Canon Legria HF R706 vs Panasonic HC-V160 vs Sony HDR-AS200 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
3.28MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.77MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.29MP), 3.28MP bigger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (2.29MP) and 0.99MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

1,835.9mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum focal length of 1,853mm, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 1,646mm maximum focal length camcorder (207mm shorter) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is only a 17.1mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,835.9mm shorter).
56% lower minimum aperture Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, and so do the Panasonic HC-V160 and the Sony HDR-CX405. That's 1 lower than the Sony HDR-AS200 (1.8).
38% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.3 higher than the Panasonic HC-V160 () and 1.7 higher than the Sony HDR-AS200 ().
64GB larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a maximum memory card size of 64GB, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is only a unknownGB maximum memory card size camcorder (64GB smaller). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

2x smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a closest focusing distance of 0.1m, but the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.2m bigger).
Vastly larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" larger than the Panasonic HC-V160 and the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.7") and 3" larger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

5.6lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3.6lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (3lx), 5.6lx smaller than the Sony HDR-AS200 (3lx) and 2.6lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lx).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 supports PictBridge, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 does not support PictBridge.
Hugely longer battery life Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a battery life of 2.9h, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 0.67h battery life camcorder (2.23h shorter) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is only a 2h battery life camcorder (0.9h shorter). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

5 Reasons For
38x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 38x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 32x (optical) camcorder (6x smaller), the Sony HDR-AS200 is only a unknownx (optical) camcorder (38x smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 30x (optical) camcorder (8x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a digital zoom of 2,500x. That's 1,360x bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 (350x), 2,500x bigger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (350x) and 2,150x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (350x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly lower minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a minimum aperture of 1.8 (as do the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Sony HDR-CX405), however the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
400 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels (as does the Sony HDR-CX405), however the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

£69 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V160 is £100.01 cheaper than the Sony HDR-AS200 and £69.01 cheaper than the Sony HDR-CX405.
5 Reasons For
10.7mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a minimum focal length of 21.8mm, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (10.7mm longer) and the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 32.3mm minimum focal length camcorder (10.5mm longer).
Three times lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68g weight camcorder. That's 167g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (215g), 113g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V160 (215g) and 147g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX405 (215g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 46.5mm high camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 58mm high camcorder (11.5mm bigger), the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 60mm high camcorder (13.5mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 595mm high camcorder (548.5mm bigger).
Vastly smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a depth of 81.5mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 116mm deep camcorder (34.5mm bigger), the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 114mm deep camcorder (32.5mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 128mm deep camcorder (46.5mm bigger).
2x smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a width of 24.2mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Panasonic HC-V160 are both 53mm wide camcorders (28.8mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 54mm wide camcorder (29.8mm bigger).
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R706 (2.29MP) and 0.09MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.29MP).
Moderately higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a movie megapixel count of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP lower) and the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.09MP lower).
1 lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a minimum aperture of 1.8 (as do the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Panasonic HC-V160), whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
A bit higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels (as does the Panasonic HC-V160), whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Available from 19 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2958 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-V160 ranks No. 29448 and the Sony HDR-AS200 ranks No. 26016.
User reviews are a little better
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user review score of 83%, but the Sony HDR-AS200 has an average rating of 82% (based on 981 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a megapixel count of 2.07MP, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.2MP camcorder (0.13MP higher) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher).
0.22MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V160 (2.29MP) and 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
19% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has an optical zoom of 32x. That's 6x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (30x), 32x bigger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (30x) and 2x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (30x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

2x smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R706 is only 1,140x (digital), but the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2,500x (digital) camcorder (1,360x bigger), the Sony HDR-AS200 is a unknownx (digital) camcorder (1,140x smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (790x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

33% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 0.2mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V160 () and 10.7mm longer than the Sony HDR-AS200 ().
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-V160 and the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a weight of 235g, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder (54g lighter), the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68g weight camcorder (167g lighter) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (20g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

11.5mm bigger Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 is a 58mm high camcorder. That's 2mm smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (595mm), 11.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (595mm) and 537mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (595mm).
Bigger Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a depth of 116mm. That's 2mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V160 (128mm), 34.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (128mm) and 12mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (128mm).
Bigger Edit
The Canon Legria HF R706 has a width of 53mm, and so does the Panasonic HC-V160. That's 28.8mm bigger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (54mm) and 1mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (54mm).
Less retailers
The Canon Legria HF R706 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is stocked by 11 shops, the Sony HDR-AS200 is stocked by 12 retailers and the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 20 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
17 Reasons Against
0.77MP smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.51MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.77MP bigger), the Sony HDR-AS200 is a unknownMP sensor camcorder (2.51MP smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.22MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

5% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon Legria HF R706 (2.29MP) and 0.09MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
0.09MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.2MP (movie mode), but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.09MP higher).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 1,646mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 207mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 () and 1,628.9mm longer than the Sony HDR-AS200 ().
A lot longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a minimum focal length of 32.3mm, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.2mm longer) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 21.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (10.5mm shorter).
Moderately lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a maximum aperture value of 4.2, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.3 higher) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.4 lower).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a screen size of 2.7" (as does the Sony HDR-CX405), whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3" screen size camcorder (0.3" larger) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a unknown" screen size camcorder (2.7" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

