Sony HDR-CX900 Black

MPN: HDRCX900/B  |  EAN: 0027242877535  |  Model: HDR-CX900

Price Information

$1,971.71

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

$1,929.99

as at 12 Jun 19 | 6:10 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony HDR-CX900 Black - HDRCX900/B Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Camcorder
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Events Photography
Just Right
Home Videos
Very Good
Sports Photography
Just Right
Vlogging
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Very Good
Slow Motion Videos
Very Good
Travel
Just Right
Wildlife Photography
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Very Good
Live Streaming
Very Good
High FPS Videos
Very Good
Everyday Life Photography
Very Good
Event Videos
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Very Good
Professional Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Very Good

Kind of Camera

The Camcorder is purpose-built for long video recording sessions to capture your memories and special occasions.

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Sony device works!

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The HDR-CX900 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Sony provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony HDR-CX900 is a great companion to have.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 13.2 x 8.8 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.

Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the HDR-CX900 is a really good choice. 

Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Sony HDR-CX900 comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.

Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. 

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

When taking photos of the beautiful creatures of the wild, you'll need to have Tracking Focus mode activated so as not to miss any great moments while they are active in their habitat. Burst shots help as well, which this camera happens to have making it a very good option for your needs.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

Transferring your shots from your camera to another device is made even more convenient with the in-built Wi-FI capability of this camera.

Style

The HDR-CX900 combines style and a clever layout to create a camera that really stands out. Clean lines, high quality materials and a pristine finish ensure that this device will turn heads.

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Technical Specifications

Sony HDR-CX900 Black - HDRCX900/B Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camcorder Type Handheld camcorder
Product Colour Black
Camera
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 2.8-4.5
Camera File System DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
Image Formats Supported DCF, Exif, MPF
Scene Modes Beach, Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape (scenery), Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 10 s
White Balance Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01 m
Face Detection Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Normal Focusing Range 0.01 - 1 m
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes Auto, Manual
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed 0.0001 - 0.125 s
Video
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution 50 Mbit/s
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AVCHD, LPCM
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Mono
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
Digital Zoom 160 x
Focal Length Range (f-f) 9.3 - 111.6 mm
Maximum Aperture Number 4.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 348 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 29 mm
Optical Zoom 12x x
Storage
Camcorder Tape Type N
Compatible Memory Cards MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc Types Supported N
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Diagonal 3.5
Display Resolution (numeric) 92100 pixels
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Sensor
Effective Megapixels (movie) 14.2 MP
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 20.9 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor BIONZ X
Image Stabilizer Type Optical
Self-timer Yes
Other Features
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB Charging Yes
Battery
Battery Technology Lithium
Battery Type NP-FV50
Charging Source AC
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included HDMI
Handheld Remote Control Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 196 mm
Height 83.5 mm
Weight 790 g
Width 81 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 5968 x 3352 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 5968 x 33525024 x 28244464 x 33523760 x 28241920 x 1080640 x 480