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Sony High Definition Black Camcorder - HDR-CX290/B

Abt Model: HDRCX290B | UPC Code: 027242863606
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Sony High Definition Black Camcorder - HDRCX290B

Harness the magic of the moment with beautiful, Full HD 60p quality, 8GB of built-in memory and a 50x Extended Zoom that brings everything closer. Shoot clearly and shake free with Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization and even view low-angle shots while standing up with a 2.7” tilting touchscreen— perfect for crawling babies and family pets.


  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p w/8.9MP Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 3hr10min of recording with 8GB1 embedded Flash Memory
  • 27x Optical / 50x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization reduces blur
  • 2.7” wide Clear Photo LCD™ (230K)
  • 26.8mm wide angle Sony G Lens
  • Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame
  • Wind Noise Reduction and Closer voice for cleaner sound
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC13
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Intelligent Auto (90 different scene combinations possible)


Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor 1/5.8’’ (3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor BIONZ® image processor
  • Pixel Gross Approx.2390K pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution Movie: Approx.2290K pixels (16:9) Still: Approx.2290K pixels (16:9)
  • Color Filter System RGB primary color filters


  • Media Type: Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™; Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™; SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 8.9 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); Photo Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Movie Mode:6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); Photo Mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)
  • Video Mode: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Resolution: HD:1920x1080/60p(PS), 60i (FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ,LP); STD:720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.2290K pixels (16:9),Approx.1710K pixels (4:3)
  • Video Signal: HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch): HD PS: 35m; HD FX: 45m; HD FH: 1h00m; HD HQ: 1h45m; HD LP: 3h10m; STD HQ: 1h50m (Times are approximate; max time); MP4: 2hr40min
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Dual Record: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Audio Format: Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
  • Internal Media: Flash Memory 8GB
  • Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Position: Yes (Off/On)


  • Lens Type Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
  • Lens Lens Stabilization SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Aperture F1.9-F4.0
  • Optical Zoom 27x
  • Digital Zoom 320x HDR-CX230/B Full HD 60p Camcorder w/ built-in projector
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Movie Mode: 29.8-953.6mm (16:9),36.4-1164.8mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8-804.0mm (16:9),36.4-984.0mm (4:3)
  • Minimum Focus Distance Approx.1cm (Wide) ,Approx.80cm (Tele) ,Approx.37cm (Tele Macro)
  • Extended Zoom 50x
  • Focal Distance f=2.1-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch

LCD Display

  • LCD Type 2.7'' (6.7cm) Clear Photo LCD™ display (230K) Wide (16:9)
  • Angle Adjustment Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control Yes(Menu)
  • Coverage 100%
  • Grid Display Grid Line

Focus Control

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

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes Multi-segment
  • Exposure Settings Auto; Manual(Menu)
  • Scene Mode(s) Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/ Snow
  • D-Range Optimizer Yes
  • Noise Reduction Yes
  • White Balance Mode Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
  • Minimum Illumination Standard:6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Auto Iris Control F1.9 - F10
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
  • LOW LUX Mode Yes

Drive System

  • Drive Mode Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer
  • Self-timer Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
  • Shutter Speeds Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range)

Convenience Features

  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover Manual
  • Fader Effect(s) White/Black
  • Date / Time Stamp Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • Erase/Protect Yes/Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Power Save Mode Yes
  • 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); Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • Built-in USB Cable Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Multiple Language Display English; Spanish; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French
  • Self Recording Yes
  • View & Index Event

Advanced Features

  • 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


  • Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • SD Output Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
  • HD Output HDMI Out(micro)(supplied)
  • USB Port(s) TypeA(built-in)/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ Yes
  • PhotoTV HD Yes
  • DC IN Yes
  • HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
  • Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes


  • Power Requirements 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series)


  • 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.

What's In the Box:

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
  • AC adaptor (AC-L200) (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Step Down Ring (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 6 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 2.13"
  • Height: 2.25"
  • Width: 4.63"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited Parts And 90 Days Labor
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Key Features
1920x1080 Full HD 60p W/ 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor/ Up To 3hr10min Of Recording With 8GB1 Embedded Flash Memory/ 27x Optical / 50x Extended Zoom To Get Even Closer To The Action/ Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization Reduces Blur/ 2.7" Wide Clear Photo LCD (230K)/ 26.8mm Wide Angle Sony G Lens/ Black Finish
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  • Abt ships this product for free!
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7
Total Pixel Count2390K pixels
Effective Pixel Count2150K pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom27x
Digital Zoom320x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Max Recording Time With Battery3 hour
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still6.7 megapixels
Still Image FormatsDCF Ver.2.0 compatible
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryYes
Weight With Battery (pounds)1
Width (inches)4.63
Height (inches)2.25
Depth (inches)2.13
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
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