75points

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

84points

Sony HDR-CX900

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 vs Sony HDR-CX900

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900
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84
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Why is Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 better than Sony HDR-CX900?

  • Has manual exposure
  • Has a HDMI output
  • Has AF tracking
  • Has manual shutter speed

Why is Sony HDR-CX900 better than Sony Handycam FDR-AX100?

  • 42.86% more megapixels (main camera)
    20MPvs14MP
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Supports slow motion video recording
  • Has manual white balance
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Has a serial shot mode
  • Has manual focus

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a touch screen
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

2.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

4.screen size

3.5"

3.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

JVC GC-PX100

7.6"

5.has an accelerometer
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
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Sony HDR-CX900

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

3.Supports slow motion video recording
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900
4.has a serial shot mode
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

5.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

6.supports AVCHD format
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Sony HDR-CX900

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Optics

1.megapixels

14MP

20MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
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Sony HDR-CX900

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

4.has manual white balance
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

5.has manual ISO
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

6.has a BSI sensor
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Sony HDR-CX900

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.Has a zoom microphone
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
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Sony HDR-CX900

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony HDR-PJ650V

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.has an external memory slot
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Sony HDR-CX900

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has a HDMI output
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.Has WiFi
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has a hot shoe
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

6.has NFC
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Sony HDR-CX900

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

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