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Sony HDR-CX405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1211 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 are also appreciated, but the viewfinder and memory get negative views. There are some mixed reviews 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good views, but there are some critical comments 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, 2018

Consumer review (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 really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the viewfinder. Comments are divided on 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

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Anna Burleson (toptenreviews.com)

Sony HDR-CX405 Handycam Review

 

Image stabilization is available to steady the effects of shaky hands or a rough environment.

It has a manual lens cover.

The Sony Handycam HDR-CX405 gives you the basic features you need from a camcorder and records in full 1080p high definition.

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great product

 

I got this camera for Christmas. Using very often mainly home videos. Very happy so far.

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Really easy to use

 

Bought this last month to video our school's sporting fixtures

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

5 Star

 

This Sony Hdr-Cx405 was the best video and picture camera Iv ever owned. Iv taking it on a couple of holidays and went to the Fast & Furious Live at the O2, Zoomed in from one side of the arena to the other and in HD clear saw someone eating a burger...

May, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

5 Star

 

This Sony Hdr-Cx405 was the best video and picture camera Iv ever owned. Iv taking it on a couple of holidays and went to the Fast & Furious Live at the O2, Zoomed in from one side of the arena to the other and in HD clear saw someone eating a burger...

May, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Top class product

 

This camera is light to carry,easy to use and produces outstanding results.

May, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Just the right size!

 

I have had this a couple of weeks but the weather has not been good so I have not used it. It looks good and seems simple to operate and easy to switch from video to photo= the easier the better for me. The size is just right to slip into you pocket or...

May, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

A little early to comment but.....

 

I have only had the camera a few weeks and so far it performs adequately compared to my old Sony Camera. I am concerned that it is so flimsy whilst it is very light weight will it stand up to everyday knocks that my old camera sustained without damage?

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Cool light weight camcorder

 

A great little camera super light weight and easy to use. Auto settings with face detection is a pain so turned it off but the other features work well

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Cool light weight camcorder

 

A great little camera super light weight and easy to use. Auto settings with face detection is a pain so turned it off but the other features work well

Feb, 2018

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