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Sony HDR-CX450 Camcorder

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2.29MP 1/5.8 250g Jan 2016
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22 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Three Sony HDR-CX450 owners who bought this camcorder wrote that it was good value for money. Dean wrote “So I made a decision to purchase it and I have to say for the price I am pleased”. Mr. T. De La Mare wrote in their review in January last year “Seems to be a very good camera for the money”.

One Sony HDR-CX450 reviewer concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Dean wrote in his review “I would say it's a very good camera for someone starting out and it's cheap”.

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Good Brand

Small total megapixels video cameras manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just small total megapixels video cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Nice Design

Two Sony HDR-CX450 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Dean said “Pretty darn good”. Dean also mentioned “I was like ohhhh really when I opened the box to be met with wow this is pretty good Obivously certain lights effect with motion blur”.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony HDR-CX450 owner wrote in their reviews that the Sony HDR-CX450 had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony HDR-CX450 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good screen.

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX450 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type are not Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX450 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX450, the Sony HDR-CX450 has an HDMI.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The Sony HDR-CX450 has a greater number of exposure modes than most small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX450. The light exposure modes "Manual" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX450 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

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Has Nine Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Sony HDR-CX450 is more than most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has a Sunset scene modes, which is the most frequently found scene modes found on camcorders of this type and age. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Spotlight" and "Sunrise" are also found on this camcorder.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

When compared to other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX450, the HDR-CX450's bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 megabits per second is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX450 the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 24 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 33 Mbit/s.

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Features an Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)|Spot Light Metering

The HDR-CX450 has a greater number of light metering types than most camcorders of this spec and age. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this video camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) and Spot are also featured on this Sony video camera.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 720p|1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on camcorders of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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MS Micro (M2) Compatible Memory Cards

MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards

The Sony HDR-CX450 supports an MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera also support MicroSD (TransFlash) and MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC compatible memory cardss. Across all comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX450 the best memory card type is SDXC and the worst is CFast.

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

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX450 is 2.2MP. The HDR-CX450 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie)s (2.29 megapixels) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year is 1.6MP and the highest is 3MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX450 has one of the higher effective megapixels (image)s amongst camcorders of this age.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Has Four White Balances

The HDR-CX450 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX450. The white balances "Indoor", "Outdoor" and "Push" are also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony HDR-CX450 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of a 640 x 480 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX450. In addition, this Sony camcorder support still image resolution(s)s of 4032x2272, 3024x2272 and 1920x1080 and 640x480. Across all small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX450 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480 and the best is 3408 x 2272.

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7 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £20.00

Yesterday the HDR-CX450 has increased in price by £20.00.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX450 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The HDR-CX450 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX450 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX450 do not have a night mode. The HDR-CX450 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX450 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX450 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-CX450 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX450 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders of this spec and age is 2.7, the highest is 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.1. With a maximum aperture number of only 4, the Sony HDR-CX450 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX450

Released Over a Year Ago

This camcorder was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HDR-CX450 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX450 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX450 has a fairly standard optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Average Weight

The Sony HDR-CX450 has a pretty standard weight (250 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX450.

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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 comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
Light Metering
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included
Self-Timer
Audio Output Channels
Full HD

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 13 November 2016 by MRS A HOWELLS
(Verified Purchase)

Gift for my son who loves filming. He is quite impressed with it...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 by MR P.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a very good camera, I'am used to filming with very high end broadcast cameras Sony like pmw 400 xdcam costing 10k plus lens or pmw 500 ,fs7 35m so when i say this it good for the money it... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Mr. T. De La Mare
(Verified Purchase)

Seems to be a very good camera for the money. I have not used it much yet but will be soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Dean | 11 Comments

Wanted to get back into my filming after a lot of research I heard that this camera was very similar to the Sony pj series. So I made a decision to purchase it and I have to say for the price I am... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx450
Barcodes 04548736021136, 04548736021150

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