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Sony HDR-CX450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Sony HDR-CX450. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability.

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reliability

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony HDR-CX450 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Rachel (argos.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: Big belly boy (argos.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: David (argos.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: rox (argos.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: Alex (argos.co.uk)

Perfect beginner video camera

 

The video quality is perfect and it handles very easily

May, 2017

Consumer review by: bogda (argos.co.uk)

Very good and easy

 

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

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Tomask (argos.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: Curly (argos.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: roxdude (argos.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: Jayjaymumby (argos.co.uk)

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

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

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

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

Focusing

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

Networking

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

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/10000 - 1/6

Still image

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

Storage

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

Video

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

Depth:12.8
Height :5.95
Weight:250
Width:5.7

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push