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Sony HDR-CX405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1131 reviews of Sony HDR-CX405. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder and memory. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX405 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX405 Full HD Handycam CamcorderSony HDR-CX405 Full HD Handycam Camcorder

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX405 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder, and there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

viewfinder

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam CamcorderSony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam Camcorder

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com)

Sony HDR-CX405 Handycam Review

 

Sony's Handycam HDR-CX405 is a lightweight and simple camcorder without many extra features. We appreciate its portability but were not convinced that is reason enough to choose it over cameras with better features or image quality for the same price....

Its small size makes it incredibly portable.

Its ports aren’t easy to access.

The CX405 offers very basic functionality in a compact and lightweight body. For those who need to save all the space and weight they can, this may be a good choice. Others would likely be better served by a larger, more fully featured camera.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: James (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX405

 

fast enough auto focus and the image stability feature is amazing! very light weight and the ability to controle it with your phone is grand!

After zooming in more then half way the quality of the picture does degrade a little .. but that is all

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: James (currys.co.uk)

SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Camcorder - Black

 

fast enough auto focus and the image stability feature is amazing! very light weight and the ability to controle it with your phone is grand!

After zooming in more then half way the quality of the picture does degrade a little .. but that is all

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Mel (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX405

 

Good Picture.

setting up..I found I needed to select details using a pencil because the arrows were too small to press. Sound quality could have been better

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Mel (currys.co.uk)

SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Camcorder - Black

 

Good Picture.

setting up..I found I needed to select details using a pencil because the arrows were too small to press. Sound quality could have been better

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Sheridan (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX405

 

Very light. Quick and easy to use. Quality very good. Built in USB lead is a good idea.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Sheridan (currys.co.uk)

SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Camcorder - Black

 

Very light. Quick and easy to use. Quality very good. Built in USB lead is a good idea.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Padetrois (very.co.uk)

Handy size, easy to fit in pocket

 

I which gave sterling service. bought this to relace a Sanyo Xacti which recently packed in. The Sony is very user friendly, the on screen menus are easy to navigate and understand. I've used it to make videos and stills of my grandchildren and so far...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Padetrois (johnlewis.com)

Handy size, easy to fit in pocket

 

I which gave sterling service. bought this to relace a Sanyo Xacti which recently packed in. The Sony is very user friendly, the on screen menus are easy to navigate and understand. I've used it to make videos and stills of my grandchildren and so far...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: POPSICKLE (very.co.uk)

great camera

 

I AM PLEASED I BOUGHT THIS CAMERA AND WILL ENJOY USING IT ON MY CRUISE

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, PCM
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Charging source:AC, USB

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation:
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:3
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
Shooting modes:Auto, Movie, Scene

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.29
Effective megapixels (movie):2.29
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:9.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 804
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow

Other features

Audio recording formats:

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF
Maximum image resolution:4032 x 2272
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480\n1920 x 1080\n3024 x 2272\n4032 x 2272

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Disc types supported: No

Technical Details

Lens cover included:
Playback modes:
Self-timer:
USB charging: Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8
Height :59.5
Weight:215
Width:54

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor