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Sony HDR-CX290

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Sony HDR-CX290 review: specs and price

Sony HDR-CX290
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Sony HDR-CX290

Why is Sony HDR-CX290 better than the average?

  • Megapixels (main camera)
    8.9MPvs8.66MP
  • Video recording (main camera)
    ?

    1080 x 60fpsvs51611.25fps
  • Weight
    180gvs563.67g
  • Thickness
    117mmvs125.69mm
  • Height
    52.5mmvs85.56mm
  • Width
    57mmvs83.65mm
  • Widest aperture
    ?

    f/1.80 vsf/2.11
  • Volume
    350.12cm³vs838.26cm³

Price comparison

Design

1.volume
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

350.12cm³

2.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Sony HDR-CX290
3.weight
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

180g

4.thickness
?

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

117mm

5.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

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6.screen size
?

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

Best

JVC GC-PX100

7.6"

2.7"

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

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

1080 x 60fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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3.supports AVCHD format
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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.

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Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

8.9MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
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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.

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3.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.

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4.has manual white balance
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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.

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5.has a BSI sensor
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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.

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6.widest aperture
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

JVC Everio GZ-VX815

f/1.20

f/1.80

Audio

1.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

1

2.Has a zoom microphone
?

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.

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3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Canon EOS C700

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Battery

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

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2.has an external memory slot
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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.

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3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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5.internal storage
?

Best

Drift Stealth 2 Action Cam

256GB

8GB

Features

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

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2.USB version
?

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

GoPro Hero (2018)

3

2

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