Sony HDR-CX900 Handheld camcorder 20.9MP CMOS Full HD Black hand-held camcorder

1920x1080, CMOS, 20.9MP, 12x Optical, 160x Digital, BIONZ X, 8.89 cm (3.5 ") LCD, HDMI micro, NFC, Wi-Fi, Black
Manufacturer part number HDRCX900/B
Vendor Sony
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Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi®/NFC
Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi®/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi® support for connecting to smartphones, the HDR-CX900 also supports NFC (near field communication) providing “touch connection” convenience when transferring images to Android™ smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control — a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone — connection between HDR-CX900 and the smartphone can be established by simply touching devices.

14MP resolution video and 20MP still image capture
Create cinematic video with 14MP resolution sensor (for video) and high quality 20MP still images.

Versatile shooting w/ XAVC-S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
The HDR-CX900 records HD movies in the XAVC-S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP42 wrapper. The highly compressed files allow extensive record times. The camcorder also records in AVCHD, ideal for quality video for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning. Additionally, the camcorder can shoot MP4 HD video, which is ideal for sharing over the internet at up to 28Mbps. Having the ability to switch between all three of three formats makes this camcorder an ideal tool that is versatile for creating content to live in a number of different environments.

Carl Zeiss® Vario Sonnar T lens w/ 12x optical zoom
The HDR-CX900 comes equipped with a newly developed Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens that has cleared a series of tough performance tests. Not only is this 29mm wide-angle lens ideal for capturing grand landscapes, but it covers wide-ranging image expression thanks to maximum 12x optical zoom and 24x Clear Image zoom.

Multi-interface Accessory Shoe for system accessories
Users can expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe, including an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash and stereo microphone. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via Multi Terminal.

BIONZ® X Processor enables high Speed rec 120fps
The new BIONZ® X image processor enables the camcorder to create more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality, and higher resolution imagery. Notable features of BIONZ X technology include: 1. Detail reproduction technology optimally filters edges and textures differently depending on the scene. 2. Area specific noise reduction swiftly and efficiently analyzes the subject and reduces noise. This new image processing technology achieves an even better balance of exceptional detail and advanced noise control. Its ability to record at 120p enables slow-motion playback at one-fifth the speed in a 24p environment in post-processing.

Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization w/ 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 phenomenal smoothness and stability. Intelligent Active Mode analyzes video frames and provides compensation with assistance from the new BIONZ® X image processing engine. Whether recording movies while strolling on vacation, shooting while chasing a child, or zooming in to capture faraway subjects, Handycam’s simple solution smoothly reproduces the scene with a higher level of stability.

High contrast 0.39 OLED EVF for eye-level framing"
The HDR-CX900 employs high contrast a 0.39” OLED Tru-Finder EVF which reproduces rich color and deep black. A new optical design of the EVF, using four dual-surface aspherical lenses, allows for a 33-degree wide angle view that is amazing clear through the edge of the view finder.

Large 3.5 Xtra Fine LCD™ (921K) "
The 3.5” (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD™ screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.

1” Exmor R® CMOS sensor w/ Direct Pixel Read Out
The world’s first 1.0” CMOS sensor featuring an Exmor R® CMOS image sensor technology. With this back-illuminated technology, the sensor doubles light sensitivity and combines with Sony’s Column A/D Conversion to reduce noise by half — a great help when photographing in dimly lit environments. Markedly reduced noise is evident even when high-sensitivity settings are used for capturing night landscapes or indoor scenes.

Audio

Built-in microphone
Y
Built-in speaker(s)
Y
Wind filter
Y

Battery

Battery technology
Lithium
Number of batteries supported
1
Charging source
AC
Battery type
NP-FV50

Camera

Camcorder type
Handheld camcorder
Self-timer delay
10 s
Supported aspect ratios
4:3, 16:9
Image processor
BIONZ X
3D
N

Design

Color of product
Black

Display

Display diagonal
3.5"
Built-in display
Y
Display
LCD
Display aspect ratio
16:9
Display resolution (numeric)
92100 pixels
Touchscreen
Y
Vari-angle LCD display
Y

Flash

Built-in flash
N
Built-in light
N

Focusing

Normal focusing range
0.01 - 1
Closest focusing distance
0.394" (0.0100 m)

Image sensor

Sensor type
CMOS
Total megapixels
20.9 MP
Effective megapixels (movie)
14.2 MP

Lens system

Optical zoom
12x
Digital zoom
160x
Image stabilizer
Y
Interchangeable lens
N
Focal length range (f-f)
0.366 - 4.39" (9.3 - 111.6 mm)
Image stabilizer type
Optical
Minimum aperture number
2.8
Maximum aperture number
4.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
1.14" (29 mm)
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
16.8" (426 mm)

Light exposure

Light exposure modes
Auto, Manual
Scene modes
Beach, Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight

Networking

Wi-Fi
Y
Wi-Fi standards
802.11b,802.11g,802.11n
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Y

Packaging content

Handheld remote control
Y
Cables included
HDMI
Batteries included
Y
AC adapter included
Y

Ports & interfaces

Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity
1
HDMI
Y
S-Video out
N

Shutter

Camera shutter speed
0.0001 - 0.125

Still image

Maximum image resolution
5968 x 3352 pixels
Still image resolution(s)
5968 x 3352\n5024 x 2824\n4464 x 3352\n3760 x 2824\n1920 x 1080\n640 x 480
Image formats supported
JPG

Storage

Camcorder media type
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,MS XC-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported
N
Camcorder tape type
N
Camera file system
DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3,MPF

Technical details

Self-timer
Y

Video

HD type
Full HD
Maximum video resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions
1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported
AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Bitrate at maximum video resolution
50 Mbit/s

Weight & dimensions

Width
3.19" (81 mm)
Depth
7.72" (196 mm)
Height
3.29" (83.5 mm)
Weight
27.9 oz (790 g)

White balance

White balance
Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push

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