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Sony HDR-CX405
HDRCX405

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Sony HDR-CX405
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Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
97
Value for Money
Excellent
66
Age
4 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring camcorder under £500, with a very good spec. It has really a great picture quality, a good video quality and it's very easy to use.
30x 190g 9.2MP 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Jan 2015
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Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX405 number 1 across all camcorders and number 1 in best selling camcorders.

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Reviews
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Features
98
Popularity
98
Value for Money
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Why Has it Scored 90?

It has great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This Sony camcorder is one of the best selling video cameras currently on the market. View best selling video cameras December 2018.
The HDR-CX405 has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Very light
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
F4.0 focal length: f=1.9
57.0mm focal length (35mm) (video): f=26.8

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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (679 reviews)

59%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
404 Reviews
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186 Reviews
3 Stars
46 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Sony HDR-CX405?

Video Quality
203
29
Lens System
63
9
Ease of Use
173
3
Price
123
32
Features
32
4
Size and Weight
74
8
Viewfinder / Screen
13
6
Audio Quality
20
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Noise Level
21
5
Design
32
11
Battery
27
9
Recording Uses
7
5
Robustness
17
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Support
4
6
Connectivity
1
3
Capacity
2
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Product Quality
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The Majority of People Thought it Had a Fair Price

Two people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 wasn't expensive.

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Good Value for Money
125 people agree
27 people disagree
  • This is an excellent value for a basic camcorder...Both the audio and video are good quality for basic recording...
    David37925576 - Bestbuy.com 30 Mar 2018
  • ... on Amazon! Typically $230 dollars wait for it to go down in price. Much better deal! With the right settings this camera is ausome!
    Amazon Guy - Amazon 23 Feb 2016
  • Excellent price for quality and ease to use. Filmed some VCR tapes right off TV and very clear !
    Joejlsr - Bestbuy.com 9 Aug 2015
  • A Fantastic Entry Level Camera. This camera is a fantastic value as a bare bones beginner model. Mic jacks and the ability to use alternate lenses would ...
    Patrick Gerard - Amazon 2 Mar 2016
  • View All Reviews About Cheap
    Not Expensive
    2 people agree
    7 people disagree
    One Person Thought it Was of a Good Quality
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    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Several people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 was well made, was really strong and durable and was difficult to damage or scratch.

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    Well Made
    9 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... that does help a little. The camera is very lightweight. Some people think that it is cheaply built. But there are advantages to going towards an ultra-light ...
    BeachBum - Bestbuy.com 26 May 2017
  • ... price. Recommended. Pros Feels a bit flimsy because it is so light, but it is well made and robust (already dropped it twice). So easy to use. Just open ...
    DJM - Amazon.co.uk 22 Dec 2017
  • ... I opened the lens and started with zooming out and in. Image ON THE DISPLAY (in built) is Amazing, I hope I will get as good or better image on videos. 60x ...
    Samir Al-Busaidy - Amazon 4 Jun 2015
  • ... is easily the best camcorder I have had. It is simple to use, not many functions built in but thats what I use my editing software for, I don't really ...
    Paul - Amazon 19 Jul 2016
  • View All Reviews About Built
    Very Strong and Durable
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Difficult to Damage or Scratch
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of Owners Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 had a brilliant battery life and eight people thought that it was also quick to charge.

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    Has a Brilliant Battery Life
    19 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • Camera is very lightweight but has excellent battery life. For the cost of the camera it has everything I need for shooting sports/family events. The playback ...
    Dakota - Bestbuy.com 5 Dec 2017
  • Bought this camera for my daughter. Quick and easy set up. Battery life is fantastic and picture quality is good for capturing videos. Use the camera daily. ...
    Techfun - Bestbuy.com 5 May 2017
  • Picture quality is awesome. Battery life is terrific. I highly recommend...
    Timmy - Bestbuy.com 28 Aug 2018
  • ... have a better than average steady-hand but it takes great video.Battery life is excellent. I get a full 90-minute game in on about 50% battery.It's super ...
    GasMan - Bestbuy.com 24 May 2018
  • View All Reviews About Battery Life
    Quick to Charge
    8 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Over 80 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Over 30 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 was very lightweight and more than 10 people thought that it was also a good size and was really compact. Several people also thought that it was very easy to carry around and wasn't heavy and bulky.