3.6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.6lx smaller), the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 6lx minimum illumination camcorder (2lx bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 supports PictBridge.
Four times shorter battery life Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 0.67h battery life camcorder. That's 2.23h shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 () and 1.33h shorter than the Sony HDR-AS200 (). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 54g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (215g), 113g heavier than the Sony HDR-AS200 (215g) and 34g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX405 (215g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is 60mm high, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 58mm high camcorder (2mm smaller), the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 46.5mm high camcorder (13.5mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 595mm high camcorder (535mm bigger).
32.5mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 114mm deep camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 116mm deep camcorder (2mm bigger), the Sony HDR-AS200 is an 81.5mm deep camcorder (32.5mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 128mm deep camcorder (14mm bigger).
28.8mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 53mm wide camcorder (as does the Canon Legria HF R706), whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 24.2mm wide camcorder (28.8mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 54mm wide camcorder (1mm bigger).
Fewer sellers
Only 11 shops sells the Panasonic HC-V160, but 12 stores sell the Sony HDR-AS200 and 20 sellers sell the Sony HDR-CX405. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Panasonic HC-V160 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by 13 months. The Panasonic HC-V160 is the same age as the Sony HDR-CX405.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-V160 ranks No. 29448 by sales volume, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 ranks No. 26016 and the Sony HDR-CX405 ranks No. 2958.
11 Reasons Against
108x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 17.1mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 1,835.9mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 () and 1,628.9mm shorter than the Panasonic HC-V160 ().
1 higher minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Canon Legria HF R706, the Panasonic HC-V160 and the Sony HDR-CX405 are all 1.8 minimum aperture camcorders (1 lower).
1.7 lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a maximum aperture value of 2.8, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.7 higher) and the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.4 higher).
Bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.2m bigger than the Canon Legria HF R706 ().
Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a minimum illumination of 6lx, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (5.6lx smaller), the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (2lx smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
45% shorter battery life Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 2h battery life camcorder. That's 0.9h shorter than the Canon Legria HF R706 () and 1.33h longer than the Panasonic HC-V160 (). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

£100 more expensive
The Sony HDR-AS200 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160 by £100.01 and more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405 by £31.
Less retailers
Only 12 retailers sells the Sony HDR-AS200, whereas 20 shops sell the Sony HDR-CX405. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over two years older
The Sony HDR-AS200 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by three years, older than the Panasonic HC-V160 by 18 months and older than the Sony HDR-CX405 by 18 months.
Worse selling
The Sony HDR-AS200 ranks No. 26016 by sales volume, however the Sony HDR-CX405 ranks No. 2958.
A little Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-AS200's average user rating is 82%, however the Sony HDR-CX405's is 83% (based on 192 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a sensor size of 2.29MP, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.99MP bigger), the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.22MP bigger) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a unknownMP sensor camcorder (2.29MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

8x smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 30x (optical), but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 32x (optical) camcorder (2x bigger), the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 38x (optical) camcorder (8x bigger) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a unknownx (optical) camcorder (30x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

2,150x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 350x (digital) camcorder. That's 790x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R706 (350x), 2,150x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (350x) and 350x bigger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (350x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a screen size of 2.7" (as does the Panasonic HC-V160), but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 3" screen size camcorder (0.3" larger) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a unknown" screen size camcorder (2.7" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx smaller), the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx bigger) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 6lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx bigger).
69% heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder. That's 20g lighter than the Canon Legria HF R706 (215g), 34g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (215g) and 147g heavier than the Sony HDR-AS200 (215g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

548.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a height of 595mm, however the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 58mm high camcorder (537mm smaller), the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 60mm high camcorder (535mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 46.5mm high camcorder (548.5mm smaller).
A lot bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 128mm deep, but the Canon Legria HF R706 is a 116mm deep camcorder (12mm smaller), the Panasonic HC-V160 is a 114mm deep camcorder (14mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is an 81.5mm deep camcorder (46.5mm smaller).
Hugely bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 54mm wide, but the Canon Legria HF R706 and the Panasonic HC-V160 are both 53mm wide camcorders (1mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 24.2mm wide camcorder (29.8mm smaller).
£69 more expensive
The Sony HDR-CX405 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160 by £69.01.
Over one year older
The Sony HDR-CX405 is older than the Canon Legria HF R706 by 13 months. The Sony HDR-CX405 is the same age as the Panasonic HC-V160.

Average Expert Rating

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP 2.51MP Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
 1/4
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x 38x Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x 2,500x Unknown - Click to provide data 350x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,853mm
BEST
1,646mm 17.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
1.8
BEST
2.8 1.8
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
32.5mm 32.3mm 21.8mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5
BEST
4.2 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
32.5 - 1853 32.3 - 1646 17.1 - 21.8 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 2.35 - 89.3 17.1 - 21.8 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Underwater
 Landscape
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Underwater
 Landscape
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000 1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/2 0.04 - 0.000125 1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/25 - 1/10000
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3" 2.7" Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
4lx 6lx 3lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 10
On Screen Display Language
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 16m Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 17 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 4032 x 2272
BEST
Continuous Shooting Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Continuous shooting mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
BEST
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
BEST
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
2.9h
BEST
0.67h 2h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-727 Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1 Lithium-ion NP-BX1
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 970mAh Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 181g 68g
BEST
215g
Height
58mm 60mm 46.5mm
BEST
595mm
Depth
116mm 114mm 81.5mm
BEST
128mm
Width
53mm 53mm 24.2mm
BEST
54mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AV
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 AV
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 AV
 Micro-USB
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1 - 21.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
The Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 The Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Format
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
Mac Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Yes - Play Memories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable Included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cable included
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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