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Web Code: 444SON390  •  Mfr Code: HDRCX900B
Only $1,599.99 CAD
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Product Highlights
  • HD Camcorder
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • High Contrast 0.39" OLED EVF
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  • HD Camcorder
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • High Contrast 0.39" OLED EVF
  • 3.5" XtraFine LCD
  • Smartphone connectivity via Wi-Fi/NFC
  • 14MP video and 20MP still image capture
  • Versatile XAVC-S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom
  • Multi-interface accessory shoe
  • BIONZ X Processor for 120 fps recording
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
  • 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 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:
  • Detail reproduction technology optimally filters edges and textures differently depending on the scene
  • Area specific noise reduction swiftly and efficiently analyzes the subject and reduces noise. This 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 BIONZ X image processing engineWhether 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
  • The 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:
  • 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
  • In The Box:
  • Sony HDR-CX900 HD Camcorder
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70)
  • AC adapter (AC-L200)
  • Power Cord
  • Operating Guide
  • HDMI (micro) Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery (CR2025))
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap


Camera Type: Everyday Use
Colour Filter: RGB
Pixel Gross: 20.9 MP
Effective Pixels: 14.2 MP
Sensor Type/Size: 1" CMOS
Colour: Black


Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonr T*
Focusing Distance: 1cm (Wid)); 100cm (Tele)
Optical Zoom: 12x
Digital Zoom: 160x
Additional Zoom: 24x
Filter Size: 62mm
Maximum Aperture: f2.--F4.5


Viewfinder Type: LCD
Screen Size: 3.5"
Display Screen Type: XtraFine LCD
Touchscreen: Yes

AV Recording

Video Recording: NTSC
Video Resolution: HD
File Size: Full HD, HD, SD
Aspect Ratio: 16:09
Audio Recording: Dolby Digital
Recording Media: Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
Channels: 2.0-Channel Stereo
Still Image Resolution: 20.0 MP
Recording Time: Limited by Memory Card


Image Stabilization: Yes
Waterproof: No
Lux: Low Lux
White Balance Modes: Auto, Onepush, Outdoor, Indoor, WB Temp
Built-in Mic: Yes
Built-in Speaker: Yes
Built-in Light/Flash: No
Accessory Shoe: Yes
Tripod Mount: No

Input/Output Connectors

Outputs: HDMI, AV output, USB 2.0
Microphone Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes


Battery: NP-FV70
AC Power Adapter: AC-L200


Colour: Black

Additional Information


What’s Included:

