SONY CX290E Full HD Camcorder
SONY CX290E HandyCam - 27x Optical Zoom, 50x Extended Zoom ,8 GB Internal Memory Full HD 1920x1080 Movie Recording, 8.9MP Stills, Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Intelligent Auto, 2.7" WIDE Clear Photo 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).
Impressive Quality For Smoother, Sharper Videos
Thanks to Full HD recording, this camcorder delivers exceptional video quality every time you shoot. Recording at 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL), the progressive mode captures the best possible quality to make your videos sharper and smoother.
Fine Details Even In Low-light
Whether lush greens in a garden, cool blues of an ocean, or a ruby-toned party dress, accurately capture the many colours of life with the Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor. Its excellent sensitivity and back-illuminated technology ensures that your footage has every fine detail covered.
Greater Stability For Blur-free Images
Whenever you are shooting footage on the move, Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode) compensates for a wide range of movement, ensuring that the footage you record is crisp and blur-free. This feature is especially effective for wide shots, where image stability is enhanced up to 10x compared to conventional Optical SteadyShot.
Incredible Zoom For Incredible Details
You would always appreciate the powerful zoom on your camcorder that comes with a 50x Extended Zoom* lens. It brings you as close to the action as you need to be and ensures that all your images are as clear and crisp as you remember them.
Capture Wider, More Expansive Landscapes
Pack more in every frame, get the wide expanse of landscape or get everyone in a single shot. Expanding shooting possibilities comes easy with the class-leading wide-angle lens of 29.8mm in video mode.
Record In High-quality AVCHD Or Web-friendly MP4 Format
Now you can use high-resolution AVCHD or MP4 format for your baby's first steps. Easily share the MP4 format videos on Facebook or Twitter.
Tracking Focus for Continuous Tracking on Non-Face Subjects
Tracking Focus comes in handy when you are shooting your pet or your favourite car. Simply touch the LCD touch screen to choose this feature and shoot.
By Pixel Super Resolution (up to 4x high resolution)
This advanced technology increases the number of pixels recorded by up to 4x and improves the image resolution significantly.
Accessorise Your Handycam
Chic or hardy cases. Tripods and extra batteries for extended shooting. Extend the shooting possibilities of your Handycam® with Sony's original camcorder accessories.
Quick Auto Focus (AF)
Shooting in a wide range of scenes is now a breeze with this amazing feature. Even in bright daylight or minimal light conditions, Quick AF ensures fast, accurate, and consistent results.
Built-in USB Cable
This feature helps connect your camcorder to a PC and makes it easy to back-up movies.
Make searching and navigating videos a breeze with this intelligent feature. It groups your footage in an orderly manner for easy viewing.
PlayMemories™ Home Software
This software makes it easy to transfer your videos and images to a computer for viewing, editing, sending via email and uploading to the Internet.
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|Product Code||HANDYCAM HDR-CX290E|
|Lens Type||Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens|
|Lens Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)|
|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)|
|Focal Distance||f=2.1-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch|
|Exposure Settings||Auto; Manual (Menu)|
|Scene Mode(s)||Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow|
|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|
|LOW LUX Mode||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|
|Power Requirements||6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)|
|Battery Type||InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)|
|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|
|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)|
|Grid Display||Grid Line|
|Drive Mode||Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer|
|Shutter Speeds||Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/30 - 1/10, 000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range)|
|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)|
|HDMI Terminal||Yes (HDMI micro)|
|Multi/Micro USB Terminal||Yes|
|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.|
|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)|
|Focus System||Contrast AF|
|AF Modes||Auto/Manual (Menu)|
|Focus Area||Full range Focus|
|Manual / Auto Lens Cover||Manual|
|Date / Time Stamp||Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)|
|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|
|View & Index||Event|
|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)|
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