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Sony Full HD Handycam Black Camcorder - HDR-CX190/B

Abt Model: HDRCX190B | UPC Code: 027242842236
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Sony Full HD Handycam Black Camcorder, Model HDRCX190B

The easy-to-use HDR-CX190 Handycam® camcorder records stunning 1920 x 1080 Full HD video and 5.3MP pictures. It's stabilized 25x/30x extended digital zoom lens gets you closer to the action while a back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor allows you to capture stunning imagery in low light conditions. Intelligent Auto mode analyzes your shot and then automatically selects the appropriate settings from nine distinct scene modes.


  • 1920x1080 Full HD Recording With 5.3MP Still Image Capture
    1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony® Full High Definition quality. Capable of 1080/60p recording and playback via HDMI™ and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories.
  • 30x Extended Zoom To Get Even Closer To The Action
    Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 25x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
  • Intelligent Auto
    Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from nine distinct scene modes (60 different combinations possible): Portrait/Baby/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape /Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light.
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
    Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
  • Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
    Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
  • 2.7” Clear Photo LCD™ Display (230K)
    The 2.7” Clear Photo LCD™ screen 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.
  • Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference
    Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.
  • SteadyShot® image stabilization w/ Active Mode
    SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
    The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
    Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.



  • Camera Type Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Imaging Sensor

  • Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 1310K pixels (16:9)
  • Imaging Sensor 1/5.8" (3.1mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
  • Pixel Gross Approx. 1500K pixels
  • ProcessorBIONZ™ Image processor


  • Still Image Size 4:3
    • Movie mode: 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304x1728)
    • Photo mode: 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304x1728)
  • Video Mode
    • HD FX: Approx. 24Mbps
    • FH: Approx. 17Mbps
    • HQ: Approx. 9Mbps
    • LP: Approx. 5Mbps
    • STD HQ: 9Mbps
  • Audio Format
    • Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo
    • Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
  • Dual Record
    • 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072 x 1728)
    • 1.3 megapixels 16:9 (1536 x 864)
  • Media Type
    • Memory Stick PRO Duo ™ (Mark 2)
    • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ™
    • SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
  • Mic Level Control Yes (2steps)
  • Microphone/Speaker
    • Built-in Zoom Microphone
    • Monoral Speaker
  • Photo Capture from Movie
    • 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
    • 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
    • 0.2 megapixels pixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Still Image File Format
    • DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible
    • Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible
    • MPF Baseline compatible
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution 5.3 megapixels
  • Still Image Mode JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9
    • Movie mode:5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728)
    • Photo mode: 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728)
  • Video Actual (Pixel)
    • Approx.1310K pixels(16:9)
    • Approx.980K pixels(4:3)
  • Video Format
    • HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
    • STD: MPEG2-PS
  • Video Resolution
    • HD:1920x1080/,60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP)
    • STD:720x480/60i
  • Video Signal
    • NTSC color
    • EIA standards
  • Wind Position Yes(Off/On)


  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
    • Movie Mode: 36mm - 1080mm (16:9),44mm-1320mm (4:3)
    • Photo Mode: 36mm - 900mm (16:9), 44mm-1100mm (4:3)
  • Aperture F1.8-3.2
  • Digital Zoom 300x
  • Extended Zoom 30x
  • Focal Distance
    • f = 2.5mm - 62.5mm
    • f =1/8inch - 2 1/2inch
  • Lens Stabilization SteadyShot® image stabilization w/ Active Mode (wide to tele)
  • Lens Type Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    • Approx. 1cm (Wide)
    • Approx. 80cm (Tele)
    • Approx. 39cm (Tele Macro)
  • Optical Zoom 25x
  • Steady Shot Mode 43.2mm-1080mm

LCD Display

  • Angle Adjustment
    • Opening Angle: max. 90 deg.
    • Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
  • Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
  • Coverage 1
  • Grid Display Guide Frame
  • LCD Type 2.7" Clear Photo LCD(TM) display (230K) Wide(16:9)

Focus Control

  • AF Modes Auto / Manual (Menu)
  • Focus Area Full range Focus
  • Focus System Contrast AF

Exposure System

  • Auto Iris Control F1.8 - F10
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
  • D-Range Optimizer Yes
  • Exposure Settings Auto
  • Gain Control Auto
  • LOW LUX Mode Yes
  • Metering Modes Multi-segment
  • Minimum Illumination
    • Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
    • Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Noise Reduction Yes
  • Scene Mode(s)
    • Auto
    • Night Scene
    • Sunrise & Sunset
    • Fireworks
    • Landscape
    • Portrait
    • Spotlight
    • Beach
    • Snow
  • White Balance Mode
    • Auto
    • Onepush
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor

Drive System

  • Shutter Speeds
    • Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image)
    • Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000
    • Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000
    • Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000
    • LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000
  • Drive Mode Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
  • Self-Timer 10 sec. (Still Image)


  • Built-In USB Cable Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Date/Time Stamp Yes (Rec Date and Time)
  • Erase/Protect Yes/Yes
  • Fader Effect(s) White/Black
  • Manual/Auto Lens Cover Manual
  • Media/Battery Indicator
    • Yes (recordable time, free and used media space)
    • Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Multiple Language Display
    • English
    • Simplified English
    • Brazilian Portugese
    • Canadian French
    • Latin American Spanish
  • One Touch Disc Burn Yes(Menu)
  • Quick On Yes (Power On by LCD)
  • 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)
    • Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • View & Index Event


  • Face Detection Yes
  • Image Stabilization SteadyShot® image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Intelligent Auto
    • Portrait
    • Baby
    • 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
  • x.v.Color Yes


  • SD Output Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied)
  • Remote Jack Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
  • A/V Remote Terminal Video/Audio/Remote
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ Yes
  • DC IN Yes
  • HD Output HDMI Out (mini) (Sold Seperately)
  • HDMI Terminal Yes (mini)
  • Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
  • PhotoTV HD Yes
  • USB Port(s) TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)


  • Power Consumption (in Operation):
    • HD: 2.1W
    • STD: 1.9W
  • Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV30)
  • Power Requirements
    • 6.8V/7.2 (battery pack)
    • 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation)
    • HD: 3..0W
    • STD: 2.8W


  • 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

In The Box:

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV30) (1)
  • A/V Connecting Cable (1)
  • AC adaptor (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2-1/8"
  • Width: 2-1/4"
  • Depth: 4-1/2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 5.9 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and 90 Days Labor
Key Features
1920x1080 Full HD Recording With 5.3MP Still Image Capture/ 30x Extended Zoom/ SteadyShot Image Stabilization/ 2.7 Inch Clear Photo LCD Display/ Built-In USB Cable/ Multiple Language Display/ Face Detection/ F1.8-3.2 Aperture/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Sony HDR-CX190/B from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony HDR-CX190/B is Brand New.
  • The Sony HDR-CX190/B Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Storage TypeMemory Stick
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
Total Pixel CountApprox. 1500K pixels
Effective Pixel CountApprox. 1310K pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom25x
Digital Zoom300x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityBuilt-in USB Cable
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)5.9 oz
Width (inches)
Height (inches)
Depth (inches)
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
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