  • Sony HDR-CX900 HD Camcorder
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70)
  • AC adapter (AC-L200)
  • Power Cord
  • Operating Guide
  • HDMI (micro) Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery (CR2025))
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Set of Easy to Access Manual Controls, WIFI. I own an HDR-CX760. Purchased this unit as a companion to my 760. Unit is much larger than Sony's other consumer units. Zoom speed is very good and not too fast. Viewfinder has eyecup to help deflect stray light. Focus speed is slower than the CX760 but not unreasonable. Many of the manual features of the camera can be accessed from buttons on the side of the camera not needing to select them from the display. Being able to zoom or focus from the large ring near the front of the camera is a nice feature that was present on Sony's older DV camcorders. Camera does not have Balanced Optical Steady Shot that the CX760 has and movies are not as smooth when filming and walking with the camera. Low light performance is very good with little noise even at max gain. JPEG images are slightly better than the CX760's JPEGS but compression is still too high and magnifying images reveals lots of compression artifacts. Sony should offer a high quality mode for stills. Lens hood connection is very good and will not come off even when hit.
    Date published: 2014-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant First off, please ignore the reviewer who stated that the camera does not have zebras. As he indicated, he did not have the camera in his possession, nor had he used one, so his review is pretty meaningless. The camera DOES have zebras. This camera packs a lot of functionality and artistic latitude into a... not-so-small package. It may seem like your average Handycam at a glance, but it's about twice the size. The bulk and weight of the big glass is noticeable, but not uncomfortable. My only regret is that the hip holster I've enjoyed using with my smaller Handycams won't work with this one -- a minor complaint, really. Low-light performance is very good, as you'd expect from a large sensor and a downscaled image. The picture is very sharp, and the depth of field is shallow enough for rack-focus shots while remaining deep enough that small focus errors aren't a total catastrophe. Manual controls are accessible, and full-auto mode yields nice results. There is some confusion around the use of XAVC-S with Adobe Premiere CS5.5, and many are claiming that XAVC requires Premiere CS6. This is not correct. The XAVC-S 50Mbit/S from the CX900 loads right up in CS5.5 and edits without a hitch. And looks awesome. In short: If you're prepared to fork out a bit more and don't mind a slightly bulkier camera, the CX900 will reward you with top-notch control and a crazy-good image.
    Date published: 2014-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing beats a Sony! I use camcorders for streaming live video 24/7/365. This means the camera is never turned off. Two years ago I purchased two Canon Vixia HFG10 camcorders because of their low light capabilities (which are quite good). Well 13 months later (1 month out of warranty) I had to pay $350.00 to get one of them repaired because it was constantly turning itself off! Now the other Canon is starting to have the same problem. I just received my new Sony HDR-CX900 and the quality is phenomenal! I pretty much let it do auto everything due to the fact that it is left unattended for months at a time so I'm not going to comment on all the other bells and whistles. I will say it has a much more solid feel and all around it's just a better product than any Canon in this price range. The 1" Exmor sensor takes this camcorder over the top in terms of picture quality! Want to see for yourself? Check out The low light capability is much better than the Canon and anything else in the "prosumer" market. I'll be doing a few more weeks of testing and then this baby will be broadcasting my live Niagara Falls video feed. Thank you Sony! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!
    Date published: 2014-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera based on one-week of intensive usage. I am very happy with the HDR CX900 after one intensive week of shooting with this camera and editing in Final Cut Pro 10. First I’ll tell you what I like and then I’ll list my most important nitpicks. Here are the best features of the Sony HDR-CX900 in order of importance to me: Larger sensor, lens and video codec that result in significantly better video than my very highly rated (by rating professionals) Canon HF G20. Physical buttons, dials and menus make it easy to get the specific settings/results that I want when conditions are changing fast. 12X zoom range which is about as right as any prosumer camcorder delivers. XAVC-S codec allows more refined color correction in post than AVCHD. ND filters are a wonderful addition (not seen by me on any other “consumer” camcorder) to control light and achieve narrower DOF in combination with larger than normal-camcorder sensor. Large still photo format that can be used for Ken Burns style pans and zooms in videos. These points are based on my 14 years as a video hobbyist owning 7 different video cameras. I'm not a pro, but my youtube channel is approaching 500,000 views. My judgements are also based on one week of intensive study, shooting and editing so that I can make sure that this is a camera for me. It’s keeper. I was, and may once again become a fan of Canon, but owning the combination of the Sony RX100 and HDR CX900 provides a great combination. If you have read this far, next you will read what could and should be changed. These points are nitpicks. The multi-interface shoe will not hold standard shoe accessories without a Sony adapter. I love the My Button feature (which should be called My Buttons) but Sony should and could have programmed six My Buttons instead of three. Sony released the camera without a decent manual. The one that comes with the camera is too short to be useful. This problem will go away with time, but according to Sony Support, the full User Manual won’t be out until April 15th and support is handicapped until then. I downloaded the English European version from here: It proved to be very useful. Hope this helps you decide what is right for you. JoeD
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from "As of today" I now own 3x cx900's.. I record live stage plays and not only do I care about visual quality,but I also emphasize high quality audio.. I use an xlr adapter on one of the cx900's and sync the other in camera mic to the main audio. I'm not that bothered about losing 5.1 audio when I use an xlr adapter. This camera takes amazing video data and hands you a gorgeous image... And very NLE friendly in any format that you record.. Also in my "toolbox " I have 3 Cx 330's for extra perspectives not needing a lot of details. All my audio comes from a 18 channel wi fi controlled mixer with a line level xlr bus to main camera. Every actor has wireless headsets. I feel like I stole sumthin' man... Cause I have a for real production rig. My inspiration for this long crazy testament started from my first Sony HDR CX900.. Once I figured out the amazing power it possesses, I knew I could build a multicam operation worthy of broadcast nods. Buy this camera, learn it well and you will not be sorry. I have to say that this is a universal camera.. It will do consumers and Professionals well.
    Date published: 2015-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Camera but with flaws This camera's night vision, even without Nightshot, is extraordinary It takes great pictures and videos. Nightshot is great, too; however, I would have like to have seen Supernightshot as well. Now--here are my criticisms: Having the USB lead come out of the chassis as a wire is just plain stupid. With use one can see this breaking off causing an expensive repair. Instead there should be a micro USB plug on the chassis. This camera also should have been configured to charge and download on a base as my previous Sony camcorder does. .
    Date published: 2015-05-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid performer Moved to HD 1080 from Std definition with this one, and a good pick it was. HD res. and 5.1 Surround sound has made huge difference. Quality Zeiss optics like my last Sony. I have compared to other HD Camcorders and it is better and has a full 1" CMOS Sensor. Easy menu navigation, set up, and formatting. AVCHD format capability is phenomenal in playback quality. I was reluctant to go Sony again because of proprietary software but at least the current PlayMemories software is easy to use... Important if you want to share with DVD, and Blu-Ray creation. My only dislike so far is the zoom speed, too fast in its slowest speed for some applications, but just right, if you are filming sports events like Track & Field or Soccer events. I am taking advantage of the camera more and more as the quality is very good at 20MP and the ability to capture a photograph WHILE recording video. Bottom line, the CX900 has expensive Camcorder features at a mid-line price. Would purchase again.
    Date published: 2015-05-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weak on Automatic Focus While basically a very good video camera in many respects, I find it unsatisfactory in automatic focus arena. There is no point of focus indicator you can use to maintain proper focus. I find the focus is often on what I do not want in sharp focus, particularly in wide or semi-wide angle of view. Also, the screen is intermittently blocked with a black screen saying to 'Choose Autofocus or Manual Focus'. Sometimes this screen keeps coming up frequently, blocking what I am trying to film for several seconds at a time. This seems to happen mostly when the camera is 'cold' at the start-up. When that happens, it often keeps happening throughout the filming session. At a more basic level, I find it disconcerting, because it indicates to me that the camera is having problems focusing. And as I zoom in, the image is not sharp after this happens, and I have to resort to manual mode to correct - which only works for a relevant focus range because focus changes with amount of zoom. Also, I find the viewfinder screen inadequate. If you are nearsighted and wear glasses when shooting, you cannot see the full screen, no matter how close you get to viewfinder. And part of screen is blocked by mask over of 'W' T'', etc on left side. Obviously, not ideal. I am going to see if there is a way to alleviate these problems. Maybe, there is a bios update available or something undocumented in how to deal with all of this. Perhaps a diopter supplemental lens to allow change if screen focus so I can see full screen using my glasses. I should mention that I use the 'on the fly' feature to keep manual brightness setting wheel on all the time. Perhaps the focus glitch above only occurs because that feature is in use. But, it definitely makes my use of this cameral less than ideal, as I need that brightness control to film things like dark subjects {e..g. musicians in front of white tents and darker kites in brighter sky backgrounds}.
    Date published: 2014-09-27
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