This camcorder features a 1.0-type, 14.2 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a wide angle 29mm Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens to deliver the ultimate combination of performance and versatility for shooting in full HD with high quality still images. Far larger than the sensor in conventional consumer camcorders, the 1.0” type Exmor R CMOS sensor engages to produce high quality images even in low-light situations.
The fixed Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 12x Optical Zoom Lens offers superb clarity and resolving power, and marries a wide aperture with a seven-bladed iris diaphragm to allow easy creation of professional-looking videos and photos with smooth, defocused backgrounds. Together with the big image sensor, two built-in ND filters which offer three modes cut light levels entering the camera for movie footage with pro-style ‘bokeh,’ or aesthetic defocus effects without having to change aperture setting – even in bright outdoor sunshine.
For video enthusiasts seeking more creative expression, the CX900 camcorder can also record Full HD video at 50 Mbps using the new XAVC S codec, a consumer friendly format based on the XAVC codec developed for 4K/HD and professional use. Similar to pro cameras, this lets ambitious movie-makers reveal the full emotion and detail in every scene, even with fast camera pans. As an extra refinement, high frame rate recording at 120 fps captures each nuance of fast-moving action for beautifully smooth slow-motion replays. A bright, high-contrast OLED electronic viewfinder makes framing shots easier with a wide angle view, and a comfortably-placed lens ring and manual dial enables full control of focus, zoom, exposure, gain/ISO and shutter speed.