PXW-X70.
More 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
The Sony HDR-CX900 has an average user review score of 89% based on 204 reviews, however the Sony PXW-X70 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
1 Reason For
More Popular
The Sony PXW-X70 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
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2 stars
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1 star
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Average User Rating

The Sony HDR-CX900 has better user reviews than the Sony PXW-X70. The average user reviews score for the Sony HDR-CX900 is 89% based on 204 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony PXW-X70 is 80% based on 2 reviews.
Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Best
5 stars
132 reviews
4 stars
51 reviews
3 stars
11 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
8 reviews
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Date Released

Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
36 months old Best 42 months old

Key Features

Total Megapixels

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.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Optical Zoom 12x 12x
Digital Zoom 160x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 426mm 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
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 62mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution 50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
720 x 576 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
720 x 576 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Total Megapixels 20.9MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie) 14.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Memory Slots 1 2
BEST
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
MS PRO MS PRO Duo
MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
MSXC MS XC-HG Duo
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
MS PRO MS PRO Duo
MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
MSXC MS XC-HG Duo
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Manual
 Manual
Manual
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
White Balance
Auto Outdoor
Push Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
Auto Outdoor
Push Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution (numeric) 92,100 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Minimum Illumination 3lx 1.7lx
BEST
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
5968 x 3352
 5968 x 3352
5968 x 3352
 5968 x 3352
 
 
 
Audio Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported 1 1
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Weight 790g
BEST
900g
Height 83.5mm 103.5mm
Depth 196mm 274.3mm
Width 81mm 120.7mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony HDR-CX900 Sony PXW-X70
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI
 HDMI

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