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Sony HDR-CX450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Sony HDR-CX450. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony HDR-CX450 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX450 Camcorder - BlackSony HDR-CX450 Camcorder - Black

Mar, 2018

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Camcorder is fantastic for the price


The camcorder is easy to set up and to use. Was very responsible in price. Was a great purchase

May, 2017

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Well featured


I bought this camera to shoot instructional videos and the footage quality seems excellent . The camera is fairly easy to use even for a complete 'technophobe' like me, which brings to light my only complaint. There is no proper manual with the camera...

May, 2017

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Sony HDR cx450 camcorder


This is a great little camcorder, easy to use and with good image quality through its Zeus lens. I was a bit uncertain to how easy it would be to use the wi fi and NFC but they were effortless to use. Sound quality is very good and it really is an...

May, 2017

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For the price this camcorder is excellent


Bought this handy cam and have used it quite abit now. really am very happy with it. It is really easy to use has lots of modes and the 5.1 sound is alot better than i expected.

May, 2017

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Perfect beginner video camera


The video quality is perfect and it handles very easily

May, 2017

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Very good and easy


Very cool to use.very good and easy .I recommended a friend.And cheap

May, 2017

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Camera Fit for Purpose


This camera was perfect upgrade for my previous one. Picture and sound are better and the external mic port was what i really needed. Although i would say its not the best of the best is a great mid range upgrade for the home user in my opinion.

May, 2017

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Good initial impressions


The video picture and more importantly sound quality appear to be very good. I bought it as it has a mic jack which I have not tested yet, but it would appear to be the cheapest option if you are buying a video recorder in the UK. I have two questions....

Apr, 2017

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Small and very easy to use and surprisingly good


I bought this product mainly to shoot videos for youtube and for the price it has alot of cool features. The main reason also was the external sound and 5.1 sound which really does work well even if not using an external mic. Some fucntions you can...

Mar, 2017

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Camcorder easy to use


I was recommended to buy a Sony camcorder. I was impressed by how easy it was to set up. I only want to use it to record speeches and the occasional holiday. It was easier than one I borrowed a few years ago. It ticks all my boxes. Please note that...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Type:NP-FV50
Number of Batteries Supported:1


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ X
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Minimum illumination:3
Self-timer delay:2,10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800
Touchscreen: Yes


Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):26.8 - 804
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum aperture number:4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:30
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Light metering:Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y


Camera shutter speed:1/10000 - 1/6

Still image

Maximum image resolution:4032 x 2272
Still image resolution(s):4032x2272, 3024x2272, 1920x1080, 640x480


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Audio output channels:5.1
Full HD: Yes
Lens cover included: Yes
Self-timer: Yes


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, XAVC-I
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.95

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push