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Sony HDRCX900E

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A high image quality and excellently reviewed 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with exceptional features and a huge 1/1.3" optical sensor size
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20.9MP 1" Feb 2015
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Sony HDR-CX900 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX900 number 19 across all camcorders and number 88 in best selling camcorders.
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Reviews
247 Reviews
49
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report product quality, it is easy to use and it is robust.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Larger than average display diagonal
Simple connectivity to smartphones via wi-fi/nfc
14MP resolution video and 20mp still image capture
Versatile shooting w/ XAVC-S, AVCHD and mp4 codecs
Carl zeiss vario sonnar T lens w/ 12x optical zoom
Multi-interface accessory shoe for system accessories
BIONZ X processor enables high speed rec 120fps
Optical steadyshot image stabilization w/ active mode
High contrast 0.39 OLED EVF for eye-level framing"
Large 3.5 xtra fine LCD (921k) "
1 exmor R CMOS sensor w/ direct pixel read out

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £1,029 to £711.77 in the last 20 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Sony HDR-CX900 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-CX900 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 247 user reviews this Sony video camera has an overall user rating of 89 out of 100. Over 89% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

26 people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

13 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use and three people reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Sony Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 9,795 expert and owner reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. 90% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Nine customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made, two customers who bought this camcorder said that it was strong and durable and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five people who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder said that it was lightweight and three people said in their reviews that this camcorder was compact.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who purchased the Sony HDR-CX900 agreed that it had a good viewfinder.

  • 4) Shielded viewfinder is good in bright sunlight (when the screen is hard to see…
  • If you are nearsighted and wear glasses when shooting, you cannot see the full screen, no matter how close you get to viewfinder…
    Kitelover (Walmart.com) - September 2014
  • The viewfinder is near useless…
  • This is a great camera for a beginner and a pro with its large 1" sensor, ease of zoom, large screen & view finder for a very enjoyable shooting experience…

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who purchased it said that it was quiet.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it had good features.

  • Why buy a professional camcorder anymore? The line between consumer and professional is so blurred that it merely comes down to features, not image quality…
  • The camcorder has the usual "steadying" features…
  • Camera has all the features an occasional user would want…
  • Read plenty of reviews and specs before buying and you will see how loaded this camera is with features and how much people really love it…
  • This is a great camera for a novice who wants a point and shoot camcorder that takes great video with enough features for more advanced shooters…
  • Powerful features in a compact Camera…
  • A couple of design and usability features make it a less than perfect choice…

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Nine customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

10 people thought the product had a good autofocus, six owners thought it had a good zoom and two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. however 11 people said that the product had a lens that was not very good. and eight customers who reviewed it wrote that it did not have a good autofocus.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £317 (31%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-CX900 and the United Kingdom price of £711.77 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,155.69 (£1,605.83).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX900 in February 2015.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The Sony HDR-CX900's total megapixels of 20.9MP is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 97% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the HDR-CX900 of 0.769" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 91% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g. The Sony HDR-CX900's weight of 790g is heavier than 80% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX900's optical zoom of 12x is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 43% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX900 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX900's digital zoom of 160x is pretty typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 48% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Video cameras have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The HDR-CX900's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than 84% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HDR-CX900 supports HDMI, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX900 is not waterproof. 91% of video cameras are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-CX900 of only 426mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 29% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 58mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-CX900 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of video cameras which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the HDR-CX900 of 4.5 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 72% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-CX900 has a microphone in. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HDR-CX900 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 91% of video cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HDR-CX900 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Self-Timer

The HDR-CX900 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-CX900 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX900 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

Camcorders have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The minimum aperture number of the Sony HDR-CX900 of 2.8 is higher than 82% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Remote Operation

The HDR-CX900 supports remote operation. 93% of video cameras do not support remote operation.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the HDR-CX900 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HDR-CX900 does not support bluetooth, although this is within the context that 98% of video cameras also do not support bluetooth.

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Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX900 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of all video cameras is 4.8MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 17MP. The effective megapixels (movie) of the HDR-CX900 of 14.2MP is in the highest 5% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HDR-CX900 has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Video cameras have closest focusing distances of between 0.0005m and 1.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.18m. The closest focusing distance of the HDR-CX900 of only 0.01m is in the smallest 34% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fbahdrcx900b, sony hdrcx900bdl, sony hdrcx900e

Barcodes:

00027242877535, 00616348060776, 00617689595194, 04056572579990, 04905524962604, 04905524968590, 04905524968941, 05013493246164, 05054230863299, 09154403420505

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