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Sony HDR-CX405
HDRCX405

£198.00
(906 reviews)
Sony HDR-CX405
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Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and best selling 30x optical zoom, 190g video camera, with very good features and a very affordable price
30x 190g 9.2MP 1920 X 1080 Pixels Jan 2015
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Sony HDR-CX405 Review

With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX405 number 1 in best selling camcorders and number 3 across all camcorders.
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906 Reviews
91
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
58
Age
3 Years Old
98
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Sony camcorder is one of the best selling video cameras currently on the market. View best selling video cameras June 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, excellent product quality and that it is a good size. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The HDR-CX405 has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Progressive recording
PlayMemories home6
Dual memory card compatibility
Manual settings for iris and shutter speed
Picture effect
Event browse
Smile shutter4
Intelligent auto
Face detection4
Dual record mode
Dual video recording2
9.2MP still image capture
Very light
ZEISS lens
BIONZ X image processor
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Built-in USB cable
Motion shot video
Highlight movie maker
Exceptional image quality
Up to 26.8mm wide-angle lens
Optical steadyshot with intelligent active mode
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average optical zoom
X type battery operation

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Sony HDR-CX405 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-CX405 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website allesbeste.de scored this Sony camcorder 90%. Video camera experts think this camcorder is one of the very best camcorders.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camcorder rated it as 88%. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Top Seller

Across all camcorders, the HDR-CX405 is one the best selling products currently available for sale according to Amazon sales data.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

108 customers who bought this camcorder concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Great Product Quality

111 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality, however 15 buyers mentioned that it was poor quality. and 15 owners who reviewed it thought it was not good quality.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

35 customers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was compact, 30 people who bought it concluded that it was lightweight and 15 owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was easy to carry around. two owners who purchased it agreed that it was a good size.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

167 people wrote that it was easy to use, 11 people who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold and 11 people wrote that it was easy to use the menus. five people said that it was easy to setup and two owners who bought it considered that it had a good interface.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners thought it was noisy.

  • There is lots of noise (grainy looking…
  • Because the camera does NOT provide any port to connect external microphone, so the motor noise problem is almost impossible to solve…
    OTP - May 2015
  • A quiet nature scene, or are fussy about quality, then forget it…
    Doug - October 2015

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

40 owners thought the product had a good zoom, five owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus and four customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. three people who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had a good lens.

Sony Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 9,355 user and expert reviews (including 2,707 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its video cameras. 90% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

17 customers who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX405 agreed that it had good features.

Users Report Nice Design

16 customers who reviewed the product thought it was good looking, three owners said in their reviews that it was well designed and two customers who bought the product considered that it was smooth.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

19 owners who reviewed this camcorder said that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Great Technical Guidance

Three owners said in their reviews that the Sony HDR-CX405 had good technical guidance.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

12 people wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Users Report That it is Robust

Six owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made.

Value For Money

Terrific Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £198.00 it is cheaper than 76% of camcorders.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Sony HDR-CX405 of $124.99 (£166.35) in the United States. That's a saving of £31.65.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camcorder was released in January 2015.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The HDR-CX405's total megapixels of 9.2MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 34% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The HDR-CX405's weight of only 190g is in the lightest 32% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 550g.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the HDR-CX405 of 30x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 28% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The HDR-CX405's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is in the smallest 15% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX405 has an image stabilizer, as do 60% of camcorders.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The HDR-CX405's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 27% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX405 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX405's digital zoom of 350x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 25% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 390x.

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Supports HDMI

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The HDR-CX405 supports HDMI. 63% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX405 has a face detection. 74% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The HDR-CX405 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that 85% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-CX405 of only 10mm is shorter than 95% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of video cameras range from 10mm to 500mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 36mm.

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Has a Built-in Microphone

The HDR-CX405 has a built-in microphone. 50% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Full HD

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The HDR-CX405 is Full HD, as are 58% of camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrcx405bceh, info hdrcx405bceh, sony n129028w, sony b41dzs00, sony 7630865k, sony b41dza00, sony son2518, sony cx405, sony 63ypp

Barcodes:

00027242886155, 04548736001091, 04548736001107, 04548736001114, 04548736016804

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