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Sony HDR-CX405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1121 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 really like the image quality and size. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the durability. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and memory.

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. Views about the size and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts 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

Jul, 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. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the durability. There are some negative comments about the viewfinder.

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

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

Consumer review by: POPSICKLE (johnlewis.com)

great camera

 

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

May, 2017

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

Great

 

Bought it and love it. It's my first camcorder in my life and just love it. It's little, lightweight, black. It's very handy. Maybe is a bit too plastic, it's Sony and I think that this brand and this price camcorder should be more sturdy. But still I...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Pacoll (johnlewis.com)

Good value for money

 

Much mo sophisticated than I had expected for the price.

Mar, 2017

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

Good value for money

 

Much mo sophisticated than I had expected for the price.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: shitwig (johnlewis.com)

Great Little Camera

 

Have only had it a week so I'm still getting used to it. So far I' very impressed with the quality of the movies and the stills, and also the ease of operation. Having some problems downloading to the computer but that's down to me being not too...

Feb, 2017

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

Great Little Camera

 

Have only had it a week so I'm still getting used to it. So far I' very impressed with the quality of the movies and the stills, and also the ease of operation. Having some problems downloading to the computer but that's down to me being not too...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Raymond (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX405

 

all good

have still to transfer video to pc but will manage eventually

Feb, 2017

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

SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Camcorder - Black

 

all good

have still to transfer video to pc but will manage eventually

Feb, 2017

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

SONY Handycam HDR-CX405 Camcorder - Black

 

You turn on the camera just by opening the viewer flap on the left hand side. If the battery and micro-chip are up to it, you will be able to press start recording straightaway. I like the ease of use of this video camera. A very high quality product,...

Feb, 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