Sony HDR-CX280EB reviews: MPEG4 storage Full HD 1920x1080 camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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Sony HDR-CX280EB: 27x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick PRO Duo card. See full product description

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Arkadiusz, London Experienced amateur

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
hard to say...price?
Bad points:
even with highest quality settings video is like blurred, not sharp. My sgs2 with 3rd party software is making better movies.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 5.0
Features 7.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Aug 2013

Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD 1920x1080
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 27
Media format H.264
Media format MPEG4
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Type of memory card SD
Type of memory card Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Type of memory card SDHC
Type of memory card SDXC
Type of memory card Memory Stick PRO Duo
Type of memory card Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Weight (g) 180

Also known as: SONY HDRCX280EB.CEH

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony HDR-CX280EB Full HD Camcorder is packed with features that give you improved video recording freedom.

Versatile, ultra-responsive sensor

This high-performance personal video recorder keeps you ready to film life in beautifully crisp and stable 1920 × 1080p Full HD. More than a match for low-light situations, its Exmor R CMOS sensor enables you to start shooting whenever and wherever.

Twice as sensitive as regular sensors, it takes in all scene aspects even without flash. Grain, fuzz and poor video lighting are a thing of the past, as you enjoy crisper, clearer images no matter what the shooting environment.

Its 29.8 mm wide-angle Vario-Tessar Carl Zeiss lens enables you to video a broader image area without having to move back. Every detail will be recorded with the utmost fidelity, whether you’re filming a colourful marketplace or heaving nightclub.

The high-speed BIONZ image processor enhances imaging performance when capturing fast-moving subjects for gorgeously crisp motion rendering.

Take every detail and movement in your stride

The HDR-CX280EB HD Camcorder maintains brilliantly stable, smooth-looking pictures even when you’re shooting on the move or handheld.

Optical SteadyShot Active Mode gives you three-way camera shake correction for all zoom settings, even if you’re running. This lens-shift stabilisation counteracts bumps and jolts with greater effectiveness over digital methods, even if you’re zooming or working in dim conditions.

Zoom facilities are equally powerful, with 50x optical and an amazing 320x digital zoom bringing those amazing sights closer to you while maintaining a broad field of vision. Achieve facial close-ups from a distance and enjoy high-resolution shots from afar.

A 50 progressive shooting mode and extremely rapid image capture rate of 50 Full HD frames a second keep details even and articulate even if you’re close-up or filming action scenes. Remember every expression, moment or view as when you were there.

Shoot photos or videos

You’ll be able to capture high-definition 8.9 megapixel still images with the Sony HDR-CX280-EB, the perfect complement to your HD video recording. Review and play videos and photos clearly and easily on the 2.7” Clear Photo LCD display.

Your videos will be perfectly complemented by the crystal-clear stereo sound recorded by the camera, making your every creation instantly ready to play back over your home theatre setup for maximum enjoyment.

Standout camera features and settings

With a brilliant automatic mode, you can point and shoot perfect scenes without adjusting settings. Face Detection and Smile Shutter enable you to automatically pick out smiling faces in scenes, shooting great portraits at the same time as recording video.

PlayMemories software allows you to easily transfer, share and enjoy images with friends and family – organise and edit, then print or share them on the internet for maximum fun. Since your videos are captured in the widely-used MP4 format, it’s a synch to share them on Facebook, YouTube, PlayMemories or other platforms.

Quality camera connections

The Sony HDR-CX280EB video camera houses a micro HDMI connection that makes it a simple matter to plug the Handycam into a HD-ready TV to share your memories and moments with a captive audience.

Its internally-stored USB cable is extremely convenient and ever-ready to connect to a computer, transfer videos and charge up the camera battery.

Use your Sony Bravia TV remote to browse and play videos, directly controlling the camcorder live on the big screen. Direct Copy facilitates direct connection of an external drive to save and play images and video, without needing a computer.

The camera also accepts a wide variety of recording media – your choice of removable Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, SD, SDHC or SDXC cards – to make life even easier.

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