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    Very Lightweight
    39 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • The camera is very light weight and easy to use. It is ready to shoot as soon as you open the view finder which is great. The view finder turns a full ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Dec 2017
  • Super light weight, very easy to use and long lasting battery. Excellent picture image and the image stabilizer works as advertised...
    Razz - Bestbuy.com 5 Jul 2018
  • Super lightweight and compact. The zoom capabilities are great as well...
    Gdub - Bestbuy.com 7 Dec 2017
  • Much better than a phone. PROS: -very steady video shots, even while walking it looks like you are floating in the video -small -Super light weight (almost ...
    The Forgetful - Amazon 17 Jun 2016
  • View All Reviews About Light Weight
    A Good Size
    18 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Very Compact
    17 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Very Easy to Carry Around
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not Heavy and Bulky
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    7 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Carefully Designed

    More than 20 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 was good-looking and several people thought that it was also well designed, smooth and neat.

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    Good-Looking
    23 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... not expect this to be her gift. So far it looks nice and the screen looks beautiful when recording. He haven't done much with it yet so ill keep updated ...
    Sandra Huerta - Amazon 25 Dec 2015
  • Very beautiful. This was a Christmas present for my mom. When she opened it she cried of joy because she did not expect this to be her gift. So far it ...
    Sandra Huerta - Amazon 25 Dec 2015
  • I saw this on sale at Best Buy and read the reviews and it seemed pretty good. I went to buy one and they had an open box for another $70 cheaper. Picked ...
    Steve1096 - Bestbuy.com 14 Apr 2016
  • Easy to operate..easy to look at your video..good quality...
    Anthony - Bestbuy.com 16 Aug 2017
  • View All Reviews About Pretty
    Well Designed
    4 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Smooth
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Neat
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 100 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 100 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 was very easy to use and several people thought that it was also really easy to setup, had good controls and was very comfortable and easy to hold.

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    Very Easy to Use
    162 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Perfect for recording dance recitals, soccer games, etc. Super easy to use!
    Katiewb24 - Bestbuy.com 17 Apr 2018
  • Very compact and easy to use. Good quality videos. Great for those that just don't want to take videos with a phone. Good value for the $$$ as well...
    Rickkaz - Bestbuy.com 15 Oct 2017
  • ... little difficult. There are very few controls on the camera. This makes it very easy to use. I love the fact the power is controlled by opening the screen ...
    Mr. S. P. Middleditch - Amazon 6 Feb 2016
  • A very light and easy to use video camera, also the telephoto lens is very quiet so it doesn't get picked up on your recording when you you are zooming ...
    David Golanth2020 - Amazon 20 Jan 2016
  • View All Reviews About Easy to Use
    Really Easy to Setup
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has Good Controls
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Really Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Interface
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    More than 20 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 had good features and two people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

    View All Reviews About Features
    Has Good Features
    28 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • ... impressed with the quality of the footage from this camera and its ease of use is its best feature. The zoom is fantastic...
    Hatch - Bestbuy.com 30 Jun 2015
  • ... opted to replace it anyway. I am glad I did. I like the feature of the charging cord attached to the camera. Very convenient. What I especially like is ...
    MySonyCam - Bestbuy.com 2 Jul 2017
  • Just bought this camcorder no problems yet easy as pie to set up love the close up features, now I can see my son at his football games and replay them ...
    Bootup2 - Bestbuy.com 27 Nov 2015
  • This camcorder has great features. The zoom is very powerful and easily usable. The video quality is first rate. The audio sound is adequate for my needs...
    Mike - Bestbuy.com 18 Oct 2016
  • View All Reviews About Features
    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Three People Thought it Was Not Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Three people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 didn't have wifi capacity.

  • ... bit slow due to having to use the little joy stick for everything. No Wi-fi or blue tooth (but given the price that's fine)...
    DJM - Amazon.co.uk 22 Dec 2017
  • Slow to focus , does not always recognize SD card menu is confusing no Wi-Fi...
    Techtwo - Bestbuy.com 21 Apr 2017
  • ... camera is junk. Videos can be downloaded to iOS devices via lightning to USB connector so that's nice since this model doesn't have built in wifi...
    DamageInc - Bestbuy.com 8 Mar 2017
  • 6 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was Unsatisfactory When it Came to Technical Guidance

    Six people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 had bad technical guidance.

  • Great camera, bad instructions. Great camera, great size - but the instruction manual was generic for a range of different cameras, and there was no real ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 8 May 2016
  • ... priced, but it serves all of my needs... The only thing I didn't like is that the instructions were not real clear... So many foreign countries are providing ...
    LLStewart - Bestbuy.com 6 Jan 2018
  • It was difficult at first--being 76. Instructions were not quite specific enough, but discovered how it worked. It was smooth sailing from there. Wonderful ...
    FranD - Bestbuy.com 23 Dec 2017
  • ... HDR-CX405 has given excellent photographic results. My only criticism is that the instruction booklet,is minimal in what it says.For a novice photographer ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 19 Apr 2016
  • The Majority of Owners Thought it Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 was very quiet and three people thought that it also wasn't noisy.

