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Sony HDR-CX450 Camcorder

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2.29MP 1/5.8 250g Jan 2016
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19 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony HDR-CX450 was good value for money. Dean wrote in his review of the Sony HDR-CX450 in November this year “So I made a decision to purchase it and I have to say for the price I am pleased”. This year Mr. T. De La Mare mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Seems to be a very good camera for the money”.

One Sony HDR-CX450 owner who bought the product considered that it was a bargain for the price. In November this year Dean wrote on Amazon “I would say it's a very good camera for someone starting out and it's cheap”.

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Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

On average Sony small sensor size camcorders have good ratings as do all video cameras built by Sony.

Nice Design

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Dean wrote in his review on Amazon this year “Pretty darn good”. Dean also mentioned “I was like ohhhh really when I opened the box to be met with wow this is pretty good Obivously certain lights effect with motion blur”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen.

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX450 is Full HD. Most of the other latest small sensor size camcorders are not Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other recently released similar spec camcorders, the HDR-CX450 has an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX450 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other latest similar spec camcorders also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX450, the HDR-CX450 has a built-in display.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-CX450 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last 12 months. This video camera has a Sunset scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX450. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Spotlight" and "Sunrise" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Features an Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)|Spot Light Metering Type

The number of light metering types featured on the HDR-CX450 is more than most similar spec video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This video camera features an Spot light metering type, which is the most frequently featured light metering type featured on comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX450. The light metering type "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this Sony video camera.

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1080p Video Mode

The HDR-CX450 has a 1080p video mode which is better than the 720p video mode found on most video cameras that were launched in the last year.

This video camera's video mode (1080p) is in fact the best video mode amongst all new small sensor size camcorders.

A 720p video mode is the worst video mode amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The HDR-CX450 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on new small sensor size camcorders. The white balance modes "Indoor", "Outdoor" and "Push" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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BIONZ Image Processor

This video camera has a BIONZ X image processor, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched in the last year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDR-CX450 supports a higher video resolution than most small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year. This Sony video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most newly released similar spec camcorders support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. This Sony camcorder also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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MS Micro (M2) Memory Card

MS Micro (M2) memory card

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

The Sony HDR-CX450 has a quite high movie megapixel count (2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other new similar spec camcorders. Small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX450 have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 3MP.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX450 the megapixel counts range from 1.6MP to 3MP. The Sony HDR-CX450 has a fairly high megapixel count (2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX450 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution of 640 x 480. In addition, this Sony video camera support still image resolutions of 4032x2272, 3024x2272 and 1920x1080 and 640x480.

A 1920 x 1080 still image resolution is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX450.

The worst supported still image resolution across similar types of video camera is 640 x 480.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX450, the HDR-CX450 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX450 are not 3D compatible. The HDR-CX450 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-CX450 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for the last year also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that came out in the last year, the Sony HDR-CX450 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX450 do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HDR-CX450 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 3 lux, the Sony HDR-CX450 has one of the bigger minimum illumination amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average minimum illumination of camcorders that came out in the last year is 1.3lx.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-CX450 range from 3.4 to 16. At only 4, the HDR-CX450 has a fairly low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX450.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX450

Released Eleven Months Ago

This video camera has been on the market for eleven months.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on recently released small sensor size camcorders.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HDR-CX450 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX450.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX450 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-CX450.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX450 has a fairly standard optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

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Average Weight

At 250 grams, the HDR-CX450 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for the last year.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
Light Metering Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included
Self-Timer
Audio Output Channels
Full HD

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 13 November 2016 by MRS A HOWELLS
(Verified Purchase)

Gift for my son who loves filming. He is quite impressed with it...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 by MR P.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a very good camera, I'am used to filming with very high end broadcast cameras Sony like pmw 400 xdcam costing 10k plus lens or pmw 500 ,fs7 35m so when i say this it good for the money it... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Mr. T. De La Mare
(Verified Purchase)

Seems to be a very good camera for the money. I have not used it much yet but will be soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Dean | 11 Comments

Wanted to get back into my filming after a lot of research I heard that this camera was very similar to the Sony pj series. So I made a decision to purchase it and I have to say for the price I am... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx450
Barcodes 04548736021136, 04548736021150

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