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Sony HDR-CX290/B 8GB Full HD Camcorder

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  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p video
  • 8.9MP stills
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 27x optical / 50x Extended zoom
  • 2.7" LCD

  • Outsmart your smartphone when it comes to video quality and clarity with the Sony Handycam HDR-CX290/B camcorder. Create beautiful 1920 x 1080 60p Full HD movies and great 8.9MP photos to share with friends and family or post to Facebook. Your footage will be stunningly smooth thanks to Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which compensates for camera shake to cut down on blur. Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers stunning low-light performance with drastically reduced grain for crisp, clear photos and videos. 27x optical zoom plus 50x Extended Zoom lets you get near the action for incredible close-ups. And with 8GB1 of built-in flash memory, you can record up to 3 hours and 10 minutes of HD video footage (HD LP mode).


    1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
    Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 8.9MP still images. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony?s back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.

    Up to 3hr 10min recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
    The built-in 8GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 3 hours 10 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).

    50x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
    Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 27x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.

    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode
    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.

    2.7? wide Clear Photo LCD (230k)
    The 2.7? (16:9) Clear Photo LCD (230K) 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.

    29.8mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
    The professional-quality 29.8mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.

    Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video
    Select between HD video in the AVCHD or MP4 format for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing.AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.

    Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
    Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.

    Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
    Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder?s handy playback features.

    Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
    The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it?s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.

    Intelligent Auto (90 different scene combinations possible)
    Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes . There are 90 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro annd Low light.


    Imaging Sensor
    Imaging Sensor: 1/5.8'' (3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
    Processor: BIONZ image processor
    Pixel Gross: Approx.2390K pixels
    Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx.2290K pixels (16:9) Still: Approx.2290K pixels (16:9)
    Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

    Media Type: Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
    Still Image Mode: JPEG
    Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 8.9 megapixels
    Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); Photo Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
    Still Image Size 4:3: Movie Mode:6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); Photo Mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)
    Video Mode: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Video Resolution: HD:1920x1080/60p(PS), 60i (FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ,LP); STD:720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
    Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.2290K pixels (16:9),Approx.1710K pixels (4:3) 
    Video Signal: HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
    Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch): HD PS: 35m; HD FX: 45m; HD FH: 1h00m; HD HQ: 1h45m; HD LP: 3h10m; STD HQ: 1h50m (Times are approximate; max time); MP4: 2hr40min
    Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
    Dual Record: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
    Audio Format: Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch  
    Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
    Internal Media: Flash Memory 8GB
    Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)
    Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps
    Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
    Wind Position: Yes (Off/On)

    Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
    Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
    Aperture: F1.9-F4.0
    Optical Zoom: 27x
    Digital Zoom: 320x
    Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 29.8-804.0mm(16:9),36.4-984.0mm(4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8-804.0mm(16:9), 36.4-984.0mm(4:3)
    Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.1cm (Wide) ,Approx.80cm (Tele) ,Approx.37cm (Tele Macro)
    Extended Zoom: 50x
    Focal Distance: f=2.1-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch

    LCD Display
    LCD Type: 2.7'' (6.7cm) Clear Photo LCD display (230K) Wide (16:9)
    Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
    Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
    Coverage: 100%
    Grid Display: Grid Line

    Focus Control
    Focus System: Contrast AF
    AF Modes: Auto/Manual (Menu)
    Focus Area: Full range Focus

    Exposure System
    Metering Modes: Multi-segment
    Exposure Settings: Auto; Manual (Menu)
    Scene Mode(s): Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
    D-Range Optimizer: Yes
    Noise Reduction: Yes
    White Balance Mode: Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
    Minimum Illumination: Standard:6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)
    Auto Iris Control: F1.9 - F10
    Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)
    LOW LUX Mode: Yes

    Drive System
    Drive Mode: Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer
    Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
    Shutter Speeds: Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range)

    Convenience Features
    Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Manual
    Fader Effect(s): White/Black
    Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
    Erase/Protect: Yes/Yes
    Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
    Power Save Mode: Yes
    Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
    Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
    Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
    Multiple Language Display: English; Spanish; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Traditional Chinese; Korean
    Self Recording: Yes
    View & Index: Event

    Advanced Features
    Face Detection: Yes
    Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
    Intelligent Auto: Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light
    Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority
    Smile Shutter technology: Dual Capture/Always On/Off
    x.v.Color: Yes

    Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
    SD Output: Composite Video Out (AV CABLE(sold separately))
    HD Output: HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
    USB Port(s): Type A (built-in)/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
    BRAVIA Sync: Yes
    PhotoTV HD: Yes
    Direct Copy: Yes
    DC IN: Yes
    HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro) 
    Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes

    Weights and Measurements
    Dimensions (Approx.): Approx.2 1/8inch x 2 1/4inch x 4 5/8inch (52.5mm x 57mm x 117mm)
    Weight (Approx.): Approx.6.3oz ((180g)Main Unit Only)

    Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
    Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)

    Supplied Software: PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)
    Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2/Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.

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    5 out of 5 stars   Great camcorder, exceeded my expections!
    By Jeff the Dad (Monroe, MI) March 18, 2013
    Review submitted for Sony HDR-CX290/B 8GB Full HD Camcorder (SNHDRCX290K)
    Pros: High quality image, Long Battery Life, Great In Low Light, Awesome zoom, Lightweight, Small
    Other Comments: I purchased this camcorder to record a musical in which my daughter was performing. The key requirements were good performance in low light conditions, solid zooming capability becasue I was recording from the balcony, a high quality image so the recording was pleasing to watch on my HDTV and long battery life. The camera exceeded my expectations in all of these areas. One other thing to note is the audio recording was very good as well.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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