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    Very Quiet
    16 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • ... cable to computer. No remote mic connection, but audio works well. If you need better sound, best to record separately and synch. It's simple enough for ...
    TheRealStephenC - Bestbuy.com 18 Apr 2017
  • ... tape camera. WOW! This thing is amazing. The pluses: clear HD video with excellent sound recording, the camera makes files for each segment so drag and ...
    Driftingthrutime - Bestbuy.com 6 Jun 2017
  • ... camera! My purposes are simple, I need a camcorder that's light, takes good quality video with good sound. The CX405 does a good job at this. I won't be ...
    Das Em - Amazon 26 Jan 2016
  • ... if like me you are just looking for a no hassle camcorder that to the non professional takes great quality video with good sound then you won't be disappointed. ...
    Paul - Amazon 19 Jul 2016
  • View All Reviews About Sound
    Not Noisy
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Some People Thought it Had a Large Capacity

    Two people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 had a big storage capacity.

  • ... steal. PROs: ------------ -Very lightweight. -Infinitely expandable storage space with inexpensive class 10 MicroSD cards. The 2008 model had a 40gb physical ...
    Ken W. - Amazon 5 Apr 2016
  • ... hour of recording time. I bought a 64gb class 5 memory card that has enough storage to hold 5 or 6( or probably more) full games.
    Lawrence D. - Amazon 21 Apr 2016
  • Over 10 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 had a good screen and viewfinder.

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    Has a Good Screen
    10 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... not expect this to be her gift. So far it looks nice and the screen looks beautiful when recording. He haven't done much with it yet so ill keep updated ...
    Sandra Huerta - Amazon 25 Dec 2015
  • ... bought this specifically for a video project. It is light and compact, with a clear screen. It is easy to use and records quality videos. I would recommend...
    Tornado - Bestbuy.com 21 Jun 2017
  • ... (pensioner) is the lack of an optical viewfinder. The little fold out screen is fine when the sun does not shine but in sunny weather I can not frame shots ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 2 Oct 2015
  • ... the hand. My first shots, in doors with artificial light, looked very good on the small screen. The camera set its white balance automatically straight ...
    Mr. S. P. Middleditch - Amazon 6 Feb 2016
  • View All Reviews About Lcd
    Has a Good Viewfinder
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had a Lens That Was Good

    More than 40 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 had an outstanding zoom and several people thought that it also had a good image stabiliser, had a brilliant lens and had a good autofocus.

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    Has a Superb Zoom
    48 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... sound, very light and handy - I often just put it in my trouser pockets. Excellent zoom and single-shot facilities. Menu intuitive: all done with a single ...
    KlaatuWithGort - Amazon.co.uk 6 May 2018
  • Excellent zoom and definition. Not to easy to navigate in the menu without touchscreen and a small boton at the corner of the screen...
    Fernando Simonet - Amazon 3 May 2015
  • ... camera at a school event in which I was in the back of the room. The zoom was fantastic. Sound vey clear...
    Iffy - Bestbuy.com 7 Jan 2017
  • I really love the zoom on this videocamera. Pictures taken are cool too...
    MELO - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 2016
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has a Good Image Stabiliser
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has an Excellent Lens
    8 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Autofocus
    5 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Over 200 People Thought it Had Great Video Quality

    More than 90 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 had a good video quality and had very a great picture quality. Eight people also thought that it had really a great recording quality.

    View All Reviews About Video Quality
    Has a Good Video Quality
    116 people agree
    19 people disagree
  • Amazing quality. Extremely high quality video imagery! Japanese technology and German lens - cannot beat that combination.
    Alan G. Ferguson - Amazon 20 Jun 2015
  • Excellent video recording- not pro level but we got it ... Excellent video recording- not pro level but we got it for my daughter to start a video blog/Youtube ...
    RBaker - Amazon 10 Sep 2015
  • Light and simple to use. Take great picture and fantastic video. Take stedy video with very little shaking by hand.video plays just like it was shot by ...
    David - Bestbuy.com 16 May 2018
  • ... have a grranddaughter I want to video. And I love Wildlife. To be able to zoom in for better video and pictures is awesome!!
    Quicken - Bestbuy.com 17 Apr 2018
  • View All Reviews About Video
    Has Very a Great Picture Quality
    103 people agree
    12 people disagree
    Has Very a Great Recording Quality
    8 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Over 20 People Thought it Had Great Audio Quality

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 had very a great audio quality.

