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Sony HDR-CX450 Camcorder

£219.99
2.29MP 1/5 250g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good video camera reviews
Reasonably priced
Good quality lens
4 Reviews
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 4,270 expert and user reviews (including 56 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 100% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two owners who bought it said that it was good value for money. Dean mentioned “I would say it's a very good camera for someone starting out and it's cheap” . Dean also said “So I made a decision to purchase it and I have to say for the price I am pleased” in his review.


Good Quality Lens

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who bought the product reckoned that it had a good screen.


Design

Nice Design

Two customers reckoned that it was good looking. In April last year Dean rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “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” in his review.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HDR-CX450 supports HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year also support HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders which support HDMI and we think the Panasonic HC-V270 (£278.09) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other video cameras which also support HDMI to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ410 (£210.00) is also worth considering.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX450 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also are Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic HC-V270 (£278.09).

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ410 (£210.00).

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The HDR-CX450 has a very big bitrate at maximum video resolution (50 megabits per second) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera. The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 35 Mbit/s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX450 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic HC-V270 (£278.09) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ410 (£210.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Sony HDR-CX450 supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera also support wide angle lens system.

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Average Digital Zoom

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

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX450 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX450 features smile detection, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX450 has a face detection. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The HDR-CX450 has a self-timer, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-CX450 features wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HDR-CX450 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Sony HDR-CX450 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX450 has a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony HDR-CX450 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX450 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

At 2.29 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX450 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of small total megapixels camcorders that were released one year ago is 2MP, the highest is 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.3MP.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera is 1.6MP, the highest is 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.1MP. The HDR-CX450 has a fairly high effective megapixels (image) (2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Price

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 250 grams, the Sony HDR-CX450 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-V270 (£278.09) (216g and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736021150

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