Sony HDR-CX190 HD Flash Memory Camcorder, Black - Bundle - with Sony 16GB SD Memory Card, Camcorder Case, Digital Lens Cleaning Kit,Adorama USB 2.0 SDHC/MMC Card Reader , Mack Extra 2 Year Warranty

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About Sony HDR-CX190

The SonyHDR-CX190 High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video and can capture 5.3 megapixel still images as well. It features 8GB of embedded flash memory, which provides up to three hours of recording. The camcorder is equipped with a back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. Plus, it features a wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens that supports 30x optical zoom and 300x extended zoom. There's also a 2.7" touch screen Clear Photo LCD display for easy recording and instant playback.

The HDR-CX190 comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has Intelligent Auto, which supports 60 different scene combinations, as well as SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode. Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-CX190 features Event Browse and a Highlight Playback function that creates movies with transitions and soundtracks for you automatically. With the HDR-CX190, you can use the Direct Copy feature to transfer your HD footage directly to a hard drive without even using a PC. However, if you do want to upload videos onto Facebook and YouTube, the camcorder comes with a built-in USB cable, as well as editing and application software.

Sony HDR-CX190 Features

  • 1920x1080p Full HD Recording with 5.3MP still image capture: The Sony HDR-CX190 offers 1920 x 1080p high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. With Dual Capture you can also take 5.3MP still images while shooting HD movie
  • 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
  • SteadyShot image stabilization with 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB
  • 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)
  • Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference: 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
  • 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
  • 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

Sony HDR-CX190 Specifications

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
BIONZ Image processor
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Movie Mode: 36mm - 1080mm (16:9),44mm-1320mm (4:3): Photo Mode: 36mm - 900mm (16:9), 44mm-1100mm (4:3)
Digital Zoom
Extended Zoom
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
Steady Shot Mode
43.2mm - 1080mm
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control
Yes (Menu)
Grid Display
Guide Frame
LCD Type
2.7" Clear Photo LCD display (230K) Wide(16:9)
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)
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
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
Auto Iris Control
F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation
Yes (Auto)
D-Range Optimizer
Exposure Settings
Gain Control
Metering Modes
Minimum Illumination
Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Noise Reduction
Scene Mode(s)
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
White Balance Mode
Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
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
10sec.(Still Image)
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
HD Output
HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately)
HDMI Terminal
Yes (mini)
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
PhotoTV HD
USB Port(s)
TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
AF Modes
Auto / Manual (Menu)
Focus Area
Full range Focus
Focus System
Contrast AF
Tracking Focus
Face Detection
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
Built-in USB Cable
Yes (USB Charge Available)
Date / Time Stamp
Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Yes / Yes
Fader Effect(s)
White / Black
Manual / Auto Lens Cover
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display
English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portuguese; 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
Power Consumption
HD: 2.1W; STD: 1.9W (in Operation)
HD:3.0W; STD:2.8W (in View Finder Operation)
Battery Type
Info LITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV30)
Power Requirements
6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
2.13 inch x 2.25 inch x 4.25 inch (51mm x 56mm x 114mm)
5.9oz (168g)
Mfr #

Sony HDR-CX190 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers




from Memphis, TN  -  Video Enthusiast

works great

(5 of 31 customers found this review helpful)


Don't get


from Tacoma, WA

I got this camera for to record videos for my company. I use it for recording the screen of my iPhone and iPad. The quality of the video is really horrible. The camera picks out every pixel in the screen of my iPhone and makes the video very blurry. For the videos that aren't the screen of my device is still very blurry. When I upload my videos to YouTube the max quality is 480p (one level below HD). The only way to get the quality over 480p is to send it through iMovie, but the quality is no better.


A light Duty Cam with Great results!


from The Pacific Northwest  -  Casual User

I bought this little guy after a good amount of research. It had about everything I was looking for at a decent price point. It's light, quiet, has great video image quality, and does well in medium to low indoor lighting.. Battery life is ok, lasts about an hour and 30 minutes.. The cam can be powered up and operated with the included AC charger (has about a 7 foot cord) so that comes in handy if you set it up on a tripod while plugged in and filming. No worries of a dying battery there.. It doesn't come with an LED light for low light focusing, but it doesn't seem to realy need it. Once you power it on, it auto focuses pretty quickly and accuratly, even in low light. Still images snapped during video or stand alone are grainy and of lower quality, but, it IS a video cam and not a point and shoot camera.. The video quaility is fairly nice on its highest setting. User interface is very easy to operate and navigate. There is no touch screen on this model, but that can be a good thing as there's no worry of it going out on you or having dirt and oils smudging up the screen. The buttons used to operate the menue and other options on the screen are easy to use and easy to access. Zoom is pretty decent, you only lose focus when you get to close.. Audio pickup is fairly decent, Not HiFi, but still very clear and loud. The built in USB cord can be handy to those who would use it.. In short, if you are looking for a decent consumer camcorder that won't break the bank, but deliever great results, this is it!

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