  • Video an sound quality is excellent! Simple to use...
    Niecy - Bestbuy.com 12 Jul 2018
  • ... in my shirt pocket, so I always have it ready while at the races. Good sound quality, great picture,and I can take pictures (stills) in the middle of videoing, ...
    Frank J Gerencer - Amazon 8 Jun 2016
  • ... it. Charges from USB cable to computer. No remote mic connection, but audio works well. If you need better sound, best to record separately and synch. ...
    TheRealStephenC - Bestbuy.com 18 Apr 2017
  • ... HD10 - a cheaper, though very different camera to this, has far better sound quality than this. For me, Sony is simply wasting my time with this rubbish ...
    Doug - Amazon 15 Oct 2015
  • 5 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Sony HDR-CX405 Has Many Recording Uses

    Six people thought that the Sony HDR-CX405 is good for low-light recording.

  • Does HD very well with excellent night time recording...
    Blankslate01 - Bestbuy.com 24 Oct 2017
  • ... ton, and this was the cheapest HD video camera I could find. Excellent low light capability, color balance and autofocus. Can intersperse video with video ...
    TheRealStephenC - Bestbuy.com 18 Apr 2017
  • ... am very impressed with the large recording angle. The clarity in low light is better than I expected. It is simply light weight and easy to manage with ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 11 Sep 2016
  • ... was very pleased with this camera, excellent picture quality and good low light performance. I wanted a fairly basic camera and was aware of most of its ...
    Fatboyslimfast - Amazon.co.uk 6 Dec 2017
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Bigger than average total megapixels
    Very light
    Bigger than average optical zoom
    Has an image stabilizer
    Bigger than average digital zoom
    Supports HDMI
    Full HD
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has a built-in microphone
    Has a face detection
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
    Smaller than average display diagonal
    Does not have a built-in flash

    What the Reviews Say

    8 out of 10 people thought it was solidly made
    The majority of owners thought it had a battery that lasted a long time
    Over 80 people thought it was a good size
    7 out of 10 people thought it was carefully designed
    Over 100 people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of people thought it has useful technical features
    The majority of owners thought it had an acceptable noise level
    Some people thought it had a large capacity
    Over 10 people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    The vast majority of people thought it had a lens that was good
    Over 200 people thought it had great video quality
    Over 20 people thought it had great audio quality
    Three people thought it was not easily connectable to other devices
    6 out of 10 owners thought it was unsatisfactory when it came to technical guidance
    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 video cameras. It is in the biggest 34% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Very Light
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    Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 560g. The weight of the Sony HDR-CX405 of only 190g is lighter than 67% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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    Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

    Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The Sony HDR-CX405's optical zoom of 30x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 72% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

    This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on video cameras. §.

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    Has an Image Stabilizer

    The HDR-CX405 has an image stabilizer. 61% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 2.9", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 8". The Sony HDR-CX405's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 17% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

    The Sony HDR-CX405's digital zoom of 350x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 24% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 400x.

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    Supports HDMI
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    The Sony HDR-CX405 supports HDMI. 63% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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    Full HD
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    The Sony HDR-CX405 is Full HD. 57% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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    Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

    The HDR-CX405 does not have a built-in flash. 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 HDR-CX405's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 10mm is very short compared to most other video cameras. It is shorter than 98% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 10mm to 500mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 35mm.

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    Has a Built-in Microphone
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    The Sony HDR-CX405 has a built-in microphone. 51% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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    Has a Face Detection

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

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony HDR-CX405 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 1 out of 167 camcorders.
    98
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Sony HDR-CX405, and ranked it:

    High-End
    This camcorder has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money
    Retro Technology - 044 - Handy Cam
    Sony HDR-CX405
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

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    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of people thought it had a fair price
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    Age

    Sony HDR-CX405 Release Date

    January 2015

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    When Are Most New Sony Video Cameras Released?

    Most new Sony video cameras tend to be released between January and February.

    If you wait until January 2019 then you might be able to get better features on your Sony camcorder. Also the price of the current Sony camcorders may drop off just before the latest models are released in January. Five new Sony camcorders were released in February 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Sony camcorder releases. In October 2016, six new Sony camcorders were released making it the biggest month that year for new Sony video camera releases. January was the biggest month in 2015 for new Sony camcorders, with six new Sony camcorders released that month.

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    How Fast Do Sony Camcorder Prices Drop After Release?

    Sony video cameras tend to depreciate faster than most video cameras.

    Most video cameras drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Sony video cameras drop in price by 15% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £171 on a typical £1,178 new Sony video camera by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Sony HDR-CX405 Specification

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    Barcodes

    00027242886155, 00646791398836, 04548736001091, 04548736001107, 04548736001114, 04548736001121, 04548736016804

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