Sony HDR-CX330 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Sony HDR-CX330
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Vastly bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a sensor size of 9.2MP, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (6.91MP 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.

Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 9.2MP camcorder. That's 6.91MP higher than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 190g weight camcorder. That's 25g 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-CX330 has a height of 59.5mm, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 595mm high camcorder (535.5mm bigger).
A bit smaller Edit
Sony HDR-CX330 is 119mm deep, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 128mm deep camcorder (9mm bigger).
£9 cheaper
The Sony HDR-CX330 costs £189.99, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is £199.00.
User reviews are better
The Sony HDR-CX330 has an average user review score of 89% based on 959 reviews, but the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average rating of 83% (based on 192 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-CX330 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 54mm wide camcorder. That's 3mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX330 (54mm).
17 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony HDR-CX405 ranks No. 6337 by number of sales, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 ranks No. 37884.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A bit lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

A bit bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX330 is 57mm wide, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 54mm wide camcorder (3mm smaller).
Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the Sony HDR-CX330, however 19 retailers sell the Sony HDR-CX405. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Nine months older
The Sony HDR-CX330 is older than the Sony HDR-CX405 by nine months.
Worse selling
The Sony HDR-CX330 ranks No. 37884 by sales volume, but the Sony HDR-CX405 ranks No. 6337.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 2.29MP sensor. That's 6.91MP smaller than the Sony HDR-CX330 (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.

4x lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a megapixel count of 2.29MP, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 9.2MP camcorder (6.91MP higher).
25g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a weight of 215g, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 190g weight camcorder (25g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

90% bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 595mm high. That's 535.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-CX330 (595mm).
Bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 128mm deep camcorder. That's 9mm bigger than the Sony HDR-CX330 (128mm).
More expensive by £9
The Sony HDR-CX405 is £9.01 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX330.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX330 is 89% (based on 959 reviews).

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
9.2MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
9.2MP
BEST
2.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.29MP 2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 30x
Digital Zoom
350x 350x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
984mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
26.8 - 804 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
1.9 - 57 1.9 - 57

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 1/25 - 1/10000

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
Self-Timer
10 10
Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Mode
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 PCM
 AAC++
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out Port
 Composite video out port
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-BX1
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,030mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Capacity
7Wh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
190g
BEST
215g
Height
59.5mm
BEST
595mm
Depth
119mm
BEST
128mm
Width
57mm 54mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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

Technical Details

Lens Cover Included
 Lens cover included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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