Sony HDR-CX290

Product Classification: Camcorders

Title: Sony HDR-CX290 High Definition Handycam Camcorder

Release Date: 2013

Manufacturer: Sony

Included: carrier bag, user manual, warranty, batteries, charger

The HDR-CX290 is a High Definition and high performance Handycam Camcorder which comes with a 2.7-Inch LCD screen. This product is offered within a price range of $350 and $400. As can be expected of a camcorder in this class, you get 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 60p and the use of an 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor. For practical purposes this means that you can enjoy 3 hours of uninterrupted recording. There is 8GB worth of Flash Memory for good measure. In addition you get a 27x Optical / 50x Extended Zoom which is essential if you want to get closer to the action. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is very important if you are choosing in unfriendly conditions, as often happens. Weighing 1.5lbs and measures 7.5” by 5.5” by 3.9”. All this works out at a shipping weight of 1.5lbs.

Sony HDR-CX290 Features

Tapping into your creativity in order to create images that are worthy of a portfolio. You will not be short of memory with 8GB worth of in-built memory. The 50x extended zoom is well above average in this category. Another useful addition to the product is the Optical SteadyShot™ which is ultimately responsible for the image stabilization or otherwise. This is the type of camcorder which will work for even the lowest angle shots. The 2.7” tilting screen was designed for this purpose and does the job very well. This is most useful when you are trying to shoot objects in motion.

It has become customary for virtually every camcorder to have a Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens package. This is no exception and it measures 29.8mm. This product is ideal when you want to shoot MP4 or AVCHD videos ready for distribution in different places. Moreover you are given an opportunity to distribute these files depending on the networks which you belong to like YouTube and FaceBook. This product ensures that the files which are posted are of the highest quality possible. The Highlight Playback function is another triumph for the Sony HDR-CX290 because it allows for extensive editing once the file has been captured. It is capable of compiling the key scenes and then it can add them together in order to create an entertaining movie. Moreover you can also add transitions and music for better effects. Of course you retain the ability to pinpoint an area of a scene which you wish to include in the highlight reel. Allows for direct copying of files to an external HDD unit even where you do not have a PC13 readily available. It is also possible to access any videos that have been stored on the external hard drive using the HDTV4 specifications.

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