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Sony HDRCX900E

£907.70
£821.70 £86.00 cheaper than 71 days ago
A classic 1 Full HD camcorder with good features and a giant 20MP total megapixels
20MP 1/1.3" Yes 790g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-CX900 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX900 number 63 across all camcorders.
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211 Reviews
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
63
Good

Why Has it Scored 63?

It has very good user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
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 2017.
Customers report good product quality, that it is easy to use and it is robust.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
Full HD
Heavy
Very small optical zoom

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony HDR-CX900 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-CX900 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

This video camera has an average user rating of 89 out of 100 based on 211 user reviews. 112 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Product Quality

23 customers who purchased this camcorder thought it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

10 people who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX900 concluded that it was easy to use and three people thought it was easy to use the menus.

Sony Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,133 expert and owner reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its camcorders. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Seven people who bought the Sony HDR-CX900 considered that it was well made, two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable and two people who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable.

Users Report Nice Design

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

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Three owners who bought it said that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was lightweight and two customers who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was compact.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who bought this camcorder concluded that it was quiet.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven customers who bought the Sony HDR-CX900 mentioned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Nine customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good autofocus, five owners agreed that the Sony HDR-CX900 had a good zoom and two people who bought it reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. however 11 people thought this camcorder had a lens that was not very good. and eight owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it did not have a good autofocus.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £821.70 it is more expensive than 73% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £86 (9%)

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Free Next Day Delivery Voucher Available

There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

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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 £821.70 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,099.00 (£1,428.15).

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Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 0.24" and the largest being 11". The Sony HDR-CX900's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 11% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX900 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony HDR-CX900 has a self-timer, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX900's digital zoom of 160x is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 49% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the HDR-CX900 of 14.2MP is very high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP.

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Heavy

Across all the video cameras the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The weight of the HDR-CX900 of 790g is quite heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 17% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HDR-CX900 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of all camcorders is 26x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 78x. The optical zoom of the HDR-CX900 of only 12x is fairly small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HDR-CX900 has a vari-angle LCD display. 91% of camcorders do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/1.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony HDR-CX900 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most other camcorders, the HDR-CX900 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Supports Remote Operation

The HDR-CX900 supports remote operation, unlike 95% of video cameras which do not support remote operation.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX900 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Sony HDR-CX900 of 2.8 is in the highest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other video cameras, the Sony HDR-CX900 is not waterproof. 89% of video cameras are not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HDR-CX900 does not support bluetooth. 97% of camcorders also do not support bluetooth.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-CX900 features wi-Fi. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony HDR-CX900 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-CX900 has a microphone in, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most other video cameras, the Sony HDR-CX900 does not have a touchscreen. 60% of video cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The Sony HDR-CX900's total megapixels of 20MP is in the biggest 5% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX900 has a wind filter. 94% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx900bdl, sony hdrcx900e, sony handycam
Barcodes 00027242877535, 00616348060776, 00617689595194, 04905524962604, 04905524968590, 04905524968941, 05013493246164, 05054230863299, 09154403420505

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