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Sony HDR-CX400E
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Sony HDR-CX400E Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 190g CMOS Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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

9 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, HDR-CX440 owners rated this video camera 87%. That puts this Sony video camera in the top 1% of all the camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

Good Brand

Sony medium total megapixels video cameras have good ratings on average and across all camcorders Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX440 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-CX440 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX440 also have an HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the Canon C100[plb_2942361_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The weights of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX440 range from 190g to 1.1kg, and the average weight is 440g. At only 190 grams, the HDR-CX440 is quite light compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX440.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX440, the Sony HDR-CX440 has a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon C100[plb_2942361_price].

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony HDR-CX440 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony camcorder has an Outdoor white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders that were released more than a year ago. The white balances "Auto", "Indoor" and "Push" are also found on this video camera.

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MS Micro (M2) Compatible Memory Cards

MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards

The Sony HDR-CX440 supports an MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards which is better than most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most camcorders of this spec and age support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this Sony video camera support MicroSD (TransFlash) and MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC compatible memory cardss. The worst memory card type of all similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX440 is CFast and the best is SDXC.

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

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-CX440 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago. Comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago have display diagonals of between 2.7" and 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 3".

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon C100[plb_2942361_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The HDR-CX440 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX440 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year do not have a night mode. The HDR-CX440 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX440 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX440 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the HDR-CX440 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX440. The average internal storage capacity of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX440 is 37GB, and the internal storage capacitys range from 8GB to 130GB.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of this age and type is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 900,000 pixels. At only 230,400 pixels, the HDR-CX440 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX440.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At only 50 megabits per second, the Sony HDR-CX440 has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX440 have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 50 Mbit/s and 100 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 70 Mbit/s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX400E

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium total megapixels video camera was released over two years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX440 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX440.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of this spec and age.

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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 video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Resolution
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Flash Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Camera Playback
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Number of Batteries Supported
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Flash Modes
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrcx400, hdrcx400e
Barcodes 00027242886131, 04905524924923

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