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Sony HDR-CX330 vs Sony HDR-CX405

Sony HDR-CX330 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Sony HDR-CX330
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Vastly bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a total megapixels 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 effective megapixels (image) 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.

User reviews are better
The Sony HDR-CX330 has an average user review score of 89% based on 956 reviews, but the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average rating of 84% (based on 205 reviews).
1 Reason For
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 400 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-CX330 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A bit lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, 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.

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Nine months older
The Sony HDR-CX330 is older than the Sony HDR-CX405 by nine months.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels 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 effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an effective megapixels (image) 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.

User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX330 is 89% (based on 956 reviews).

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Date Released

37 months Ago 29 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.2MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
9.2MP
BEST
2.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.29MP 2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 30x
Digital Zoom
350x 350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
984mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
26.8 - 804 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.9 - 57 1.9 - 57

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder 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 Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 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
 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

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 10
Camera 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 Modes
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
7Wh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables 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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