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Sony HDR-CX405

£255.32
£176.88 £78.44 cheaper than 37 days ago
A very popular and great value for money 2.29 megapixel 1 camcorder
2.29MP 1" Yes 215g Jan 2015
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Sony HDR-CX405 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX405 number 2 in best selling camcorders and number 5 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
77
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has very good user reviews with 82% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
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 camcorders 2017.
This Sony camcorder is one of the best selling camcorders currently on the market. View best selling camcorders July 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, is easy to use and is a good size. However they also report it is not robust, unsatisfactory technical guidance and unacceptable noise level.
The HDR-CX405 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports HDMI
Quite low minimum aperture number
Only 1" optical sensor size
Very small total megapixels

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Sony HDR-CX405 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-CX405 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

On average, HDR-CX405 owners rated this video camera 84%. Over 78% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 82% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

34 owners considered that this camcorder was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Not Robust

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was not well made.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

33 customers said in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use, four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus and three people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony HDR-CX405 was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Poor Technical Guidance

Two people wrote in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people concluded that this camcorder was noisy.

  • Because the camera does NOT provide any port to connect external microphone, so the motor noise problem is almost impossible to solve…
    OTP (Amazon) - May 2015
  • You'll notice in low light situations when you zoom in there's a tad second that the sensor has to correct that noise…
  • There is lots of noise (grainy looking…
  • A quiet nature scene, or are fussy about quality, then forget it…
    Doug (Amazon) - October 2015

A Best Selling Product

Across all camcorders, the HDR-CX405 is one the fastest selling products currently on the market.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Five customers mentioned that the product was easy to carry around, four owners said in their reviews that it was compact and two customers who purchased the product concluded that it was lightweight.

Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 6,121 user and expert reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has very good reviews specifically within its camcorders range compared to other brands. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

15 customers who bought it said that it had a good zoom, three people who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX405 reckoned that it had a good lens and two people mentioned that the product had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Three owners who bought the product agreed that it had good features.

Users Report Good Product Quality

45 owners who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX405 agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Six customers who purchased it wrote that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Nine customers said that this camcorder was good looking.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen.

  • So far it looks nice and the screen looks beautiful when recording…
    Sandra Huerta (Amazon) - December 2015
  • My first shots, in doors with artificial light, looked very good on the small screen…
  • Picture quality is good easy to use however construction is weak not a robust bit of kit at all screen swivel is flimsy…
  • One big drawback and it is big for somebody my age (pensioner) is the lack of an optical viewfinder…
  • The little fold out screen is fine when the sun does not shine…
  • There is no viewfinder.
    JK (Amazon) - August 2015
  • In strong sunlight a screen can sometimes be overpowered.
    JK (Amazon) - August 2015
  • A useful feature is the screen grid (selected from the menus) which aids greatly in setting up a shot to combat leaning verticals or angled horizons…
    JK (Amazon) - August 2015
  • There is no viewfinder, you need to view everything through the flip out screen…
  • The screen rotates, full manual control of focus, exposure, Iris…
    Jimmy (Amazon) - April 2015

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £176.88 it is cheaper than 72% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £78 (31%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-CX405 and the United Kingdom price of £176.88 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $175.93 (£228.18).

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Features

Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX405 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HDR-CX405 of 30x is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

Video cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. The HDR-CX405's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is fairly low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 14% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX405 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Average Weight

The HDR-CX405's weight of 215g is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. The HDR-CX405's total megapixels of only 2.29MP is fairly small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 12% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HDR-CX405 of only 2.7" is in the smallest 17% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most other camcorders, the HDR-CX405 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX405 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX405 has a face detection, which is unusual. 73% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX405's digital zoom of 350x is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx405bsr32uy2atq, sony hdrcx405be
Barcodes 00027242886155, 04548736001091, 04548736001107, 04548736001114

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