Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black)

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Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black)
Key Features
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 1080p Video & 20MP Still Images
  • XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 Recording Options
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
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The black Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder brings broadcast-quality HD video to the palm of your hand. The 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor is approximately 8x larger than that of typical camcorders, allowing you to capture cinematic images with shallow depth of field for defocused backgrounds. The camcorder features a wide-angle Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom plus 24x Clear Image digital zoom. SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode delivers smooth video, and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results.
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Sony HDR-CX900 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 21" Exmor CMOS Sensor with Direct Pixel Readout
  • 31080p Video and 20MP Still Images
  • 4Versatile Shooting with XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs
  • 5Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
  • 6BIONZ X Processor Enables High-Speed 120 fps Recording
  • 7Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
  • 8High-Contrast 0.39" OLED EVF
  • 9Large 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD
  • 10Simple Connectivity to Smartphones via Wi-Fi/NFC
  • 11Multi Interface Accessory Shoe
  • 12Additional Features

The black Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder brings broadcast-quality HD video to the palm of your hand. The 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor is approximately 8x larger than that of typical camcorders, allowing you to capture cinematic images with shallow depth of field for defocused backgrounds. The camcorder features a wide-angle Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom plus 24x Clear Image digital zoom. SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode delivers smooth video, and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results.

The HDR-CX900 is a versatile camcorder that lets you capture Full HD 1920 x 1080 video in XAVC S (up to 50 Mb/s), AVCHD, or web-optimized MP4. You can also capture high-quality 20MP still images. Frame your shots using either the large 3.5" XtraFine LCD touchscreen, or with the high-contrast 0.39" OLED EVF. For connectivity, the camcorder provides a USB 2.0 port, micro-HDMI output, and a composite video output. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support lets you use your smartphone or tablet to control the camera, as well as wirelessly transfer files to your mobile device for sharing and back up data on your computer.

A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, AC adapter, power cord, micro-HDMI cable, and a USB connection support cable come included. Also included is a lens hood, lens cap, and RMT-835 Remote Commander with battery.

1" Exmor CMOS Sensor with Direct Pixel Readout

The HDR-CX900 features Sony's first 1.0" Exmor R CMOS sensor. The back-illuminated technology improves low-light sensitivity and combines with Sony's Column A/D Conversion to reduce noise by 50%. This is great when shooting in dimly lit environments such as night landscapes or indoor scenes.

1080p Video and 20MP Still Images

The 20-megapixel CMOS sensor allows you to capture cinematic 1080p video at 24, 30, and 60 fps, and high-quality 20MP still images.

Versatile Shooting with XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs

The HDR-CX900 records Full HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for compression while saving files in a MP4 wrapper. The highly compressed files allow for longer record times. The camcorder also records in AVCHD, providing high-quality video for HDTV playback and Blu-ray disc burning. Additionally, the camcorder can shoot MP4 HD video, which is ideal for sharing over the internet at up to 28 Mb/s. Having the ability to switch between all three of three formats makes this camcorder a versatile tool content creation. For the greatest flexibility, you can even record AVCHD and MP4 formats simultaneously.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX900 comes equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. It features a wide 35mm-equivalent focal length of 29mm, making it suitable for capturing landscapes, as well as 12x optical zoom and 24x Clear Image zoom for getting close to the action.

BIONZ X Processor Enables High-Speed 120 fps Recording

The BIONZ X Image processor enables the camcorder to create more naturally vivid and lifelike images with higher resolutions. Detail reproduction technology optimally filters edges and textures different depending on the scene. It also features area-specific noise reduction which swiftly and efficiently analyzes the subject and reduces noise. The image processor also allows you to record at 120 fps at 1280 x 720 resolution for slow-motion playback at 1/5th the speed when played back at 24 fps after post-processing.

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode is an advanced optical Image stabilization technology that corrects camera shake to capture scenes with smoothness and stability. Intelligent Active Mode analyzes video frames and provides compensation with assistance from the BIONZ X image processing engine. Whether recording movies while walking or zooming, you can capture scenes with a higher level of stability.

High-Contrast 0.39" OLED EVF

The HDR-CX900 provides a high-contrast 0.39" OLED Tru-Finder EVF which reproduces rich color and deep blacks. The optical design of the EVF utilizes four dual-surface aspherical lenses, allowing for a 33° wide viewing angle that is clear from edge to edge of the viewfinder.

Large 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD

The 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 921K dot resolution, delivering sharp, bright, and vivid images. The large screen allows you to compose your shots more easily, even when outdoors.

Simple Connectivity to Smartphones via Wi-Fi/NFC

Built-in Wi-Fi/NFC support enables easy connectivity with smartphones for one-touch sharing and one-touch remote control. NFC (near field communication) provides "touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. You simply touch your NFC-compatible device to the camcorder to establish a connection.

Multi Interface Accessory Shoe

Expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe. Attach an electronic viewfinder, external flash, stereo microphone, or even a compatible remote control via the Multi Interface terminal.

Additional Features

  • Built-in ND filters: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • Manual focus assist: magnified display, peaking, and tracking focus
  • Built-in speaker (monaural)
  • Premium Closer Voice
  • My Voice Cancelling
  • 7 picture effects for video and photos
  • Low Lux mode
  • Manual iris control
  • Self-timer
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Black/white fader effects
  • Face detection
  • CinemaTone gamma/color
  • NightShot infrared system
  • Airplane mode

Sony HDR-CX900 Specs

Camera
Sensor1-Chip 1" CMOS
Backside IlluminationYes
Color FilterRGB
Sensor Resolution20.92 MP
Effective Pixels14.2 MP (16:9 Video)
Optics
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length29 to 348mm 
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 - f/4.5
Minimum Focusing Distance0.4" / 1.0 cm
ZoomOptical: 12x
Intelligent: 24x
Digital: 160x
Filter Size62 mm
Built-In ND FiltersClear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Recording
SystemNTSC
Recording Media1 x Memory Stick Pro Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Format1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (24 and 17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 and 17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (9 and 5 Mb/s AVCHD)
1280 x 720p at 30 fps (MP4)
Aspect Ratio16:9
4:3
Still Image SupportJPEG
20 MP (5024 x 2824)
JPEG
15 MP (4464 x 3352)
ChannelsStereo
Audio FormatDolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
Display
RotationOpening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
EVF
Screen Size.39"
Features
Image StabilizationOptical
White Balance ModesAuto
Indoor 1
Kelvin
Onepush
Outdoors
Creative EffectsYes
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Accessory Shoe1 x Multi Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo
Outputs1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x Composite Video
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Bravia Sync
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo
Microphone InputYes
Headphone JackYes
General
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
Canadian French
English
Spanish
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-7.2 VDC, 1960 mAh
Charging MethodAC Adapter
USB
Power Adapter5.0 VDC
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.2 x 3.3 x 7.7" / 8.1 x 8.4 x 19.6 cm with NP-FV50 battery
Weight1.74 lb / .79 kg camcorder only
1.92 lb / .87 kg with NP-FV50 battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.55 x 6.6 x 5.45"
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