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Sony HDR-CX405
HDRCX405

£195.00
Sony HDR-CX405
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A critically acclaimed and very popular 30x optical zoom, 190g camcorder, with an affordable price and very good features
30x 190g 9.2MP 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Jan 2015
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX405 number 3 in best selling camcorders and number 11 across all camcorders.

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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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4.5 stars (2,098 reviews).

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Key Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels
Very Small Optical Sensor Size
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution
Very Light
Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom
Has an Image Stabilizer
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom
Supports HDMI
Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-CX405 of 9.2MP is in the biggest 31% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.6MP.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The average optical sensor size of all video cameras is 0.37", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8". The optical sensor size of the HDR-CX405 of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 81% of all video cameras when ranked 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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The HDR-CX405's weight of only 190g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lighter than 67% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest video camera is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 540g.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX405's optical zoom of 30x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 77% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 17x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX405 has an image stabilizer, as do 61% of video cameras.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony HDR-CX405 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 77% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 1.4" and the largest being 8".

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 390x. The digital zoom of the Sony HDR-CX405 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.

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Supports HDMI
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The HDR-CX405 supports HDMI. 66% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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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 shorter than 97% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 10mm, the longest is 500mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 34mm.

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Has a Built-in Microphone
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The HDR-CX405 has a built-in microphone, as do 53% of video cameras.

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The HDR-CX405 is Full HD, as are 60% of camcorders.

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Popularity

The Sony HDR-CX405 is currently ranked number 11 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Release Date

This Sony video camera was released in January 2015.

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Manufacturer's Description

Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode

For family fun and a whole lot more Beyond high technology, Handycam performance relies on closer attention to human factors. Such as the flexibility to create, shape, share, and discover better ways for images to really move you. Plus, the focus on more carefree yet functional approaches to get to the heart of a subject. The integrity of Sony's know-how is dedicated to more fun and exciting movie-making, from start to finish. So this is more than just a new Handycam, it's a handier way of providing as much happiness as you can handle for this generation and those lucky ones to come. Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode Shoot steady movie images even while walking or zooming. Advanced image stabilisation compensates for camera shake up to 13x1 more effectively compared to standard mode See life in a new light At the intersection of visionary technology and design, Handycam image quality reigns supreme. A ZEISS lens, Exmor R CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine are the essence of picture performance. Zoom coverage as wide as 26.8mm is expansive, and XAVC S 50Mbps high-bitrate recording captures scenes of remarkable dynamism in detail. For higher image qualities and capture capacity Based on the professional XAVC HD format, the XAVC S format for consumer use supports high-bitrate for recording high-resolution, action-filled HD movies. Sensor 1/5.8 type(3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx. 1.71MP (4:3), Approx.2.29MP (16:9) Effective Pixels (Video) Approx. 2.29MP (16:9) Lens Lens Type: ZEISS Vario.

Tessar F-number (Maximum Aperture): F1.8.

F4.0 Focal Length: f=1.9 - 57.0mm Focal Length (35mm) (Video): f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image): f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3) Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele) Zoom Optical Zoom 30x Digital Zoom 350x Further Features Steadyshot: Optical SteadyShot Exposure Exposure Modes: Auto, Manual (Menu) Backlight Compensation (Auto) Minimum Illumination: Low Lux: 3 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), Standard: 6 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed) LCD Screen Type: 6.7cm (2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide (16:9) Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg Shutter Speed Auto Control Range (1/6-1/10000 sec.), Manual Iris Control (1/25-1/10000 sec.), Manual Shutter (1/6-1/10000 sec.), Standard (1/25-1/10000 sec.) Shooting Image Processor: BIONZ X image processor Self.

Timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image) Scene Selection: Auto, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night Scene, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise& Sunset Picture Effect Other Shooting Functions: Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto, Motion Shot Video Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Recording Recording Format (Video): AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4.

AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG4.

AVC/H264, XAVC S format Recording Format (Still Image): DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible Video Resolution: AVCHD: 1920x1080/50p(PS),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/50p, 25p Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR): AVCHD PS: Approx. 28Mbps, FH: Approx. 17Mbps, FX: Approx. 24Mbps, HQ:Approx. 9Mbps, LP: Approx. 5Mbps, MP4: Approx. 3Mbps, XAVC S HD: Approx. 50Mbps Still Image Size (Photo Mode): L: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), 6.9 megapixels 4:3 (3024x2272), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480) Still Image Size (Movie Mode): L: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080) Still Image Size (Photo Capture): 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080) Still Image Size (Dual Record): 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272) Progressive Mode: AVCHD: 50p, Progressive recording, MP4: 25p, Progressive recording, XAVC S HD: 50p/25p, Progressive recording Audio Audio Recording Format: Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC.

LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) Microphone: Built-in Zoom Microphone Speaker: Monoral Speaker Input and Output Terminals Composite Video Out, HDMI Terminal Power Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP.

BX1).

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Sony HDR-CX405 Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Total Megapixels
Max Video Resolution
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Image Stabilizer Type
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (Image)
Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
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
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
3D
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Shooting Modes
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Colour
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
PCM Digital Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Memory Card Size
Projector
Built-in Projector
Other Features
I/O Ports
Audio Output
Lens System
Focus
Light Exposure Control
Other Features
Shooting Programs
USB 2.0 Connectors
Low Light Sensitivity
Accessories Included
Technical Details
Microphone Operation Mode
USB Charging

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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