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Sony HDR-CX440
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Sony HDR-CX440 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 190g Apr 2013
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50Mbps XAVC S 3 1920x1080 At 60P, AVCHD And MP4 CodecsCreate cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p up to 50Mbps in XAVC S 3 and high quality 9.2MP still images. XAVC S3 format... More
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Sony HDR-CX440 Anthonian Review
Sony HDR CX440 Review
CES 2015 | Sony Handycam HDR-CX440 HD Camcorder | WiFi | CX440/B | SmartReview.com
Sony HDR-CX440 Camera Testing

21 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

Based on 9 user reviews this camcorder has an average user rating of 87%.

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Medium sensor size video cameras produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just medium sensor size video cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HDR-CX440 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX440 is Full HD. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-CX440 also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-CX440 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX440.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 2x and the biggest is 1,800x. The HDR-CX440 has a fairly big digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX440.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX440 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The optical zooms of camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX440 range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

At 10, the HDR-CX440 has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX440. The average maximum aperture value of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX440 is 4.6.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Sony HDR-CX440 is more than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camcorder has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX440. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX440 is 28 Mbit/s. At 50 megabits per second, the Sony HDR-CX440 has a fairly big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX440.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX440 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX440 also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on video cameras of this age and spec.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The HDR-CX440 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Indoor", "Outdoor" and "Push" are also found on this video camera.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-CX440 is 2.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 6.8. The Sony HDR-CX440 has one of the lower minimum apertures (only 1.8) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of video cameras of this age and type range from 1.8mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length is 30mm. At only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-CX440 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX440.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX440 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HS900 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX440 are not 3D compatible. The HDR-CX440 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic HDC-Z10000.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-CX440 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX440 also do not have a night mode.

Other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ330 (£312.11).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-CX440 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX440 also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX440, the Sony HDR-CX440 is not waterproof.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX440

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium sensor size camcorder has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

The HDR-CX440 has a pretty average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX440.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung HMX-F90, or the Canon Vixia HF M32 which has better reviews.

If you want a camcorder with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530 (£473.68) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 190 grams, the HDR-CX440 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX260 (£550.00) (205g).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Resolution
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Playback
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Flash Mode
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 14 April 2015 by Sunniest
Sunniest would recommend the Sony HDR-CX440

I use this camera a lot in and outdoors. For tripod mounted shots or those in less busy scenes, it looks great. I paired with a 64gb card, giving me hours and hours of recording time in standard... Read more…

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Blake

This is a great camera. This was my first camcorder and has great color tones and tons of great features for use with the computer. I am a YouTube video creator and do green screen work and all of... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Surprisingly Good Footage
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Fragilelens-cover Switch
No External Mic Input
Lenscover Switch Breaks
Noise In Busy Images
Poor Still Image
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Lionel Mandrake
Lionel Mandrake would recommend the Sony HDR-CX440 (Verified Purchase)

Very good performance at a great price...

Reviewed 26 November 2015 by Coach F
Coach F would recommend the Sony HDR-CX440 (Verified Purchase)

Easy to get started with. Use with the tripod with remote makes it really easy to get the footage our coaches need for video review with their teams. Uploading to our Hudl account is simple with... Read more…

Reviewed 3 January 2016 by Philip
Philip would recommend the Sony HDR-CX440 (Verified Purchase)

It takes a while to get the "learning curve" situated in using this camcorder. It has so many features that it's perplexing to a point where you need to practice with it like a musical... Read more…

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Barcodes 00027242886131, 04905524924923

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