[CES 2013] Just like two peas in a pod, the Sony HDR-CX430V and HDR-CX380 are somewhat similar in most aspects, including their ability to record memories in Full HD 60p quality and 55x Extended Zoom, while featuring a 8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor, a 26.8mm wide angle Sony G Lens, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization capability.
The former will arrive this March for $699, while the latter is said to hit the markets in February for around $449. With the HDR-CX430V, you get 32GB of flash memory that captures up to 11 hours plus of video, while the HDR-CX380 has half that amount, doing 6 hours plus of recording. Of course, the HDR-CX430V, being the high end model of the CX range, will carry other exclusive features such as 5.1ch surround sound mic for premium audio, a multi-interface shoe, Wi-Fi connectivity, and CinemaTone presets.As for the Sony HDR-CX290V, HDR-CX230V and HDR-CX220V, these will all boast 1920×1080 Full HD 60p recording capability with an 8.9-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, SteadyShot Image Stabilization that will go some way in reducing blur when recording, a 2.7” wide Clear Photo LCD display (the HDR-CX290V has touchscreen capability), a 29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens, the ability to optimize movies with a choice of AVCHD and MP4 formats, automatic grouping of Event Browse groups video/stills, being able to highlight playback on the spot, creating movie transitions along the way, to be able to copy directly to an external hard drive sans a PC, and an integrated USB cable for easy file transfer/charge. Both the Sony HDR-CX290V and the Sony HDR-CX230V will come with 8GB of internal memory.
Sony HDR-CX290V, HDR-CX230V and HDR-CX220V will arrive in the market from February onwards for $349, $279, and $249, respectively.