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Sony HDR-CX405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 974 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. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good opinions. There are mixed opinions on the memory and durability, while some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

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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 91/100 = Excellent 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. People really like the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas the viewfinder and reliability get negative opinions.

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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 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. People really like the battery and size. The portability and price also get good comments. Many are less positive about the viewfinder. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, price, portability, size, battery

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

Sep, 2016

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

SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Full HD Camcorder - Black

 
Sep, 2015

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

SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Full HD Camcorder - Black

 

I love that you can take a photo too even of your recording

It may be that I'm just missing the setting but I hate the sounds it makes when opening, pressing record and then when your changing settings. also the lense ooen/close is totally in the wrong place. It should be on other side

Sep, 2015

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

SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Full HD Camcorder - Black

 

Battery life is ridiculous! It should be at least double

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Gary (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX405

 

Battery life is ridiculous! It should be at least double

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Handy travel cam

 

Records good quality images in a small unit. Images look a little soft, but are good for everyday use. Reasonable battery life, easy to use usb cable in the handle for charging and downloading. Not easy to transfer to computer, even with help from...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Stevenwithav (sony.com)

Great

 

Very good for use and for quality! Would definitely recommend Sony!

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Station Master (sony.com)

A great little camera giving superb results

 

I looked at several Sony cameras but there were so many good reviews with this one that I decided this was the one for me. It is very light weight and could almost slip into your pocket. The picture quality in HD is fantastic equal to broadcast...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: PeterMB (sony.com)

Brilliant

 

This is my first camcorder very light and easy to use

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Wonderful video camera

 

Having bought this wonderful Handycam a month ago I was staggered that such a small, lightweight item could take such great, clear videos. For thirty years of using camcorders that download via leads I was impressed by the simplicity of the modern...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: tinyguitarman (sony.com)

Review

 

My wife brought me this as part of my birthday present, being disabled I find it fairly easy to use, but downloading I find a bit difficult. Having said that my wife can-could help in that department as what you have to put the memory stick in I find...

Apr, 2016

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
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