Eighteen people wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Three years ago Crescent Media said on Bhphotovideo.com “Focusing could be faster.” in their review of this camcorder. Rupertfilms wrote in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “The focus ring is great, although I wish the CX900 had an option to automatically enable the zoom magnifier while focusing (as it did on the PJ760” and scored it 80 out of 100. Kimtech wrote in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “For most shooters it will be plenty okay and it locks onto focus clearly even in low situations”.
Fifteen customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony HDR-CX900 had a good zoom. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Zoom rangeperformance” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. A/v Ted mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Just viewing the video with the clear image zoom on and off”. A/v Ted also said “Contrary to some reviews, I found the clear image zoom quite usable” in their review.
Four owners agreed that this camcorder had a good lens. Kimtech mentioned “Absolutely Killer! I'm convinced that if they make a new RX10 camera with the XAVCs codec it will be a huge run away success especially with that huge 2.8 lens”. Graham gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “1) Big lens with excellent bright clear images”. Johnentwistlespout mentioned “It has a load of manual controls and a 62mm lens which just seems massive after my time in the wilderness”.
Three customers who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser. Bestbuy.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this camcorder “Good Image Stabilization”. Sweet William said three years ago “The image stabilization is excellent” . Mikej said “If you have a shaky hand, this can produce some very noticeable wavy pictures, even with the Active Stabilization enabled”.