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The Sony Handycam HDR-CX100 is a high definition camcorder from Sony's 2009 lineup.

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image stabilization is very strong, covers handshake while standing or skydiving

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easy to use, controls are well laid out and intuitive

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picture quality is generally sharp and clear

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durably built, can handle getting bumped around a bit without any problems

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small and compact design, doesn't feel cumbersome to carry around

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accurate smile detection for still photos

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microphone is fairly good at capturing audio from the subject and filtering out the rest

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picture gets grainy and very dark in low light conditions

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The Sony Handycam HDR-CX100 is a high definition camcorder from Sony's 2009 lineup.  The camcorder features full 1080p high definition video recording, 4-megapixel still image capture, and 8 GB of built-in memory to store up to 3 hours of high definition footage.  It is designed ultra compact and lightweight, at only 11 ounces, and has a 2.7" touch LCD screen that rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles.  The HDR-CX100 includes a professional Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens for 10x optical and 120x digital zoom.  It utilizes advanced recording technology including Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization, Smile Shutter, and face detection technology.  The HDR-CX100 also has a built-in zoom microphone for realistic sound and a HDMI output for connection to a digital device.  The camcorder is available in silver, black, or red, and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • Full 1920x1080 high-definition video recording
  • 4-megapixel still image capture
  • 2.7" Touch LCD screen
  • Screen rotates up to 270 degrees
  • Built-in 8GB memory records up to 3 hrs HD footage
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight at 11 oz. 
  • Smile Shutter™ technology
  • Face detection technology
  • SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Professional Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® zoom lens
  • 10x optical zoom/120x digital zoom
  • Built-in zoom microphone
  • Available in silver, black, or red
  • HDMI output
  • 1 year limited warranty
Post Review
11/05/2012 02:43

Im gonna use this to a school project. We wanna record something in a fridge (-5 - -10 frost degrees) will we ruin the camera by doing this?

5. november 2012

06/18/2012 08:18

Ola pessoal,eu tenho esta camera Digital é muito boa. mais infelizmente perdi a bateria.será que alguem pode me ajudar a me indicar onde posso comprar uma bateria dela? Obrigado

Aaditi Lathi
10/07/2010 01:06

As the demands for new technology with less price is increasing now a days as everyone wants that his device should contain each and everything at the cheap rates. So in this field Sony has provided a product which contains maximum of the functions which are required these days. The Sony hdr-cx100 is small is small in size and get easily fit in the palm of our hand.

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