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Sony refreshes entire HD camcorder line, leads with HDR-CX900

updated 10:33 pm EST, Mon January 6, 2014

Some of the new cameras include Wi-Fi, built-in projection, wireless remote

Sony Electronics is expanding its Handycam line of camcorders with seven new models that make it even easier to capture images in Full HD (1080p) video with detailed still images. The new models range from entry-level to high-end, with features including new processing, Balanced Optical SteadyShot for smoother video, brighter built-in projection, advanced audio, simple wireless sharing and remote control through Wi-Fi and NFC.

Heading the 2014 line is Sony's HDR-CX900 model, one of the first Handycam camcorders equipped with a large image sensor for pro-style performance in a compact body. The new camcorder features a 1.0-type, 14.2-effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a wide angle 29mm ZEISS Vario Sonnar T Lens for shooting in Full HD with high-quality still images. Far larger than the sensor in conventional consumer camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor engages Direct Pixel Read Out to produce images even in low-light situations.

The CX900 camcorder can also record Full HD video at 50 Mbps using the new XAVC S codec, a consumer-friendly format based on the XAVC codec developed for 4K/HD and professional use. Similar to pro cameras, this lets movie-makers reveal the full detail in every scene, even with fast camera pans. High frame rate recording at 120 fps captures fast-moving action for smooth slow-motion replays. A bright, high-contrast OLED electronic viewfinder makes framing shots easier with a wide-angle view, and a lens ring and manual dial enables full control of focus, zoom, exposure, gain/ISO and shutter speed.

The HDR-CX900 will be available later this year for $1,500. Other devices in the series range from $230 to $1,100 and will be also be available later in the year.




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